Appetizers

Last-Minute Appetizer Recipes To The Rescue

Looking for a last-minute appetizer to serve at your upcoming holiday party?  I've got you covered. These recipes will keep your guests happy and make it seem like you are the ultimate hostess. Because you are! Happy Thanksgiving! Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Thyme… Continue reading Last-Minute Appetizer Recipes To The Rescue

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Appetizers, Salads

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

  "It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." Laura Ingalls Wilder was right on. The freshness of your ingredients - heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh basil - make this simple salad so beautiful and delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or family.  Pair with a… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

Appetizers, Main Course Recipes

Steamed Mussels with Wine, Garlic and Parsley

  I don't cook mussels at home often enough. But, I did this past Friday. It was glorious. Elegant, affordable, readily available, and a breeze to make. From the fridge to dinner table, the mussels are ready to devour in just 20 minutes. I paired this batch with white wine, garlic, parsley and lemon. Obviously,… Continue reading Steamed Mussels with Wine, Garlic and Parsley

Appetizers, Sandwiches

Smoked Trout Salad

  It's been said before. It's awfully true ... Food is memories. When I was growing up, many a Friday in the winter meant one thing to me.  Roooooad trip!  We'd get out of school at 2:30 pm.  By 3:00 pm, the car was packed and we were heading north.  Skis and snowboards on the… Continue reading Smoked Trout Salad

Appetizers

Tequila Lime “Margarita” Chicken Wings and Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce

  Wasted away again in Margarita-wing-ville ...   I know, a Jimmy Buffet reference. Gimmie a break, though.  It's Sunday afternoon, I've got a bit of writers block going on, and I just made wings that literally taste like a top shelf margarita. (And I just got a manicure ... see those pretty nails?)  … Continue reading Tequila Lime “Margarita” Chicken Wings and Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce

Appetizers, Snacks

Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce

  You know the "This Little Piggy" nursery rhyme, don't you?  Of course you do.  You're saying it to yourself right now ... Well, these little piggies waited to mature into sophisticated, tasty pigs before they went to the market.  That said, they still love the simple pleasure of cuddling into a blanket. (Now that… Continue reading Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce

Appetizers, Vegetarian Recipes

Classic Hummus

  Don't buy it.  Make it yourself.  More fun and flavor are to be had! If you normally read something like the above in a food blog or publication and think to yourself,  "sure, I should do that," ... but then, upon further and deeper thought, you say to yourself (honestly) ... "Even though that… Continue reading Classic Hummus