Fennel Risotto with Parmesan and Beef Stock

Yes, this risotto has beef stock instead of white wine/chicken stock giving it an unexpected flavor. The wine may be missing but there is lots of butter, Parmesan cheese (I doubled the cheese and it was thicker but cheesy) and  beef stock. The beef stock (versus broth) gives the risotto a darker color and makes … Continue reading

Ina’s Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

Doesn’t this pasta dish look delicious with sweet sausage and anise flavored fennel? In my recent Food Network Magazine this was one of the recipes and feeling the need for some comfort food I knew this had to be on my menu soon. This pasta dish is rich but you can use lower fat cream … Continue reading