Tagliatelle with Italian Sausage

I love a good, simple pasta dish. I also love the thick ribbons of tagliatelle! There is something about their width that make a dish look more appetizing to me. I was really in the mood for a white creamy sauce to go with this and make it a little cheesy also. The result turned out to be one of my best pasta dishes yet. While we hand-made the pasta (and when I say we, I mean that Walter made is while I made the sausage and sauce), you can pick up a nice tagliatelle at your local market.   Continue reading

Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Pork Schnitzel Sandwich plated | www.oinkcooking.com

I had a craving the other day. I really wanted a schnitzel! I bought the stuff to make them for dinner then ended up going out to dinner with friends. Being a Saturday the next day, I still had the craving for the schnitzel but thought that it was too much for lunch, so why not make it smaller and add it to a sandwich. OH YEAH! That was it! Pork Schnitzel Sandwich top view | www.oinkcooking.com

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Apple Bacon Empanada

It was one of those days at work where I was not heavily focused. Ok, I had a lot of downtime too, and I was feeling a little munchie. To divert my mind from food…well, eating…I was thinking of what to cook for the blog. I have never made empanadas so was thinking what I could do with that. Then all of the sudden my boss started reminiscing about the Hostess Fruit Pies. My mind drifted to those and my favorite was the apple. Then it came to me! Bacon and Apple Empanadas with sauce 

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Stuffed Pasta Shells


I love that I have friends who are supportive of me writing this blog. They often have so many great and interesting ideas for me, I don’t think I am ever going to run out of ideas for recipes! While I was still developing this, my friend Chris, was so excited and started immediately throwing out some great ideas from his personal and family recipes. This was one of them. Stuffed Shells

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