Nostalgia is a funny thing; foods that we'd typically turn up our nose at can seem weirdly appealing, thanks to happy memories. Rather than dine on a subpar meal in the name of authenticity, Food Orleans did it one better and revamped a childhood lunch-line favorite: hearty beef goulash.Goulash is a dish that Paul and I have radically different memories of. I grew up eating the 1970's school-lunch version known as "Goulash Supreme," which consisted of soggy macaroni, bland ground beef, and stewed tomatoes. I should point out here that when I was a kid, I actually liked it. And that it's pretty much the only thing called "goulash" I remember eating, ever, anywhere. And that I'm ready for a better goulash to take its place in my life.
This interesting twist on traditional gnocchi looks like a perfect meal for the end of Summer. Many thanks to My Fare Foodie for sharing!
This dish was inspired by my recent trip through California Wine Country.
Here, Lauren proves to everyone that making homemade gnocchi is simpler than you may think.
I have always felt that making homemade pasta was much too long of a process for me to undertake, but with this simple recipe from Fine Cooking for rustic butternut squash gnocchi, it was really easy! I explicitly followed the recipe, including roasting the butternut squash with water which ensures that it doesn't caramelize. For me, caramelizing the butternut squash enhances the flavor, so next time and for anyone else that tries this recipe, I would let it brown just a little bit since it enhances the flavor so much. The whole process is still more complicated than just buying a bag of pasta, but I think this dish would make an excellent side dish for Thanksgiving with its rich and decadent flavor. Don't fear homemade pasta any longer, and get started on your very own butternut squash gnocchi.
Even if you've never done it before, don't be intimidated by making gnocchi at home. If you don't want to roll out your own dough, start with the store-bought variety; otherwise, experiment with a simple, from-scratch version, which makes use of leftover mashed potatoes. Looking for a way to branch out with pasta? Get both recipes now.
Do you have an incredible gnocchi recipe, perhaps passed down from an Italian grandmother? If so, be sure to post it to Kitchen Goddess community group. It may even be featured on YumSugar!
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If you like gnocchi, chances are you'll be a fan of gnudi, too.
While I always have fresh pasta on hand to use in quick weeknight recipes, I rarely employ gnocchi in the same way. However, this recipe is going to change that!
Wilted spinach, sauteed onions, and Italian sausage come together to make a sauce that is flavorful and filling. A generous helping of Parmesan cheese adds a rich, creaminess to the final dish.
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We love Slashfood so much that every Thursday we round up their most delicious stories. Here are this week's finds:
- Everything you need to know about Rhum Clement VSOP.
- Honey butter popcorn is a delicious, easy-to-make treat.
- Eight foods and drinks to help you sleep.
- Cafeteria: the place in New York to get good food all night long.
- Learn how to make gnocchi.
- Wine that pairs with leftover Halloween candy.