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16 July, 2011

Potato LeekTart

Comments : 7 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’m sad to say this dish was just not very photogenic.  It has great flavor and was a big hit with family and friends but I just couldn’t get a good picture so I had put off posting it.  However, it was very tasty and I’ve been requested to put it up so here it
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12 June, 2011

Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions
Comments : 2 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Quick and Simple, Recipes, side dishes on by : salernos
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I am a picky eater, everyone knows it including me.  Not only that, I’m inconsistent.  Many things I will only eat certain ways – mostly cooked.  I don’t like unmelted butter, don’t eat too many raw vegetables, especially raw onions and never, never eat meat unless it is completely brown.   (We have a running discussion
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4 June, 2011

Quinoa with Fresh Asparagus and Tomatoes

Comments : 4 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple on by : salernos
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In my not so successful quest to be more healthy (since the very next day I made mac & cheese with bacon), I decided to try making Quinoa since I’ve read about its benefits so much lately.  Here is a great article.  While treated like a grain, it is actually a seed from the Chenopodium
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26 April, 2011

Four-Cheese Risotto with fresh Roasted Tomatoes

Comments : 2 Posted in : Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’m far from vegetarian, but even for me there is nothing like roasted vegetables, especially tomatoes.  What better to go with them than a great risotto?  This recipe is very simple and takes less than an hour, although it does require some serious stirring.  It makes a filling meal or great side dish and the
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14 April, 2011

The Daring Cook’s Challenge Edible Containers: Stuffed Meatballs in a Parmesan Crisp Bowl

Comments : 9 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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This month there was another great challenge to create something to serve in an edible container. Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado! was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling,
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10 April, 2011

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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29 March, 2011

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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5 February, 2011

Italian Caprese Sliders – Superbowl Sliders

Comments : 2 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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Italian Caprese Sliders I know this isn’t new, but seemed perfect for tomorrow (and it did get an Editor’s Pick in Food52‘s burger contest a while ago).  When I was growing up my father was a true grill man – charcoal only and whatever he was making, there was one beer to splash on the food
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25 January, 2011

Stuffed Chuck Roast with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Since I got the big enameled cast iron pots, I’ve been on a roasting kick, chicken, pork and a lot chuck so I decided to try something a little different than the usual pot roast or beef bourgionon and do a stuffed version.  Keeping with my plan to report the not so good as well
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