Tag: appetizer

Korean Beef Kimchi Nachos

Korean Beef Kimchi Nachos

Some of us have been blessed with a short week and doesn’t it just seem that the week is longer? Also, for some reason I feel a palpable difference with the week is Monday-Thursday rather than Tuesday-Friday. Like, think of how fast Thanksgiving week seems […]

Labneh with Roasted Grapes

Labneh with Roasted Grapes

There is too much to do, not enough time, not enough hours, not enough arms, and what suffers is the food.  However, rather than reaching for the closest fast food item, I tend toward the opposite: less is more, and things like warm yogurt and […]

Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Creamy and deliciously simple smoked salmon dip with fresh dill. Ever since May when Boston reminded me and mom the wonder of eating seafood not in the Midwest (as in, fresh from the sea) we’ve both had a hankering that just won’t quit.  Therefore, the […]

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Many years ago, when we first moved to the city, young and naive and dare I say pretty silly, Apple Crisp and I would pick a day each month to have “suburb day.” If that sounds like the epitome of city snobbery…well, I won’t even […]

Hot French Onion Dip

Hot French Onion Dip

You know we’re having a winter storm here? Like, the only real winter storm of the season so far?  Over the entire Midwest?  Did you know that I’m flying to Florida today from Chicago? As are the rest of the Buddhas from Michigan?  Perfect timing. […]

Tomato & Goat Cheese Dip

Tomato & Goat Cheese Dip

So it would seem that I don’t have very many dips/snacks/appetizers because, as it turns out, I don’t dip or snack or appetize that much on my own.  That really does you no good, and is quite sad for me, frankly, because who doesn’t love […]

Caramelized Onion & Crispy Shallot Dip

Caramelized Onion & Crispy Shallot Dip

Do caramelized onions ever go out of style? I’m not sure.  You can probably tell that I do love them so…let’s see. We have that righteous chicken sandwich. The parsley potato salad.  I went with red and wine-soaked for the bison burger.  And let’s not […]

African Spiced Meatballs with Cilantro Chutney and Tamarind Dip

African Spiced Meatballs with Cilantro Chutney and Tamarind Dip

Well, we made it through the holiday! High five to us. How’d everything shake down for you? Despite getting off to a rocky start, the last two days were full of lots of good cheer. As my Christmas present to both Mom and to myself, […]

Summer Slow Cooking:  Ropa Vieja

Summer Slow Cooking: Ropa Vieja

This hot weather makes me hate my life. Like, I don’t really hate my life but any time spent outside involves me mumbling profanity under my breath while sweat. drips. everywhere.  I’ve been swimming a lot for sanity and whatever zen I achieve from an […]


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