Confetti Salsa

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Guys – I’ve got one last post for you before the Super Bowl, and it’s going to be a short one. Partly because I’m feeling lazy, and partly because I was in a rush with my picture-taking so most of them didn’t turn out that well. Oh well – you win some, you lose some. Anyway! Today’s recipe comes…read more »

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Snacktastic Sundays: Crock Pot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is one of our favorite restaurant appetizers. Isn’t it everyone’s? It’s creamy, it’s savory, it’s delicious no matter what you eat it with…and, it has vegetables in it so you can inhale a whole bunch of dip without feeling too bad about yourself. Never mind that it’s also full of sour cream and…read more »

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DIY Flavored Sugars

No Snacktastic Sunday post again this week, because I had another one of those days where nothing goes right in the kitchen. Literally nothing. First, I tried to make Shortbread Bites – my plan was to dip them in chocolate and put together cute little holiday cookie baggies for people at work. But, as it turns out,…read more »

Thanksgiving Collage

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Happy almost-Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m sure you all have your menus planned out already (I hope!), but in case you’re still looking for some inspiration, here are a few of my favorite recipes: Appetizers Marinated Mozzarella Bites Three Cheese Crab Dip Veggie Mozzarella Pesto Crostini Fig, Bacon and Honey Goat Cheese Crostini Chili-Crab Deviled Eggs Roasted Potato…read more »

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Fennel, Leek & Onion Stuffing

Other than mashed potatoes (and now gravy), stuffing is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner, isn’t it? I mean, that pre-packaged stuff my parents used to get from Safeway was generally pretty mediocre, but even then I would eat several helpings because I’m a carboholic with no self control. Homemade stuffing though…that’s where it’s at. Bread tossed with various vegetables and/or…read more »

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Caramelized Shallot Bacon Gravy

Does anyone really like turkey? I mean really really like it? As in, like it so much that it’s the highlight of Thanksgiving dinner for them? I’m guessing no. No sane person with taste buds actively enjoys turkey. That may seem like a pretty hard stance to take with an inoffensive bird, but I’m sticking to it. Ground turkey,…read more »

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Snacktastic Sundays: Marinated Mozzarella Bites

Guys, I did an insane amount of cooking this weekend. With Thanksgiving almost literally upon us, I wanted to put together a Turkey Day recipe round up post. Suggested appetizers, entrees, side dishes, desserts, etc. – you know the drill. BUT, I discovered, to my surprise (and dismay), that I have almost no side dishes in my archives. Are…read more »

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Potato Leek Soup

Brrr, it’s COLD out there, guys (CA friends, “cold weather” is a natural phenomenon that occurs for about 6 months of the year in most other parts of the country…also, I hate you). How did this happen? One second it’s sunny and I’m walking around wearing skirts and a light trench, the next second it’s dark/gloomy and…read more »

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Snacktastic Sundays: Thanksgiving Sliders

This week’s Snackstastic Sunday post is inspired by one of my favorite sandwiches from the soup/sandwich shop near my office, and is something I’ve been meaning to make since last year. Turkey + brie + cranberry sauce + raw onions on pumpernickel = Thanksgiving mouthgasm. Except, instead of pumpernickel, I decided to go with buttermilk…read more »

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Snacktastic Sundays: Chinese Potstickers

Another short post today, guys! Dan absolutely cannot control himself around pork dumplings, and there wasn’t a Patriots game today to distract him from my kitchen/blogging activities, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to snap pictures before he started getting impatient for his dumpling dinner. There’s nothing like a hungry, aggressively hovering husband to…read more »

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Pumpkin Muffins with Brown Butter Glaze

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Sorry about the lack of Snacktastic Sunday post last week, but I was too worn out from our cabin adventures to cook anything for the Patriots game. We ordered Chinese takeout instead, and it was delicious. You know what else is delicious? These muffins! So far this fall I’ve been reveling in my love for…read more »