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Fresh Tomato & Cheese Tart

Fresh Tomato & Cheese Tart

  This savory summertime tart is a terrific choice to utilize the season’s bounty of fresh flavorful tomatoes. The flaky buttery crust compliments the luscious ricotta and Parmesan cheese filling.…

Spring Vegetables

  You know it’s springtime when the local farmer’s market is filled with fresh veggies that only come around once a year. Hardly requiring a recipe, many only need to…

Southern Greens

  For generations, the American South has cooked up some mighty fine eating, but it’s more than fried foods and decadent desserts. Greens became a staple food when slaves utilized…

Fricassea di Funghi

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  The only fricasee dish I can recall was with chicken in a wonderful lemon-y butter sauce. I only have mushrooms tonight so I thought I’d try and recreate that…

Italian Sausage & Peppers

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  The ubiquitous sausage and peppers sandwich prevails at just about every Italian festival I’ve ever attended, including this past weekend’s Sicilian Festival in San Diego. It’s the quintessential street…

Orzo Stuffed Peppers

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  The best thing about making these peppers is that you can enjoy them today, put some in the freezer and enjoy them even more on another day. I prepared…

Eggs Nola (New Orleans La.)

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  Brunch is just about my favorite way to entertain. It’s both casual and elegant and when the weather is nice, it’s perfect for eating outdoors. Once, for a special…

Minestrone

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  This is the quintessential Italian vegetable soup! Whether I prepare it to accompany that leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, for a light Christmas Eve dinner or a stand-alone bowl of…

Sicilian Caponata

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  It is believed by some that this Sicilian antipasto originated with the local fisherman. Their caponata alla marinara made with seafood kept well because of the vinegar which acted…
Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers

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  Serve with toasted Bruschetta. These full-of-flavor peppers can also be used in omelettes, pannini and pasta. They are always in my refrigerator in the summer months when they’re less…
Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Gratin

Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Gratin

  A gratin is usually topped with cheese and breadcrumbs to form a lightly browned and tasty crust. But I have found that a cream sauce with a bit of…

Stuffed Artichokes (Carcioffi Ripieni)

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  Stuffing artichokes, although not complicated is time consuming. It is the perfect family activity because all ages can participate. The adults need to prepare the artichokes (cleaning and trimming),…
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