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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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Asian BBQ Beef Burritos

This just looked too good not to try: thin (sammich sliced) sirloin steak, slow cooked in a pear, ginger, garlic, and tamari sauce rolled into a flour burrito with rice, fresh herbs, green onion, kimchee, and a spiced mayonnaise based … 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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Grilled Cheese With Taleggio, Bacon, and Pears

We were poking around a book store, killing time before catching the latest blockbuster, and I came across a cook book in the bargain section; “Own You Kitchen” by Anne Burrell. I have another of her books, so was happy … Continue reading

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Limoncello Sangria

When last we left the kitchen a fresh batch of limoncello had been brewed, just in time for the holidays! Now, what to do with it? Serving it on the rocks is nice, or, as my sister does, splashed over … Continue reading

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Pear and Brie Quesadillas

Appetizers don’t get much simpler than this. Our local market, Jewel-Osco, sent me this recipe in a promotional email, and I have to admit that I was at first a little bit leery of using canned pears; but these turned … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Prosciutto ‘Za with Pear and Spinach Salad

How’s this for a light lunch? Pizza dough brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with Tellicherry and Aleppo pepper, then topped with goat cheese and prosciutto and baked, THEN topped with a pear and spinach salad with dried cherries and … Continue reading

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Pear and Spinach ‘Za

To continue on our theme of pears and cookery books… Cousins were visiting from Canada, and on some of our travels, I took them to my not-so-new favorite book store – Half Priced Books in Highland Park (you may recall … Continue reading

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Pear Custard Impossible Pie

We got a really sweet card celebrating our wedding from Rich’s mom the other day; and a cute little Hallowe’en one as well, filled with coupons and recipes, including a recipe for Pear Bread (!) How did mom know I … Continue reading

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Spiced Pear Cookies

I had a bowl of pears that I thought were a bit too, ermmm, ripe for just plain eating, but I was not feeling the love for making a spiced pear cake, or even for playing around with the classic … Continue reading

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