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Easy Pesto Pizza

Allergy sufferers can substitute the cheese or crust to one that suits thier needs.

Spread prepared pesto sauce over pizza dough. Add toppings such as spinach, carmelized onions and chicken. Spread shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake in a 400 degree oven about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your crust. This is sure to become a family favorite!



Along with fresh ingredients good cooking tools are essential to every dish. Please remember to take care of all your cookware.


Gnocchi Carbonara

2 pounds gnocchi
2 Tbsp butter
1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pound bacon, sliced thinly
6 green onions, diced
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup white wine
1-1/8 cup cream
2 egg yolks
1-1/2 tsp basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese to taste

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender. Drain well.

Heat butter and oil in a pan, add garlic, bacon and sliced mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes. Add white wine and cook for 3 minutes stirring constantly until mushrooms are tender and liquid is reduced. Stir in cream and bring to a boil, simmer 2 minutes to reduce slightly. Remove from heat and stir in egg yolk to slightly thicken. Add basil and season with salt and pepper.

Pour hot sauce over pasta and finish with grated parmesan cheese.


Graham Crusts

Pies with graham cracker crusts are difficult to remove from the pan. Simply place the pan in warm water for 5-10 seconds and it will come right out without any damage.


Too brown?

If your bread is browning too fast, try placing a dish of water on the shelf just above the bread. The added humidity in the oven will slow down the browning.


Garlic Herb Blend

4 Tbsp dried basil
4 Tbsp dried French tarragon
4 Tbsp dried chervil
4 Tbsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried garlic flakes

Combine all ingredients. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid.

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