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

Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

A staple holiday appetizer (with a green chile kick) plus a bonus cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: Green Chile Holiday Pinwheels

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

Picnic Fare for #Blogger CLUE

What’s in our basket? Smoky Pimento Cheese Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, and Spanish Deviled Eggs. Want to join us on our picnic? . . . → Read More: Picnic Fare for #Blogger CLUE

Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Dip with Green Chiles for #TripleSBites

Welcome to my third post for #TripleSBites, a super sexy, saucy, and spicy group of twenty bloggers sharing recipes for “Valentines and Beyond.”

Black-Eyed Pea Dip is a staple for us at any New Year’s Day celebration.   I have seen similar recipes labeled as “Okie Caviar” and “Texas Caviar.”   Whatever it’s called . . . → Read More: Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Dip with Green Chiles for #TripleSBites

Cocktail Meatballs with Spicy Blueberry Sauce for #TripleSBites

Today is the day to officially kick off February (the month of romance) and #TripleSBites.   #TripleSBites is a group of food bloggers who will focus on the spiciness, sauciness, and sexiness of this special romantic month.

Romance here at the Eliot’s Eats is simple.   It’s all about finger foods.

Yep, a romantic dinner . . . → Read More: Cocktail Meatballs with Spicy Blueberry Sauce for #TripleSBites

Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

Try these make-ahead pretzel sticks with two easy sauces, an easy beer cheese sauce and a delicious mustard dip. . . . → Read More: Pretzel Sticks with Two Sauces for #10DaysofTailgate

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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