Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

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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A (Tasty!) Multicultural Quesadilla

“What?” you may well ask, “Is a multicultural quesadilla?” Well, it’s like this… we’d had friends over for dinner just after coming home from a week up north, and I needed something simple and tasty, so I picked up some … Continue reading

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Parfait! Benedictine

Because this coming Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, and because folk do like to prepare ahead of time, I am adding a bonus Parfait! post today. Benedictine is a cream cheese spread that is said to be de rigueur for … Continue reading

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Parfait! Baked Brie With Pepper Jelly, Two Ways

Who knew, when I first published this recipe, that it would be the NUMBER ONE HIT on this little food blog thing-y? Certainly not me; I’ve seen a lot of Brie baked over the past several decades, and I thought … Continue reading

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Parfait! Corn Queso

A little over a year ago, we were at my sister’s house and I made a hot corn, cheese, and pickled jalapeño dip for a gathering. It was very popular so, when casting about for a munchie at a last … Continue reading

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