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Mar 4th

Episodes » Episode 60: Mushroom Barley Soup

Welcome to Kitchen Studio 2.0!

Today's episode was shot the day after I moved into the new studio, and this pot of mushroom barley soup was literally the very 1st thing I cooked in there. Pretty amazing!! Forgive me if I didn't exactly remember where everything was. It was very new.



Tags: mushrooms, mushroom barley soup, new kitchen, kitchen studio 2.0
Recipes » Mushroom Barley Soup


-1 to 2 oz dried Porcini mushrooms, chopped, liquid reserved

-1/2 TBSP butter

-8 strips bacon

-1/2 cup plus  7 1/2 cups beef broth

-3 to 4 shallots, minced

-5 carrots, sliced

-10 oz Babybella or Cremini mushrooms, chopped

-3 oz Shitake mushrooms

-1 Tbsp thyme

-1 bay leaf

-1 cup pearled barley

-2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

-2 Tbsp heavy cream


Tags: soup, mushroom barley soup, mushrooms, porcinis, barley

May 13th

Episodes » Episode 30: Chicken with Mushrooms

Happy Friday monring, everybody. I just paid some bills, so I'm feeling extremely cranky right now. I'm re-watching this episode, Episode 30, Chicken with Mushrooms, hoping it'll cheer me up. Hang's working...working...OK, DONE! I'm happy now! Phew, that just saved my whole weekend.


Tags: chicken, italian recipe, chicken with mushrooms, easy chicken recipe, cheap chicken recipe, breaded chicken, cream sauce, mushrooms, cnn

Oct 8th

Episodes » Episode 2: Ground Turkey Penne Bake

Welcome back everybody! Thanks for returning for Episode Two: Ground Turkey Penne Bake. This recipe originates with my Grandma Bernice, and she is not Italian. She's a Jew, and she's from Cuero, TX, a place I'm basically sure you've never heard of. That said, she is a fabulous cook, as are many Jewish grandmothers from small towns.

Grandma Bernice's basic baked pasta recipe consisted of shells, marinara sauce and the delicious kicker: a Parmesan cheese crust. It is fabulous in its simplicity. When I started dabbling in cookery, it was one of the first recipes I attempted because it's so easy and yummy. As I've gotten more adventurous, I've tried adding a ton of different things to this dish in hopes of finding a great combination: mushrooms, ground beef, ricotta cheese, etc. etc. etc. Some of the stuff worked and some of it reallllllllllllly didn't. But that's OK, I'm not ashamed! It takes a lot of tries before you land on a winner. And I definitely have found a winner in this pasta combo!

The final dish you'll see on the video involves wheat pasta, mushrooms, onions and, of course, the pièce de résistance, the Parmesan crust. Oh man, I'm tasting that crust in my mouth right now, and it tastes GOOD. That sentence was gross, but trust me, this pasta dish isn't.


Tags: ground turkey, penne, episode 2, ground turkey penne bake, Italian recipe, easy recipe, cheap recipe, Penne Pasta, Pasta, mushrooms, marinara sauce, daniel schloss, allie schwartz
Recipes » Ground Turkey Penne Bake

-1 lb ground turkey (93/7 lean)  
-1/2 medium white onion, diced  
-1 package of raw mushrooms, chopped  
-3 cloves garlic, diced  
-1 lb whole wheat penne
-1 24 oz jar tomato sauce
-1 16 oz bottle parmesan cheese
-1 to 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
-1/2 Tbsp rosemary, fresh or dried 
  -Olive oil
-Salt and pepper


Tags: Episode 2, ground turkey, ground turkey penne bake, pasta, penne, penne pasta, baked pasta, mushrooms, marinara sauce, cheap recipe, easy recipe, Italian recipe
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