Is it Lasagna or Manicotti?

I am not the cook in the family but one thing I do love to make is Manicotti.  I usually use the jumbo shells but I wanted to try something a little different this time and use Lasagna noodles.  I love this idea of individual pieces that could really be filled with many different ingredients, especially if your guests have individual requests.  Sometimes, when I make Lasagna, I make half of the pan vegetarian so using the noodle rolled up would make that even easier. Read More

Ricotta and Ham Calzone

I, Farm Boy, love-making homemade pizza but wanted to try something a little different.  After Easter we had some leftover ham, just a little! Most went home with family members in our to go boxes but we still had a lot left.  I found this recipe from Mario Batali that looked really delicious.   Honestly you can only make so much ham and bean soup or mac and cheese with leftover ham! Read More