Category Archives for Entree

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Porcini Pomodoro

A classic favorite of Italian American cooking, spaghetti and meatballs is among nearly everyone’s favorite foods. While only containing three essential components – spaghetti noodles, a rich salsa di pomodoro and meatballs – the balance of texture and flavors makes … Continue reading

02. April 2012 by Matt Jackson
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Seafood Paella

Of all the dishes to make for company, very few are as beautiful, impressive or delicious as seafood paella. Conveniently simple to make, this Spanish dish is fantastic for dinner parties among close friends: with a short list of simple … Continue reading

26. March 2012 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Entree, Fish and Seafood, Healthful Eating | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Roasted Panzanella

With bread prevalent at nearly any meal, there is one common use for which it goes strangely under the radar in America: as an ingredient in salad. In Italy, cubed stale bread tossed with tomatoes, greens, onions and olive oil becomes … Continue reading

12. March 2012 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Entree, Healthful Eating, Hors d’oeuvres, Salad, Side Dish, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Sausage and Mushroom Deep Dish Pizza

Now that Spring approaches, I realize that 2012 will be a busy year. So busy recently, that I have clearly neglected my cooking and writing due to my “real job.” I do have several delicious recipes photographed, but that’s about … Continue reading

10. March 2012 by Matt Jackson
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Shrimp Stir Fry with Quinoa

For the New Year, one of my goals is to get back into the habit of healthful eating that I eschewed for a holiday season full of sweets and rich foods. The thought of light dishes relying on fresh vegetables and … Continue reading

06. January 2012 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Entree, Fish and Seafood, Healthful Eating | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Turkey Chili

This recipe came together the first winter after I moved out of my parents’ house in a suburb of Seattle to the city proper. Living with four other people in a large house, we liked taking the time to eat … Continue reading

04. January 2012 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Entree, Healthful Eating, Poultry, Soup | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Lemon Pepper Catfish with Lemon Aioli

With rapid cooking time, pan seared fish is one of the most speedy and enjoyable meals to prepare. As one of the most sustainably farmed fish available, catfish makes for an excellent choice, with mild flavor and tender texture. Charred … Continue reading

18. December 2011 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Entree, Fish and Seafood | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Pomegranate Marinated Pork Chops

Pork chops, though not considered a highly sophisticated entrée, can be among the most tender and flavorful meats. With delicate flavor, they lend themselves to marinades beautifully, and when using bone-in chops, make for an attractively rustic presentation. I like … Continue reading

15. December 2011 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Entree, Holidays, Meat | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Pizza Margherita

Of any pizza, this is one of the most simple, and my personal favorite. Originating from Neapolitan cuisine, the Pizza Margherita is pizza at its most traditional form. Rich in basic, simple flavors, the strength of this pizza comes from … Continue reading

29. November 2011 by Matt Jackson
Categories: Bread, Entree | Tags: , , , , , | 1 comment

Beer Pizza Dough

I love pizza. With several amazing gourmet pizza joints near my neighborhood, artisan pizzas make my heart beat a little faster. On the other hand, as long as the dough and toppings are fresh and well-chosen, most pizzas fit the … Continue reading

29. November 2011 by Matt Jackson
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