* To substitute for balsamic vinegar, use 1/4 cup cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons brown sugar; mix well.
Bibb lettuce, also called butterhead lettuce, is a small, loosely formed head with tender, light green leaves. Use it as you would other soft-leaf lettuces.
Dried Italian seasoning is an herb mix that may contain any or call of the following: marjoram, oregano, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage and basil.
To prepare asparagus, snapp off the bottom ends of the stalks where they break naturally. If the stalks are fat and the skin seems tough, peel the base of the stalk with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife.