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twice-baked potatoes with crispy shallots

Who can resist a delicious twice-baked potato?   Don’t see any hands raised lol.  This dish is when you crave something a little special, when just a regular ‘ole baked potato just won’t do.   Perfect with a steak or swordfish, these can also be made ahead and finished in the oven at a later […]

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pesto-caprese flatbread

I found this in my recipe queue and since we’re on somewhat of a flatbread kick this week, it’s a good time to get it up on the blog!  It’s another flatbread dish that really doesn’t require a recipe – just have fun using as much or as little of the ingredients as you wish.  I […]

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greek flatbread with genoa salami and feta

  Flatbreads don’t really need a recipe…..just choose your favorite flatbread, add toppings, bake, and enjoy!  I marinated the tomatoes in a flavorful extra-virgin olive oil along with kosher salt, coarse ground black pepper, and a good dose of dried Mediterranean oregano which provided the dish with an extra layer of flavor.  I LOVE feta […]

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swoon winter salad with pine nuts and sizzling warm vinaigrette

Well ladies and gents, it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  If you might be cooking for your special someone, this would make a fabulous salad course.  It’s sexy, warm, and inviting with a sensational layering of flavors including balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, brown sugar, garlic (yes, garlic!), and pine nuts.  Pine nuts just happen to be […]

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bourbon and caramelized shallot dip

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday and this dip would be a perfect addition to your menu along with chips or crudites.  I will be serving this delish dip accompanied by four new varieties of Terra Chips – Pumpkin Spice Sweets (kissed with cinnamon and nutmeg), Sweet Potato, Exotic Potato (sweet, Yukon gold, and naturally blue), […]

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