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

Mushroom Pâté

I posted this recipe recently as a topping for a pizza.  As the holidays approach, it is worthy of another mention.

This might not be the most beautiful appetizer ever created, but if you like mushrooms, you will be all over this.

 

Mushroom Pâté  recipe from Eating Well (Sept/Oct 2015)

3 T. extra virgin olive oil, . . . → Read More: Mushroom Pâté

Caramelized Onion Dip for #10DaysofTailgate

A delicious dip that can be served hot or at room temperature. . . . → Read More: Caramelized Onion Dip for #10DaysofTailgate

Warm Garden Salsa #10DaysofTailgate: The Kick-Off!

I am not a huge football fan.

My high school was so small…..

How small was it?

It was so small that we did not have a football team.  No joke, I graduated with eleven people.  We couldn’t even field an 8-man team.

When I got to college, I went to the obligatory football . . . → Read More: Warm Garden Salsa #10DaysofTailgate: The Kick-Off!

Guacamole Hummus

Here is my post for August’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Guacamole 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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