Tagged: Basil

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Crispy Baked Tomatoes

This is another one of my favorite side dishes that I find myself going back to every time I am trying to eat healthier. They are so yummy, I always wonder why I don’t make them more often, eating healthy...

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

AKA Bolognese Sauce.  I have been making this sauce since I started cooking.  It’s your basic tomato based sauce with Italian spices and ground beef.  It has undergone several changes over the years, all little tweaks to make it better....

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Basil

Fresh basil and sweet, tiny tomatoes were the inspiration for this modern day comfort food. Some good quality olive oil, lots of garlic, and of course some Parmesan cheese finishes the dish, giving a simple yet delicious dish of pasta....

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Margarita Pizza Appetizers

Margarita Pizza Appetizers  I had this dish in a little bistro in Vero Beach, Florida that had live jazz on Sunday nights. It’s an easy to re-create recipe that is both unusual and delicious. As long as you can find...

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Easy Margherita Flatbread

Sorry for the lapse in posts!  I haven’t been feeling like cooking lately, so we have been having lots of quick and easy meals, and eating out.  Tonight we ate at a Tapas bar that has live jazz on Sundays....

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Margarita Pizza

Margarita Pizza Tomato, garlic, fresh basil, and mozzarella. Sometimes the simplest is the best. servings: Makes one 12-inch pizza Ingredients 1 12-inch pizza shell (see dough recipe) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 or 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 ripe...

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My Love Affair with Basil

To me, nothing says “summer” more than the scent of fresh basil.  I can’t resist running my hand over my plants, or rubbing a leaf between my fingers to scent the air with it’s delicious spicy scent.   Unfortunately,  basil isn’t...

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Herb Garden

I love spring and summer when I can get outside and play in my garden.   The grass greens up, and the trees get their leaves, and the first flowers poke their heads up. Of course, we are almost at the...