One of my favorite get-togethers is an annual pot-luck which rolls around the Sunday after every Thanksgiving. Friends bring Thanksgiving leftovers or invent a dish based on random refrigerator leftovers. The results are delicious, if not sometimes, amusing.
I do have leftover baby bella mushrooms, dry wild mushrooms in my pantry, shallots and cream cheese. A savory spread seems in order. I have a slightly stale loaf of artisan bread that I can use as a bowl. I love edible bowls, especially since there is no concern about remembering to take the dish home. I doubled the following recipe to have a heaping serving for the 6-inch round loaf of bread. All that’s left is snatching the dip away from my daughter.
Wonderful served with Basic Crostini, which can be made and stored several days in advance.
Here’s a variation on stuffed eggs that you may find quite savory. Leftover shrimp were sitting next to a carton of eggs in my fridge and, voila, the following recipe was born. Certainly the addition of bacon didn’t hurt one bit, and I loved the tang of the pickle juice and tomato paste, reminding me … Full recipe post »
Beach fires dwindle, the days grow shorter, and we understand the end of summer is upon us. Oh no — say it ain’t so! This summer saw more than its share of rainy days and temperatures below average, our consolation being the lakes and farmers are loving it. But beautiful days are here at last. … Full recipe post »
Hi there! I'm Peggy Lampman -
Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
home kitchen - persnickety customers, petulant children and piles of dirty dishes
lie in my wake. And the dinnerFeeds - well - they
are my story. More about Peggy and this site...
Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was
waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of
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