Appetizers

22 May Special of the day: A Memorial Day Weekend Away Menu

Wishing you a relaxing Memorial Day weekend in this week’s Special of the day: Memorial Weekend Away Menu with recipes for Layered Antipasto Salad Jars, Pesto Chicken and Artichoke Ciabatta Sandwiches with Sundried Tomato Spread and Espresso Mousse Parfaits with Biscotti Crumble. Enjoy! Recipe development and...

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15 May Special of the day: Spotlight on Strawberries

[caption id="attachment_2875" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Strawberry-Pistachio-Brie Tart"][/caption] Nothing says spring into summer like a pint of fresh, ripe ruby-red strawberries after a winter plagued with woody whitish-pink berries plucked out of season.  Though available almost year-round these days, peak season for strawberries is April through June. Just before...

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14 Apr Special of the day: Super Simple Spring Appetizers

[caption id="attachment_2802" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Speedy Shrimp Scampi Toasts"][/caption]                Spring has sprung! Our well-deserved warmer weather with no wind is cause for celebration in my book. It’s the perfect excuse for a party, especially when you approach it with a footloose and fancy-free attitude.                 Ease your...

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03 Apr Special of the day: Gather your friends for a sushi-rolling party at home

[caption id="attachment_2788" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Philadelphia Roll with Wasabi, Ginger and Soy Sauce for dipping"][/caption]                 If you’ve never tried sushi before because you’re afraid of raw fish, fret not, my friends.  Now is the time to give it a whirl, especially when you realize that...

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20 Mar Special of the day: Spotlight on Artichokes

[caption id="attachment_2762" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Steamed artichoke with Garlic Parmesan Mayonnaise"][/caption] Some food should come with directions for use. Like the artichoke, for starters.  According to my pal Karen, who grew up in a Cheez-it and Corn Nut appetizer house, she was never introduced to any part...

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13 Feb Special of the day: Everything your Heart Desires, Heart-healthy Recipes for February

Celebrate American Heart Month with this week’s Special of the day: Everything Your Heart Desires: Heart-healthy Recipes for February of recipes for Sesame-roasted Edamame, Pesto-crusted Salmon on Wilted Greens and Dark Chocolate-dipped Raspberries. Happy healthy cooking! Recipes and food photography by Sydne George. ...

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23 Jan Special of the day: Make a New Fresh Vegetable Friend: Fennel

[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Sauteed Fennel, Bacon and Gruyere Tart"][/caption] Looking to make a new fresh vegetable friend in the supermarket this week? At its personal best from fall through early spring is fennel, sometimes called anise in the grocery story due to its slightly sweet...

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