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Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salad is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil.  It is supposed to resemble the Italian flag!  Well here is a great picnic version of a classic salad!

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Pasta of the Month – Spaghetti with Classic Pesto Sauce

I’ve seen a lot of recipes these days for pesto made with spinach or kale.  But what is pesto and where did it come from? The classic version of pesto, AKA Pesto Genovese, originated in Genoa, Italy and

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Fire Roasted Tomato, Citrus and Basil Bisque with Parmesan Crostini

This super easy soup takes only minutes to prepare, then heat.  Just add a sandwich, like grilled cheese, and you have a great weeknight meal!

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Pork Chops and Gnocchi – A simple week Night Dinner

It’s the middle of the week and everyone is coming home tired and hungry!  What can you fix that won’t wear you out but fits the bill of filling and delicious?  Gnocchi and pork chops! No, this post won’t tell … Continue reading

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