Category Archives: Appetizers

Grit Cakes with Spicy Cheese Sauce

Here is another way to use grits. Any sauce can be poured over the cakes and they work as well as polenta with most meats. Of course a heavy cheese sauce is always a good way to go. Grit Cakes … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Shaking Off Winter

Is your grill still covered in snow? Then maybe bookmark this one for later. Spring is in full swing down here. Don’t be jealous. By mid-April we’ll probably need to turn our AC. Artichoke Bowls Grilled Truffled Fingerling Potatoes Salmon … Continue reading

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Warm Pear Salad

We concocted this on a day so cold, we even wanted our salad to warm us up. Warm Pear Salad 1 bosc pear, thinly sliced and cored (Peeled or unpeeled) 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp fig jam 4 oz blue … Continue reading

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Cheesy Potato Puffs

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. They work well for dinner, breakfast, lunch and any other snack time. Mashed Potato Puffs 2 cups mashed potatoes 3 eggs 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: When Does Spring Arrive?

We’re ready to plant, to start counting down the days until the farmers market is open, to actually be pleased with the way produce in the store looks, for those first leaves of arugula to pop up in the garden. … Continue reading

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone

These are very simple and quick. Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone 24 stuffing mushrooms 1/2 cup diced green onion 3/4 cup bread crumbs 3 cloves garlic minced 5 oz mascarpone 3-4 slices ham chopped into small dice 2 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham

This is a simple appetizer or first course that can be made ahead and brought back to heat when ready to serve. Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham 1 batch polenta roughly 1/2 cup thinly sliced ham roughly 1/2 … Continue reading

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