Mozzarella, Bacon and Corn Salad

Mozzarella, Corn and Bacon Panzanella

Panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad that might just be the perfect summer salad! It’s great for using up a bounty of fresh tomatoes, herbs and just about any other type of vegetable you have on hand whether it be from your garden or friendly neighborhood farm market…. 

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Bacon Cheeseburger Rigatoni

Bacon Cheeseburger Rigatoni

Baked “cheeseburger” rigatoni pasta with a tangy barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon, pickles and tomatoes. It’s a little bit comfort food and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.

This will not only liven up the routine of pasta night but burger night too. I had my doubts about combining these two favorites of mine into one. . . I never thought of barbecue sauce and pasta as belonging together…. 

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Bacon and Brie Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded sweet potato skins with brie, bacon, sour cream and chives makes for a tempting and unforgettable appetizer, snack or side dish.

I’ll remember this winter as one where I fell fast and hard for sweet potatoes and discovered how good they are paired with brie.

I’ve been cutting them into wedges and oven-frying them, twice baking them, mash potato-ing them and making potato skins. All the while melting lots of brie over top…. 

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