Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

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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Parfait! Baked Soul Rolls

Earlier this week, I posted the recipe for Soul Roll Sauce (so simple and tasty!), and Soul Bowls – the wicked nice result of an error on my part about how many egg roll wrappers come in a package (answer … Continue reading

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Buzzalo Sauce. And Wings!

Most folk have heard the tale about the invention of Buffalo Wings at the Anchor Bar in, of course, Buffalo, New York. When I first came across, I was living in Northern California and the wings were heavily breaded, then … Continue reading

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Ranch Salsa

A while back, I was reading an interview with one of our presidential candidates, “Mayor Pete” from South Bend, Indiana. The interviewer was asking Mayor Pete about his stance on what is, apparently, a popular dip and/or spread in his … Continue reading

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Zippy Apple Kielbasa Bites

I follow a nifty facebook page called “Welcome to My Kitchen,” which shares all sorts of interesting recipes, such as this one. Kinda surprisingly, I did not change the recipe too, too much, aside from adding my standard Sherry Peppers … Continue reading

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