Delicious Recipes

The Best Baked Spinach `Julia

The Best Baked Spinach `Julia’s Child's Spinach Gratin with Cheese` From Smittenkitchen.com     Adapted from As Always, Julia and Mastering the Art of French Cooking I think a lot of us are fixated on the idea that that gratins must always be...

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Basil Ideas

From Farmer John’s Cookbook   Basil   Basil is graced with shiny, oval leaves that range in color from yellow-green to dark green. Popular in Mediterranean dishes and Thai curries, basil pairs readily with almost every summer vegetable, especially...

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Roasted Peppers with Garlic and Herbs

4 bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange), halved and seeded 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano Coarse salt and ground pepper Fresh basil leaves, torn      Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place...

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Beet and Carrot Latkes

2 medium beets, coarsely grated 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated 1 medium onion, coarsely grated 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons olive oil Coarse salt and pepper to taste Sour cream or creme fraiche, plus chopped chives, for serving  ...

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Penne With Broccoli Rabe,Tomatoes, & Parmesan

12 ounces penne pasta 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1-2 bunches broccoli rabe, chopped 8 anchovies, chopped (optional) 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1 pound tomatoes, diced 1 cup chopped fresh basil, divided 2 tablespoons fresh lemon...

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Cucumber Lemonade

1 paper-thin, lengthwise slice of  a large cucumber, for garnish Ice 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped dill, plus 1 dill sprig, for garnish 1 tablespoon agave syrup 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 cup fresh cucumber juice (see Note) 1/4...

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Grilled Pepper & Tomato Salad

Bell and Hot Peppers Tomatoes Garlic & kosher salt Onion - chopped into thin lengths Red wine vinegar Good olive oil Plenty of kosher salt PEPPERS & TOMATOES Trim the peppers (use a mixture of bell peppers and hot peppers (poblanos, jalapenos, or serranos) and...

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Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

1-2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed well and cut into 3/4-inch pieces       Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper          2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar         ...

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Zucchini Stuffed Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy Food Network 4 large plum tomatoes Salt and sugar 1 1/2 pounds zucchini 1 teaspoon salt 3 shallots, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1/2 pound grated Gruyere Preheat the broiler.  Cut the...

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Tomato Onion Tart

2 large onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced thin 2 tablespoons olive oil Butter pastry dough for a single-crust 12-inch tart 1/2 lb Jack or Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 2 cups) 1/2 - 1 lb tomatoes cut into 1/2-inch wedges In a large heavy skillet cook onions...

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Fried Green Tomato BLT

2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 18 1/8-inch-thick slices pancetta (Italian bacon cured in salt) 18 1/4-inch-thick slices green tomatoes (about 6 tomatoes) 1 cup all-purpose flour...

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Green Tomato Pie

Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening (recommended: Crisco) 1/2 cup cold water Sift together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture...

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