Category Archives: appetizers

Salad Pizza

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. And what I mean by that non-sequitur is when your father hands you a bag of greens from his organic garden, make salad pizza. The lemon thing just sounds a little more charming. … Continue reading

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Classic Pesto with Grilled Bread

Something about starting the school year gives me a distinct and unquenchable desire to take a vacation.  It must have something to do with the impending loss of freedom and gain of anxiety (not to mention those cruel early morning … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea Pesto Crostini and Avocado Spread

Both of these nifty little appetizers are worth their weight in summer gold for the flavor of each far outweighs the difficulty in preparation.  Actually, even using the word difficulty is a misnomer.  Ease would be the word of choice … Continue reading

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Unlike those three gents outside who installed my new gutters in under three hours, I have accomplished very little today. See? Gutters. Fascinating. So, there’s a closet to be organized, a bathroom to be cleaned and a book to be … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion-Shallot Dip and Rosemary-Pecan Goat Cheese

Among all the fall splendor of late, there’s been plenty of cooking and recipe testing chez moi.  I’ve got posts backed up to kingdom come and barely know where to begin.  But I’ll try. There was a trip to the … Continue reading

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Black Olive Tapenade and Lavender Honey Goat Cheese

Like most people, I have a million things to do before leaving on a jet plane.  Not only am I embroiled in laundering, ironing (yes I iron my clothes before I fold them in a suitcase), deciding, printing, organizing, emailing, weather-checking, … Continue reading

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Chorizo and White Cheddar Quesadillas

There aren’t many ills that a weekend, say, in the middle of Lake Erie can’t cure.  Not for this girl anyways.  I feel a renewed zest for life even from a short one-nighter, especially if it’s to an unknown corner I’ve yet to … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

I know that from a foodie standpoint, kale chips are nothing new, not a revelation of any kind.  One might even say that they are “so ’08”. When I mentioned them to my friend Christine, she told me that her … Continue reading

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A Super Bowl of Nachos

What a difference an article and a preposition make.  I admit, I’ve been completely remiss in my blogging duties of late and I should have given you this sooner.  I can’t explain it.  Well, actually, I can.  I’ve been cooking … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Guacamole

It’s been a slow and quiet kind of holiday around here.  The kind in which I’ve yet to shower or properly dress, and it’s already 1:56 pm.  I’ve been reading and watching and pinning.  Literally not much of any import or excitement has … Continue reading

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