Category / Appetizers

July 21, 2013
Living by the sea has wonderful opportunities for families. One of my favorite things to do is to head on down to the local inlet and go crabbing.  Sometimes we only catch a few and other times, we fill an entire bucket.  The quantity never seems to matter, the fun is always there. Somehow, someone…

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November 11, 2012
  The other day, I was in the mood for something salty, tangy and warm for lunch.  This seemed to fit the bill perfectly!  As most of you know, I do most of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s.  I always have one of their rustic ciabatta flatbreads on hand.  They are so versatile.  Like…

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August 14, 2012
Arugula dressed with relish and feta cheese If you are like us, you now have an abundance of cucumbers and tomatoes from your garden. One thing that I like to do is make this relish.  It is so quick to make, versatile and delicious.  We use the relish in many ways including: As a side…

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July 26, 2012
Sometimes it is just too hot to cook.  No one feels like eating anything too heavy and we certainly do not feel like cooking in the house.  This is when we take our cooking to the grill.  It is very easy to make a wonderful light meal for warm summer nights that is both easy…

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April 27, 2012
When I lived in Southern California, I become close friends with many wonderful people of Asian decent. Tradition and family go hand in hand in their culture.  Often, I would visit one of my Chinese friends and find their entire family sitting at the kitchen table on a Saturday afternoon making dumplings.  The Grandma, Auntie,…

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September 14, 2011
My sister is a great cook and entertainer.  Everyone always seems to end up at her house when it’s game day  or a holiday.  We enjoy sharing tried and true recipes with one another.  Somehow, it seems to make the 3000 miles between us shorter.  Here is one of her recipes that is a perfect…

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July 6, 2011
By now, some of you are becoming inundated with zucchini from your gardens.  Sometimes, it is nice to have a quick and easy go to snack or side dish for supper that your family will just gobble up.  Even the kids enjoy these, plus how can they resist the dipping? Ingredients: 2 eggs~beaten 1/4 cup…

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April 16, 2011
If you are like me, you clip out recipes that you would someday like to try but haven’t gotten around to it.  This spinach and artichoke is from Alton Brown, of Food Network fame, and got fabulous reviews.  I think I am going to try and make this one this weekend.  It seems so easy and delicious.…

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January 7, 2011
image courtesy of marthastewart.com This is hands down one of the BEST recipes that I tried in 2010.  Thank you Martha for sharing!  This is from her Everday Food Magazine.  It makes a great dinner or appetizer. Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons flour plus more for rolling 2 sheet  frozen puff pastry dough, thawed 1 tablespoon…

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November 13, 2010
This yummy buffalo chicken dip is awesome for game day on the weekend.  You may even need to double the recipe!  Serve it with tortilla chips and it is sure to be a hit at your next party.  One note of caution, I do not recommend substituting the brand names listed below.  I have and…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.