Category Archives: appetizers and dips

Easy Pickled Carrots


There was a 1 pound bag of carrots in the refrigerator that I was afraid was going to go to waste. Truly, I was hoping my baby would love homemade pureed carrots, but, once again, her picky side prevailed. Thus, … Continue reading

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blue cheese and walnut crackers


The uniqueness of these crackers provide many opportunities to discuss them with those who are enjoying them. Now, on several occasions, it has been agreed that a sweet jam or chutney would be ideal with the savoryness of the cracker. Therefore, this is why I … Continue reading

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white clam pizza


Down the street there is a great Italian restaurant with an attached deli and grocery store that serves an excellent white clam pizza. My husband hesitated the first time we ordered it, as he is a traditionalist when it comes … Continue reading

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molten chicken wings


While coming up with ideas for Super Bowl appetizers I didn’t want to make too many overly complicated dishes. It is safe to say that wings are usually the first to go at any sporting event. Most often people go … Continue reading

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smokey black bean dip


Dips and appetizers have been on my mind as we are approaching the big game day. With leftover black beans in the refrigerator, it seemed only appropriate to come up with a good black bean dip. This dip has a … Continue reading

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brie with blueberry, chipolte, and caramelized onion chutney


This chutney is out of this world. The flavors are uniquely perfect. Blueberries with the smokey chipolte peppers and caramelized onions make a perfect combination. A smokey sweetness that pairs perfectly with brie and crackers. Try it on my roasted turkey sandwich, … Continue reading

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rajas con crema (poblanos with cream)


  Rajas is a traditional Mexican condiment consisting of strips of poblano chilies and onions, thus ‘Rajas’ means strips. In this particular recipe, the strips of roasted poblanos and onions are married with melted cheese and cream. Perhaps this recipe eventually evolved into … Continue reading

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white bean dip (hummus)


This is an excellent and healthy dip for any occasion. White beans must be the secret ingredient as most of the time my friends ask what is in the hummus that makes it so unique. One, it is not traditional hummus as there are no garbanzo beans or tahini. … Continue reading

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Baked Kale


  Baked kale is a fun and quite tasty way to eat this super nutritious vegetable. This is a great recipe to let the kids get involved with as it might encourage them to understand that not all nutritious foods … Continue reading

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crispy polenta bites


Recently I had leftover polenta and wanted to make sure it did not go to waste. I decided to bake it and make polenta bites. These would pair well with a great aoili dipping sauce, a simple marinara sauce, and even tossed in a … Continue reading

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