There are definitely some crazy names out there. But, not to worry, there has been no recent addition to the NYC restaurant scene sporting a name with linguine in it. I know I am always telling you to eat out, but today I am telling you to eat in. Despite my love for discovering new restaurants and frequenting old favorites, I do love to cook. In New York City, it is often too easy, and, believe it or not, even more affordable, to just head out to dinner. Not to mention, it is a great, no-fuss way of catching up with friends for a few hours. Well, today I want to share with you an easy, inexpensive night in. Whether you are alone or entertaining, this simple dish will impress with its unsuspecting use of Brie. And, as the chef, you will probably be most impressed after spending minimal time in the kitchen and just a few bills at the store.
I was recently asked by Frigidaire.com to share one of my favorite dinner recipes with them. Their website is a great resource for affordable home appliances and other product accessories. In helping customers to learn more about the application of the products they offer, they provide a recipe section. And what better way to use a stove-top than cooking a crowd-pleasing pasta dish? Check out my linguine with tomatoes and Brie recipe featured on their website here (third row down). This is an excellent spring and summer entree that can be served warm or even at room temperature - and it can certainly be made in advance. I recommend accompanying it with a simple salad in the springtime or a corn salad in the summer. So, the next time you are feeling a little strapped for cash, but still itching to see your friends, turn on that stove-top and get the water boiling. You can always head out to dinner the next night - although your leftovers just might keep you in again!