Category Archives: Picnic Fare

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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White Bean Dip with Herb Pistou (Meatless Monday)

This recipe for White Bean Dip with Herb Pistou is irresistible; a combination of fresh herbs and olive oil topping the dip, made similarly to hummus, give it a summery kick that you’ll be craving year round. Perfect served with … Continue reading

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Creamy Spinach Dip

This Creamy Spinach Dip recipe is ever so easy, creamy, dreamy and may be served cold, hot, or at room temperature. Perfect with chips, crackers, a crudité of vegetables, or even as a sandwich spread, it’s amazingly versatile. 

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Cold Crab Dip

This Cold Crab Dip recipe is perfect for summertime noshing with crackers and garden-fresh vegetables, but be sure to save it for fall and winter entertaining, too. It’s really simple to prepare and it is scrumptious. 

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Loaded Potato Salad

In time for Father’s Day and July Fourth Celebrations, I’ve got a new potato salad recipe for you. This Loaded Potato Salad has all of the ingredients of a Loaded Baked Potato, but in the cold, creamy goodness of a … Continue reading

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Panzanella (Meatless Monday)

Panzanella: A Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes that is popular in the summer. This recipe for Panzanella would probably make the traditionalist very sad face, but it is molto delizioso! 

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Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip (Meatless Monday)

This Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip recipe was inspired by a conversation that was had in one of my food groups online. It’s so simple, so tasty, and it’s definitely not your ordinary dip. Looking for an inspiration for a great … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Pork (Crock-Pot Recipe)

This recipe for Carnitas Pork is simple, it can be made ahead and seared to perfection when you’re ready to eat, it’s full of flavor and just in time for Cinco de Mayo. But this recipe is one you will use all … Continue reading

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds

With Derby Day quickly approaching (the first Saturday in May), I started thinking what I could add to my Derby  Day food lineup. This recipe for Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds is my healthy nod to the Southern favorite salt and … Continue reading

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Olive Hummus – Meatless Monday

Given the recent recall of contaminated hummus from the market, I thought it would be a good time to bring you a recipe for homemade hummus. Not only is hummus easy to prepare, it is significantly less expensive to make … Continue reading

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