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  • French onion soup

    This is a very satisfying onion soup recipe. Serve it with or without the French bread and the Gruyere cheese top. The potato peel broth is a separate recipe in itself and is good to make ahead of time for those cold nights or afternoons...
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  • Savory filo feta tart

    This is a simple and easy-to-make version of Greek Spanakopita without spinach. Hands on time is less than 20 minutes; bake time 50 minutes. In this version, I use extra virgin olive oil for brushing over the filo dough (healthier than butter) but you can...
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  • Cauliflower crust pizza

    “Why?” you ask. “Why cauliflower crust on a pizza?” Ask not why — ask how good. This crust is not only good, it is amazingly good, tasty AND gluten-free. Freshly grated cauliflower serves as the base for this creative and delicious crust that you can fold...
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  • Happy New Year

    Here’s a quick and easy appetizer recipe for celebrating the new year right. French Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of spice to this rich, creamy spread. Wash it down with a glass (or two) of champagne and drink to Auld Lang Syne. Bruschetta...
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  • Caprese mac and cheese

    This is a nice stovetop twist on traditional mac and cheese. The addition of grape tomatoes goes nicely with the creamy mozzarella sauce and basil. Add a little Dijon mustard and a touch of paprika and you have a mouth-watering, rib-sticking combination that is hard...
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  • Parmesan-roasted butternut squash

    What makes this simple butternut squash recipe different? Roasting it in Parmesan cheese and a mixture of dried and fresh thyme, that’s what! Give it a go as a side dish for this Thanksgiving and I’ll bet your friends and family will want you to make...
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  • Quinoa stuffed Poblano chilies

    This is an easy and relatively quick dish to make. If the photo looks at all good to you, you’re going to love this combination of slightly-hot Poblano peppers, zesty tomato sauce and the quinoa filling. Very fresh taste. In addition to taste, this gluten-free...
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  • Delectable vinaigrette potato salad — no bacon required!

    In order to make a good vegetarian German potato salad, you need to focus on the two main components: potatoes and vinaigrette. The potatoes you use should not be starchy russets. Russet potatoes are good for baking and for mashing but do not belong in...
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  • Beered and battered avocados

    The inspiration for this avocado appetizer came from my friend, Sandy S., who asked what I would serve with my grilled peach, avocado, and jalapeno salsa. I thought Beer-battered avocados would go great with my salsa. So I tried it and wham-bam! It was great. Nice...
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