Tag Archives: Basil

Savory Waffles

The book that gave me the recipe for the Walnut and Roasted Pepper Pesto also had a recipe for “savory” waffles that my husband quite liked the look of, and, as it suggested serving them with the Walnut and Red … Continue reading

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Walnut and Roasted Pepper Pesto

I honestly cannot recall where this book came from. It has been sitting in (one of) my stacks of ‘cookbooks to look through’ for a while and, well, both of us finally looked through it and found quite a lot … Continue reading

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Charred Tomatoes With Basil

One of my markets had a pretty decent deal: 2 packages of grape tomatoes for $5 – but… you had to buy two to get the deal. Now, we like tomatoes, but for just the two of us, that is … Continue reading

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Asian Style Noodle Soup

I stole – ermmm, borrowed – the basic idea for this soup from the very nice folk at delish.com, but needed to make a few changes based on my pantry and the current leftovers in the fridge. See, I only … Continue reading

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Amatriciana Sauce

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast is The Florentine in Chicago – mostly because of their over easy eggs served on top of a spicy pancetta and tomato sauce with grilled sourdough bread slices on the side. … Continue reading

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Coconut Chicken Soup

Summer has finally arrived in these parts – meaning that it is hot. It is sticky. The air feels as though it is weighing down on you when you step outside. So, it is the perfect time to make a … Continue reading

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Baked Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes and Basil

True confession: growing up, mac and cheese in our house was Kraft Dinner, y’know, in the blue box. Nothing against my mom, who was a pretty awesome cook, but, well, it was Kraft Dinner, it was cheap, easy, and it … Continue reading

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Chicken with Artichokes

I had a taste for chicken. And there was that jar of marinated artichoke hearts in the pantry… Surely there was something I could do with chicken and artichokes and… Hmmm. That basil on the front porch is getting a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pizzas

On our last trip to Trader Joe’s, we noticed a new product featured just inside the entrance; flatbread-like pizza crust, made, baked, and ready to be topped, popped into an oven or on the grill, and served. So… as one … Continue reading

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Gazpacho!

What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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