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Parmesan White Cheddar Garlic Bread

A good loaf of French bread slathered with garlic, topped off with cheese and then melted in the oven, there is everything delicious in this combination of flavors – Bread, garlic and melted cheese, what more is there to say? It’s delicious 😋!  Garlic bread is the feel good anytime appetizer and favorite spaghetti accompaniment for many of us.  Continue reading Parmesan White Cheddar Garlic Bread

Cheesy Cauliflower Toast

I’ve probably mentioned this before, Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten is my all-time favorite celebrity chef!. I love watching her shows on Food Network.  Ina’s soothing voice, her serene kitchen, her use of all-natural ingredients, her adorable husband Jeffrey, I could go on about why I like Ina Garten.  I’ve also mentioned that though I love her recipes they do tend to be more meat heavy.  However that has never deterred me from making her recipes, I just improvise and omit the meat and substitute with something vegetarian.  This cauliflower toast on the other hand is one of Ina’s vegetarian recipes!  The moment I saw her making it on one of her newer episodes I knew I had to try it right away.  A gooey cheesy toast all topped with roasted cauliflower looked so good folks, that my mouth was salivating 😋!  Continue reading Cheesy Cauliflower Toast

Caramelized Onion and Cheese Tart

A cheesy tart that highlights caramelized onions? What? I was so thrilled to see this recipe show up in my inbox! A delicious no-fuss tart made with caramelized onions and cheese – what can possibly go wrong with this winning combination? This recipe is for all you folks who love caramelized onions (Just like me and my daughter Rani) and are looking for ways to use this sweet oniony goodness. Continue reading Caramelized Onion and Cheese Tart

Kale and Shallot Quiche

This is one of those recipes that I whipped up on one of my lazy cooking days.  I was late getting dinner ready and needed to make something with minimal effort, and this kale and shallot quiche was the delicious result.  An easy and lazy recipe because I was so lazy that I didn’t even bother to use my hand blender to whip the eggs and cream together.  I just cooked the kale with shallots and garlic and then let it to cool for a few minutes.  Added in eggs, a splash of cream and shredded cheese. Then I mixed everything together with a fork and poured it into a readymade tart shell and baked.  Honestly, this is the easiest and laziest quiche I have ever made and surprisingly given my lack of usual fanfare it turned out delicious! Continue reading Kale and Shallot Quiche

Artichoke Kale Enchiladas

These are delicious enchiladas packed with good for you ingredients. Loaded with meaty artichokes, kale, and lots of flavor from cumin, onions, garlic, cilantro and gooey cheese, the end result is a happy song in your mouth type of Mexican dish 🎶🎶🎶.  The best part is it’s easy and delicious! Most of the ingredients are store bought and ready to go.  The enchilada sauce comes in a can by La Palma, but you can buy whichever brand you prefer.  The soft tacos are by Mission brand, and the only work is in the cutting of the veggies and assembling the enchiladas. Then all you do is bake, set the timer and forget about it!  Continue reading Artichoke Kale Enchiladas

Cheddar Parmesan Caramelized Onion Baguette

My daughter Rani loves caramelized onions and tries to incorporate them in any dish she creates.  She also loves garlic and as she informed me lately she prefers them cut into thick slivers so we get a garlicy slice in every bite.  With these thoughts in mind she created this appetizer style cheesy baguette with caramelized onions and garlic. Continue reading Cheddar Parmesan Caramelized Onion Baguette

Mediterranean Roasted Veggie Tart

Good Monday to you all.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend and are ready for the week ahead.  Today I would like to share a recipe for a delicious tart with loads of vegetables and full of flavor.  My friend Rose brought this gorgeous vegetable tart to our Spring Tea Brunch last year that looked right out of a magazine!  This tart looked so good that I’ve been wanting to make it for some time, but when Rose mentioned that it was a time consuming recipe, I stayed away from trying.  But with more time on my hands now I ventured to give this recipe a try and you know what? Once you get the hang of making it once or twice, it’s actually easier than the recipe looks. Continue reading Mediterranean Roasted Veggie Tart

Herb Cheddar Scones

It was the Sunday after my twins graduation and it just seemed fitting to make something special after such a big milestone, when this recipe for herb cheddar scones showed up in my inbox Herb Cheddar Scones on Marthastewart.com.  Let me start off by mentioning that my family loves scones! We especially love homemade scones all warm right out of the oven. I had to give this recipe a try. Perfect for a Sunday breakfast treat or on a lazy morning, these scones will have you starting the day off on a happy note. Continue reading Herb Cheddar Scones

Creamy Burrata Cheese with Caramelized Leeks and Onions

Are you missing going out to your favorite restaurant? Sitting over a relaxing meal with family and friends over candlelight? We may not be able to go to our favorite restaurants and sit together just yet, but we can at least try and bring a piece of it home to enjoy.  Enter this restaurant-inspired recipe. Continue reading Creamy Burrata Cheese with Caramelized Leeks and Onions

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those classic decadent pasta dishes that everyone loves, interestingly however it never appealed to me much as the veggie version always seemed overly stuffed with cheese that even when it was called a veggie lasagna there was very little vegetables in it.  I’ve tried over the years many veggie lasagnas and have come to the conclusion that restaurants don’t do vegetarian lasagna very good.  Their meat based lasagnas are always a hit (or so I hear), but veggie lasagnas? Not so.  Consequently I never bothered making lasagna at home, having not had anything worthwhile, I really didn’t have any incentive to try and replicate a cool restaurant veggie lasagna.  That is until I saw this post from my friend Padmini on her Instagram feed plates.by.patty.

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