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What to do with the sweet onions?

What to do with the sweet onions?

| November 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

I recently wrote about my mouthwatering, delightful sandwich that uses a special recipe of sweet onions (and boy, are those onions AND that sandwich good. I mean really, really awesome. Anyway, that great recipe for sweet onions from Simple Italian Sandwiches makes about two cups. That’s a lot of onions and you can only eat […]

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Green Beans with Brown Butter

Green Beans with Brown Butter

| November 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

File this one under quick and easy. This method of making green beans really gives them a nice punch of flavor. It’s a super easy way to dress up a classic vegetable — perfect for Thanksgiving. It will definitely be gracing my table this year! So here it goes: Green Beans with Brown Butter Steam […]

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Bacon Cheddar Barbecue Chicken Rollatini

Bacon Cheddar Barbecue Chicken Rollatini

| November 17, 2007 | 3 Comments

How can you go wrong with chicken, bacon, cheddar and barbecue? You can’t! This dish is as easy as it is tasty, and better yet, it looks impressive (which is one of my favorite things: when something is easy but looks like it can’t be). My husband raved about this. My son gobbled every bite. […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

| November 16, 2007 | 7 Comments

You might say that I was a bit deprived of Brussels sprouts as a child. My mother hated them so I was never required to have any when they were served. Of course, since my grandmother simply boiled and served them, I probably wouldn’t have liked them anyway. I’ve said it before and I will […]

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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that does the flavor of any veggies justice. It’s just like cooking with any kind of meat or fish: sure, you could just grill it up and throw a […]

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Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Sweet Onion Panini

Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Sweet Onion Panini

| November 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

What’s the best thing about this sandwich? It tickles the taste buds. You have contrasting sweet, salty and smooth flavors that complement each other and a good hearty crunch of a panini. It’s everything I could ever ask for in a sandwich. In fact, I ate one and a half of these bad boys for […]

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Sign of the times? Italian Panko Steak

Sign of the times? Italian Panko Steak

| November 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

Maybe it’s a sign of the times or something. When I was grocery shopping recently, I picked up a box of Panko crumbs and bought them. Only later did I realize that they were in fact Italian panko. Italian panko?!? They lacked the light texture of regular Japanese panko and were considerably larger, thicker, etc. […]

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Super Easy Low-Fat Oven Fries

Super Easy Low-Fat Oven Fries

| November 11, 2007 | 7 Comments

Not the best picture, I’ll admit. But this is one of those “gotta try it” recipes. I adore French fries (but I don’t love the damage they do to my weight) and always have. Like many folks, McDonald’s fries were my first love. But I have eaten some awesome ones since them. In fact, I […]

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

| November 11, 2007 | 1 Comment

After two years of blogging (yes! Cucina Bella turned 2 yesterday! YIPPEEEE! Who knew this on-a-whim experiment with food writing would last this long?!?), it should be no surprise that I am finding the need to return to subjects I’ve touched on before. Specifically, oatmeal. I originally wrote about oatmeal for Fit Fare (before I […]

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Kid Approved: Garlic Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Kid Approved: Garlic Tomato Spaghetti Squash

| November 5, 2007 | 4 Comments

The first, and only, time I had spaghetti squash was years ago in college. While studying at the Biosphere 2, I was invited to a dinner at another girl’s apartment. Spaghetti squash with a tomato sauce was one of the meals she served. I remember being apprehensive, but trying it. I was shocked. It really […]

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