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Caesar Salad Dressing

Salad, Caesar
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A very flavorful traditional recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 salads 30 min
Servings Prep Time
4 salads 30 min
Salad, Caesar
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A very flavorful traditional recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 salads 30 min
Servings Prep Time
4 salads 30 min
Ingredients
Caesar Dressing
Caesar Salad
Servings: salads
Instructions
  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together in a jar and put in the fridge to thicken and flavors meld. Can be made the day before.
Salad
  1. Place lettuce in bottom of a large bowl. Add Parmesan cheese and croutons. This can be covered with a damp papertowel and kept in the refrigerator until serving time.
  2. Remove dressing from fridge about 15 minutes ahead of time to soften (olive oil gets thick in the fridge). Then shake well, pour about 1/2 cup (or to taste) on salad and toss.
  3. Store leftover dressing in the fridge.
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Salad Dressing Mix: Good Seasons knockoff

Salad Dressing Mix: Good Seasons knockoff
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An all good ingredients dry salad dressing mix: Not only bursting with flavor, but healthy as well, especially if you use organic ingredients.
Servings Prep Time
4 bottles of dressing 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 bottles of dressing 20 minutes
Salad Dressing Mix: Good Seasons knockoff
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An all good ingredients dry salad dressing mix: Not only bursting with flavor, but healthy as well, especially if you use organic ingredients.
Servings Prep Time
4 bottles of dressing 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 bottles of dressing 20 minutes
Ingredients
Dry dressing mix
Salad Dressing
Servings: bottles of dressing
Instructions
Dry Mix
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together and store in a jar for future use.
Salad Dressing
  1. Mix dressing ingredients (water, mix, vinegar, oil) in a jar or cruet (the Good Seasons ones are great). Shake well and let sit for 15 minutes so dry ingredients to soften (can be kept in the fridge to thicken).
  2. Pour some over salad and toss.
  3. Refrigerate any leftover dressing.
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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca
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My all time favorite pasta dish! Amazing flavor, complexity and texture. I've often thought this would be a great preparation to serve on garlic bread rounds as an appetizer. Serve with a nice fresh salad and artesian bread. White wine is a wonderful accompaniment, but the flavors are strong enough to shine through a red wine as well. During the summer I've made a version of this recipe using fresh diced tomatoes and chopped fresh basil: Different but no less delightful! Since I LOVE chopping veggies and other ingredients, I chop all the ingredients ahead of time and store in little bowls. Once that's done, the actual cook time goes very quickly. Serves 4-6.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
Pasta Puttanesca
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My all time favorite pasta dish! Amazing flavor, complexity and texture. I've often thought this would be a great preparation to serve on garlic bread rounds as an appetizer. Serve with a nice fresh salad and artesian bread. White wine is a wonderful accompaniment, but the flavors are strong enough to shine through a red wine as well. During the summer I've made a version of this recipe using fresh diced tomatoes and chopped fresh basil: Different but no less delightful! Since I LOVE chopping veggies and other ingredients, I chop all the ingredients ahead of time and store in little bowls. Once that's done, the actual cook time goes very quickly. Serves 4-6.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 1 hour
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine boiling water and dried tomatoes; set aside for 5-10 minutes to soften. Start to heat up a large pot of water to cook pasta.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil; add onions & anchovy paste (or fish sauce) and sauté until onions are golden. Add garlic, tomatoes and their water, olives, capers and marjoram or oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9-12 minutes until half the liquid has evaporated. Leave the kitchen 1 or 2 times and then return so you can appreciate the fragrance. Add final ingredients.
  3. While the sauce is simmering, cook pasta to your preferred doneness.
  4. Drain pasta thoroughly then place in a large serving bowl. Toss in sauce ingredients and serve. Buon appetito!
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