Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Learn how to make this cheesy, delicious and vegetarian entree.
Tags:How to Make Italian Dish Stuffed Shells,bake,casserole,cheese,entree,italian,pasta,spinach,Stuffed Shells recipe,vegetarian
Grab video code:
Laura Banford: Easy International Cooking, where I'll show you how to go around the world without ever leaving your kitchen.
Today's destination is Italy. Our recipe, Stuffed Shells, is a rustic Italian dish that's cheesy, delicious, and vegetarian. The ingredients that you'll need for stuffed shells are: one pound of cooked pasta shells, one cup of frozen thawed spinach, two eggs, two cups of ricotta, one-third cup parmesan cheese, one cup diced tomatoes, one-and-a-half cup shredded mozzarella, two cups of milk, two tablespoons of flour, two tablespoons of butter, oregano and nutmeg. The pieces of equipments that you'll need are: a large skillet, a pair of tongs, a couple of sharp knives, a wisk, and a baking dish.
Now we're going to make the filling for our stuffed shells. It's a spinach and ricotta filling. I have about a couple of frozen thawed spinach that squeezed water out of, I'm going to add whole milk ricotta, just two cups, rich and creamy. I need couple of eggs that makes the mixture little fluffy, only once, couple of tablespoons of parmesan. I need some nutmeg and some oregano, I love oregano, it's great in a rustic Italian dish, salt and pepper, mix this up.
We're going to make a tomato-studded bechamel sauce to go on top of our stuffed shells. Shells are already stuffed. I melted a couple of tablespoons of butter in this pan. We're going to add some shallots, diced shallots, a little bit of garlic. We're creating a roux with butter and flour, but first we're going to season it with the garlic and shallots.
Butter starting to froth, add two tablespoons of flour. Stir that around so that the flour cooks, the rawness of the flour cooks, creating a paste, that our roux, getting a wisk in there. Now you see that the flour is turning a golden brown, that's the color we want. It's time to add two cups of whole milk and I'm going to whip to incorporate the flour into the milk and let that simmer, bring it up to temperature.
This is a bechamel sauce. Now this is thickening up. Now I'm going to create -- actually let's season it, salt, oregano, pepper, nice, crushed black pepper. I'm going to add shredded mozzarella, this is going to be nice and cheesy, about half a cup, stir that around, and creates a cheese sauce, incorporate that, and then finally I'm going to add some tomatoes. These are canned diced tomatoes, perfect for this, not a lot, and not a tomato sauce but diced tomatoes, there is our tomato-studded bechamel sauce.
Our stuffed shells are ready. Wow! That looks cheesy and delicious, set it here, and some nice red wine, put some pieces of fresh oregano on top. That is a really wonderful rustic Italian dish. It's reminiscent of being in a farmhouse in Tuscany.