Posts tagged as appetizers

Summer Appetizer: Bite-Size Tomato Tarts on a Parmesan Crust

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:04pm

Here’s a new twist on an old favorite, turning this lovely 101 Cookbooks tomato tart into little tomato tart canapés. Don’t worry, I didn’t mess with that perfectly buttery, cheesy crust. Oh no. I just baked it in a flat rectangle instead of in a tart pan, then cut the still-warm crust into bite-size squares….

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Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 16, 2010 at 9:14am

I’ll confess a deep, dark secret. I love…Cheez-its. I don’t want to know what cheez is, and I endeavor to not eat the things (I forbid them from the house…most of the time), but I’m moved by their flaky, tangy, processed perfection. Addictive little beasts, grrr. But as tasty as they are, I’m obviously not…

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Happy Mother’s Day: Rustic Bread with Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil, & Salt

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 6, 2010 at 12:18pm

You read that right. Bread, chocolate, oil, and salt. Could there be a better combination?  Could there be an easier combination? Mother’s Day, any day, simply beautiful. Slice crusty bread into thin slices, drizzle with really good olive oil. Toast in a hot oven until crisp and golden, scatter with dark chocolate pieces. Now we’re…

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:19am

Back from Seattle, although not back from the double-whammy sinus infection/bronchitis that hit me the day before we left. My son and I did our best to dig in and really experience the city, but given that I could hardly breathe, we didn’t get very far. Luckily we had a lovely hotel room at Inn…

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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:16pm

Stuffed mushrooms are the way I learned to love mushrooms as a kid – apparently I would eat almost anything with stuffing in them. I still love stuffed mushrooms, so once in awhile I make myself a large portobello version for a light lunch or dinner. I tend to make just one for myself, but…

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Egg Salad – Yes, Egg Salad (With Lemon, Anchovies, & Crostini)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:59pm

I’ll admit, this is a bit similar to the post below (grilled cheese with baby artichokes), as in, “How to Make a Meal from a Baguette,” but hey, a baguette makes a lovely meal, as do artichokes and eggs, so stay with me. Just like in Caesar salad, the anchovy adds a punch of salty-savory,…

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Tandoori Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Raita

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 24, 2010 at 6:13pm

Spring has sprung in Minnesota, at least for this week, lalalaaaa! Birds are singing, I’m singing, I’m grilling, birds are grilling, the sun is shining, and all is right in the world.                           The heat feels good, everywhere, even on my tongue. I…

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Another Tomato Tart

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 8, 2009 at 6:33am

Great food weekend, wow. More details later, but for now I’m posting a recipe for the easy tomato tart I made and brought to a dinner last night at Louis & Sue Ainsworth’s lovely home. I found the recipe on the excellent 101 Cookbooks blog and it’s a big, big winner. The Parmesan crust is…

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Crab Cakes, Okra

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 4, 2009 at 12:01pm

I forget about crab cakes, which is too bad, given how easy they are to make and how delicious they are to eat. I was prompted to remember them by the okra I picked up—I just love crab and okra together. And I was prompted to pick up the okra, which I also tend to…

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Garlicky Cherry Tomato and Bread Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:25am

Warm bread and ripe tomatoes, what a pairing. I could stop there – with a shake or two of salt and pepper – and be very happy. But add garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, a little cheese, fresh herbs, and a blast of heat and you have garlicky cherry tomato and bread gratin –…

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