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Cream of Asparagus Soup

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a cream of asparagus soup. On of my favorite vegetables, asparagus is great on it's own, in salads, and as side dishes, and of course, as a soup.Continue Reading...

Broccoli Pesto

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a broccoli pesto. Whether you’re a newbie, or you’re an old hand at traditional basil pesto, I think you’ll find this version a nice twist on the classic.Continue Reading...

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

In this recipe video, I show you how to improve on one of the most un-improvable vegetables – asparagus. My secret, add bacon. Bacon wrapped asparagus retains, that fresh, grassy flavor of asparagus, and combines it with the salty yummy-ness of bacon.Continue Reading...

Broccoli Gratin

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Broccoli Gratin. Now broccoli was a hard vegetable for me learn to love. Memories of the buffet line with old, over cooked, mushy piles of green...just made it completely unappetizing. But, broccoli shouldn't be that way.Continue Reading...

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Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad, may not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world.  But what if I add in words like bacon, bacon vinaigrette, apple, feta?  Becomes a bit more tantalizing doesn't it?  This spinach salad is one of my favorites for a starter course, or as a side salad for say a big summer BBQ.  It's easy to make, the favors work great together, and it looks beautiful.

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Cream of Asparagus Soup

When asparagus is in season, I can’t get enough of it.  And that includes making this yummy cream of asparagus soup.  While I’ll use asparagus as my vegetable for many a dinner, the soup itself is a perfect light dinner, maybe with a simple salad or crusty bread.  And it also freezes well, so that I can make large batches and pull it out throughout the year.

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Zucchini with Sundried Tomatoes

While vegetables can be great very simply prepared  - especially when fresh and in season.  However, I also love through a few vegetables together to combine flavors and textures that really make something special.  This recipe for Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomato is simple to prepare, and makes a great side dish for chicken, pork and fish.  Give it a try, and hope you enjoy it!

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Broccoli Pesto

I love a good pesto…but I also love to tinker with recipes, and it’s in that spirt that I made this broccoli pesto. Traditionally, pesto is a very tasty combo of ground, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and…basil. I love it. But I also love broccoli. And I really love the health benefits of eating broccoli, so I fiddled around a bit, and started make broccoli pesto essentially,

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus may be my favorite vegetable and I thought there was little to do to improve on it’s perfect simplicity.  That is, until I wrapped it in bacon!  Here I show you how to make a bacon (or more specifically pancetta) wrapped asparagus, that has all the great grassy, fresh taste of asparagus with the salty, savory flavor of bacon.  In addition to the great flavors, I love the contrast in t

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Truffled Mashed Potatoes

I’ve published recipes for mashed potatoes before, but I just can’t stop, because truth be told, they are one of my favorite comfort foods. I make them all the time and everyone loves them (who wouldn’t love my cooking), but sometimes I want to take the humble mashed potato and...

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Carrot Puree

I love a well-made dish of mashed potatoes, filled with good fresh butter and cream.  Of course, my long term health, could do without a bit of that butter and cream, and so I love dishes, like this carrot puree, that can give as much (albeit slightly different) satisfaction with a bit healthier spin.  This recipe for carrot puree can easily be modified to just about any similar vegetable, and

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Corn Salsa

If you look, you’ll find quite a few salsas on this site.  I love them, and many goto salsa versions and am always looking for more.  Here I show you how to make a simple corn salsa – one of my favorites.  Obviously you can use a salsa like this on tacos, and other Mexican food (and I do use it that way), but it’s versatile enough to use with a perfectly cooked piece of chicken, po

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Broccoli Gratin

Broccoli was a hard vegetable for me to learn to love.  I hated it as a kid, and the lasting memories of over cafeteria trays of broccoli, overcooked, limp and watery, turned me off for years.  But then entered broccoli soup....mmm…not to bad.   Broccoli Mac and Cheese or Fettucini alfredo

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Stuffed Zucchini

Lately I’ve been into stuffing vegetables.  Not sure where the inspiration came from, but it my be rooted in my increasingly climbing age.  I know I need to eat more veggies…and I also know that the more interestingly prepared the veggie…the more likely I am to consume said veggie.  Unfortunately for me,  too often even a nicely cooked carrot, green bean, or piece of broccoli doesn’t get my ful

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