Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

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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Parfait! Dirty Martini Cheese Spread

You need this recipe to help you get through the holidaze. Cream cheese, olives, a dab o’ mayonnaise, a few other tasty bits, and then… Vodka! What part of martini did you not get? Though, I guess you might could … Continue reading

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Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

Ah yes, ’tis the season for gathering together and spearing small balls o’ meat with toothpicks while sipping sparkling cocktails. Sounds like a plan to me! Now, these meatballs are bit different; none of that grape jelly stuff – we … Continue reading

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Korean Meatballs

I am always a bit iffy about calling a recipe “nation” whatever because, invariably, there will be that person who writes to say “that is nothing like “nation” food!” so – consider that mebbe these are Korean inspired meatballs, but … Continue reading

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