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Tomato-pesto grilled cheese

  A fast lunch with summer’s bounty: just-picked tomatoes and homemade pesto. I grew up eating grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. Luke is a huge pesto fan; his go-to snack or quick lunch is grilled cheese with pesto-slathered bread. The … Continue reading

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Spinach, prosciutto and olive pizza

We’re fairly openminded diners, the three of us, but each of us has a small list of foods we’re not overjoyed to eat. I’m not a big fan of ground beef or sweet-and-sour anything; Luke avoids onions, mayonnaise, and all … Continue reading

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Chive-pistachio pesto

My chives are loving the weather lately. They are both lanky and bushy. When they’re flourishing, I top everything short of dessert with minced chives. I’m thinking pesto would be a bright note with the simple pan-seared chicken breasts I … Continue reading

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Potato pizza ā€” 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 ā€” dough and potatoes ā€” flavorful and appealing. In my first attempt, I spread a thin layer of (store-bought) … Continue reading

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Summer bash: peach-prosciutto crostini

Every summer, usually in July, we have an all-day party with friends from Tom’s high school years. I make the appetizers and the main course, and everyone else brings salads, dessert, and drinks. We refer to this as our Summer … Continue reading

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Post-vacation lunch: flatbread with pesto and ricotta

I meant to post last week, really I did. we were at my sister Jul’s in New Hampshire. It would have been lovely to cook with my family and post the results; we all love to cook, and our kids … Continue reading

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Pizza: If at first you don’t succeed…

We have Tom’s twin brother and his wife and a few good friends coming to dinner this week, so we were discussing menu options. Iā€™d already prepared a double batch of Nutty Parmesan Shortbreads (May 5, 2011 post) dough. Tom … Continue reading

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