Category Archives: Appetizers

Artisian Crackers

These crackers are really cheap, easy to make and taste great. Making cracker dough is very similar to pie crust and is a great way to improve your skills at making pastry. Rosemary Crackers 2 cups – 2 tbsp unbleached … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Steakhouse Favorites

Have you been to your favorite steakhouse lately? Bet your wallet is still smarting! Here’s a way to splurge, and we do mean splurge, at home. Hearts of Romaine with Blue Cheese and Bacon Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks with Onion Rings Mashed … Continue reading

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Lavash Crackers

  These crackers are pretty easy to make, taste great and are perfect for dipping or eating by the handful. I used sesame and poppy seeds, but all sorts of spices and flavors could be used as a topping. Make … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Eggs and Olives

This dish makes use of hard-cooked egg yolks to make a Caesar-like dressing for asparagus. The olives add a bit of salt and tang. Serve warm or at room temperature. Open a vino verde for an indulgent, but not too … Continue reading

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Roti

This flat bread recipe comes from Eva’s Kitchen Inspirations, which she altered from Metemgee. I almost followed Eva’s recipe exactly and had a perfect product the first time around.  The only thing I changed is to add a teaspoon of … Continue reading

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Marinated Tofu

This is a fairly simple and standard way to marinate tofu. When done it can be sauteed, fried, baked or served cold. There are any number of different spices and flavors that can be used when flavoring tofu, just make … Continue reading

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Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce

This is a very flavorful dipping sauce perfect with naan or roti. It is also good for vegetables, meat kabobs and just about anything else you may want to dunk in it. Fresh jalapenos can be substituted for the pickled … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Spread

This is a very simple basic cheese spread. It can easily be turned into a salad dressing by adding enough buttermilk to thin it out. The spices can also be adjusted to turn it into a sauce for any number … Continue reading

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Orange-spiced Applesauce

This applesauce is easy to make and tastes so much better than any commercial brand. Why buy when you can make something that tastes better, costs less and is far healthier?  For other versions go here and here. I used … Continue reading

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Mashed Black-Eyed Peas

This recipe was inspired by a dish at one of our favorite new restaurants. They always have a great spin on classic Southern ingredients like the humble black-eyed pea. If you haven’t cooked with them before here’s something to know, … Continue reading

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