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Appetizers

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is a dip loaded with spinach and artichokes wrapped in the creaminess of mayonnaise and sour cream with a generous helping of Parmesan. Hot and bubbly, it’s a classic and it’s perfect for casual entertaining! This recipe has been around for decades. By the […]

French Onion Rustic Tarts

French Onion Rustic Tarts

Sweet onions sautéed until tender are wonderful on their own but stir in those flavors found in French onion soup, layer with creamy ricotta and Gruyere then bake in a flaky, buttery pastry crust and you might have a slice of savory heaven! French onion […]

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Sweet red peppers puréed with savory sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs and toasted pecans. Toss in a handful of Parmesan along with a drizzle of rich olive oil and you’re on your way to one outstanding pesto. This is a variation on a recipe from the […]

Shrimp and Corn, Chowder or Bisque – One Great Recipe, Two Delicious Soups

Shrimp and Corn, Chowder or Bisque – One Great Recipe, Two Delicious Soups

Smooth and creamy or chock full of chunks of shrimp and bites of sweet corn. One recipe, yielding two great soups – both full of luscious flavor. This recipe is basically three parts, two if you stick with a chowder. The first is making a […]

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

Delicate morsels of crab dance playfully with a tasty and colorful collection of vegetables and herbs, enveloped in a blanket of a rich, creamy mustard sauce. These tender little cakes are chock full of color and flavor with sweet onion, scallions, red and yellow bell […]

Summer Squash Pancakes

Summer Squash Pancakes

Lightly golden on the outside with pops of bright yellow peaking out from the inside – these little pancakes are plumped full of fresh summer squash. Delicately seasoned, they’re a delicious addition to your spring and summer menu! Summer squash really encompasses a variety of […]

Spice Roasted Almonds

Spice Roasted Almonds

A touch of heat with a hint of sweet and spice plus a whole lot of crunch! Salted and roasted almonds are a common snack for most of us. But turning up the flavor and roasting your own takes only a short amount of time […]

Egg Salad with Currants and Toasted Pecans

Egg Salad with Currants and Toasted Pecans

Overheard from my engineer – “What’s this? Is it any good? Oh, it is!” Egg salad – that classic comfort food that’s ridiculously easy to make. Take tender eggs, give them a gentle chop then toss with a blend of creamy mayonnaise and tangy Dijon […]

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

A creamy yellow, fluffy filling with just the right amount of tang from a dollop of Dijon mustard, piled high into the tender egg white shells. Finish by topping with an array of flavors and colors with a sprinkling of paprika. It’s a perfect plate […]

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Fennel, Arugula and Orange Salad with Orange Pecan Vinaigrette

Take the brightness of fennel mingle it with peppery arugula and toss with sweet orange, creamy avocados, toasted pecans and fresh Parmesan and Fontina. Then dress it with orange pecan vinaigrette – absolutely wonderful for a midweek meal! It’s a simple salad with a gorgeous […]

Cheese Tartlets

Cheese Tartlets

Okay, fair warning – these little bites are hard to stop eating! Creamy cheddar touched with a mild note of spice then topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan and baked in crispy phyllo shells. They might be small but they deliver a mouthful of wonderful! […]

Fried Walnuts

Fried Walnuts

These walnuts are so wonderfully crunchy with a little sweet, a little salty and kissed with a bit of spice. Irresistible! This recipe has been on my list of “things to try” for years. I kept passing it by, wondering how good could these really […]



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