Tag Archives: appetizers

herbed focaccia with olives, spinach & white cheddar

my friend paige is an avid bread-baker who is constantly extolling the virtues of homemade bread. she’s right, too–contrary to popular opinion, breads & doughs are actually quite easy to master (& this is coming from someone who much prefers … Continue reading

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smoky-sweet mango salsa

pepper jack cheese is my favorite. this week, i’ve been using the shredded trader joe’s variation (highly recommended) on everything from my egg white omelets to super simple quesadillas. yesterday, i decided to spice up my quesadilla a little bit … Continue reading

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easy homemade guacamole

this month’s bon appetit featured a mouthwatering spread of taco fillings–shrimp in adobo sauce, seared short ribs, fresh chorizo, rajas poblanas & cumin & ancho chicken. i went grocery shopping last night accordingly, picking up guacamole ingredients only as an afterthought … Continue reading

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herb-stuffed tomatoes

another day, another recipe from plenty. one thing i love about ottolenghi’s cooking style is the obvious influence that growing up in the middle east has had on him–there are plenty of middle eastern herb combinations & lots of olives. no … Continue reading

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super easy baked jalapeno poppers

i always feel pretty un-american on superbowl sundays. the only time i come remotely close to giving a shit about football is when michigan plays ohio state. or michigan state. or notre dame. okay, i guess i sort of care … Continue reading

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slow-cooked pulled pork quesadillas with caramelized onions

i’d been dying to make these ever since nathan & i had them as an appetizer at bbq brickhouse a few months ago. i sort of forgot about them over the holidays, but when a friend of mine asked me … Continue reading

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roasted red peppers stuffed with herbed goat cheese

i love my cousins to death, so what better way to show it than to cook for them? last night, they came over with their parents & i made everyone coq au vin & mashed potatoes with a spinach salad. … Continue reading

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