Tag: Barefoot Contessa

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

I’ve made this wonderful and quick Bolognese from the Barefoot Contessa before.  But in an attempt to be lighter on carbs, served it over spaghetti squash on Monday night. I love pasta and nothing will ever truly be a substitute but this was a pretty 

Meatless Monday: Fresh Pea Soup

Meatless Monday: Fresh Pea Soup

Wow!  It’s been a while.  I am back in NYC after spending the summer at our house in the Berkshires.  Takeout is not an option up there and restaurants are a good drive away.  So, my kitchen was very busy — I cooked 3 to 

Barefoot Contessa’s Seared Scallops

Barefoot Contessa’s Seared Scallops

I have been cooking but, as you may have noticed, I have not been blogging.  At some point in the fall, blogging started to feel like a chore so I pulled back and just cooked without the pressure of having to document it all.  The 

A Barefoot Contessa Holiday Meal: Herb-Roasted Lamb, Zucchini Gratin & Haricot Vert with Shallots

A Barefoot Contessa Holiday Meal: Herb-Roasted Lamb, Zucchini Gratin & Haricot Vert with Shallots

In case you are still on the hunt for a holiday menu, here is one that is sure to please any lamb lover! I was happy to have 7 lamb lovers in the Berkshires this past weekend for an anniversary / holiday celebration with our 

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

My mother has been raving about this Barefoot Contessa recipe for some time.  The cool fall weather prompted me to finally make it! This Mexican Chicken Soup — often called Tortilla Soup — has great flavor from the tomato, jalapeno, cumin, and coriander.  Tortilla strips 

Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp

Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp

Here is a quick and easy pasta dish from the Barefoot Contessa.  I just loved the lemon flavor with the roasted shrimp! I did make a few changes to the recipe though.  Instead of angel hair, I used Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper Pappardelle which added 

Barefoot Contessa's New Cookbook, "How Easy is That?"

Barefoot Contessa's New Cookbook, "How Easy is That?"

I received the latest Barefoot Contessa cookbook, How Easy is That, for Christmas.  As usual, it is beautifully photographed and full of flavorful but simple recipes that rely on good quality, fresh ingredients.  I don’t think there was a single recipe in the book I 

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

Holiday Menu: Honey-Mustard Pork Roast with Bacon, Baby Arugula Salad & Cauliflower Gratin

The day after Christmas is my father-in-law’s birthday.  Tim’s immediately family came up to the Berkshires on the 26th to celebrate.  We had the delicious and festive menu below.  The pork I have made before and it was even better than I remember!  The bacon 

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb, Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb, Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a great first Christmas with Charlotte.  We enjoyed lots of time with family and lots of delicious food! In case you are looking for menu ideas for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, I highly 

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb Persillade

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb Persillade

I love rack of lamb!  And, this is a delicious and simple recipe!  The breadcrumb crust has great flavor from the lemon zest, garlic, and parsley. And, the quality of lamb we had was just unbelievable.  So tender! The only change I would make is