Eggplant Antipasto

When the late summer harvest is starting to pile up around you, Eggplant Antipasto is a delicious topping for bread or crackers that features local produce and can be preserved so it lasts all winter. This recipe is a winner, even to those who think they don’t like eggplant.

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Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad with Shrimp

This beautiful salad recipe features a wonderful combination of flavours, colours and textures that satisfies your craving for sweet, sour, spicy and salty. Spicy Thai Grapefruit Salad with Shrimp is simple to make and can be personalized to meet your heat tolerance level.

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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Our friend Rob used to make an artichoke dish when we came to visit. He called it Carciofi. Pronounced Car-Cho-Fee. A little research confirmed that what he was making wasn’t actually Carciofi but it was really good anyway.  Maybe I should call this Robciofi. If you don’t normally eat artichokes, these Roasted Artichoke Hearts will win you over. They’re really easy to prepare and they’re delicious!

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Easy Focaccia Bread

This should be called Super Easy Focaccia but I think I over-use the word super. Since Focaccia dough is similar to pizza dough, the obvious way to make this an easy recipe is to use frozen store bought pizza dough. So this is for my friends who say they love homemade bread but wouldn’t make it.

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Hot Layered Mexican Dip

This super simple layered dip is baked in the oven and served hot with tortilla chips for dipping. I’ve witnessed people eating this by the spoonful right out of the dish. It’s that good. I think I’ve been making Hot Layered Mexican Dip since the eighties so it’s pretty retro.

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