Category Archives: Italian

Eggplant Stuffed with Sausage and Cherry Tomatoes

This recipe is very simple and takes advantage of fresh grape tomatoes and homemade sausage. Sausage and Tomato Stuffed Eggplant 2 medium eggplant sliced in half stems left on 2 tbsp coarsely chopped garlic 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Tomato Sandwiches with Pesto and Feta

Katherine came up with this veggie sandwich to help use up some eggplant and leftover French bread. To say it was the greatest sandwich ever would be silly. It was the greatest sandwich that I ever had this week. Spicy … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Time to start using those fresh tomatoes out of the garden. Zucchini Tomato Casserole 1 large zucchini cut in half and sliced paper thin 2 large tomatoes sliced thin 1 red onion cut into quarters and sliced paper thin 6-8 … Continue reading

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Lamb Ragout with Angel Hair Pasta

Fresh kale and grape tomatoes and ground lamb. Oh my. Angel Hair with Lamb and Kale 1/2 lb ground lamb 4 cups slivered kale leaves 10-12 grape tomatoes halved 1 summer squash diced small 4 cloves garlic minced 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Roasted Eggplant Caprese

This is a great appetizer or first course that depends on fresh small whole eggplant. The type straight from the garden works best. Baked Eggplant Caprese 6-8 small whole eggplant sliced in half 1 large tomato sliced into 6-8 flat … Continue reading

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Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots and Chicken

This recipe takes advantage of fresh carrots and a simple pan reduction sauce to elevate roasedt chicken breast. It is fairly healthy as well. Roasted Chicken and Glazed Carrots 2 chicken breasts skinned and deboned 18-20 small whole carrots 1 … Continue reading

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Grilled Balsamic Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This sandwich requires very fresh tomatoes and basil. Grilled Balsamic Chicken Caprese Sandwich 1 chicken breast butterflied, cut in half and pounded out to 1/4″ thick 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 8-12 … Continue reading

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Sauteed Spring Vegetables

This is a healthy recipe that takes advantage of all the fresh spring and early summer produce. It comes together quickly and is a good side for many different dishes. Slice everything the same thickness so it cooks evenly. Sauteed … Continue reading

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Steamed Clams with Whole Garlic

We do not often see fresh clams in a Southern landlocked state. When it happens, I tend to buy everything available. A kindhearted soul would probably leave some for another to enjoy, but they probably live somewhere by the ocean … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs with Lemony Roasted Asparagus

This is a great light dinner, first course, or brunch option that takes advantage of fresh asparagus and preserved lemons. And fantastic, runny, poached eggs. I went healthy on for this, but nothing says this could not be topped with … Continue reading

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