Appetizer/Side Dish

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

28 comments March 20, 2014

Ah, cauliflower. I’m in love with this stuff! It’s seriously like candy to me. Well, not quite. But close! 

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Olive Spread

6 comments January 30, 2014

Surely I can fit one more Superbowl-appropriate recipe in before the weekend, especially if it only takes 5 minutes to make, right?! 

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Mini Tortellini Kabobs

9 comments January 28, 2014

Whether you’re into football or not, you can’t deny that the Superbowl is fun, if for no other reason than an excuse to have friends over. And of course, eat […]

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Slow Cooker Greek Stuffed Onions

8 comments January 25, 2014

This recipe was developed by me for STAR Fine Foods. All opinions are 100% my own. Dear Onions, You burn my eyes and make me cry. But you just keep being […]

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Reuben Mini Bagels

10 comments January 9, 2014

Say what? You want me to eat what? With what? Ssssshhh! Trust me! These were AWESOME. I’ve been known to put pastrami and swiss, with dill pickles (of course!) and […]

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Fig Balsamic Olives

15 comments November 25, 2013

So, I might have confessed last week on Facebook that I ate an entire can of olives. The truth is…I ate 2 cans of olives. In my defense, they were […]

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Panko-Crusted Creamy Carrot Casserole

4 comments November 20, 2013

I’ve made this a few times now…and then immediately feel like I should stop eating for a week. Or run 8 miles to burn off the calories. But it’s worth […]

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Onion, Grapes, and Thyme

22 comments November 11, 2013

Some foods just wow you – bowl you over like a bunch of pins. BAM! Whoa, what just happened? Like, you’re so busy tasting it, you forget there are three […]

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Onion Bagel and Bacon Stuffing (for Thanksgivukkah)

29 comments November 4, 2013

Disclaimer #1: I know there are a few different ways to spell Hanukkah. <<< I spell it that way. Disclaimer #2: I know a lot of Jewish families would never consider […]

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Tangy Three-Bean Skillet

12 comments October 9, 2013

Beans beans, the magical fruit The more you eat, the more you toot The more you toot, the better you feel So let’s eat beans at every meal! Oh come […]

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Shrimp and Pork Dumplings

10 comments April 4, 2013

You know how all couples have their “thing” that they do? Read the Sunday paper together, leave each other love notes, build jigsaw puzzles… Paul and I share a big […]

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Kicked-up Shrimp Canapes

5 comments January 30, 2013

“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. There’s coldwater shrimp, warmwater shrimp, and freshwater shrimp. And of course, fresh shrimp. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, […]

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Crock Pot Apple Kielbasa Bites

25 comments January 21, 2013

We spent the day in San Francisco yesterday; took the kids to the aquarium, Pier 39, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Ate. And ate some more. And watched all the odd people. […]

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Texas Caviar

4 comments January 14, 2013

Winter foods are so comforting. But they also tend to be heavy. They make me sleeeeepy. I’m really trying to get my portion control in check, and also eat lighter. […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

11 comments November 16, 2012

How can anyone not like yams or sweet potatoes? (And in case you’re wondering what the difference is, you can head over to Wikipedia to read all about how they’re […]

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Mini Corn Cake Muffins

7 comments November 14, 2012

Corn bread is like a house divided. Half the nation declares it shouldn’t be anything other than savory, while the other half desperately wants it to taste like birthday cake. 

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Spicy Lemon Date Spread

5 comments November 12, 2012

Seems like most people know how to cook their Thanksgiving turkey; what brine to use, how to stuff it, etc. And they are usually pretty committed to certain sides – […]

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Classic Popovers

18 comments November 8, 2012

My whole life I thought Popovers were a Jewish thing – none of my friends’ parents ever made them, and they always seemed to be synonymous with New York city […]

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Broiled Avocado with Cayenne, Lime, and Parmesan

10 comments October 4, 2012

You know it’s hot when you walk outside and there is a sea of dead worms on your sidewalk. Everyone is still watering their lawns here, so the worms escape […]