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Chorizo Cheddar Potato Puffs

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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It is almost time for the BEST part of Thanksgiving. If you would guess the big meal itself you would only be half right.  My favorite part of this feasting holiday would be the day AFTER the big event when the left-overs roam free!  I love left-overs more than the actual meal because they can […]

Pumpkin Fondue

Sunday, October 30, 2011

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I did a guest post for October Unprocessed over at Eating Rules!  The photo above is of a dreamy, smooth Pumpkin Fondue that is packed with all kinds of goodness.  It also taste FAR more evil that it truly is!  Take a moment to take a look!

Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Rather than give you yet another dip, enchilada, nacho, or taco recipe I thought to provide you a spicy/salty nibble to help soak up all the celebratory May 5th drinks.  For a long while I have been in love with bacon wrapped dates.  Something about sweet, tender dates wrapped in crisp, […]

Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in Blankets

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Ok, sometimes you need things … I am serious when I say need. A few days ago I was discussing pigs in blankets with some friends on the Twitter.  It became apparent to me that, despite our love of the finer things, a good old-fashioned pig in a blanket could reduce us to children.  Happy, […]

Cream Cheese Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and it is time to plan those New Years Eve parties! This year, like every year, I will spend the evening with my family before returning home to ring in the new year with my husband and dogs.  It is our little tradition.  My mom serves the […]

Chorizo Dip

Monday, December 27, 2010

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I find when guests come to visit that a good dip can make the evening. I’m not sure what it is exactly about dip that is so enticing, but I do know that a good dip recipe, or two, can be a life saver.  Perhaps it is the communal aspect of dips, the fact that […]

Carrot, Cardamom and Coconut Soup

Friday, October 1, 2010

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I always carry with me a book I call my ‘Inspiration Book’. This is the place where I jot down ideas, or flavors, so when I get back to my home kitchen I remember what it was, exactly, that inspired me.  This little book has served me well, and it is directly responsible for this […]

Paneer Potato Cakes

Monday, September 13, 2010

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In the last few months I have discovered a few new ingredients that I absolutely love! The first of these is a spice called asafoetida, a deeply pungent smelling spice that, when cooked, adds a smooth onion flavor.   A little of this spice makes a big difference as far as complexity of flavor is concerned.  […]

Beef Shawarma Meatballs

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Not long ago I had lunch at a little Lebanese restaurant and I discovered some really wonderful new dishes. One of these was shawarma, a meat mixture that is marinated in a spice blend, placed on a spit, and slowly grilled.  It is sliced thin and served with pita and other fresh garnishes.  It is […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Friday, July 16, 2010

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Summer is in full swing, and that means in North Texas it is HOT, HOT, HOT! I am loathe to turn on the oven or stand over the stove when the temps are pushing 100F, but that does not mean I eat nothing but cold sandwiches and salads.  Oh no, what it means is instead […]

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