Tag Archives: parmesan

Broccolini-Bacon Pizza

Broccolini is my favorite vegetable. I am a big fan of vegetables in general, so this is saying a lot. Broccolini is not, in fact, another name for broccoli rabe, nor is it simply baby broccoli. It’s a fairly recent … Continue reading

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Mac & cheese with a panko crust

Today’s post will be fast and dirty, because my brother-in-law Steve requested this recipe and I leave tomorrow morning for Portland, Oregon. We served this mac and cheese to Steve and his family a few days ago. I made a … Continue reading

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Asparagus, bacon, and ricotta tart

So often, our dinners are inspired simply by what’s in the house. At the moment, that’s asparagus, bacon, and a batch of homemade ricotta. Normally that would result in 1) pasta, or 2) risotto, or maybe 3) quiche, but I was … Continue reading

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Potato pizza — anything but bland.

I’m not sure what drew me to potato pizza initially. Perhaps it was the challenge of making two fairly bland ingredients — dough and potatoes — flavorful and appealing. In my first attempt, I spread a thin layer of (store-bought) … Continue reading

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Tom’s best-ever lasagna

I was in the Twin Cities this weekend, having a lovely visit with Tom’s twin brother, his wife and girls. On Saturday I drove into St. Paul for a picnic sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society Press (one of my … Continue reading

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Stuffed zucchini in the OLD oven

Yes, you read that right: we’re getting a new stove! The old one had an extra-hot (15,000 BTU) burner and a simmer burner, along with two regular burners. (I don’t need to explain that this is a gas stove, do … Continue reading

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Galette: the no-fuss tart for pastry-phobes

I’ve been reading about those free-form tarts called galettes lately. I went through a galette phase years ago, but hadn’t made one recently. The rustic aspect is appealing, as is the complete freedom to fill them with anything the imagination … Continue reading

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Asparagus in the raw

We finally had a fleeting glimpse of summer; it reached 89 degrees yesterday, and the mid-80s today. The garden is growing so quickly you can almost watch the leaves unfurling. I’ve planted seeds for zinnias, cosmos, nasturtium, basil and parsley. … Continue reading

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A lighter (?) version of garlic bread

Parmesan-Garlic Toasts Tonight was fish night in our house. What this means is I have a piece of fish that I usually prepare with an herb crust; Tom has Mrs. Paul’s (fish sticks or fillets), and Luke has chicken sausage. … Continue reading

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Nutty parmesan shortbreads

We tend toward hibernation in the winter — this is Wisconsin, after all. But now that it’s spring we’re feeling mighty sociable. It’s time to have some options on hand for unexpected guests. For example, my pantry has cans of … Continue reading

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