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Slices of grilled chicken breasts are smothered in pasta with a sauce made of tomatoes, garlic and olive oil

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (2 or 3)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces dry angel hair pasta
  • 4 large tomatoes, halved, deseeded, & cut into 1/4-inch wide pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 (2/3-ounce) package fresh basil, stems removed & roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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Delicious and delicate shrimp toasts are quickly prepared in an air fryer

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 1/4 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seed
  • MARINADE
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rose or white wine
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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This healthy yet hearty grilled bruschetta recipe features mashed cannellini beans and the bright flavors of fresh ...

  • 1 (8-ounce) long loaf Italian bread
  • 1 (15 to 19 ounce) can white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, each cut in half
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Almonds and tarragon may seem like unusual additions to a mushroom and pepper tart, but the combination is simply a...

  • 1 (9-ounce) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups (8-ounces) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup (4-ounces) jarred roasted red peppers, patted dry and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (4-ounces) Gruyère, coarsely grated
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, sliced
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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This bread was so easy and dangerously delicious with the rich flavors of gorgonzola and zesty garlic

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf Italian bread
  • Parmesan cheese
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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These spicy, crunchy, spinach-filled phyllo cups are the perfect way to start any dinner party or social gathering

  • 1 (10-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle flavored hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 45 mini phyllo shells
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Crostini is topped with crab mixed with aioli, lime juice, mint and a little chile pepper to spice it up a bit! Gar...

  • 12 slices of Pullman or sourdough bread
  • 8 ounces cooked jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 3 tablespoons aioli ,or mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Fresno chile or red jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced fresh mint
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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Who knew that Cherries & Apricots are a match made in heaven? Crostatas are very easy to make

  • For the crust:
  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur Brand)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • For the fruit:
  • 20 about 20 cherries, pitted
  • 3-4 apricots, pitted and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch (or 1 teaspoon clear jel)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional, but my favorite)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot or peach jam (optional)
  • coarse sugar (for a delicious crunch on the dough)
  • 1 egg, beaten and mixed with water
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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Chipotle meatball appetizers have a little heat and are good to eat! Nested in bite-sized pastry cups and topped wi...

  • 1 (8-ounce) can Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 3 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 12 frozen Italian-style meatballs (1/2-ounce each), thawed and halved
  • 4 (1-ounce) pieces mozzarella string cheese
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, cut into 24 small slices
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Quick and easy, and cheesy and garlickly, these rolls are hot and delicious, dripping with melted cheese

  • 2 dinner rolls any type or small loaf of bread
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese any favorite
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • Garlic bread seasoning mix (fresh chopped garlic can be heated with the melted butter)
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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Lángos is the Hungarian name of a flat cake that is deep-fried

  • 1 medium sized-Russet potato (about 10 oz.), peeled
  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast*
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 3 1/2 tsp active dry yeast can be used
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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These cute little ladybug cracker appetizers are perfect for an April fool's day spring or summer party

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Black food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 36 butter flavored crackers
  • 18 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 18 small black olives
  • 72 fresh chive pieces (about 1-1/2 inches long)
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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