Category Archives: Appetizers

Fried Onion Dip

This made-from-scratch Fried Onion Dip recipe will probably turn you away from those little tubs in the store, or from that little packet you mix up with sour cream. Try it and see for yourself! 

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Tomato Galette with Buttermilk Flaky Pastry and Dill

This Tomato Galette recipe uses colorful cherry tomatoes (red, yellow, orange, green), dill Havarti cheese, a simple (fifteen minute) homemade tomato jam all atop a buttermilk flaky pastry. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner or even a party appetizer, this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms

This simple, flavorful recipe for Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms makes a gorgeous party tray, excellent snacks (hot or cold) or a great side dish for grilled meats. Get ready to please the mushroom lover in your life. 

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Scallop Crudo – Fish Friday Foodies

This month’s Fish Friday Foodies theme is “Let’s Go Raw”.  Since Crudo is Italian for “raw”, what could be better? This super-simple Scallop Crudo recipe can be used with any raw fish; it includes zest of orange and lemon, Serrano … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Shallot Deviled Eggs

Quick Pickled Shallots and Dijon mustard elevate this Deviled Egg recipe to a whole new level of deviled egg-dom. Really simple, the shallots are quick pickled in champagne vinegar; a process that takes just minutes. Mothers’ Day is around the … Continue reading

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Cajun Boiled Peanuts

While Boiled Peanuts are a Southern tradition, this recipe for Cajun Boiled Peanuts is different from the norm in that they retain a bit of crunch. Salty and with a bit of heat from Cajun seasoning these redskin peanuts are … Continue reading

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Dill Pickle Deviled Eggs

This Dill Pickle Deviled Egg recipe comes just in time for Easter. Did you dye a basket full of eggs? I’ve given you a new flavor to try after Easter morning. 

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Guacamole with Artichoke Hearts (Meatless Monday)

Because Food Should Taste Good™, this Guacamole with Artichoke Hearts recipe is a winner! Easy homemade guacamole, with a twist: the addition of artichoke hearts; adding not only texture, but protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! 

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Fromage Fort

Take all those scraps of cheese hanging out in your refrigerator and make this French cheese spread recipe: Fromage Fort! Traditionally made by blending together pieces of different leftover cheeses, white wine and garlic, it is a great way to … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese Hummus

This recipe for Pimento Cheese Hummus is the marriage of two of my very favorite things. Pimento Cheese is made healthier and more nutritious, while hummus is studded with sweet pimento and cheddar cheese. This union was made in what … Continue reading

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