“In My Kitchen” December 2018 (and Smoky Black Bean and Corn Spread)

For December’s “In My Kitchen” we have some citrus, cheese, cookbooks, jalapeno jelly and a great appetizer recipe for the holidays! Also, there’s a preview of things to come for EE’s holiday posts. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” December 2018 (and Smoky Black Bean and Corn Spread)

Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Welcome to the November round of Food ‘n Flix, A Man Called Ove. I created a charcuterie board to celebrate this film with marinated tomatoes, olives, and homemade cheese crackers. . . . → Read More: Marinated Olives and Tomatoes and a Charcuterie Board for a Curmudgeon

Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Today is a TLC Book Tour stop. What does a typical Midwestern family look like? It might be the Baumgartners. Here’s a review of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony along with a truly delicious tapenade recipe. . . . → Read More: Olive Tapenade and Crostini

Olive and White Bean Hummus

Today I am continuing a hastily put together series of Super Bowl worthy bites. Try this “hummus.” . . . → Read More: Olive and White Bean Hummus

Spicy Onion Dip

Planning your Super Bowl party? It will be a cold day in Minneapolis so let’s heat things up with a spicy onion dip. . . . → Read More: Spicy Onion Dip

Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos

I love this stuff.

And, I’ve been promising you this recipe since I posted beer-pickled jalapenos.

Almost three weeks later I finally present Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos.

That’s a mouthful.

I was inspired to make this recipe after noshing on an appetizer at Oak & Ore (OKC).

Spicy . . . → Read More: Spicy White Bean Dip with Chili Oil and Beer-Pickled Jalapenos

Grilled Herbed Olives

Throw some olives on your grill before you cook your main entree. Makes for a quick and easy and delicious appetizer. . . . → Read More: Grilled Herbed Olives

Restaurant Style Salsa

Today, I recreate a favorite restaurant’s salsa. This recipe makes a huge batch so be prepared to invite over lots of friends to your next fiesta! . . . → Read More: Restaurant Style Salsa

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

A great appetizer, a spicy dipping sauce, and even a bonus martini….all for this month’s C.L.U.E. . . . → Read More: Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

Green Chili Hummus

After visiting New Mexico, I am so tempted to put green chilis in anything and everything.

Case in point—this hummus.

 

Green Chili Hummus adapted from Dorie Greenspan

1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 c. tahini 2 T. fresh lemon juice (or to taste) 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green . . . → Read More: Green Chili Hummus

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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