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You know I am all about game day food, appetizers, shared plates and Happy Hour at Home. I have said more than once that I love appetizers for dinner (and often order a couple small plates rather than the huge entrees most restaurants want to give you).
So, did we actually eat jalapeño poppers for dinner?
Why, yes. Yes we did.
These are perfectly acceptable for dinner, though – a protein and veggie packed update on the cheese filled original. Fantastically spicy and filling, we ate these with a simple salad on the side.
Plus, you can eat a whole bunch of them.
These peppers are not only [click to continue…]
Honey, these boys ain’t much to talk to, but, if you want a night away from your cat… they’re more than fine.
While I was wrapping cubes of avocado with chick-quin mixture, I could not help thinking of my favorite line from Vegas Vacation. Because, while these avocado stuffed chick-quins are damn tasty, they sure ain’t much to look at.
But did I say they were good? Jason isn’t the biggest avocado fan, and he loves these. They are good.
Tales from the honeymoon road:
We landed in Columbia, Missouri last night, about 15 minutes before the tornado [click to continue…]
Sweet and spicy dipped into sweet and savory.
Meet my new favorite snack.
Roasting garlic is one of my favorite things – my mom and I have made a lunch from a whole roast garlic spread onto crackers. Mmm.
Roast garlic mixed with sweet mango? Heaven. Dipping curried potato rounds into this garlic mango Heaven? Sweet comfort food goodness.
I am back on my potato habit. They have been lunches lately – baked and fluffed and stuffed with [click to continue…]
I made cocktails again.
Jason and I both have been taking turns playing bartender lately. His are tequila based, with all kinds of citrus flavors. Mine? Savor all the fresh fruity flavors of [click to continue…]
It truly is my favorite time of year. Longer, warmer days equal more time outdoors, fresh creations with garden ingredients, cool cocktails with friends.
Sitting out in the evening, relaxing while the daylight leaves and the yard’s nightlights come on. Frogs in the pond croak now and then, causing the dogs to jump off our laps and snif snif snif in search of the frog…
My latest libation creation is a fusion of two favorites – mimosas and margaritas. Fresh herbs from the garden (the thyme came back from last year!) mix well with bubbly and my favorite reposado tequila.
Follow me over to Kim’s place for my recipe: Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas.
Happy Monday everyone! Meatless Monday, at that.
I didn’t know the ingredient for this week until after we were already snowed in. Have you all heard what has been happening in Portland since [click to continue…]
Last month we flew down to L.A. for four days of fun with friends just before Christmas. We had front row seats to The Dan Band (extremely fun and I highly recommend!), we cry-laughed through the Anchorman premiere, and we sang Christmas carols in our fluffy robes to people in our hotel lobby. Super fun shenanigans and [click to continue…]
For all of the holiday festivities, to ring in the new year, even kicking back on a Sunday for the football game – you know I have the food and drink all planned out.
It seems every time I throw a party, there are some tried and true standards that always come to play. Our favorites (um, my favorites? okay).
Even so, I do like to mix it up and wow people with something new. I have another Foodie collection to share with you, this time it is my Top 16 Cocktail Party Recipes of 2013. Hand held nibbles, things to dip and dip in to, a savory stuffed waffle and a stuffed avocado. Bright and pretty drinks, festive and fruity, this list is sure to inspire.
Because even if it is football, it can still be a cocktail party.
If you cannot see the slideshow, click here to see the whole collection.
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