Our Favorite Recipes

Sunday Spaghetti BologneseBy DarrenWe learned to make this simple sauce in the heart of Italy at a Florentine cooking class. We were shocked to know that a traditional bolognese sauce doesn't actually have much tomato in it. Instead, it gets its rich, red color from a bit of tomato paste and some good Italian red wine. Simple ingredients slow simmered for hours, make for incredible depth in this ultimate comfort food. Served with fresh bread on top of high quality pasta, it really doesn't get much better than this. Plus, your house smells amazing for hours on end as this delicious sauce simmers away.
Quick and Easy Sausage Bean SoupBy DarrenOne of our go-to winter soups is this one from Taste of Home. This hearty Sausage Bean Soup is packed with flavor and oh-so-simple. Whip this up in a pinch, or let it simmer away on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Best Homemade No Knead Bread RecipeBy DarrenOne of our favorite things about traveling abroad is the easy access to fresh bread. You just don't find high quality fresh bread with ease in the U.S. We sat out to figure out a way to make high quality bread with ease at home, and we stumbled upon the book, "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day."This recipe is derived from that book and designed with ease in mind. If done properly, you'll end up with a wetter than expected dough that doesn't require kneading. You'll have enough dough for 3 to 4 loaves, and the dough will hold up in the fridge for about 2 weeks. We hope you enjoy what we think is the Best No Knead Homemade Bread Recipe that you'll come across.