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Tomato Basil and Bacon Tart

Comments : 6 Posted in : Breakfast/Brunch, Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cold butter 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water 4 Roma tomatoes 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Italian four cheese blend (or mozzarella) cheese 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 4 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced thinly 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper
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Thai-Style Chicken with Basil served with Coconut Rice

Comments : 1 Posted in : Food photography, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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After seeing this on the weekly show, I was inspired by a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Thai-Style Chicken with Basil.  I simplified it a bit to use the items I had on hand and for my wimpy taste buds but I’m sure their version would be excellent as well.  It turned out to be
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Iron Skillet Steak with Basil Cream Sauce – sometimes the old fashioned way really works

Comments : 3 Posted in : Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces on by : salernos
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As I have mentioned before, I love my cast iron skillet rediscovered a couple of years ago when husband unexpected brought one home.  Our weather is pretty much grill friendly all year, but I also really love gravies and sauces so I decided to go with the pan for some steaks this time.  I also
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Maraschino Jelly makes everything better

Comments : 4 Posted in : Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Food photography, gifts, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Some things just seem too good to give up even when you get older.  Maraschino cherries are one of those things.  Every kid loves them, they make a soda turn into a Shirley Temple and you just can’t have ice cream sundaes without one.  This recipe has been around forever I’m sure, but is still
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Pasta Fagioli inspired by Olive Garden – Party/Freezer size

Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Even though I know it isn’t very authentic I really enjoy the Olive Garden’s soup and bread sticks lunch, which led me to make my own version of the soup at home.  Of course it isn’t exactly the same as I tend to make my soups more substantial to the point they are often mistaken
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Creamy Pesto and Sausage Penne

Comments : 4 Posted in : Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces on by : salernos
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After making all that great Pesto for holiday gifts, I did sort of keep some for myself and found a great way to use it for a quick weekday meal.  It took about 15 minutes, just long enough to cook the pasta.  Considering all the basil, I’m counting this as healthy (ignoring the cream sauce
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French Onion Soup

Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I really love soups.  They are tasty, generally easy to make, great for using up leftovers in a way that doesn’t seem like the same thing again and most are pretty healthy (remember I’m trying to balance my natural inclination to the “no carbs left behind” plan).   I always thought that this would be difficult
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Recipe test: Rachael Ray’s You Won’t be Single for Long Vodka Pasta Sauce

Comments : 2 Posted in : Food photography, Food TV Recipe Tests, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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I know I haven’t always been kind to some of Rachael’s recipes, but this is one of my favorites.   I make it quite often and even follow the recipe You Won’t Be Single for Long Vodka Pasta Sauce pretty faithfully, which is quite unusual for me.  The only change I make is to start with
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