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Chickpeas are grown in southern Italy, but the tasty "ceci" is popular all over that country. This classic pasta recipe is a great way to enjoy them.
This is the last of the TomatoMania conest winning recipes. Fried Spaghetti? Mama Mia!
Fathers & Sons. It can be a complicated relationship. So when my dad remembered a meal I cooked a decade ago. I just had to make it again. Sesame Salmon Rolls.
I TRIPLED this recipe to get an amazing 15 in Peach Upside Down Cake. I had to do a birthday party for 30. I was worried, but this recipe did not fail me.
The Vesper Martini: James Bond made it famous, James Woodrich made it drinkable.
You want baby back ribs? Smoky, spicy, sticky and sweet. I know a shortcut!
Tomato Relish with Fried Garlic. Serve this as a side-dish or as a condiment on a sandwich. It makes a great sauce for grilled meats and fish too.
Sicilian Tomato Jam. This is a wonderful recipe inspired by something I read about an epicurean's travels through Italy in the 1950s.
Grilled prawns are delicious, but is there a difference between prawns and shrimp?
The tropical spices give this an exotic flair. The grilling caramelizes the sugars in the pineapple. Which make this dessert sweeter & more luscious.
I am sure the Genovese might argue with the term pesto, but this Pesto Trapanese is a rustic mix of chopped almonds, garlic, basil and fresh, cherry tomatoes.
Baked Bean and Tomato Cupcake. You read that right...
I have given this Sweet Cornmeal Cake with Berries and Cream (a Northern Italian specialty) A good ole Southern-Style Makeover.
Tom Collins or Gin Fizz?
Everything old is new again. Iceberg Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Dressing.
This is an unusual salad, it's flavors are as fresh as spring. Understandably, baby celery may be hard to find. You may substitute the young, light colored inside stalks from a bunch of celery.
Tomato & Basil were made for each other. I am using them together with Gouda. Melted Gouda in a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
This Worcestershire marinated strip steak brings a "chophouse" favorite to your own backyard. Grilled scallions and feta add rustic appeal.
Cool and crunchy. This cucumber salad with red onions will tame the heat and keep that oven turned off this summer.
By popular demand! The recipe for Sips! Ginger Lemongrass & Cilantro Crusted Snapper.
Does choosing and cooking fresh fish scare you? It shouldn't. Here are a few tips.
Creole-style "barbecued" shrimp are bold and spicy. And they get nowhere near a grill!
Some foods just taste better if you slow down and take your time. This eggplant dip really benefits from a long time on the grill.
This Scallop with a Saffron Tomato sauce come from SJ Gourmet and was a TomatoMania contest winner!
Do you know what a dragon fruit tastes like? It's sweet and delicious, but is it from Mars?
Stuffed Bell Peppers don't have to be heavy. Try this simple version. There are fewer than 100 calories per person!
These heirloom tomatoes were simply sliced and drizzled with the best olive oil. It's the simplest summer salad.
Do ever dream about tomatoes? Maybe sitting down and tasting 85 different varieties. Well it does not have to be a dream.
Squash blossoms are here. I stuffed mine with bit of ricotta, mozzarella and basil then gently fired them in a cornmeal crust.
Gkai Pad Gka-prow, which is Spicy Thai Basil Chicken. Try and seek out Thai basil for this dish.
Big bold summer flavors pair up nicely in this Italian style casserole A Basil and Green Bean Gratinate.
Grilled prawns. Brushed with basil and oil they are simply perfect. I am serving mine with a pistou/pesto inspired pasta.
Do you see pesto? Or pistou? Is there really a difference? Pistou is the French version and I have the classic recipe.
Basil Lillet Kamikaze Cocktail. Sips like summer!