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Sweet Potato Souffle: Thanksgiving Countdown #5

November 14, 2011

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I adore sweet potatoes.  I love them roasted, candied, whipped, and just plain old baked.  And they are so amazingly good for you!  Chuck full of vitamin A and fiber.  I personally think no Thanksgiving table is complete without them. So I love to find new ways to prepare this delicious veggie. This recipe is […]

Caponata, Italian Eggplant Appetizer

September 26, 2011

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My friend Jeff, who is a gardening superhero, brought me some lovely Japanese eggplant.  I love Japanese eggplant.  You can use it as-is,instead of “sweating” like regular eggplant.  I had been hoping for some eggplant to drop in my lap so I could try out this delicious Sicilian appetizer we had while in Italy. You […]

Okonomiyaki, or “Osaka Pancakes”

September 25, 2011

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My husband used to make these for us a while back but we forgot about them for a while.  Do you ever do that?  Forget completely about recipes or food you used to eat?  Well, thankfully, my husband remembered these and he made these for dinner tonight.  He lived in Japan for two years while […]

Focaccia II, the sequel

September 17, 2011

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I have been making focaccia for several years.  I take a loaf out of the oven, and it is gone by the end of the day.  Often in an hour or less.  I make this version of Focaccia all the time, and I stand by it, but I recently came across a more authentic technique […]

Tomato Artichoke Soup

September 7, 2011

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Let me tell you: this soup is TO DIE FOR!!!!  It is so delicious and simple to prepare.  The acidity of the tomatoes, the tang of the artichokes…..I just love it! This recipe is inspired from one in my “Savor the Memories” cookbook, written by the owner and chef of Cucina’s deli in Salt Lake.  […]

Italian Polenta

September 7, 2011

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What is Polenta?  It is rough ground cornmeal.  There are many ways to use polenta.  I can be cooked to a mashed potato like consistency and is a wonderful accompniment to any kind of Italian romato sauce.   I head on a cooking show once that is is common in Italian families to pour the […]

Naan: Indian Flat Bread

September 3, 2011

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Soft, chewy, flavorful. Perfect for sopping up curries and other flavorful sauces. Not something to whip up if you need to eat in 30 minutes. But so worth it if you have the time. This is an unusual bread for many reasons.  First, is rises very slowly over a long period of time.  Second, you […]