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Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta

Do you ever look at a dish you order in a restaurant and think that it would be too much trouble to recreate?  I do it.  If it looks like the work won’t be worth the reward I turn a cold shoulder to the dish and move on.  I saw this dish at one of […]

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Salmon Salad Appetizer

I owe this recipe to my son Jacob.  He told me my Pistachio Crusted Salmon recipe is the best Salmon recipe I make.  Since I always have extra Salmon at the end of dinner, his comment got me thinking and  I came up with this little doozy.  It’s simple to pull together and is a […]

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Goat Cheese & Honey Fig Crackers

This is the perfect appetizer.  It takes no time to put together (I mean it takes minutes), it is delicious, (OMG delicious) and it has bacon in it! Here is the thing, I used these crackers that are so addictive.  I found them at the Fresh Market, called Fig Crackers made by The Fine Cheese […]

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Soft Pretzel Sticks

On Sunday while I was drinking my coffee and checking out recipes on the web, Food & Wine posted a picture of these beautiful pretzel sticks.   The house was quiet because both of our boys are out of town right now, so I decided to try out the recipe.  Jim popped into the kitchen […]

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Vegetable & Goat Cheese Dip

My hubby runs with a friend a few days a week and sometimes after the run they come in and have a beer to celebrate their accomplishment! 🙂  It usually coincides with me finishing up a recipe for this blog..hmmmm, you think that’s a coincidence?  Anyway, I plopped this dish down in front of the […]

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Basil Pesto

If you planted basil in your garden, you have an overflow about now.  I have started fighting mine from going to seed (getting flower heads).  I always have more basil than I could ever use, but I just love the smell and taste of fresh basil.  I read several years ago that if you crush […]

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Kale Chips

Okay, I have to admit that I have known for quite awhile how good Kale is for you, but Kale is a bit intimidating for me.  Why, you ask?  It doesn’t look good!  I have seen recipes for baked Kale Chips, watched celebrity chefs make baked Kale Chips, heard that they are as addictive as […]

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Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini

I had this dish at a local Latin Restaurant here in town and loved it, so as I am apt to do I went home and started trying out the recipe at home and came up with this little doozy.  I love the Manchego cheese, which is salty with the nutty flavor of the Beans. […]

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Caprese Salad Skewers

For a outdoor garden party what better way to say “summer has arrived” than tomato, mozzarella, basil and sweet balsamic glaze salad?  I ended up making 30 skewers – not one was left! To serve this as an appetizer I decided to go mini-size on a skewer.  However, with the summer tomatoes around the corner […]

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Mom’s Egg Salad

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Growing up I was an extremely picky eater so their is a handful of things that I remember eating that I really loved.  One of those was my Mom’s Egg Salad. My hubby was asking me to make Egg Salad so I called my Mom to ask her for the recipe. […]

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