Bake Tomatoes with Pesto

PRINT Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 6 medium, tomatoes – ripe and firm salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 6 tablespoons, pesto METHOD Preheat oven to 425 degrees Oil a baking dish that will snugly accommodate the tomatoes Core the tomatoes, shave small amount off bottom to level tomatoes on baking surface Season inside of tomatoes…

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Baked Eggplant with Eggs

PRINT Author: Perusing Waverly with modifications by Jody Kirkley This is the ultimate comfort food — not elaborate, but carefully prepared and perhaps reminiscent of a simple dish from childhood. It makes a satisfying one-dish dinner. Serve with a light green salad. Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons, il Fustino Organic Tuscan Blend EVOO 1 medium,…

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Baked Asparagus

PRINT Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound, asparagus – washed and trimmed 3 garlic cloves – finely chopped 3 tablespoons, il Fustino extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons, water METHOD Preheat the oven to 350 degrees In a ceramic baking dish, place asparagus. Pour olive oil over. Sprinkle with chopped garlic, salt and pepper Toss asparagus…

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Bagna Cauda

PRINT Author: Jody Kirkley Literally translated from Piedmontese dialect, means “warm sauce”. Bagna cauda must be placed on warmers, as it must simmer constantly. Think of it as “Italian Fondue”. Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 4 cloves, garlic – crushed 1 1/2 ounces, butter – melted 4 ounces, salted anchovies freshly ground black pepper 1 cup, extra…

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Asparagus with Toasted Sesame Oil

PRINT Author: Paulette Lambert Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pounds, fresh asparagus – trimmed 2 tablespoons, white wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons, shallot – minced 1 teaspoon, dijon mustard sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon, water 2 tablespoons, il Fustino Toasted Sesame Oil 2 tablespoons, walnuts – chopped METHOD Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange…

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Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)

PRINT Author: Jody Rice with Chicken Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 8 chicken thighs 3 tablespoons, olive oil 2 cups, rice 1 onion – chopped 5 stalks, celery – chopped 2 jalapeno chile peppers – chopped 1 anaheim chili pepper – chopped 6 garlic cloves – chopped fine 1/3 cup, cilantro – chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons, salt…

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