Artichoke Pesto with Parmesan Tortilla Chips

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Dip 2 (15-ounce) cans of artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt For Tortilla Chips 4 whole wheat tortillas, each cut into 8 […]

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Artichoke Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 quart chicken stock 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼ inch dice 1 teaspoon olive oil ⅓ cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ tablespoons white wine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 1 recipe baby artichokes in lemon vinaigrette, drained and thinly sliced […]

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Bacon and Eggs Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 pound Spaghetti Olive oil ¼ pound bacon or pancetta bacon 2 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 large eggs 1 cup parmesan, shredded Ground black pepper ¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine Directions In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook […]

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Butternut Squash Cannelloni

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped fine ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups butternut squash, prebaked to soften ½ cup parmesan cheese (more for topping) 12 premade pasta sheets INGREDIENTS […]

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Classic Garlicky Caeser Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 heads of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1½ teaspoons anchovy paste or 4 whole anchovies 1 teaspoon capers 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1⁄3 cup […]

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Fresh Herb Farro Tart

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people INGREDIENTS 1 cup farro 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pie dish 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ of a red onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, chopped ¼ cup of each of the following fresh herbs: parsley, basil, and chives, chopped ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated […]

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Garlic Herb Bread (kid friendly)

Makes one baguette Ingredients ¼ cup basil ¼ cup fresh parsley 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons melted butter ¼ cup olive oil Salt Baguette, sliced Parmesan cheese Directions Pre-heat oven to 350° F. In a blender combine the basil, parsley, garlic and chop. Add the melted butter oil and salt and blend until smooth. With […]

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Herbed Portabella Quiche

Makes 1 mini quiche Ingredients 1 large potabella mushroom stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Indian Summer Ratatouille

This version of the traditional fresh Provencal vegetable stew is both easy and tasty as well and utilizes the best of the late summer/early fall bounty!

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Kale & Apple Sausage Pot Pie with Apple Parmesan Whole-Wheat Phyllo “Beggars Purses”

Here is a great seasonal family meal, filled with nutrition and fit for a fancy potluch. Don’t be frightened by the beggar’s purses either – they’re a cinch.

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Leek and Mushroom Frittata

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks, green part removed, chopped and cleaned 1 lb crimini mushrooms, stems removed and sliced 10 eggs 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped ½ cup grated parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350˚F. In […]

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Mushroom Herb Filling

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons yellow onion, chopped superfine 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 cup brown mushrooms, chopped fine ¼ cup red pepper, chopped fine Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon each of fresh chives, parsley and thyme, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 egg white, for brushing tops […]

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Parmesan Tomato Herb Straws

Makes about 24 straws Ingredients 1 package puff pastry (one large sheet) Flour 1 egg beaten ½ cup sundried tomato, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon basil, chopped superfine ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated Maldon salt Directions On a floured surface roll out the puff pastry and brush with the beaten egg until the dough is moist. […]

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Pea & Lemon Risotto with Mint Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper Mint Butter (Recipe follows) Directions In a medium sized saucepot, […]

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Pesto Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-6 A classic recipe herbalized, just the way summer basil likes it! Ingredients 10 ounces orecchiette or small shell pasta or pasta of choice, cooked ¼ cup fresh pesto (using herbs and pesto of your choice) 2 eggs (room temperature) ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated 6 slices thick cut bacon 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Red Pepper, Crab & Corn Pies

Makes 8 pie pockets Ingredients 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and chopped 1 cup lump crab meat 1 cup fresh corn kernels 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine Savory Herb Curd (recipe follows) Savory Pie Dough 1 egg beaten Coarse Salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 ° F .Roll […]

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Savory Herbal Curd

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon corn starch ¼ cup grated cheese, parmesan or cheese of choice ¼ cup fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine 4 large eggs, beaten Pinch of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper Directions Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and […]

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Snap Pea & Mint Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound raw snap peas, trimmed and julienned ¼ white onion, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup parmesan cheese (optional) Salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with salt and […]

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Spinach & Three Cheese Ravioli (kid friendly)

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting 4 large eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup fresh spinach juice 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup parmesan, grated fine ½ cup pecorino Romano, grated fine ¼ cup ricotta cheese Butter Directions Mound flour on a work surface, preferably wooden, and make a well in center. […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Summer Garden Portobello Quiche

Makes 1 mini Quiche Ingredients 1 large portabella mushroom, stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Summer Sausage and Herb Cassoulet

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon lemon zest 2 pounds cranberry beans, shelled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper […]

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Tomato Basil Frittata Cups

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 eggs ¼ cup of your preference of milk (dairy, soy, rice, or almond… unsweetened and plain) ½ pint of grape tomatoes, halved 1 handful of basil, chopped 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped ¼ cup parmesan Salt & pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat […]

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Trofie Al Pesto

Serves 6 Trofie is a simple rolled flour and water pasta widely seen in the Lingurian cuisine. It’s like Linguaria’s version of Gnocchi. It’s a hand rolled pasta typically served with pesto and because of the extreme labor intensity is generally served in small portions. Trofie is not widely available outside of Italy and is […]

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Water Cress Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 2 bunches watercress, trimmed, washed, stems torn into 2 inch pieces For vinaigrette 1 tablespoon Dijon Style mustard 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and fresh ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Place the prepared watercress in a large bowl and […]

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Winter Minestrone

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red onion, chopped medium 3 stalks of celery, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 1 medium red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 medium yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 (28-ounce) can stewed tomatoes ½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ½ […]

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Zucchini and Marjoram Quiche

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1¼ unbleached all purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) butter, cut into ½ inch cubes 4 tablespoons (or more) ice water 6 eggs 2 small zucchinis, sliced thin ½ cup red onions, sliced thin ½ cup fresh marjoram leaves Salt/pepper 1 cup half and half ¼ cup gruyere cheese, […]

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Zucchini, Chili & Mint Panini with Parmesan

Makes 4-6 Paninis Ingredients 2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt 12-18 slices parmesan cheese Ciabatta […]

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