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Panko goat cheese salad with bacon and pear vanilla dressing.

July 18, 2011
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This salad is heaven on a plate: crispy panko goat cheese bites, savory bacon pieces, fresh greens, sliced pear, sweet and tangy vanilla pear dressing with a touch of dijon and sherry vinegar. I can’t take full credit for this salad, since it’s inspired in the “goat cheese salad” of the restaurant I used to […]

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Muffin Monday: bacon cheddar chive muffins.

July 18, 2011
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Anuradha from Baker Street is the genius mind behind Muffin Monday. I am really happy to be baking with her this week and hope I can join her in the future for more muffin monday fun! This week’s muffins are on the savory side: bacon and cheddar to which I added some chives. It’s a great […]

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Bacon wrapped figs with honey and goat cheese filling.

July 5, 2011
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I found these beautiful fresh figs at the supermarket, wanted to use them in a recipe during the weekend but I had baker/cook’s block and they were sitting in my fridge until inspiration striked last night. I swear I get the most creative and decadent ideas when I’m on detox: it’s been a while since […]

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Healthy Potato Salad: two ways ~ Daring Cooks, June 2011.

June 14, 2011
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Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded prizes to the top 3 most creative and […]

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Chinese bacon and green onion quiche ~ FFwD.

May 20, 2011
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Another Friday, another delicious recipe by the lovely Dorie. I couldn’t find asparagus at the supermarket to make today’s “Bacon, egg and asparagus salad” so I went with last week’s quiche. Used some Chinese bacon I got last week at Chinatown and chopped some green onions to go with it. I omitted the cheese because I thought it wouldn’t […]

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Bacon Mac and Cheese

March 8, 2011

Fun shaped pasta in a sea of ooey gooey cheese sauce. Who can resist it? When I was a kid I loved making mac’n’cheese from a box and instant ramen. Comfort [may I say junk?] food so easy to make even a kid can succeed at it. I never eat the boxed stuff anymore and […]

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Savory cheese and chive bread ~ French Fridays with Dorie.

March 4, 2011

This week’s FFwD recipe is a savory quick bread. Quick breads are almost-foolproof breads that use chemical leavening agents [baking soda/baking powder] instead of yeast. There is no kneading or proofing required, you just mix the ingredients and bake immediately. The term quick bread applies to cakes, cookies, pancakes, scones, brownies, muffins, biscuits, etc. This means […]

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Pancetta green beans ~ French Fridays with Dorie

February 18, 2011

This week’s FFWD recipe is a simple yet flavorsome side dish. The pancetta lends its saltiness and smoky flavor to the green beans making it an attractive dish for those who say veggies are tasteless or boring. In my case, I would eat an entire plate of steamed green beans every day if I could. […]

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