Category Archives: Appetizers

Fried Calamari

Like Me? Please Share MeNow that Christmas is over it is time to think about a New Year’s Eve Party Menu. Here is my recipe for Fried Calamari. Super easy, delicious and a real crowd pleaser. For more great appetizer … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch

Like Me? Please Share MeThe Leg of Lamb is ordered (smittysmeatsandwines.com) and so is the Ham (honeybakedham.com) now all I have to do is the grocery shopping and begin the preparations for our Easter Brunch. This year we will be … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Dinner – Braised Artichokes and Corn and Chicken Chowder

Like Me? Please Share MeLook what we had for dinner last night!!! Simple and delicious and both good for a cold winter night. Although it is not cold where we live I still cook these comfort foods in the winter … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 50 Party Treats

Like Me? Please Share MeThe long awaited, end of the season, BEST party of the year is almost here. I’m giving you some ideas for Super Bowl 50 Party Treats that will please the crowd and make you the hit … Continue reading

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Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres

Like Me? Please Share MeThe holidays are upon us and that means  a lot of parties and entertaining. Here are a few Hors d’Oeuvres that are perfect party food. Much of the work can be done in advance so you … Continue reading

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Quiche – Creamy, Delicate and Luscious

Like Me? Please Share Me There are so many different fillings for Quiche and I am giving you two recipes to try. The items you put into your Quiche can be just about anything you want. The one constant is … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Casual Dinner – Pulled Pork Soft Tacos

Like Me? Please Share Me Here is a great menu for a casual New Year’s Eve Party. What’s so great about this menu is that I can make all of the accompaniments the day before and cook the roast on … Continue reading

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French Bistro Christmas Dinner

Like Me? Please Share Me  I have been dreaming of Paris lately and, even though we can’t be in our most favorite place on earth for the Holiday, I am going to bring Paris to our home for Christmas by … Continue reading

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4th of July Barbeque Feast

Like Me? Please Share MeFor me there is no better day to show off my barbequing skills than on the most important American Holiday of all- The 4th of July.  Since barbequing is an all American summer pastime on the … Continue reading

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Chilled Soups For Hot Summertime

Like Me? Please Share MeHot summer is here, at least it is in Florida.  It’s June 19 and it is 90º in the shade.  The heat is rising from the asphalt and making it clear that we have a long … Continue reading

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