I love the holidays, and I love the movie “The Holiday.” I love the scene where the characters curl up next to a warm fire with “Christmas Fettuccine.” For me, there are few things more comforting than a big bowl of creamy, cheesy, pasta. The fact that it comes together quickly is a huge bonus. This dish is perfect for the end of a long day, snuggled on the couch with your loved ones.
You may or may not know that I used to live in San Diego. When the Hubs (then just the boyfriend) and I first moved in together, we moved into a cute 2 bedroom in the Little Italy district. The Italian food there ranges from kitschy to authentic, but it was pretty much all delicious, depending on what you happened to be in the mood for. And being able to pop down the street for pizza/wine/gelato in the evening was a definite bonus.
Roasting a chicken. It seems so basic. It SHOULD be so basic. And yet, I have tried zillions (yes, zillions!) of different methods to achieve the ultimate roasted chicken: crispy skin, and juicy meat.