Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes

My garden isn’t being kind to me this summer. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the same enthusiasm I had last year when I faithfully tended it like I a newborn puppy. Or maybe their is some truth to the old wives tale that talking to your plants and giving them attention helps them thrive…. 

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Spicy Cheddar Polenta

This spicy polenta recipe makes a delicious and easy side dish. Jalepenos, onion, tomato, green bell pepper and onion are sauteed while the polenta cooks. The polenta is mixed with sharp white cheddar and the fried vegetables are served over top. The contrast between the two is mind-numbing. The spicy hot vegetables with the texture… 

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Light and Luscious Lemon Chicken

My Mom loves lemon chicken. Any and all kinds of lemon chicken. She makes many different ones including Chicken Francese, Chicken Piccata and this recipe that she just calls Lemon Chicken. It is the simpler of the three – without the strong flavor bursts of the capers in the Piccata or the wine in the… 

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Gorgonzola Pasta with Bacon, Chicken and Walnuts

A creamy sauce with a big bite to it is tossed with pasta, chicken and walnuts to make up this rich and delicious pasta dish. Gorgonzola is an Italian blue cheese with a strong flavor and smell. It is made from cow’s or sheep’s milk in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Northern Italy. It… 

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Mom’s Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

My Mom makes the best Eggplant Parmesan I ever tasted! Never mushy, bitter or greasy. Just plain perfect. Making eggplant parm is something of an inexact science, from the size of the eggplant to how much sauce you’ll need but it doesn’t have to be precise for it to work. It’s very forgiving, All you… 

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Caramelized Pepper and Sausage Pasta with Tomato Pesto

A hearty and delicious pasta tossed with caramelized bell peppers, Italian sausage and a fresh tomato pesto sauce. Slices of bell peppers are slowly sauteed over the course of an hour to caramelize them. In the meantime the fresh tomato pesto is made and sliced sausages are pan-fried. The peppers turn into sweet, intensely flavored… 

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