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Sunday Suppers: Game Day’s Approaching Part One

We’re not football fans, but we do love an excuse to cook appetizers and well just about anything else. Here’s a list that can be made ahead of time and either reheated or served cold or at room temperature. We’ve … Continue reading

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All Pumpkin, All the Time

Everyone seems to go gaga over pumpkin at this time of the year and we’re no exception. But we realized two things in looking at our archives: 1) We have quite a few recipes with pumpkin 2) We could stand … Continue reading

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Bacon and Feta Bruschetta

Normally our tomato harvest is wiped out by the heat before our northern friends see their first ripe tomato. This year we’ve had a bumper crop and our grape tomato plants are still producing. We credit a mild (for us) … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Watermelon Soup

Hot as in spicy. Cold as in chilled. Our watermelon plant isn’t going gangbusters, but it’s produced a few fruit. This is best with very ripe, very sweet fruit. Watermelon Soup 8 cups chopped fresh watermelon, seeded 1/4 cup cilantro, … Continue reading

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Roasted pepper “bruschetta”

This is so simple, but so delicious. Roast a red pepper and a few cloves of garlic in the oven at 365 degrees. Peel and discard any skin. Mash together. Spread on toast slathered with good olive oil. Top with … Continue reading

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Oat Crackers

These are really easy to make and taste great. Any oatmeal will work that is not instant, but stone ground will give the best result. These taste great with pate or cheese. Oat Crackers 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Roulade

This was quite the decadent little treat. It’d make a nice appetizer or little bite at a cocktail party. In fact, you should probably have a cocktail party just so you can make these. Smoked Salmon Roulade 6-8 ounces smoked … Continue reading

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Cranberry Brie Bites

This is a great way to repurpose that cranberry sauce. If you don’t have phyllo dough, wonton wrappers will also do the trick. (Sunday Suppers will return next week.) Cranberry Brie Bites 5 pieces phyllo dough 12 pecans 2-3 ounces … Continue reading

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White Bean Crostini

We made this appetizer on a night friends were coming over. We kept sampling, and sampling, and sampling some more. We still had some when they arrived, but it’s a good thing we were serving a big meal. White Bean … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Pea Nuts

This snack was inspired by two things. For starters, we often see recipes for roasted chick peas and never, ever make them. (Forgot to soak the beans again!) Second, the bar at our favorite restaurant in town serves fried black-eye … Continue reading

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