Asparagus Spears with Phyllo and Proscuitto

June 14, 2009.   Categories Appetizers, Peggy's Favorites.

Asparagus Spears with Phyllo and Proscuitto

Phyllo Asparagus Spears These are easy to make, but take some practice.  I would recommend you make them at least once before you make them for a special occasion.  The above photo was taken by Ninette at Big, Bold, Beautiful Food.  She made this recipe and made some little changes to it.  You can read her take on the recipe here.  Be sure to check out her website while you’re there, it’s gorgeous and is...

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Plums with Gorgonzola and Rosemary

June 13, 2009.   Categories Appetizers, Chef David Lawrence, Contributing Chefs.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Plums with Gorgonzola and Rosemary

Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Plums with Gorgonzola and Rosemary by Chef David Lawrence www.chefdavidlawrence.com This year I had a very large July 4th party.  It was held outside and the menu consisted of appetizers.  We served these plums with a few modifications.  The rosemary sprigs were made longer so that people could hold them while standing and visiting.  St. Andre cheese is one of my personal favorites so we opted...

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Bananas Foster Creme Pie

June 12, 2009.   Categories Desserts, Pies and Tarts.


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Bananas Foster Creme Pie

Banana’s Foster Cream Pie Photos and Recipe Reprinted with Permission by www.evilshenanigans.com This is such a smart recipe.  Take a classic dessert like Bananas Foster and turn it into a creme pie.  The writers of www.evilshenanigans.com came up with this on a whim and I bet it will become a classic of its own. Here is the recipe, in her own words: Yield 1-9″ Pie Ingredients: Crust: 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup...

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Chipotle Gouda Cornbread

June 12, 2009.   Categories Desserts, Fabulous Side Dishes, Southwestern / Mexican.


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Chipotle Gouda Cornbread

Chipotle Gouda Cornbread Photos and Recipe Reprinted with Permission by www.evilshenanigans.com I was on Twitter this morning and “met” a very creative and friendly foodie @bakingblog.  When I visited her website www.evilshenanigans.com , I was captivated by this recipe.  I’m a chipotle addict and this sounded incredible. There are many other recipes on this website that are worth checking out… like grilled...

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Mache Greens with Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese and Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

June 11, 2009.   Categories Fabulous Side Dishes, Light / Healthy, Salads, Vegetarian.


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Mache Greens with Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese and Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Mache Greens with Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese and Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes From NPR.org:  Mache, also called lamb’s lettuce, has been cultivated in France since the 17th century. But in California’s Salinas Valley, the tiny, dark green plant with the sweet, nutty flavor is making its American commercial debut I love these greens.  They are nutty and sweet and don’t have any bitterness to them. ...

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