Homemade Pasta in a Tomato Pancetta Sauce

Homemade pasta is a revelation! This fettuccine has the most delicate tenderness but maintains a hearty chew. It is perfect for soaking up delicious sauces like this beautiful and simple tomato pancetta sauce. I have also tossed batches of homemade fettucine in a mushroom cream sauce and in chicken cacciatore for extra oomph. However you eat it, this pasta is heaven. And if you have the right equipment (i.e., an electric pasta roller), it is surprisingly easy and fun to … Continue reading

Patatas Bravas

Here is a healthier take on patatas bravas, a Spanish potato dish often served with tapas. These spicy, crispy potatoes are always one of my favorites, so I was really excited when I realized I could make them at home. The potatoes are baked until they are crispy, and then they are tossed with a spicy tomato sauce. My favorite place for patatas bravas in DC is Bodega. Start off by heating your oven to 375°F. Then, dice 1 potato … Continue reading

Poached Eggs and Tomato Sauce

Despite its simplicity, these poached eggs on tomato sauce is one of the most delicious, comforting foods I’ve ever made. You already know that I find golden, gooey egg yolks to make everything taste better. But when I used my crusty bread to pierce the yolk and soak up a mixture of egg and tomato, the sauce transformed into something dramatically more decadent. This concoction was so delicious that I’m dying to make it for friends, but I’m too embarrassed … Continue reading