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Garlic and Chive Gougères

Garlic and Chive Gougères / Bev Cooks

THEY WORKED. The gougères that I was having a mammoth anxiety attack over before I even started making them. THEY WORKED! What’s a gougère? It’s a French cheese puff! A pastry of sorts. Savory. Life giving. And you know, I don’t know why I was so sissified to make them. They’re actually quite easy. You […]

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Chickpea Shawarma Flatbread

Chickpea Shawarma Flatbread / Bev Cooks

Am I the only one who desperately wants to pet those little chickpeas and call them Frank? This appetizer! First of all, I can’t take credit for it. It’s not mine. But I did inhale 5/8ths of it in 12 minutes flat. Does that count? My sweetie pie/travel partner gal friend Sonja of A Couple […]

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Buffalo Chicken Twist

Buffalo Chicken Twist / Bev Cooks

It’s not too early in the year for buffalo, is it? (THIS IS WHERE YOU SAY “NEVER.”) It’s a buffalo chicken twist, you guys. And it is a bloomin’ game-day show stopper. And EASY. And you get to shred a rotisserie chicken so there’s therapy involved. And buffalo sauce. Praises. So awwwwl yew gonna do […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Waffle Fry Stackers

Shepherd's Pie Waffle Fry Stackers / Bev Cooks

YES I’M THAT PERSON WHO PUT SHEPHERD’S PIE ON WAFFLE FRIES. (sorry to scream.) I think the question is, why wouldn’t we? Plus it’s been forever since I’ve had a good ol’ waffle cut fry, so the idea of a crunchy, baked carby canoe o’ bliss shoveling all that beefy shepherd’s pie filling straight into […]

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Sausage and Smoked Gouda Phyllo Cups

Sausage and Gouda Phyllo Cups / Bev Cooks

Four ingredients. FOUR. Four! f o u r. And one of them is cheese, so you’re clearly already ahead in life. Let’s talk Christmas appetizers! My goal here for you is ease. You know those old-school sausage cheese balls that we all made in the ’80s and ’90s for the church potlucks? OKAY, it’s that, […]

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Skillet Cheesy Corn Dip

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Dog days. And I hate the words dog and days back to back. But it’s the gruesome reality we face. It’s the injustice ways of Mama Nay Nay with her lethal dragon breath upon our fragile skin. And I KNOOOOW turning on the oven is travesty. I get it! I do. But. It’s our only […]

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Skillet Brie and Artichoke Heart Dip

Skillet Brie and Artichoke Heart Dip / Bev Cooks

BRIE + ARTICHOKE HEARTS = NECESSARY ALL CAPSNESS. I know how you like being screamed at first thing in the morning. Listen! This dip, you guys. This DIP. We have to talk about it. Well, I’ll talk about it to you. I can’t see straight. Let me slow down. I hosted a little play date […]

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