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Bacon and Spinach Dip

There are a lot of dip recipes out there- this one is one of my favorites.

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Tips for Grilling Fresh Fish

Grilling fish is not easy. Unlike beef or chicken, fish is delicate, and can easily get destroyed if not handled and cooked properly. Here are a few tips on picking, and grilling fresh fish this summer.

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Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Sour Sauce originated in China, from the Hunan Province. Sweet and Sour Sauce typically has some type of vinegar and sugar in it, and is used as a flavor enhancer for fish, poultry, rice, noodle, and vegetable dishes. There are many different variations of this sauce, this is mine.

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Cold Cucumber Soup Recipe

Cold soups are refreshing during the summer months. Try making my Cold Cucumber Soup Recipe for your family and friends tonight.

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Gravlax with Absolut Citron

Gravlax is a Scandinavian dish of dry-cured salmon marinated in herbs. There are many variations- some are savory, while others are sweet and tangy. Gravlax with Absolute Citron takes only a few minutes to prep, but requires 24 hours to cure.

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Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

I’ve been getting many requests for my Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe. I made this particular recipe at work today because I wanted to run something cool, and refreshing. You’ll be surprised at how easy to this delicious, cold soup is to prepare.

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Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce, also known as ragù alla Bolognese, is an Italian meat sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. There are many different varieties, as well as preparations for this particular sauce. Most Bolognese sauces contain simmered meat, wine, and tomatoes. The following recipe is my version of Bolognese.

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Bravo Franco, Pittsburgh, PA

The show started out well, but quickly became a bit overwhelming and repetitive- a sensory overload to say the least. When the lights came on, and the intermission bell chimed, we decided to skip the second act (along with many other folks) and have an early dinner. We chose Bravo Franco, located at 613 Penn Avenue, because of its close proximity to the theater.

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Lobster Risotto with White Wine and Veggies

Lobster Risotto with White Wine and Veggies – Cooks and Eats

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Risotto with Butternut Squash

I came up with this dish a few weeks ago for a beer tasting we were having at the club. This particular risotto recipe is deliciously rich, and may be served as an appetizer, or main dish.

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