goat cheese

Lardons, Goat Cheese and Spinach Frittata

Our family is busy.  Busy, I tell you.  Busy in that the weeknight dinners that we aim for regularly are becoming harder, which I feel stupid admitting, but it’s true.  Two active teenage boys, two working adults; this doesn’t add up to laid-back weeknight dinners with four people present.  Weekend nights?  Different kinds of commitments, …

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Pea Shoot Salad with Shrimp, Goat Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette

Will spring ever get here?  Maybe if we all make this salad, we’ll summon it. I first made this while my husband was watching the Patriots game a few months back. Gary’s from Worcester, Mass. I need to spend some time, at another moment, talking about living in NYC with a Patriots fan. It can …

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Two Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Naan Pizza

I have convinced myself that I am an expert in grilled pizza, and no one in my family is contesting that claim.  The reason being that they would not get any more grilled pizza. But this is an expertise that I can only substantiate during the warmer months. Otherwise my pizza output — and therefore …

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Pasta Shells with Pumpkin in a Creamy, Cheesy Sauce

While I cook with butternut squash all the time, when I think about cooking with pumpkin I picture a can of puree. But not this year, this year I am grabbing the pumpkin by the stem and here’s the first pumpkin of moment of, I hope, many. This is a decadent cold weather (vegetarian) dish, …

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Radicchio and Endive Crostini with Aged Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

Crostini are one of the world’s greatest last minute appetizers.  Basically if you buy a baguette, you can go home and slice it, toast the slices, and then have your way with the toppings. I have turned leftovers into crostini and bruschetta I am completely comfortable serving guests (leftover thinly sliced grilled chicken with a …

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