Savory Baked Ricotta with Fig, Pine Nut and Greens Toss

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I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner. Read more

Israeli Chopped Salad With Avocado

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This is a good warm-weather salad for when you don’t feel like cooking. If your walnuts are already toasted,* all you have to do to get this salad ready is some quick chopping. Read more

Ham, Pecan and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad

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I love summer salads, especially this pasta salad. The flavors seem perfectly matched: salty but slightly sweet ham, pungent blue cheese, fragrant rosemary, crunchy pecans. Read more

Mahnomin Porridge from Hell’s Kitchen

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At first, wild rice sounded a bit odd to me in a breakfast dish, but I decided  to try it (as I am a bit odd myself). If you want to start your day with a different grain, this is a great choice. Read more