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.
Today I began cooking for a holiday party I’m hosting the day after tomorrow. One item I want on the menu is an old-fashioned spice cake, and while thumbing through cookbooks in search of a recipe, I was imagining rich layers of flavor that would be more redolent of spice than cloyingly sweet. No such … Full recipe post »
(Halloween candy, not for me; a spritz of bliss, if you please.) On a trip to Italy, some 20 years back, I discovered Campari, an alcoholic beverage in the family of bitters. For many, it’s an acquired taste (a friend says it reminds her of cough syrup), but I took to the potion — an … 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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