Mesclun And Romaine Salad With Warm Parmesan Toasts

Ingredients:8 (1/2-ounce) slices French bread baguette1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons minced shallots1 tablespoon sherry vinegar2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper3 cups gourmet salad greens3 cups torn romaine lettuce1/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1…

Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms and Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients:1 1-pound loaf crusty country-style white bread1/4 cup olive oil4 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme1 large garlic clovve, minced6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter1 pound assorted fresh mushrooms (such as crimini, button, portobello, and stemmed shiitake), thinly sliced1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion1 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper1/3 cup chopped fresh…