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Hummus – My Favorite

In Appetizers/Salads On September 9, 2017 0 Comments

So many recipes for hummus.  This one is perfect for me.  Not too strong. TIP:  For mixing separated tahini:  scrape it all in a bowl and mix with… Read More »

Oriental Salad Dressing from Applebee’s

In Appetizers/Salads On September 11, 2016 0 Comments

Applebee’s makes terrific salads.  This is adapted from Todd Wilbur’s copycat recipe for their oriental salad.  Delicious! 1/2 c. mayonnaise 3 T. honey or agave 5 t. rice… Read More »

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes – So Sweet!

In Appetizers/Salads, Sides On September 11, 2016 0 Comments

I love cherry tomatoes, but lately, the skins have been so tough, they are hard to enjoy.  So I roasted them and discovered that you can easily pinch… Read More »

White Bean Hummus – Great Make-Ahead

In Appetizers/Salads On August 11, 2016 0 Comments

I don’t want to even look at sour cream or cream cheese dips any more.  This hummus is such a tasty, healthier alternative, and no oil! 1 (15… Read More »

Spiced Pecans – Addicting!

In Appetizers/Salads On February 11, 2016 0 Comments

My neighbor gave me these nuts one Christmas and I flipped over them.  The balance between sweet, salty, and spices is perfect, and they are so easy to… Read More »

Butternut Squash Soup – So simple and satisfying!! (Also includes Instant Pot conversion)

In Appetizers/Salads, Soups On January 2, 2015 0 Comments

The simplest of soups.  Great served hot on cold days, or cold on hot days.  I take it to go and drink it as is. 2 T.  butter,… Read More »

Red Pepper Hummus

In Appetizers/Salads, Healthy On December 18, 2014 0 Comments

A nice change from the traditional hummus. 1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/2 c. jarred red pepper, plus 1 T. oil… Read More »


In Appetizers/Salads, Bread, Breakfast On November 22, 2014 0 Comments

Gougeres can be used as an appetizer, or a bread with any meal.   They are basically a  profiterole with cheese.  Delicious! 1 c.  water 8 T.  unsalted butter,… Read More »

Scallops Wraped in Bacon – Good as Lobster!!

In Appetizers/Salads, Dinner, Seafood On September 19, 2013 0 Comments

Delicious with or without bacon.  I prefer without, and my husband prefers with.  Scallops are so easy, and these taste like restaurant quality. 12 colossal sea scallops (or… Read More »

Kale Chips – Better than potato chips!

In Appetizers/Salads, Healthy On August 26, 2013 0 Comments

Great substitute for potato chips.  Can you get any healthier?  Light and crispy.  Perfect for late night snack! handful of kale (I buy it by the bag already… Read More »