Fig & Rosemary Pizza

By Leslie Blythe

I managed to pick some figs off our enormous fig tree. Having is fig tree has it rewards, but it's a mess when they fall! Splat! Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I have made pizza for years and am always perfecting my technique. I used gruyère cheese for this one, but you could also use goat cheese, ricotta, parmesan, etc.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • 2 - 4 Servings

Salmon Burgers

By Leslie Blythe

A friend of mine gave me a very nice piece salmon and this recipe for salmon burgers. They were SO good, I will be making them again. If you want to pack as many nutrients as possible into one meal, salmon is a good choice.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • 6 Servings

Zucchini “Spaghetti”

By Leslie Blythe

I made this Zucchini "Spaghetti" using a Veggetti spiraling device. The Veggetti turns vegetables into delicious, healthy spaghetti.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • 4 Servings

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Quinoa, Pepitas, and Pomegranates

By Leslie Blythe

This has to go down as one of the most beautiful salads. This recipe comes from Jeanne Kelley, Salad for Dinner.

  • 4 Servings

Grilled Cantaloupe with Prosciutto, Burrata & Arugula

By Leslie Blythe

Instead of doing the typical tomato / basil thing, I decided to go out on a limb and try Grilled Cantaloupe with Prosciutto, Burrata & Arugula. Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture.
I love grilled fruit. This recipe would also work with peaches or nectarines.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • 6 - 8 Servings

Gorgonzola Zucchini Tomato Bites

By Leslie Blythe

These Gorgonzola Zucchini Tomato Bites can be made ahead, they are cheesy & delicious! I used Gorgonzola in this recipe, but you could use goat cheese and any soft cheese. These were a big hit at my party!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Makes 35 appetizers

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Hasselback Potatoes UnPlugged2

Hasselback Potatoes UnPlugged

I love Hasselback Potatoes! Hasselback potatoes cut in such a way as to resemble a fan or accordion when roasted. The name is derived from the restaurant where they were first introduced in the 1940s, Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden which opened in that city in 1748 and where they are called hasselbackspotatis. The outside of the potato becomes crisp and brown while the inside is soft and creamy. This version is sort of cheating because you cut the potatoes all the way through.

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Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Steak Florentine)

If you are a meat lover, you are going to want to try this traditional Italian grilled steak. Brushing meat with rosemary imparts an herbal fragrance to this Italian steak, which is traditionally served with Cannellini Beans with Rosemary and lemon.

By Leslie Blythe

Vegetable Sushi

Vegetable Sushi

Rolling sushi is not as hard as it seems. I have been making these Vegetable Sushi rolls for years. I learned this recipe and technique from Ina Garten. There are countless YouTube videos, which have many tips on how to do it. I love the beautiful colors of the vegetables.

By Leslie Blythe

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I recently joined TalkToChef, which is a website designed for chefs and foodies to share their expertise with others.  Whether your questions concern a recipe, techniques, tips, meal planning, food budgeting, food health issues or any other culinary question that you might have. I am very excited about this amazing opportunity to share my passion for teaching and […]

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101 Hamburger Ideas!

101 Hamburger Ideas!

What are you going to grill this weekend? Here are a few ideas! 101 Hamburger Ideas! 1. Pepperoni Pizza Burger: grilled burger covered with pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. 2. Verde Burger: grilled ground beef mixed with seasoned garlic, topped with piquant Italian Verde sauce made with parsley, onions and capers. 3. Classic Burger: […]

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