New Orleans-Style Shrimp Pasta w/ Creamy Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce


Ingredients┬á 1 pound linguine, recommended: DeCecco green spinach 2 ┬Ż tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ┬Ż pounds large shrimp, cleaned and deveined 2 tablespoons essence creole, recipe follows 1 tablespoon salt, divided 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 4 gloves garlic, minced 2 medium size eggplants, chopped ┬Ż cup chopped mushroom ┬Ż cup [...]

Cheesy Beef Manicotti


Ingredients  4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lb. ground beef 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional) salt and ground black pepper 8 oz. (or 14pcs) manicotti 1 (15 oz) container whole-milk ricotta cheese 3 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan, plus 3 tablespoons 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 [...]

Lasagna Rolls w/ B├ęchamel & Marinara Sauce


Ingredients┬á B├ęchamel Sauce: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups whole milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Pinch ground nutmeg MC's Note: Double the sauce to make sure you'll have plenty. I always do. Lasagna: 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese 1 (10-ounce) package frozen or fresh [...]