Category Archives: Appetizers

Happy Hour – Family Style

The cheese started it. A Swiss cheese that my husband picked up at a local farmer’s market last Sunday gave him endless pleasure and he hadn’t even taken a bite until Tuesday evening. It was the thought of the cheese and how he would eat it that was so pleasurable. I know the feeling and have been there myself, many times. And […]

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Buffalo Style Deviled Eggs

Summer just calls for deviled eggs, there’s no way around that. I didn’t actually like them until I was a grown-up but I remember them being served at all of our picnics and family gatherings. When I think of “comfort foods” my first thoughts are of cold weather dishes like chili, home-baked cookies and macaroni and cheese. But as the […]

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Chilled Strawberry Soup

I have posted about my Chilled Strawberry Soup before, but the post needed some updating. It was one of the first recipes that I posted when I started my recipe blog site last year and my photos needed a little face lift. Plus, I have been working in a new recipe program, so I wanted to add it to that. One […]

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Taco Queso Dip – Look & Cook

I love taco meat, especially the good old ground beef and taco seasoning packet type. Yum. Add it to melty cheese and I will pull up a chair. If you add diced veggies, it takes away from the fact that you are eating melty cheese and taco meat. This is super easy and is another “Look & Cook” food – […]

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Pico de Gallo

This is a fabulously fresh way to add flavor to your dinners and appetizers. I am not usually a cilantro-lover, but in this Pico de Gallo, it adds to the freshness flavor.  This is a fabulously fresh way to add flavor to your dinners and appetizers. I am not usually a cilantro-lover, but in this Pico de Gallo, it adds […]

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Chilled Pear Soup

I adapted this “soup” from one of my favorite recipes for entertaining. It was originally a recipe for Chilled Peach Soup and it looked elegant and delicious, yet so simple to make. Through the years I have made it often and only recently have started using different fruit, even though it always seemed like the kind of recipe for substitutions. […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Because it is spring and because bathing suit season is around the corner, I decided to share a deliciously easy healthy sandwich option that is loaded with freshness for my “Open House” celebration here on my semi-new website. Is it still new after a month and a half? It still feels like new to me! I love foods that are […]

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Sweet Summer Salsa

  Our “end-of-summer” has been hotter than our summer was and I am totally enjoying it. Steamy, humid and not at all like fall is coming. I love fall and enjoy every moment of it but I can wait a little longer for it! This would make a refreshing treat to take along to your end of summer festivities or […]

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Corn Cake-Fritters & Cajun Chili Dipping Sauce

Summer’s bounty of corn-on-the-cob has me busy, busy, busy. In addition to enjoying straight up good ole corn-on-the-cob, I also like to cut it off of the cob and freeze it for when summer’s long gone. There is nothing like having fresh corn for Thanksgiving Dinner. It is so wonderfully fresh tasting and brings back those happy feelings of summer […]

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