Leek and Fennel Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms

Fennel Leek Risotto

I love risotto because it’s one of the dishes I can cook without a recipe. It stands up to many different kinds of alterations and mix-ins, and will probably turn out fine as long as you have the right ratio of rice to liquid in mind (and even that, you can fudge a bit and […]

8 Tips for Reviving Leftovers

leftovers polenta and peas

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Some of my most popular search terms for the blog have been things like “how to reheat grits” and “what to do with leftover risotto.” I know some people absolutely despise leftovers, and others (my husband, for one) just completely forget that they exist. I, on the […]

Risotto Cakes & Stuffed Mini Peppers

Risotto cakes are an easy way to revitalize your leftovers.

Yesterday I posted this recipe for Asparagus and Lemon Risotto, a recipe from My Italian Kitchen by MasterChef winner Luca Manfé. That recipe made enough risotto for about 4 people, which means Paul and I were left with about 2 cups of leftovers. Rather than reheat it and eat sub-par leftover risotto, I came up […]

Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

This asparagus and lemon risotto is rich and creamy but with a bright lemon flavor.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you were reading the blog last summer, you probably know I’m a big fan of MasterChef, Fox’s cooking competition show for amateur home cooks. (The new season starts Monday at 8 pm EST–check it out!) Well, the cookbook from Luca Manfé, the Season 4 winner, just […]

Risotto with Spinach and Peas

As I mentioned in a previous post, this summer I had a root canal. The root canal was finally completed today (yay, fillings!) but I’m still on antibiotics for the foreseeable future (or the next two weeks, whichever). All of these issues and dentist visits have left my mouth less than happy about eating. For […]