I love the Food Network. Okay let me rephrase, Matt loves the Food Network and I think it is fine. But we watch it all day on the weekend. And while they do have some good recipes and suggestions on there, sometimes it is important to remember that you do not need to grow your […]
Spicy Quick Bolognese
This recipe began with me wanting to make Arrabiata sauce with some pasta. However I have been trying to eat more protein and I decided to add ground beef. From there we created this new recipe that came out amazing. Bolognese typically take hours, but this can be whipped up in less then an hour. […]
Tomato Basil Eggplant Soup
Yes we are still here! Matt and I have been traveling and have been taking on new responsibilities at work, but we have not forgotten about you. We are very excited to travel to Tuscany next month with our mothers and decided we need to lose weight. I was trying to think how […]
Umbrian Chicken Pasta
This recipe is so easy to make and is outstanding. It will be truly impress your loved ones. It is quick enough to make on a week night and tasty and creative enough to be used for entertaining. Another great aspect of this recipe is that you can (and should if you have time) make […]
Passover-The Closest to Christmas we get.
Growing up in a Jewish household was fun because it made me a little different then most of my peers in school. However the holiday season was always depressing m because despite my parents’ going out of their way to make it special; let’s face it, Hanukkah is not Christmas. Ironically Hanukkah is not considered […]
Culinary tourist traps in Paris: Which ones are worth it?
Paris, the city of love, lights and FOOD. And the food truly was amazing. All that butter and bread, oh my! Every block had brasseries, cafe’s, bakers, etc. On top of that there were so many culinary “tour” options including dinners at Michelin restaurants, picnics by the Eiffel Tower, wine tastings at the Louvre and […]
Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Sun Basket, Plated…Oh My, but is it worth it?
Hello everyone. Sous Chef Andrew here and it has been far too long since my last post. I don’t know about you, but lately I have noticed more and more advertisements for meal kit delivery services. A quick google search shows that there are at least twenty different companies now that offers some kind of […]
This recipe is inspired by my trip to Siena as a student in college. We went to this fabulous restaurant called La Torre where the chef just makes whatever he wants. I had his ragu and it was possibly the greatest dish I have ever had. The noodles soaked in the fresh meat sauce is […]
A Tribute and Farewell to Just Dinner
This is a different post than usual, but as Matt said in his very first blog post, the Homemade Chef is our culinary journey and most of our blog posts focus on recipes and cooking techniques. However, every once in awhile we will post other unique aspects of our journey – so much of cooking […]
Sunday Baked Ziti
Baked Ziti was another one of my mother’s awesome “go to” dishes, especially during the week while we were at school or on a Sunday night since you can easily feed the entire family. One of the techniques I am promoting as the sous chef here at the Homemade Chef is to turn easy recipes […]