Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

Creamy Guacamole

I came across an advertisement for “creamy guacamole” which looked to be almost a salad dressing and, I was intrigued. It reminded me of a sauce that I rather liked a long time ago – mebbe when I was living … Continue reading

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Marinated Cherry Peppers

Wow – that went by fast. Today, in honor of this here food blog’s 10th anniversary (!), I am reposting my first recipe; cherry peppers stuffed with Provolone cheese and marinated for at least one week, or as long as … Continue reading

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Green Goddess Dip and…

I have long been tempted by the thought of Green Goddess Salad Dressing. Except… most recipes I have come across  in the past called for anchovies and tarragon – two things that I have not really cared for whenever I’ve … Continue reading

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Chocolate Rum Balls

New year, new take dark chocolate (liquor) ball truffles. This time, I swapped in spiced rum for the bourbon, used half and half in place of heavy cream, and chopped Virginia peanuts in place of pecans. The result? Still wicked … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Dates, Now With Boursin!

One of my most popular (and a personal fave, too!) munchies is cheese stuffed dates, wrapped in bacon, and baked. And, aside from being so very tasty, they are also wicked easy to customize to your (and your friends’) tastes. … Continue reading

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Asparagus Tart With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Elegance on a platter for most any meal; this tart is almost ridiculously simple to toss together! And tasty, too! The secret(s) are… Frozen puff pastry (fantastic stuff!). Blanched Asparagus (make ahead and stash in the fridge). Oven Roasted Grape … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Balls

These tasty treats were (mostly) met with approval earlier this week. The Bulgarian in our midst went a little, teeny bit bonkers over them – proclaiming them to really be a truffle; and a mighty fine one at that. Our … Continue reading

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My Take on Nashville Hot Wings

Right from the start; allow me to state that this is not an “authentic” or even really all that “faithful” take on the whole “Nashville Hot” chicken thing – so spare me the indignant emails with comments about how this … Continue reading

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Honey and Rosemary Roasted Pecans

Not quite candied so much as toasted to perfection, with honey, and hot honey (infused with chilies), butter, Seasoned Salt, rosemary, and black and Aleppo pepper; these pecans will be a favorite on your holidaze groaning board. Or, just for … Continue reading

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“Everything” Deviled Egg Dip

At this point, who hasn’t heard of  Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning? Friends add it to all sorts of things, and my husband likes it sprinkled on hard cooked eggs, so, I got to thinking… Family and friends … Continue reading

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