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    How to Trim an Artichoke

    Sometimes you want to get right to the heart of the matter, in this case the heart of the glorious fresh artichokes that arrive each spring. Here’s how to trim an artichoke to get that heart, which you can use…

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    Asparagus Artichoke Salad

    Although for the most part we can get asparagus all year long, I usually only get them in the spring, when they are in season. How can you resist, when you see hundreds of them in the produce section, saluting…

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    Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta

    A friend of mine introduced me to this Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta recipe years ago and it has become one of my favorite dishes to make for a midweek meal. Even though it looks like there’s a lot going on—shrimp,…

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    Spinach & Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza

    Sheet pan pizzas are seriously the only way I ever make pizza in my house anymore. I used to futz with a heavy baking stone, but I hardly ever take it out anymore! Rolled out and stretched onto a sheet…

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    Braised Marinated Artichokes

    Raise your hand if you love artichokes! Usually I prepare mine steamed, with a little balsamic mayo for dipping. But this braising method is quickly becoming a favorite. Quartered and prepped artichokes are braised in white wine and olive oil with…

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    Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade

    So pretty! Have you ever heard of eggs mimosa? Neither had I until my French sweetheart introduced me to them. They’re like deviled eggs, except they’re not deviled. Instead, you stuff hard boiled egg whites and then grate the yolks…

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    Asparagus Artichoke Breakfast Casserole

    Looking for Easter or Mother’s Day Sunday brunch ideas? I love the convenience of a breakfast casserole because you can easily assemble it the night before and have it ready to bake in the morning. Perfect hands-off cooking leaving you…

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    Sauteed Baby Artichokes

    For years I’ve walked by those packages of baby artichokes at Trader Joe’s not willing to try them because they just didn’t seem worth the effort. I’m glad to report that I was completely wrong! They actually take less time…

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    Artichoke Leek Frittata

    Frittatas, as simple as they seem, can be a challenge to pull off well. The secret to a perfect frittata, or almost any egg dish for that matter, is slow cooking. A frittata should be firm enough to have structure,…

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    Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bacon

    When I was out for a friend’s birthday recently, we ordered some spinach artichoke dip for the table. The dip was warm and creamy—and a great accompaniment for the crispy tortilla chips that came with it. It was devoured within…

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    Spinach and Artichoke Quiche

    The trees outside my bedroom window decided to leaf out this week, signaling that spring is in full bloom here. A week ago all I could see was filaments of grey and brown, and now the view is awash in…

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    Grilled Artichokes

    Are you an artichoke lover? We grew up with them and still every time the family is over for dinner we remember how we kids fought for hearts. My mom first encountered artichokes in college in Los Angeles in the…

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    Artichoke Soup

    The foggy coastline of Northern California is artichoke country. Like finding small hole-in-the-walls that serve clam chowder in New England, here one can sometimes find local diners that sell delicious artichoke soup. I first developed a taste for artichoke soup…

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    Artichoke Lemon Dip

    Do you find artichoke dips dangerous? Do you suffer from self control issues when encountering a particularly compelling dip? Yah, me neither. I don’t know anyone like that. Of course if I were to have this problem, and ahem, I…

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    Baked Stuffed Artichokes

    Hello fellow artichoke lovers. Have you ever had stuffed artichokes? If you are making artichokes for company and want to make an impression, try stuffing and baking them. Seriously the best way to eat artichokes ever. I don’t say this lightly.…

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    Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

    Have canned artichokes, mayonnaise, and Parm? That’s all you need for this quick and easy artichoke dip! Bake or Microwave Mix everything together and either bake it in the microwave for 5 minutes or in the oven for 20. Couldn’t…

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    How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke

    I can imagine, that if you didn’t grow up eating artichokes and if you were encountering them for the first time, they might seem a little intimidating! How one cooks and eats an artichoke is not obvious from its appearance.…

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    Pasta with Spinach, Artichokes and Ricotta

    A quick pasta dinner makes weeknights go smoothly, whether you are rushing home from work or trying to feed the hungry hordes in a hurry. This one combines frozen artichokes and spinach in a creamy ricotta sauce. It’s on the…

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    Slow Cooker Cider Pulled Pork

    CIDER PULLED PORK: A FALL FAVORITE The centerpiece of our harvest party is always a heaping pile of this Cider Braised Pulled Pork. I make it in the slow cooker the day before the party, let it cool in its…

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    Buttery Apple Torte

    This Italian apple torte is easy to make, and delicious! It’s light and springy and loaded with apple slices. The key is to first cook the apple slices in butter before adding them to the batter. Not only do the apples…