WEEKLY RECIPE ROUND-UP 6/22/08-6/30/08

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up of all new recipes added to during the past week. Fresh basil is in season, and we’ve got a classic basil pesto recipe that is delish as a sauce on its own for pasta, potatoes or fish, or to add additional flavor to soups and tomato sauces.

Don’t forget to check out our Grill Guide all summer long – there are new recipes added to it every week.  

Our new blog series, “How to Cook Like an Italian,” continues this week with its overview of the essential items you need to have on hand in an Italian kitchen. Last week we covered garlic; this week is olive oil, or as Rachael calls it, EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)!

This Week’s Roundup:

Local Flavor’s Recipes:


Rachael Ray’s Recipes:

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Blue Cheese and Pecans

Cowboy Spaghetti

Red Beans and Greens Salad

Red Wine Rice with Grapes

Rio Grande Fritter Cakes

Savory Swiss Chard

Smoky Chipotle and Black Bean Chilaquiles

Sweet ‘n Sour Sirloin Stir-Fry with Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Tilapia with Balsamic Browned Butter and Creamy Farfalle with Bacon, Tomato and Peas

Uptown Down-Home Chili

Warm Sesame Slaw Salad

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