Today is the first of December. Just seeing the date on my computer screen makes my throat clench. I have visitors in and out over the next week and don’t plan to offer more than a simple tossed salad and these cheesy, delicious pita crisps.
A friend of mine, Norma Davis, worked on a local cookbook, Bravo, celebrating 120 years of the University Musical Society.
She said this recipe was a favorite or hers for casual entertaining — it will be a new favorite of mine as well.
I made several changes to the original in the cookbook, substituting asiago for the Parmesan and using dill for the herbs, but in theory it remains the same.
The sour cream dill dip will keep a solid week, refrigerated, so I’ll just add to the pita on an as needed basis.
Planning a dinner party menu, for me, is like figuring out an outfit to wear for a special occasion; so many choices but nothing comes together. The (such-a-deal) taupe sheath with a metallic band is very cool but none of my shoes are right. And accessories? Don’t even go there. The Baked Quince stuffed with … Full recipe post »
Today’s Wednesday–8 days before Thanksgiving; 4 days before my kids, et al, come to celebrate our early-bird feast. There’s several inches of white stuff on the ground, school’s out and some neighborhood kids just made a snowman. It’s leering at me from across the street. Wipe that silly grin off your face before I knock … Full recipe post »
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Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
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