World Tour: Thoughts of Italy

[ 0 ] October 31, 2011 |

My obsession with Italian food has peaked in recent weeks. I’m always craving something with saucy goodness and cheesy perfection and three out of the last five meals that I have had have been Italian dishes. Unfortunately, none of them were authentic (I’m dreaming of the day that I book my airline ticket to go traveling across Italy); however, yours truly was able to cook up some scrumptious, saucy treats and Brixx Pizza fed my Italian craving on the one occasion that I didn’t.

Archele's Spaghetti ©JohnnaKnowsGoodFood

The first night my craving set in, I prepared spaghetti, which in my opinion is one of the easiest, yet satisfying dishes you can prepare. I think it also presents the opportunity to try different things. I prepared mine with the basic Italian seasonings – garlic, oregano, basil & Italian – and I also added some sugar, a dash of hot sauce and diced tomatoes.

Archele's Rotini Pasta ©JohnnaKnowsGoodFood

My hankering continued to grow and only two days later I was working on another pasta dish. Made with rotini, traditional pasta sauce, a blend of Italian cheeses and an Italian sausage and chicken medley, I was left full & satisfied.

Brixx Tomato Basil Pizza ©JohnnaKnowsGoodFood

The next night, I decided to use a handy, dandy coupon that I had received for Brixx Pizza. Brixx is a restaurant that specializes in wood-fired pizza. They offer a variety of pizzas from the Bronx Bomber to the Buffalo Chicken pizza. Spread throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee, I’d definitely recommend this spot to any pizza-lover.

Hopefully, I’ll get things in line and find a cheap flight to Italy sooner than later. That way I can vacation and eat all the saucy, cheesy food my heart desires.

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