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Prosciutto and Melon

Photo by Erich Boenzli

Prosciutto and melon is a classic antipasto, and with good reason. The combination of savory and salty cured Italian ham together with a sweet juicy cantaloupe complement each other so well, it's a match made in heaven. And you can put this dish together in just a few minutes…but first let's learn some more:

Prosciutto
Cantaloupe
Photo by Viana Boenzli

My berries and cream chocolate pie recipe is just what your taste buds are craving. I love all berries, and lucky for me, lots of them are in season right now.

Crust:
1-1/2 c all-purpose flour ( sifted )
1/4 c cocoa
1/4 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter ( cold, cut into pea-sized pieces )
A few Tbsp ice water
Vegetable shortening for greasing pan
Pie Filling:
8 oz mascarpone cheese
2 c heavy cream
1/3 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
About 3 c of your favorite berries, cut into large pieces
8
Nutritions

Calories
732

Sodium
211mg
8% DV

Fat
56g
87% DV

Protein
9g
18% DV

Carbs
48g
16% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV
24

Lemon Meringue Pie

Photo by Viana Boenzli

My lemon meringue pie recipe is absolutely irresistible. The flaky butter crust is filled with smooth tangy lemon deliciousness, then topped off with a gorgeous amount of fluffy, lightly sweet meringue.

Pie Crust:
2-1/2 c all-purpose flour ( sifted )
1 c unsalted butter ( cold, cut into pea-sized pieces )
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
A few Tbsp ice water
Vegetable shortening for greasing pie pan
Lemon Filling:
5 large egg yolks
1-1/4 c water
1-1/4 c granulated sugar
1/3 c plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
Meringue:
5 large egg whites ( at room temperature )
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8
Nutritions

Calories
304

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
51g
17% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
315

Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb

Photo by Erich Boenzli

Grilled leg of lamb: A step-by-step recipe to preparing the meat, marinating with hand-ground herbs and spices, and grilling to perfection over natural wood.

1 bone-in leg of lamb, about 7 lbs before trimming
6 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp black tellicherry peppercorns
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp rosemary ( chopped )
3 Tbsp olive oil
Nutritions

Calories
1287

Sodium
7391mg
307% DV

Fat
88g
136% DV

Protein
91g
182% DV

Carbs
21g
7% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV
731

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Photo by Viana Boenzli

You've absolutely got to try my Chocolate Zucchini Bread. There is no flavor of zucchini...zip, zilch, nada. All you'll taste is fluffy chocolatey goodness.

1 large egg ( at room temperature )
1/4 c butter ( melted, but not hot )
1/4 c applesauce
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c light brown sugar ( packed )
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 c zucchini ( peeled and finely shredded )
1 c chocolate chips ( divided )
Flaky sea salt
Vegetable shortening ( for greasing pan )
8
Nutritions

Calories
675

Sodium
265mg
11% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
12g
24% DV

Carbs
120g
40% DV

Fiber
9g
39% DV
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Peach Upside Down Cake

Photo by Viana Boenzli

It's August. The days are long and the sun is shining bright. And peaches are in season. That means it's time to make a Peach Upside Down Cake!

Cake:
6 Tbsp butter ( at room temperature )
3/4 c granulated sugar
1 c cake flour ( sifted )
1 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs ( at room temperature )
1/2 c whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Peaches and Simple Syrup:
2 ripe freestone or cling-free peaches ( sliced into thin wedges )
1/2 c dark brown sugar ( packed )
1/2 c water
Topping:
Homemade whipped cream
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Nutritions

Calories
318

Sodium
433mg
18% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
52g
17% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

It's a light mouthful of silky pasta that will transfer you to a happy place. And thanks to my secret ingredient, it will leave you satisfied and refueled without feeling heavy.

10 oz spaghetti
2 c tomatoes ( chopped )
1 clove garlic ( thinly sliced, optional )
4 oz mozzarella ( chopped or shredded )
2 oz basil leaves ( thinly sliced )
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp Diamond Crystal kosher salt
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 c pasta water
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
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Nutritions

Calories
610

Sodium
7564mg
315% DV

Fat
36g
56% DV

Protein
22g
44% DV

Carbs
47g
16% DV

Fiber
6g
27% DV
923

Berry Chantilly Cake

Photo by Viana Boenzli

My Berry Chantilly Cake recipe will reward you with one of the most luscious cakes you've ever tasted. The light, fluffy vanilla cake is piled high with layers of fresh berries and an indulgent yet delicate and fluffy chantilly cream with mascarpone. You couldn't ask for anything more in a dessert.

Vanilla Cake:
1 c unsalted butter ( at room temperature )
2 c granulated sugar
4 large eggs ( at room temperature )
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
3 c cake flour
1 c whole milk
1/4 c vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Berry Syrup:
1/4 c jam
2 Tbsp water
Chantilly Cream:
1-1/2 c heavy cream
8 oz full-fat cream cheese ( at room temperature )
8 oz mascarpone cheese
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
12
Nutritions

Calories
969

Sodium
1318mg
54% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
90g
30% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
49

Asian Roasted Chicken Thigh

Tired of the old and usual barbecue chicken recipe? You must try this Asian-style roasted chicken thigh recipe for a perfect lunch or a family dinner idea.

Chicken thighs are a full-flavored piece of meat. The best thing about this piece of the chicken is that it has a slim chance of getting tasteless and dry. This delicious piece of meat has a slightly higher fat content than the other chicken parts. Bone-in and skin-on are great for roasting and braising.

17 oz chicken thighs
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
5 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp canola oil
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine hoisin sauce, salt, pepper, brown sugar, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, and orange juice....
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
217

Sodium
1876mg
78% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
78

Ginger Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

A delicious grilled pork chop recipe flavored with the best umami-packed ingredients for a delicious dinner idea for the family.

Pork chops are a versatile ingredient. It is a blank canvas waiting for flavors to turn it into something delicious. When cooked right, this lean cut becomes a tender and juicy main course.

It can serve as a simple dish, yet also has a place on the table during the holidays. Seasoning with salt or brining before cooking is an essential technique in bringing out the meat's natural juices.

2 lbs pork chops
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1 thumb-size ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
5 cloves garlic
2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
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  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine oyster sauce, minced ginger, salt, pepper, brown sugar, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, and lemon juice.
  2. Whisk until fully combined....
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
430

Sodium
1990mg
82% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
37g
74% DV

Carbs
21g
7% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

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