* Parmesan Crisps *

Recipe Source:  www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/parmesan-crisps-recipe/index.html
Total Time:  10 minutes
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time:  5 minutes
Yield:  8-10 crisps

Excellent to serve with soups or salads.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2.  Pour a heaping tablespoon of Parmesan onto a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet and lightly pat down (a silicone baking sheet is highly recommended).  Repeat with the remaining cheese, spacing the spoonfuls about 1/2 inch apart.

3.  Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and crisp.  Cool.

Canyon Ranch Guacamole

Recipe Source: Bernie’s Mom (Georgette Wilson)
Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups (12 oz.) avocado
2 1/4 teaspoons lemon & lime juice
3 tablespoons onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
Dash Tabasco sauce
1/3 cup plain yogurt (or light sour cream)

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  Transfer guacamole to a bowl.  Cover tightly and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.

Eggplant Grill

Recipe Source: Bernie’s Mom (Georgette Wilson)

Eggplant, sliced lengthwise
Grill with smoked paprika & oil
Sprinkle with cilantro, salt & pepper

Chill.  Serve with pita bread.