Category Archives: Appetizers

Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadillas

I know what you’re thinking, “Here she goes with the black beans again.  I thought she said that she DOESN’T like black beans all that much.  Make up your mind lady.” What can I say?  This recipe meets all my … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Black Bean Wontons

Black beans are one of those foods that has taken me a while to warm up to.  A long while.  Whenever I wander into Chipotle, I always get my burrito bowl sans beans since I don’t load up on the … Continue reading

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Braised Onion Tart

Do not be fooled by my crappy photo.  There’s a lovely picture of Braised Onion Tart in February’s Bon Appetit.  If you want the glamour shot, look there. Note to self: Check the ingredient label the next time you think … Continue reading

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Bruce and Mark’s Roasted Shrimp with Herbs

Bruce and Mark are beyond busy.  They write cookbooks… lots of cookbooks. They develop content for magazines and national websites.  They blog.  And they get nominated for James Beard awards.  In the name of full disclosure, I follow Mark on … Continue reading

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Rushed

The following originally appeared on 5/27/09 at Exit 51. Rushed Despite my best efforts to the contrary, there are just days when time is not on my side.  I’ve got too much to do and not enough time to get … Continue reading

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Boathouse Roma Tomato Jam

I  have an affinity for the idea of southern living.  I don’t know if I would enjoy actually living down in Dixie but in my perfect world, life is full of southern grace, charm, and food.  I think it would … Continue reading

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Dear Ed Part II

Dear Ed(amame), I humbly ask your forgiveness for the unkind things I said to you in my last letter.  I need to accept full responsibility for our failure.  Because I didn’t give you what you needed in order to become … Continue reading

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Jaden’s Coconut Shrimp

These truths I  hold to be self evident: There are lots of food blogs out there. It’s impossible to follow every one. Clearly, I’m missing out on some good stuff. That’s not a good thing. Thankfully, the blogs I read … Continue reading

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Shrimp Cocktail Hour

Unless we’re having guests, dinner at our house does not usually include cocktails or appetizers.  We like to get down to business and dig into the meal.  But sometimes it’s good to shake things up and do something different.  So … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – What’s Cookin’

Today’s Flashback Friday entry was originally posted on 9/3/07 at Exit 51. What’s Cookin’ There was a time when my ‘cooking’ skills consisted of zapping frozen meals, heating up cans of soup, or adding butter and water to a packet … Continue reading

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