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Antipasti with Tonnato Sauce

Tweet Tonnato is a creamy sauce that is traditionally used with Vitello tonnato, a Northern Italian dish, that consists of chilled, sliced veal and a tuna sauce spooned on top. The veal is then garnished with capers, parsley and lemon slices. The dish is served cold or at room temperature and is popular as a […]

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Lemon Honey Vinaigrette

Tweet This recipe is a versatile, slightly sweet, yet tart dressing that compliments a variety of fresh fruits and leafy greens. For a heartier meal, toss spring greens with the vinaigrette, place a piece of grilled salmon on top and spoon additional dressing over the salmon. Garnish with lemon slices.       Ingredients: 1/4 […]

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Tortellini Salad with Red Pepper Hummus Vinaigrette

Tweet This boldly flavored warm pasta salad is a crowd-pleaser and a great dish to bring to a pot-luck. The Kalamata olives compliment the red pepper hummus and for more of a Greek taste, add the optional feta cheese and use a Greek olive oil. Store-bought tortellini and a dressing quickly made from hummus will […]

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Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

Tweet I prefer to use roasted garlic in dishes when I want a more mellow, slightly sweet garlic flavor. This is particularly true in those recipes that do not get cooked, such as, hummus, certain salad dressings and sauces. Roasting garlic is super simple and can be used in various ways, such as, adding it […]

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Cranberry Vinaigrette

Tweet Fresh cranberries are in season from late October until early winter. They can be stored in the refrigerator for a month or so but, do not wash until you are ready to use. This tangy-sweet dressing will add pizzazz to tender lettuces, pairs well with poultry and pork and turns your leftover holiday turkey […]

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Marsala-Poached Pears

Marsala-Poached Pears

Tweet The Sicilian city of Marsala, (from the Arabic “Mars-el-Allah,” meaning the port of God) on the ancient trade route between North Africa and Europe, still rely on the products on which it’s history is built. Wine, salt, olive oil and cured tuna are as much staples for today’s residents as they were for the […]

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