Tuesday, March 30, 2010

150- Rigatoni all toto begats the blog purpose

The purpose of this blog...I have contemplated that.
I am always reading cookbooks. Finding wonderful things to try. I love blogs and online recipes...the problem stems from finding something wonderful and purchasing the ingredients then being unable to find where the recipe was!!! Was it in my cookbook collection, the library books, blogs, online subscriptions, or friends?? I sometimes, in my compulsion, spend hours trying to locate recipes. Poor hubby!

The second problem is that I have found wonderful recipes that I had marked (yes, I write in my cookbooks) "Our Favorite" only to have lost them in the pages and between the shelves. This wouldn't be a problem if we could eat 6 meals a day and I could live in the kitchen.
My hope is that this cooking journal will help me remember the foods we loved and keep the recipes all in one place-organized for us all. Plus, I want to share my culinary journey with my friends..who know my passion for food and cooking. And perhaps save them from the crazy mistakes I make!

Rigatoni Alla Toto (Source- The 150 Best American Recipes)
(print) With my changes

3 Tb olive oil
1 large onion, chopped Cook in oil 3-4 minutes.

1 lb sweet sausage Add to onion and brown on all sides.

1 cup white wine Add to sausage and cook 1 minute.

1/4 c Basil leaves
1 1/2 c heavy cream Add basil and cream to above and simmer 20 minutes.

16 oz rigatoni Cook till al dente in salted water. Drain. Add to sauce.

1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano Serve with cheese.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

This sounds absolutely delicious. Cookbooks and recipes and cooking blogs are soothing!