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Chili Peppers stuffed with Queso Fresco & Cheddar

We played chili pepper roulette last night. I purchased two types of peppers, red and green-festive for the holiday’s. My brother, sister-in-law and niece weren’t sure what degree of heat we’d get until we bit into it each one. They were much hotter than I thought they’d be-capsaicinoids sparked pain receptors, then kicked off endorphins-it’s … Full recipe post »

Asiago-Dill Pita Appetizers

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 … Full recipe post »

Gorgonzola-Pear Dip and Olive-Cheese Nuggets

“Pour me somethin’ tall and strong… Make it a hurricane before I go insane… It’s only half past twelve but I don’t care… It’s five o’clock somewhere” (Verse from Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson song: “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”) My friends and I are are big fans of the “Happy Hour.” Whether we meet at … Full recipe post »

Grilled Swiss Chard Bundles with Smoked Mozzarella

If you’re ever in need of an appetizer or vegetarian side dish that’s somewhat out of the ordinary, these savory bundles would be the ticket. I’ve made Swiss Chard Bundles with other cheeses in the past, but the locally produced Serra smoked mozzarella is my favorite cheese to use in this particular recipe. Place cheese … Full recipe post »

Popcorn with Bacon and Cheddar

The countdown is over–Oscar Night has arrived! The 82nd Annual Academy Awards is presenting its awards to the film industry tonight, and I finally have the excuse to make popcorn for dinner! The very complete Go Oscar website should get you revved up with every last detail surrounding tonight’s extravaganza. Will Avatar clean up the awards? What … Full recipe post »

Chili-Lime Chicken Wings

If you are making a very serious effort to cut calories, quit reading this blog immediately – link to my Chipotle Chili Chicken Skins recipe, instead. Calorie-cutting efforts would have to be super-human to resist this recipe–especially after one bite. This is a modified version of a Tyler Florence recipe for chicken wings that is insanely good. I’m baking … Full recipe post »

Teriyaki Appetizer Meatballs

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and guacamole and salsa tonnage will be consumed across the land. I’m going to switch things up a bit and serve Teriyaki Meatballs and spicy Asian Chicken Wings. I’m making the meatballs today and will bake them before the game tomorrow. Many think “teriyaki” is a cooking condiment, like soy … Full recipe post »

Chipotle Chili Chicken Skins

Super Bowl is this Sunday.  It’s one of the best times of the year for watching football and snacking on your favorite munchies. My husband, Richard, has presented a brief list of snack-food requests: Ability to eat snack with left hand so right hand can control the remote. Snack should complement a Michigan brewed beer. … Full recipe post »

Mango and Goat Cheese Quesidillas

A sultry summer night begs for a margarita chill. I can’t think of a better counterpoint to a salt-rimmed glass than mango quesadillas (kay-suh-dee-yah). In the purest definition of the word, quesadillas are a turnover (folded in half) made with traditional masa dough. This recipe (stuffing store-bought flour tortillas, then frying, sandwich-style) is technically a … Full recipe post »

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Twisting and turning in palates of yellow, orange, and pale green, nature paints masterful strokes on squash blossoms as they emerge in summer. Their inimitable blooms certainly inspired Georgia O’Keefe one summer morning in her garden; her squash blossom painting brought fame to the overlooked flowers. I celebrate their beauty by eating them, though I’m … Full recipe post »