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Marinated Feta

People need munchies while they wait for that big holiday meal. This year we went with a Mediterranean-themed appetizer spread on Thanksgiving because Katherine’s colleague used to work for an olive distributor. Hey, we find inspiration everywhere. This is colorful, … 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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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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Sunday Suppers: Surviving Game Day

We don’t often have sporting events on in our house. But we do love an excuse for a party and we hear there’s a good one in early February. Here are some options for your Game Day. From fire-roasted cocktail … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

We’ve wanted to jazz up our deviled eggs ever since Jed over at Sports Glutton posted a fantastic looking recipe for jalapeno deviled eggs with candied bacon way back in December. What can we say sometimes recipes stick in our … Continue reading

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Edamame Tahini Spread

This is a nice alternative to traditional hummus, but we won’t call it a hummus because we’re stubborn like that. Hummus needs chick peas. Serve this with roti or pita bread. Edamame Tahini Spread 16 oz edamame juice from one … Continue reading

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Lean, Mean and Green

We’re eating all the greens we can lately. It seems like they’re here and gone in a flash each year. Salads are an event in May and June when our arugula plant is going gangbusters — we made prosciutto pizza … Continue reading

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Salmon Mousse

We saw a recipe for salmon mousse the other day on Sid’s Cooking Again. We had some smokes salmon in the fridge so we figured the appetizer gods were speaking directly to us. Sid’s version calls for poached salmon as … Continue reading

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Chicken-Bacon Bites

We found these tasty bites over on What’s on the Stove and pinned it to our party ideas board months ago. Sherry has a number of great appetizers and recipes of all kinds. Check out her blog and the recipe … Continue reading

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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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