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Let’s talk broccoli rabe

It is Lent. It's a no meat, eat fish, steam veggies kind of season. Broccoli Rabe is a variation of broccoli and to many Italians, a staple to be used with pasta, fish or chicken. Some say it can be bitter or tough; I say you need to know how to cook it. Let’s try! What you need: A nice size bunch of fresh broccoli rabe 3 tablespoons or so of extra virgin olive oil Fresh peeled garlic, coarsely chopped…

Tequila Shrimp Pizza With Chorizo & Cilantro Pesto

Chip and I love, love, love pizza and are always looking to try new versions of the classic. This week we ventured out with a rendition of Emeril Lagasse’s Tequila Marinated Shrimp Pizza with Chorizo, Onions, Bell Peppers, And Cilantro Pesto.  I always add and delete based on taste and this one for the first time through was good, but needed a little more zing.  Try and it and tell us how and what you did to make it your…

Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Pears, Chicken and Blue Cheese

You can do anything with good dough.  You can make your own or buy it in the store. It usually doesn't matter.  Time is the issue with dough.  I promise I will follow up with a dough recipe soon. This pizza came about while I was getting these nasty gray hairs dyed to be 'more youthful'.  My friend Marilyn has a wonderful salon, Symetry, and I have had more great conversations there than almost anywhere else.  This particular day, a…

Hot & Spicy Monkey Pizza

Chip and I have been known to knock off a few pizza creations on a Friday night.  You can find some of them in the recipes section of this site.  This morning, we were talking about what to make and the combination of ingredients came together as Hot & Spicy Monkey Pizza. I don't use a real monkey but you will find the ingredient that gives the pizza this name. Ingredients 1 pound of Pizza dough.  You can buy it…