Saturday, April 10, 2010

Alice's Carbonera

I had a friend from northern Italy who spent some time in our home in high school. My dad wanted her to teach us a recipe from her home. She taught us this and we love it!

4 eggs
Parmesan Cheese
bacon or cubed ham(don't be shy with it)
2 T olive oil
1 lb spaghetti

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Fry ham or bacon in a large pan, use oil if using ham. Beat eggs and add Parmesan until it forms a thick batter about the consistency of yogurt. Add spaghetti and egg mixture, fry until egg is cooked through.

Elaine's "Molly" Tortellini Toss

In my quest to become more "Molly" I have made it my goal to make as many of Elaine's dishes as I can. So if you would like to become more "Molly" you will for sure need to give this one a try.

1 Garlic Clove minced
¼ c Butter
1 ½ lb Chicken cut in strips
½ tsp Lemon Pepper
¼ tsp Marjoram
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Basil
Snow peas
16 oz. Tortellini cooked
Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add meat and seasonings; cook and stir for 5-7 mins or until meat is no longer pink. Add veggies; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2-3 mins or until heated through. Add the tortellini and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat.