As requested by Jessica (red haired one, not cooking expert one), here are the recipes for things that turned out well so far. If you really want my recipe for gnocchi, ask and I'll laugh at you then give it to you.
Steak, Potatoes, Etc:
-Steak - A steak. Olive oil, salt, pepper.
-Potatoes (for one or two if you're not addicted to mashed potatoes as I am) - 3 Red potatoes, 1 Tb butter, splash of milk, salt if needed.
-Asparagus - 10 Asparagus stalks, salt, pepper, olive oil, 1 clove garlic.
Asparagus Risotto: (for one)
3/4 Cup Arborio or Risotto Rice, 6-10 Stalks Asparagus, Chicken or Veggie Broth (amount alters, just buy a box and go with it), White Wine, Parmasan Cheese.
Matzo Ball Soup:
-Balls - 4 egg yolks, 4 egg whites stiffly beaten, 1 cup matzo meal, 1 Tb veggie oil or schmaltz, salt
-Soup - 1 Cut Up Chicken (about 5 pounds), Radish, Turnip, Carrots, Onion, Dill, Rosemary, 1 can broth, Water to cover the rest, any other veggies you like.
Hopefully that's all right... Tonight, I make dinner for my parents for the first time. Don't think I can video tape with all the stuff going down. The Menu is Bruschetta on Garlic Bread, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, and Asparagus. And if all else fails, Mom's bring seven layer cake.