Category Archives: appetizers

Dijon-glazed chicken wings

I’ve never been a fan of wings. They’re usually too greasy and often drenched in a less-than-stellar barbecue sauce. Fatty, soggy chicken skin is something I usually remove, so wings just seemed like too much work and mess for the tiny bite … Continue reading

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Sesame seed ciabatta

What on earth did we do before Pinterest? Pinners have supplied solutions to household mini-disasters, inspiration for our kitchen and bath remodels, and most often, great recipe suggestions. I found this ciabatta recipe from Traci Cooks in Austin and decided to … Continue reading

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Cream cheese and chive won tons

8 oz. cream cheese (light, if you wish), softened 2 tbs. heavy cream (or half-and-half) 1/4 cup minced chives 1/4 cup grated parmesan pinch of salt 18-20 won ton wrappers (or 4-5 egg roll wrappers, cut in quarters) 2 tbs. … Continue reading

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Asparagus-prosciutto rolls

Spring is actually here! I prefer to take the higher road here; we still have a few stubborn patches of snow in our yard. Around here, spring means asparagus. I know people who hunt for wild asparagus along country roads. I … Continue reading

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Tomato-white bean soup with chicken

A cause for celebration: our small town has, for the first time, a winter farmers’ market. We can get lovely cold-storage vegetables, home-canned goods, breads, and locally raised meats. We’ve been thrilled to have access to beautiful organic chickens. I’ve … Continue reading

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Cheddar and black pepper skillet focaccia

A mild Pinterest addiction can really come in handy. My current hairstyle, our recently painted beet-red front door, the necklace I made and am wearing right now — all courtesy of ideas found on Pinterest. Mostly I pin recipes.  One-Hour … Continue reading

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Lemony parmesan white bean dip

It’s great to have a few stellar appetizers you can whip up at the last minute from the stash in your pantry and fridge, especially at this time of year. It’s also terrific to have a few tempting and healthy … Continue reading

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Sharp cheddar and summer vegetable tart

When considering what to make for dinner these days, I’m building meals around vegetables. My peppers, chiles, and tomatoes are all producing madly. I do want to roast some of the tomatoes to stash in the freezer, but for now … Continue reading

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Spinach-scallion egg rolls with chicken

Calzones continue to defeat me. I’ve got the filling down, but there always tends to be too much bread. When I saw this recipe for oven-baked egg rolls (bless you, Pinterest!) it called to me. “You could use that same … Continue reading

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Red pepper-shallot hummus

This version is adapted from the brilliant Smooth, Simple Hummus by Inspired Taste. Their secret for extra-creamy texture is in the order and length of time the ingredients are puréed. The tahini and lemon become thick and creamy when puréed on … Continue reading

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