Main Dishes

Fall In Love with Grapes – Red & Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Red and Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto recipe

Call this a loaded focaccia! A thinner crusted focaccia with cornmeal and fragrant rosemary, I've bejeweled this rustic bread with both red and black California grapes. The sweetness of the grapes paired with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese makes this more than just a small plate or mere appetizer. Your palate is going to be wowed by complimentary ingredients like red onions and buttery pine nuts sprinkled throughout this sweet-and-savory dish!

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Slow Cooker – Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker - Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipe | TeenieCakes.

Do you have fond childhood memories of a simmering bowl of chicken and dumplings made by your mom, grandmother, or some other angelic person that was present in your younger years? A brisk autumn day with a bowl of comfort and goodness - good old-fashioned chicken and dumplings. Sounds quintessential, doesn't it? My first chicken and dumpling experience was as a young adult. Nope, no childhood memories include this Southern, Midwestern-American favorite. With the right recipe and marriage of flavors, it can quickly become your favorite and evoke memories of goodness too...

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Simply Salads: Baby Lettuces with Feta, Strawberries & Almonds

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette recipe |

Seasonal berries are still abundant and sweet from the markets and home gardens. This is a quick, tasty and fresh salad to put together. Whether you're entertaining or making something for your lunch or dinner, this salad with baby lettuces, fresh sweet strawberries, feta and almonds is really delicious with the honey-mustard dressing you're going to drizzle all over it. Serve it as a main dish or side salad.

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Kimchi Fried Brown Rice with Fried Eggs

Kimchi Fried Brown Rice with Fried Egg recipe |

One of the more difficult things for me to find, of late, is a good kimchi that doesn't contain MSG (monosodium glutamate), preservatives and other unnatural ingredients that I can't pronounce. Is it possible to find kimchi that boasts "fresh" and/or "organic"? After much searching, I found a tasty variety made from Gold Mine, Natural Food Company. This kimchi is vegan, raw, gluten free, and naturally fermented without using fish/shrimp sauce, sugars or preservatives that are all too common in most commercial varieties of kimchi. So what to do with this tasty kimchi? Using day old

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Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart with Leeks

Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart with Leeks recipe |

There are still leftover summer tomatoes. Our home's garden tomato plants are spent now. A few lingering cherry tomatoes cling to weakened, withered branches. Summer's bright colored vegetables shrivel from the exhausting heat. The tomatillo plants have seen their better days...until next year. However, when Southern California home gardens are void of bright, seasonal and beautiful vegetables (nature's gifts), we still have the conveniences of local markets importing from abroad. Although the prices are rocketing and the freshness and flavors are not comparable to the pleasures

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