Showing posts from May, 2003

Easy Italian Appetizers

Today’s theme is Italian-style appetizers, all easy, all prepared in advance, all kept ready in the fridge for last-minute aperitivi on the terrazza, er, cold brews on the back patio. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipes ~
~ Red Pepper Crostini ~
~ Olivada & Olivada Appetizers ~
~ Parmesan Crisps ~

Not One, Not Two But Three Easy Recipes!Red Pepper Crostini, just soft bits of onion and bell pepper on crisp homemade toasts called "crostini".Olivada is a luscious olive paste. It's similar to the olive tapenade found in an olive bar but is anchovy-free. For a delicious, dramatic looking Olivada Appetizer, just spread a little olivada on a thin slice of a fresh baguette, top with a sliver of mozzarella or another soft, mellow cheese and a few bits of pimento or roasted pepper that's been patted dry.This has been a "signature appetizer" for so many years! It's slightly fussy and must be assembled at the last minute so I use it only for small groups but people…

Sengalese Soup

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Sweet-Corn Soup with Shrimp

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Easy-Easy Jam Tart Recipe

I am so-so sorry. I.Have.Been.Holding.Out. You see, there are still a handful of Kitchen Parade recipes from the first years (2002 through 2005) which haven't yet been published online. This Easy-Easy Jam Tart is one. And when you see how easy it is to put together a really impressive tart in just fifteen minutes? Yeah, I do hope you'll forgive me. Make Easy-Easy Jam Tart just once, it might just put me back in your good graces. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

Make a Tart in Just Fifteen Minutes? Yes!Ever make an elegant-looking tart in just 15 minutes? Start with Easy-Easy Jam Tart and I’m willing to bet you’ll turn to this simple, flexible recipe again and again. It’s an adaptation of an old Italian-style tart called "crostata della Nonna" or "grandmother’s tart".Two tricks make this tart. First, the dough is done in the food processor, lickety split. Second, the filling is jam.Have you yet discovered the microplane? I’ve been pooh-poohing them for awhile …

Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup

My cousin Laura is famous for her rich-tasting but still low-calorie soup that uses a combination of potatoes and slow cooking to coax out a cream-like quality without a single drop of cream. It's comfort food during the cold months with possible medicinal qualities – no promises but some do say! Vegetarian and for Weight Watchers, very Freestyle Friendly! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

"... the best-smellin', best-tastin' soup I've made in a long time!" ~ Beth"I've made this soup twice in the last couple of weeks and love it!" ~ CMN"... so impressed2 weeks ago, that I'm just about to make a double batch to take to church tonight!" ~ Beth"... if the other [Weight Watchers] recipes are as delicious as this, I'm all set!" ~ Katrina"... absolutely yummy! " ~ Vinaya"... my so very non-vegetarian hubby loved it." ~ Sonali"... total hit at our house, even with our 6 year old son. VERY ta…