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Oily Intestines-Magic Herbs

Oily Intestines-Magic Herbs

or EVOO Pasta with Cheese Bucatini pasta makes the best rendition for oily, slippery intestines…right? You betcha baby! And the addition of magical herbs and toxic cheese is a must for any Halloween spread. Bucatini is a thick spaghetti-type of flat cut pasta, but it’s considered a macaroni because of the hole in the middle. It is a more hearty pasta and holds up to any type of sauce. Who doesn’t like hot steaming pasta tossed with an ample amount good EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), Italian parsley, basil, crushed red pepper, and showered with Locatelli Pecorino Romano cheese and...

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German Spaetzle Kugel

German Spaetzle Kugel

German Spaetzle Kugel on the fly…What? Yeah baby, this side dish will put you in the winner’s circle! Start with cooked dried German Spaetzle egg noodles. Whip up some egg yolks and cream cheese. Add that mixture to the egg noodles with good ole’ fashion cottage cheese. Combine that lovely mixture with those egg whites (from the yolks), to create a fluffy texture in your mouth. Add some bacon and a few scallions, and low and behold… This dish will make you scream for Mommy! And the Ruffoni Copper Cookware will cook this dish perfectly, the best conductor of heat. You will...

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The Mighty Colcannon

The Mighty Colcannon

O’ Colcannon, what a mighty Irish dish of mashed potatoes teamed with the secret ingredients of sweet onions, leeks, kale, savoy cabbage, and magically delicious Irish Kerrygold butter and Dubliner cheese. This dish makes you want to speak Gaelic and do an “Irish Jig” with a perverted Leprechaun!    It is a brilliant and sneaky way to disguise leafy green vegetables for the kidos…or the adults. Once you wrap your wee Irish lips around these mashies you’ll be green with envy. Trust me when you lay your corned beef across this mighty colcannon — roasted or braised — you’ll thank your lucky charms your Irish for...

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Egg-a-licious Timbales

Egg-a-licious Timbales

What the hell is an egg-a-licious timbale you may ask? Well darlin, it’s a delicious egg custard garnished with yummy ingredients and then baked in a heat proof ramekin. Once done, it’s unmolded, inverted onto a plate, and surrounded by sauce.   Timbales may sound exotic or challenging, but they’re actually really easy and can be customized to your tastes and time. Think of timbales as a quiche baked in a ramekin without the crust. You can serve it at breakfast, brunch, or as a side. They can also be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to...

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