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Asparagus in Parmesan Frico

Fresh Asparagus in Parmesan Frico

Recently my blogging friend Lisa posted a recipe for Black Pepper Parmesan Frico that had me running to the Cheese Importers to get a big bag of parm.  I used to make these easy little cheese crackers a lot, but like a lot of other things I moved on and sort of forgot about them.  […]

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Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Pub-Style Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms (and a giveaway)

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, but when you order them in restaurants they tend to be little fat bombs.  Tasty, but not especially good for you.  This is my lightened-up version that gets a flavor boost from the addition of Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard, and Saucy Mama is also sponsoring a […]

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Crispy Almond Eggplant with Romesco Sauce

Crispy Almond Eggplant with Romesco Sauce

Eggplant is seasonal and sweet, and I have been tossing the little ones from our garden into practically everything.  This recipe developed from a desire to do a lighter, Spanish-inflected version of Eggplant Parmesan–one that avoided using breadcrumbs.  The coating is coarsely ground almonds instead of bread, and it bakes up crispy and crunchy and […]

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Grilled Caprese Tomatoes

Vegetarian Grilling Series: Grilled Caprese Tomatoes

If you are grilling for Independence Day weekend, this is a really simple and delicious vegetarian dish that also would work well as an appetizer for omnivorous crowds.  They are pretty, fresh tasting, and a bit messy, all of which adds up to a great holiday barbecue meal.  I recommend grilling up some garlic-rubbed bread […]

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Portobello Burgers with Grilled Onions and Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Portobello Burgers with Grilled Onions and Creamy Chipotle Dressing

This is part one of my summer vegetarian grilling series, and part two of my Fab with Five Saucy Mama recipes.  If you haven’t yet entered to win the gift pack from Saucy Mama, be sure to leave a comment after this linked postto enter to win.  Deadline is next Saturday!  Now on to those […]

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Lentil-Walnut Loaf with Smoked Gouda and Green Chiles

Lentil-Walnut Loaf with Smoked Gouda and Green Chiles

I know, I know–lentil loaf?  That 1970’s crunchy-granola stuff that tasted like dirt and looked brown and felt squidgy?  Well, yes and no.  I am here to convert you to the cause.  This is not your mama’s lentil loaf!   I became mildly obsessed with lentil-nut loaves in the mid ’90s.  I spent some time […]

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