Category Archives: Appetizers

Carrot and Red Bell Pepper Soup

The secret to this soup is the toasted bread rubbed with garlic. Dip it or pour the soup over it at the bottom of the bowl. The other secret is really fresh carrots and bell pepper. Carrot and Roasted Red … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Summer Gourmet

It’s too hot to cool down the car and drive off to a restaurant. Crank up the AC and make these dishes instead. Tomato Gorgonzola Soup Pepper-Crusted Rack of Lamb over Creamy Cannellini Beans Mint Granita  

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Sunday Suppers: So Long Summer

Labor Day weekend might be the symbolic end of summer, but we expect to be sweating for the next few weeks. Still we can pretend that the pool and grill will soon be covered, that leaves are ready to fall … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Tomato Time Part Two

You didn’t think we’d do just one post extolling the virtue of summer tomatoes? Here are some more of our favorites, like breaded tomatoes pictured above. Tomatoes baked with Goat Cheese and Anchovies  Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Roasted Tomato … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

We’ve wanted to jazz up our deviled eggs ever since Jed over at Sports Glutton posted a fantastic looking recipe for jalapeno deviled eggs with candied bacon way back in December. What can we say sometimes recipes stick in our … Continue reading

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Caponata

This is a classic Sicilian appetizer that works well hot or cold. Serve it over polenta or with toasted bread. Caponata 1 1/2 lbs eggplant partially peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 large rib celery diced fine 1 onion … Continue reading

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Warm Figs and Prosciutto

This isn’t really a recipe. For us it was an epiphany. We’ve baked figs, caramelized them, wrapped them in phyllo, cooked them into jam, served them over ice cream, stuffed them with chocolate, grilled them, plopped them in drinks, served … Continue reading

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