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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Taste of Spring~ Cooking Light

I have joined in with the Virtual Supper Club from Cooking Light. For the month of March the girls and I are getting together for 'A Taste of Spring'.
I have decided to bring an appetizer this month. Something fresh and beautiful~ a taste of spring. This is a cooking light on-line recipe!
The flavors remind me of an evening under the Tuscan stars (I'll remember this one for Montisi)

Pancetta Crisps with Pear
12 thin slices pancetta (about 1/3 lb.)
1 Bartlett pear
1/2 (4-oz.) package goat cheese, crumbled
Freshly cracked pepper
Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs (I used Italian Parsley)
Arrange pancetta slices in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a paper towel-lined wire rack using a spatula. Let stand 10 minutes or until crisp.
Core pear with an apple corer. Cut pear crosswise into 12 thin rings. Arrange on a serving platter. Top evenly with pancetta and goat cheese; sprinkle with pepper. Drizzle with honey just before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Now let's see what everyone else is bringing for supper.
Jamie has a huge bowl of Strawberry salad with Poppy Seed dressing
Val who is More Than Burnt Toast is bringing Rosemary Crusted Lamb with a Balsamic sauce
Shelby has a beautiful plate of Zucchini ribbons on Saffron Cous-Cous.
Angie picked a super healthy bowl of Spring Giardiniera
Helene is treating us with la~Raspberry-Almond Crumb Cake for dessert
Y'all enjoy!


Bo said...

Looks 100% delicious.

Bellini Valli said...

It sounds delicious Sandie. I am sure we would all enjoy this!!!Thanks for bringing it to the CL Virtual Sipper Club.

Barbara said...

Sandie, Wow the pears sound delicious and so do the other items on the menu...we should all eat like this all the time.


barb cabot said...

Sandi I really like this idea of cooking light. God knows I need to change my ways! These pears and pancetta look great!

Heather Ozee said...

We have a pair tree that bring all the deer to our yard. I've never eaten them though. We don't really eat them though. I think this year we will. Thanks for the great recipe.

candi said...

Yum, something about pears and goat cheese make my mouth water.

The Split Pea Cottage said...

This looks fantastic!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Why thank you Bo!
Val~ I am going to make your lamb this weekend.
Barbara and Barb~ we should eat like this... it saves on calories. :-)
Heather~ I can think of several things to do with those pears!
Candi~ I thought the very same thing when I saw this recipe. It just tastes like Tuscany.
Christy~ that Italian family of yours would love it!

Anonymous said...

looks so delicious

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...


HoneyB said...

Hi Sandi, thanks for joining us! The appetizer looks awesome!

Marta said...

That all sounds delicious.

Monica@The White Bench said...

This is one of my fave dishes. Love to cook light, especially when I'm working hard on deadlines. This allows extra time and extra pleasure!
Thanks for visiting!

Jerry said...

WOW - this would be amazing with proscuitto and blue cheese too. Hmmm - I have some in the fridge that needs to be used up prior to our going away. I guess we do need an appetizer tonight! LOL

Gumbo Lily said...

This sounds so simple yet the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Oh Yum!

I'm glad you stopped by today and I'm glad I stopped at Whistlestop Cafe!


katiez said...

I could do with a bit of spring - the whole dinner sounds fantastic!

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