Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta with Fried Sage

November 11, 2010.   Categories Fabulous Side Dishes, Fall, Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegetarian.

Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta with Fried Sage

Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta with Fried Sage A Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash My office contains over 400 cookbooks.  You could say I’m an addict… I have more on my iPad but when it comes to cookbooks, I still prefer the real thing.  There is nothing like turning page after page in front of a warm fire with a glass of wine. Nestled in many of those favorites are a number of books by Lou Seibert Pappas.  She has more than 50...

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Phyllo Mushroom Spanakopita Triangles

January 1, 2010.   Categories Appetizers, Fall, Peggy's Favorites, Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegetarian, Winter.

Phyllo Mushroom Spanakopita Triangles

Phyllo Mushroom Spanakopita Triangles Adapted from recipe in Martha Stewart’s Entertaining Makes approximately 50 hors d’oeuvres. If you don’t need that many, just freeze excess triangles in freezer  bags and keep them on hand for future entertaining! Ingredients: 5 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3 TBSP shallots 3 lbs organic baby spinach, washed or pre-washed in containers 1 bunch...

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Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

November 15, 2009.   Categories Chef Viviane Banquet Farre, Christmas, Fabulous Side Dishes, Fall, Light / Healthy, Seasonal Vegetables, Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegetarian, Winter.


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Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Maple–Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts Recipe and photo reprinted with permission by Viviane Banquet Farre www.foodandstyle.wordpress.com serves 8 1 tablespoon sea salt for the blanching water 2 lbs Brussels Sprouts – ends trimmed and cut in half 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons maple syrup 6 oz roasted chestnuts in jars – broken in 1/2” pieces (use your fingers) 3 large...

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Artichoke-Parmesan Sourdough Dressing

October 29, 2009.   Categories Fabulous Side Dishes, Fall, Thanksgiving Dinner, Vegetarian.

Artichoke-Parmesan Sourdough Dressing

Artichoke-Parmesan Sourdough Dressing Yield: Serves 12 (makes 10 cups) Ingredients 1  pound  crimini mushrooms, rinsed, ends trimmed, and sliced 3-4  tablespoons  butter 1.5  onions, chopped 1  cup  chopped celery 4  tablespoons  minced garlic About 2 cups  chicken broth or homemade stock 1  loaf (1 lb.) sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-in. cubes, lightly toast in oven 2  jars...

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Butternut Squash-Apple Cake w/ Ginger Streusel

October 24, 2009.   Categories Cakes, Chef Viviane Banquet Farre, Contributing Chefs, Desserts, Fall, Seasonal Vegetables, Vegetarian.


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Butternut Squash-Apple Cake w/ Ginger Streusel

Butternut Squash–Apple Cake with Ginger Streusel Recipe and photo reprinted with permission by Viviane Banquet Farre www.foodandstyle.wordpress.com This is really a remarkable recipe.  .  . exceptional ingredients and inventive concept.  If you haven’t used turbinado sugar in place of regular brown sugar – please try it.  Most “brown” sugar is really just a form of processed white sugar…...

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Artichoke Risotto with Lemon-Herb Pesto

October 20, 2009.   Categories Chef Viviane Banquet Farre, Contributing Chefs, Fabulous Side Dishes, Fall, Seasonal Vegetables, Vegetarian.


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Artichoke Risotto with Lemon-Herb Pesto

Artichoke Risotto with Lemon-Herb PestoRecipe, photo and video reprinted with permissionby Viviane Banquet Farre www.foodandstyle.wordpress.com Vegetarians and artichoke lovers will love every bite of this delicious and creamy creation by Viviane Banquet Farre of www.foodandstyle.com.  Once again, she manages to combine many of my favorite ingredients in this recipe.  Just thinking about this recipe immediately transported me to...

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