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Classic Ratatouille

Even though Disney may have made the French vegetable dish, “Ratatouille”, a household word, I still encounter people who wrinkle their nose at my suggestion that I cook up a batch and serve it to them. ย Invariably the response will be, “um, hmmm, not…

August 31, 2011
This pasta side goes a long way, and is incredibly versatile.  It's kid-friendly, too!
Pasta Picnics Recipes Side Dishes

Cappellini Caprese Pasta

A quick, refreshing pasta side dish goes well with roasted meats. Because cappellini is difficult to handle, tame its wild tresses with long-handled tongs. Basil, tomatoes and mozzarella add light flavor.…

July 21, 2011
Tangy tomatoes, topped with fresh mozzarella and spicy basil tease the palate.  Save this classic for summer, when it sings.
Appetizers Picnics Recipes Salad

Insalata Caprese

Insalata caprese is the most simple of summer salads. I make it for a quick lunch, serve it alongside roasted chicken, or as a first course. The key is fresh. Only use the best ingredients you can find. Sun-warmed tomatoes from your own garden,…

July 7, 2011
Appetizers Recipes

Roasted Tomatoes with Feta

This quick and tasty appetizer is easy to whip up for spur of the moment guests, or you can serve alongside pastas or grilled meats as an accompaniment. ย Roasting the tomatoes intensifies their flavor. ย Add a bowl of cured Kalamata olives and you’ve got…

November 13, 2010