Asparagus with Garlic Oil and Toasted Pine Nuts

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Most often when I prepare asparagus as a side dish, I roast it in the oven, which gives it a wonderful nutty flavor, and is literally one of the most simple recipes that I make. (hint: 450, for 15 minutes, tossed with salt, pepper and olive oil…that’s it!) But repetition can become boring, and it’s… 

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Italian Pulled Pork Sliders

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We celebrated my son’s 6th birthday over the weekend with a small surprise party with his family and closest friends, which meant that I had to somehow discreetly cook food for 24 children and adults without raising too much suspicion. And what better way to serve a crowd than with a large succulent tender pork… 

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Stuffed Chicken Rolls in a Light Lemon-Herb Sauce

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Welcome to your next dinner party main dish! Stuffed chicken rolls are a delicious, healthy, and impressive offering, and an easy way to serve a large crowd, since they all cook together in the oven. I have mentioned before that I love Lidia Bastianich’s delicious and relatable recipes, and this one surely fits the bill…. 

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Hummus

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I love hummus. It’s the perfect healthy dip for serving alongside crackers, pita wedges, or veggies, and goes magnificently with stronger meat dishes, such as lamb. It seems senseless  to buy hummus tubs at the grocery store when it is SO easy to make hummus at home, not to mention homemade hummus tastes much better… 

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