Tagged: ‘garlic’

Crackers, Toasts, and Chips–The Ultimate Collection

Once you start making your own crackers, chips, and crostini crackers for snacks, you won’t stop. You will be able to serve a tasty treat for the most discriminating of guests. They are easy to make and perfect for dipping in fondue, salsas, hummus, vegetable dips, and eggplant spreads.

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The Slow Cooker: Vegetarian Cassoulet

the essence of culinary simplicity yet subject of much lore and debate
I would be remiss not to include a vegetarian cassoulet since it is so popular a casserole. Cassoulet is said to have originated in the 14th Century in…

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Appetizer Crostini

What are crostini? Literally translated to “little crusts,” they are Italian-style appetizer croutons. Usually slices of bread are toasted slowly until golden and then spread with a variety of tasty savory toppings, they are a clever way to use up day-old bread.

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Microwave Brown Bag Popcorn

The microwave is the true home for popping popcorn. While there are quite a few specialized types of microwave popcorn poppers on the market, the good old brown bag method reigns supreme in my mind, especially if you are without any other contraption in which to pop.

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The Microwave: Steamed Artichoke with Artichoke Hummus

Many cooks won’t tackle the whole artichoke in the microwave. But cooked one at a time in a measuring cup, makes the job a joy. Another tantalizing Italian-style way with vegetables cookery.

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Summer in the Slow Cooker Tips plus Chinese Apricot Pork Roast with Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad

It’s September and still hot as blazes. While we often think of the slow cooker for those long cooked winter stews, the slow cooker is the premier tool for summer cooking as well. Think of turkey breast, pork roasts, even lamb shanks.

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Frozen Bread Dough Focaccia

baked focaccia with fresh rosemary and coarse sea salt

Sometimes you want fresh bread, but don’t have time to make it from scratch.  So this the opportunity to use commercially made Ready-Dough packaged by Bridgeford, easily found in the supermarket freezer…

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Slow Cooker Mexican Turkey

Turkey thighs work so beautifully in the slow cooker. The meat is a bit tougher than chicken, so it holds up nicely in the slow cooker environment, emerging moist beyond belief rather than a bit dried out from the oven. Shred the meat off the bone, then roll up in tortillas. A great lunch.

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Artichokes


Aioli is an infamous garlic mayonnaise that is an integral part of the cuisine of Provence in southern France.  There exists some knock-you-out versions made with probably heads of garlic, but a delicious, and not so deadly, aioli is made…

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Buffet Salmon En Croûte with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce


My mother attended a holiday potluck and on the table was a delicate, buttery, flaky pastry wrapped salmon stuffed with spinach and mushrooms; there was a warm red pepper sauce on the side for drizzling.  It was a smash hit…

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