Posts tagged as appetizers

Baked Garlic with Rosemary & Blue Cheese

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:31pm

I’ll confess, I meant to get this recipe to you before New Year’s Eve. But in the crush of the holidays, and illness, it did not happen and…well, Happy New Year? The good news is that New Year’s Eve is not the only winter night to invite friends for dinner, and this easy appetizer is…

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Cheese Crackers with Rosemary & Black Pepper (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 27, 2012 at 4:09pm

While you’re busy baking holiday sweets, don’t forget a nod to the savory. Homemade crackers are a thousand times tastier than their boxed counterparts (just like cookies!) and are a breeze to whip up. The cheesy, nutty crunch of these almond-meal cheese crackers needs no topping, just a measure of discipline to not inhale a…

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Crunchy Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:30am

Happy Almost Thanksgiving! If you’re searching for a refreshing, flavorful salad for the holiday table, I’ve got just the dish. This wild rice salad has been a Meyer family favorite for years and I’m always happy to see it on my plate. Right when the richness of buttery stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, and buttery gravy…

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Party Popcorn!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:59pm

As we head into holiday entertaining and craziness, don’t forget about popcorn! I am NOT talking about microwave popcorn, I’m talking about the real deal, popped in a pan, which takes about 5 minutes to make and tastes 50 million times – maybe 100 million times – better. When you’re done, you have a bowlful…

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Frico (Parmesan Crisp) with Zucchini

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 23, 2012 at 1:03pm

Do you invite people to your home for dinner or do you break into a January-in-Minnesota sweat at the thought? I love eating in restaurants, but the nights spent with friends and family in our home, or in theirs, are the best of all. When I was a newlywed, I was so excited to be…

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Andrew Zimmern’s Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:40am

Along with my father-in-law’s famously fabulous crab cakes, my other favorite is Andrew Zimmern’s version, via our mutual friend Carol Mack. Both recipes have in common a very, very small amount of breading. Crab cakes should be mostly crab! Really, really good lump crab, in fact. Recipe for Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes at Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen…

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Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:29am

Like some sort of mad fryentist, give me a pan of hot oil and I will riff on and on and on… SeeĀ Fried Cheese CurdsĀ for what was really Part II of my latest fry tear (and a delicious one at that). Part I began last Friday night, when my cousin Kelly and her husband Jomo…

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Fried Cheese Curds (Gluten-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:27am

You probably don’t want to know this, but it’s seriously easy to make fried cheese curds at home. In fact, in the time you spend in line at the Minnesota State Fair, sweating your brains out while standing on a smushed-curd covered floor, you could have whipped up a batch at home and EATEN it….

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Rhubarb Mostarda, Little Foot Farm: Outstanding in the Field 2012 Prep, Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:03am

Let’s call it summer and make plans to eat outside, preferably as often as possible. Dinner al fresco pretty much anywhere feels special, but dinner on a farm is particularly divine for us city dwellers, away from cubicles and concrete, with time to learn about, discuss, and savor food prepared at its source. In fact,…

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Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with Spicy Bangalore-Style Dipping Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 20, 2012 at 8:23am

Tis the season for the glory of soft-shell crabs, fried crispy and devoured while tongue-burning hot. They’re in restaurants everywhere right now but they’re a breeze to make at home as well, so if the craving strikes…get frying! The Bangalore-style sauce is laced with chiles and fresh herbs, a perfect foil for rich, crispy crab….

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