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Summer Tartine with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

A tartine is a fancy, Frenchified word for a type of open-faced sandwich. The word is the diminutive of the French word tarte and is pronounced tar-teen. Essentially toasted bread topped with tasty things, tartines make a lovely light supper in summer months when cooking is not on the radar.

A Sort-Of-Cuban Sandwich for Two

Some may question a sandwich for dinner. But when it’s like 1°F outside, a fast, hot and complete meal wrapped between two slices of buttery toasted bread never disappoints.

Crunchy Black Bean Quesadillas

I always have an assortment of canned beans in my pantry; especially black beans. Luckily for busy people (which pretty much means everyone these days), canned black beans are not only delicious but they’re easy to incorporate into quick to prepare week-night meals.

Pan Roasted Hake, Fennel and Pears with Lemon

The holidays are famous for feasting and sometimes too much of a good thing is, well, too much. After all the cookies, ham, appetizers, drinks and general overindulgence, we’re looking for dinner on the lighter side. Fish, actually. But it still needs to carry lots of flavor. Oh, and it has to be easy.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Gruyère and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

Almost everyone has a memory of that childhood standard tomato soup and grilled cheese. Since we’re grownups it needs an update from the can and plastic wrapped slice but still include that love in a bowl warm and fuzzy feeling gracias a mom. And don’t forget it has to be easy enough for a bone-tired Tuesday night. OK. Delicious, easy, comforting; I think we can pull that off.