Chef John's Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Fettuccine pasta coated in an savory, sherry cream sauce with mushrooms.
Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Autumn is the season for rich, creamy sauces, and I'm pretty sure you're going to be shocked at just how easy this one is. When your cream is reduced, your sauce is practically done. I like serving this with a stuffed pasta like tortellini or ravioli, topped with diced apple and crunchy toasted walnuts.
Mexican-Style Shrimp Cocktail
Mexican-style shrimp cocktails are commonly spotted on menus in the Bay Area of California, but they don't seem to have caught on elsewhere — which is surprising since you can pretty much get Mexican food like tacos and burritos in just about any corner of the country. This is my version; you can make it your own by using these ingredients and amounts as a rough guide.
Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
Our authentic Greek spanakopita pie pairs flaky phyllo dough with spinach and feta.
German Spaetzle with Sauerkraut
I am from Germany and this was one of our favorite foods to make. Homemade authentic spaetzle with sauerkraut and breadcrumbs sauteed in butter. Delicious.