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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

One of my favorite combinations, pears and blue cheese, makes for a pretty terrific salad, too, with pistachios and dried cherries and red onion. The sherry vinegar and zippy mustard vinaigrette isn’t too, too bad, either. Paired with a baked … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve had issues, in the past, making a vinaigrette I really liked. I watch friends and family toss a few things into a bowl or container and, voilà! Tasty vinaigrette. Me? Not so much. But this vinaigrette? With zingy gorgonzola … Continue reading

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Asparagus Salad With Blue Cheese and TWO(!) Dressings

We love asparagus; roasted, grilled, steamed, or, as here, blanched, then tossed into ice water to lock in that lovely green color, then dried and tossed in a salad – preferably with some blue cheese and thinly sliced red onion … Continue reading

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Endive and Blue Cheese Salad

Take a step away from Iceberg and Romaine and consider Endive for your next salad. I’d bought a bit too much endive for a gathering, and so had several left sitting around the crisper making me think I really need … Continue reading

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Endive Salad With Blue Cheese and Roasted Pears

Yesterday, I wrote about making honey roasted pecans because Rich thought they’d be nice for munching. I thought they’d be perfect for this salad; a combination of Belgian endive spears, romaine lettuce, roasted sliced pears, blue cheese, pomegranate arils, a … Continue reading

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Bleu Cheese Roasted Asparagus

We had picked up some nice looking steaks to grill, and fresh asparagus was pretty nicely priced, so thought I’d do a little riff on our more usual asparagus/olive oil/balsamic vinegar roasted asparagus. And it was good. The riff? Crumble … Continue reading

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Asparagus Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

‘Tis the season to enjoy asparagus, and how better to savor the flavor than to serve lightly steamed, well chilled spears in a salad with some good bleu cheese and a refreshing lemon vinaigrette on top? In a (kinda) continuation … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad With Blue Cheese

See, here’s the deal: green beans don’t have to come from a can, or be cooked with bacon or, really, cooked (that much) at all. You could start with tiny frozen green beans (haricots verts); blanch ’em just for a … Continue reading

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Parfait! Bacon Wrapped Dates

Want a great, mostly make-aheadable, and oh! so tasty munchie for your holiday (or, really, anyday) gathering? Grab a date (I cheat and buy the pre-pitted), wrap it in bacon, add a bit of your fave steak seasoning (I’m partial … Continue reading

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Chops ‘n Bleu

Boneless pork chops can be a chore, if you don’t take care in preparing them, you’ll end up with a dry, flavorless, chunk o’ meat-like substance that really wasn’t worth the effort it took to make ’em. Which is one … Continue reading

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