Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

A Tale of Two Pizzas

On our last trip to Trader Joe’s, we noticed a new product featured just inside the entrance; flatbread-like pizza crust, made, baked, and ready to be topped, popped into an oven or on the grill, and served. So… as one … Continue reading

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Marinated Asparagus

This, is an amazingly simple, but totally tasty recipe. Serve it as a munchie, a snack, a salad, or a side dish. Add sliced onion, Feta or blue cheese, nuts, dried cherries, cubes of salami, it is really all very, … Continue reading

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Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Pickle Poppers

So, yeh, this happened. And truly, it is wicked tasty! And simple to toss together. And really, who hasn’t considered cutting whole dill pickles in half, then scooping out the seeds and filling the hole with a jalapeño and hot … Continue reading

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Party Shrimp

Rich came across this recipe, from the nice folk at Taste of Home, and asked me to give it a try. I added a few ingredients to the original recipe – Aleppo pepper and my own Sherry Peppers Sauce – … Continue reading

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Parfait! Dirty Martini Cheese

Back in the day, my Aunt Buzz truly enjoyed her Dirty Martini during cocktail hour. It was your standard vodka martini, but muddled with the addition of a wee, tiny bit of olive juice. I was not a real fan … Continue reading

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Parfait! Nicely Spiced Oyster Crackers

We have some friends coming over for dinner tomorrow night, and I have a pretty decent menu planned, if I do say so myself… Pickled Avocado, cheese fondue, Pork Tenderloin Wellington, garlic smashed potatoes, tomato carpaccio salad, and lemon cake … Continue reading

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Parfait! Baked Brie With Pepper Jelly

So… my niece has just discovered the wonder that is Pepper Jelly on a cracker. Mebbe with a slice of pear. Just imagine, then how she is going to react to this repeat post of one of my all time … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs

Happy New Year! These eggs were a hoooge hit over the holidaze, and lots of folk were asking for my recipe, so, here we are. I should note that I used my own, home made pickle relish, and Sherry Peppers … Continue reading

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Mexican Street Corn – at Home

Sooo… Is this a side dish? An appetizer? A snack? “All of ’em, Katie!” This wicked simple (and wicked tasty) take on the corn on the cob you can get from street vendors here in Chicago (and, I am guessing, … Continue reading

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Pickled Avocado

Stop right there. No, this is not a recipe to “preserve” avocados by canning the suckers and stashing ’em on a shelf in your pantry. This is, however, a wicked tasty way to add a big punch of flavor to … Continue reading

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