Archive | Appetizer

Wild Mushroom and Christmas Bean Crostini


. . .  with Parsley Pesto. (!!) I just didn’t have room for it in the title. But you’re hung on the Christmas bean part, aren’t you? Have you ever seen slash HEARD of Christmas lima beans? I’m sort of obsessed with enormous beans lately. Big, fat, type-A personality, take-control-of-the-situation beans, man. Beans that aren’t […]

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Slow-Roasted Golden Tomato Bruschetta


More tomaters! Only this time we’re slooooow roastin’. As opposed to slow cookin’. Remember? From like, two days ago? Never mind. These golden beauts, I must admit, do not come from my very pregnant garden. They’re farmer’s market finds because I cannot liiiiiiive without golden tomatoes. Which makes me wonder why I don’t just grow […]

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Shrimp Nacho Party Bites


We’re having a pretend party today because I feel like it, dang it. Actually, I just opened the back door to let my dog out, and it’s like 67 degrees! SIXTY SEVEN. If that’s not means for a pretend party I don’t know what is. I mean sure, it’s going to hit 91 horrendous degrees […]

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Hot Pepper Jelly


Soooooo hot! Kind of. Before we start talking about garden pepper jelly, can I just tell you real quick that I just put a dead fly in my mouth? On accident, you weirdo! In my sleepy haze, I refilled the empty water glass on my nightstand, and just started gulping away in the dark. It’s […]

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Compound Butter: Three Ways!

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You do know that butter is the universal summer staple food, right? Don’t try and look it up because I think the internet is down right now. And books don’t work today. And your friends won’t know this week. Just trust me. These may be my three favorite compound butters of all time! Well, actually […]

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Clam Appetizer Dip (Rewind Recipes)


I know what you’re thinking. Because I thought it, too. It’s like a car accident. You can’t NOT look. You have to know more. How did this happen? Is everyone okay? Did she seriously use canned clams in a dip? Yes. I did. And it works! I promise it does. You look mad. Please don’t […]

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Quick Garlicky Parmesan Crostini


Happy New Yeaaaaarrrrr! . . .ish. I gotsta be straight up with you right now. This isn’t my recipe. I did not come up with this perfectly simple, satisfying, knock-your-face-off-to-yummy-town appetizer. No, no. Not me. Not I. Not myself. Not even Irene. (who IS Irene?) This appie is actually brought to you by my super […]

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