Category Archives: Salads & Appetizers

Recipe – Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

These spicy little nibbles are the sort of thing you find served all over the US while people are watching football. I don’t watch football, ever. But I’d happily down a few of these fiery bites with a chilled IPA, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Quick & Easy Cheese Crackers

I recently made the mistake of buying some frozen puff pastry vol-au-vent cases thinking I was buying a puff pastry sheet.  I wasn’t in the mood for making vol-au-vents, nor deciding what to stuff into them, so I rolled them … Continue reading

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Recipe – Caesar Potato Salad

I love a good potato salad, warm or otherwise. This one is particularly summery and is best served at room temperature. With all the robust flavors of a classic Caesar salad, this will become a firm favorite. Although you can’t … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite Kale Salad

Salads made with kale became a bit trendy a few years ago and many restaurants still have them as a menu fixture. Kale salad can range from the downright awful – chunks of raw kale tipped straight from the supermarket … Continue reading

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Recipe – Red Onion Tarte Tatin with Goat Cheese

This delicious tart makes a wonderful light lunch dish or vegetarian entrée. The pastry is light and crisp and the onions have a rich, tangy, savory sweetness. It’s very easy to prepare, especially as you’re going to cheat with frozen … Continue reading

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Recipe – Spicy Shrimp Vol-au-Vents

These tasty little appetizers came about by accident when I purchased frozen puff pastry vol-au-vents thinking I was buying frozen puff pastry sheets. I’m happy to admit to always having frozen puff pastry in my freezer; to make it from … Continue reading

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Recipe – Brazil Nut Pesto & Rice

Who doesn’t love a simple pesto sauce especially as it freezes beautifully, making it one of those easy pasta suppers that you throw together in minutes when you come home feeling too tired to cook? This version made with Brazil … Continue reading

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