Tag archive for appetizers

Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Now that the weather is starting to turn from hot summer days to cool fall evenings, that wonderful feeling of cool, crisp air is all around us…imploring us to throw that extra blanket on the bed, toss on our sweaters and crank up the grill…

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Pretty in Pink Easter at the Shore

This year for Easter I was tickled pink, and all other colors of the Easter palette, to receive an invitation to whisk down to the North Carolina shore line to spend a long weekend celebrating and paying homage to marshmallow bunnies, jelly-bean filled baskets, Peter…

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Crispy Garlic & Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

It somewhat saddens me to say that for my entire adult life, I hadn’t tried a brussels sprout until about a year or two ago. My reasoning, as far as I can conclude, is that I was perhaps scarred by tales of the horrors of…

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Golden, Crunchy, Buttery Latkes

This time of the year is also the time for one of my very favorite holiday treats – the glorious latke. Now, I suppose I should start out by saying that I am not of the Jewish faith in practice, but having grown up on…

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Simple Entertaining: Baked Brie & Apple Tarts

Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays…that is for sure. This time of year we are serenaded by a plethora of Christmas songs that paint a quintessential picture of families…cozied up around the hearth and tree wearing gaudy reindeer sweaters, holding cups of…

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Sweet Superbowl Satisfaction

So, as you all well know, this past Sunday marked the culmination of the football season. The be-all-to-end-all game that so many die hard fans wait for with bated breath for months on end. You got it…the Superbowl my friends. Now there is no doubt…

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Fine Dining at Chez Moi: Creating a Grocery List for the Perfect Home-Made Meal

By Contributing Writer Sean Kennedy In these tight economic times, you may be forgoing the Saturday nights out or gourmet meals. But you long for that delicious, spongy bread at your favorite Italian restaurant, the chocolate soufflé from that French bistro downtown, and most importantly,…

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Homemade Bratwurst Beer Bites & Two Types of Ale Dipping Mustard

I am always on the lookout for a good recipe or two to toss on the table as a game day treat, and this recipe falls under two of my main criteria for picking out a tailgating type of snack. It’s tasty with a beer…

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Arancini di Riso (Fried Risotto Balls)

When it comes to cooking, the Italians really have the market cornered. This little gem of an hors d’oeuvre falls under the category of Italian masterpeice…that which would rival the great artist Michelangelo’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Ok, I won’t go…

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Butternut Squash Soup

Every time fall rolls around, the same urge overtakes us all to carve up some pumpkins and dive headfirst into the divinely hearty, soothing, and comforting members of the squash family. One of favorites, of not my ultimate favorite, is the butternut squash. It is…

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