Fresh Ricotta Ravioli With Walnut Sauce

Fresh Ricotta Ravioli With Walnut Sauce

My absolute favorite restaurant in Florence, Italy is called Osteria Santo Spirito. I’ve been there five times in my life and each time I’ve ordered the same thing, their tortelacci in walnut sauce. Don’t worry, I usually go with friends or family so I’ve tried 

Pappardelle With Pork And Peas

Pappardelle With Pork And Peas

Making fresh pasta is such a fun thing to do, and a great way to cook with kids. One of my favorite fresh pastas to make is a simple pappardelle. These long, flat, and wide noodles are especially tasty when paired with a rich sauce. 

Pork Wontons With Chili Crisp

Pork Wontons With Chili Crisp

These pork wontons with chili crisp have been one of my favorite Chinese recipes to make at home in recent months. They are packed with flavor, easy to make, and can definitely bring the heat. Plus, wontons are a great dish to make with family. 

Scallop Grenobloise

Scallop Grenobloise

This recipe for scallop grenobloise is a bit of a blast from the past. Truth be told this scallop dish was wildly popular in the 70s and 80s but has slowly turned into a relic. I don’t know why, as the pairing of scallops and 

Sweet Spicy Sesame Chicken

Sweet Spicy Sesame Chicken

I really like Americanized Chinese food. It’s probably to the point where I’d much rather have some Panda Express Beijing Beef than beef hot-pot in Beijing. And after living in Beijing for nearly 5 years…I had plenty of hot-pot. This recipe for sweet spicy sesame 

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles

If you’re looking for some delicious Asian comfort food then look no further. This easy recipe for spicy peanut sauce noodles has been one of my go to quick comfort recipes for years, even back when I lived in China. Of course, my recipe takes 

Cherry Varenyky

Cherry Varenyky

Varenyky are considered a national dish of Ukraine, and while they are often filled with potato, there are plenty of other traditional fillings. In fact, cherry varenyky are one of the more popular varieties of ‘dessert varenyky’ and are a popular Ukrainian summer dish. A 

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka is an extremely simple dish that became popular in the 1980’s. It can be made in less than 15 minutes with near no prep time. This dish is like a less spicy version of Carbone’s famous version. You can customize this dish 

Carbone’s Spicy Rigatoni

Carbone’s Spicy Rigatoni

If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to hot restaurants in New York City, then you’ve surely heard of Carbone. This Italian-American restaurant first opened in 2013 and quickly became a hotspot for its celebrity clientele. Ask anyone who has eaten at Carbone to 

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

See the big pot in that picture? That was the amount of Ukrainian meatballs, or Котлети that Alona‘s babusya made for a holiday party. No, wait, that’s just one pot, there’s another of equal size just outside the frame. These are some of my favorite