Cauliflower Pizza
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Cauliflower Pizza

Okay, so a cauliflower pizza is hardly a new idea, but I was skeptical of a pizza crust made of cauliflower. Sounds more like the pizza box you throw away – cardboard with a smell of tomatoes clinging to it. But a cauliflower pizza is very healthy, and with the addition of cheese it turned out to be a beautiful thing.

Open-faced Grilled Cheese with Honey
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Open-Faced Grilled Cheese with Honey

I wouldn’t call this a recipe – just another way of making a really delicious grilled cheese. I’m always looking to cut corners on calories, and removing one piece of bread makes me feel like it’s ok to have a grilled cheese. But I like every snack, sandwich, dessert and meal to feel a little special. (Another dieting trick – if you feel satisfied by what you’re eating, it’s easier to stick to a diet.) For example, have you ever […]

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Sandwich Suppers

SANDWICH SUPPERS You know those nights when you come home and you’re too tired to cook, but you’re really, really hungry, and you can’t stand the idea of another pizza? If you can muster enough energy to build a sandwich, these two mouthwatering beauties will leave you feeling fat and happy, as they say in the South. I love both of these sandwiches: they have such a rich variety of ingredients that you are never left feeling as if you […]

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND APPLE SOUP on Americas-Table.com
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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Some of my best White House food memories are about soup. It made the perfect first course at so many meals, especially in the fall and winter, served in delicate two-handled soup bowls of White House china. It wasn’t meant to fill guests up; it was just enough of a delicious mélange of flavors to whet the appetite and let guests know that they were in for a genuine gastronomic experience. When the Bush’s hosted dinners in their family dining […]

LAURA BUSH’S WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA on Americas-Table.com
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Laura Bush’s Whole Wheat Pizza

First of all, happy almost-birthday to former first lady Laura Bush. Here’s a recipe she gave me last year that I just love. One of my favorite things about working for Laura Bush was her genuine appreciation for good food, whether it was a perfectly-crusted filet mignon or a crispy, healthy pizza. Her whole wheat pizza is no exception: crunchy crust, classic vegetable toppings, and plenty of gooey cheese.  Whether you want the ultimate veggie pizza for a cozy night […]