Appetizers and Snacks

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    Candied Bacon – The Perfectly Decadent Treat

    Posted on Dec 30th, 2012

    Candied. Bacon. Yep, it is as awesome as it sounds. I brought this to Christmas Dinner this year and it was a smashing success. The vegetarians were…

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    Caramelized Plantains with Honey, Ricotta and Cocoa Nibs

    Posted on Feb 26th, 2013

    This weekend my friends and I had a Top Chef/Iron Chef inspired dinner party for a birthday celebration. We had a wide variety of unknown ingredients…

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    Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

    Posted on Feb 29th, 2012

    I'll admit up front, this isn't the healthiest recipe you'll find on my site, but it is so tasty it is worth the splurge. I went to my good friends'…

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    Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Bacon

    Honey Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Bacon

    Posted on Feb 6th, 2012

    These bacon wrapped, honey drizzled, cheese stuffed babies are ooey-gooey, salty, sweet bites of goodness. They are a wonderful appetizer and make…

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    Benedictine Spread Derby Recipe

    Kentucky Derby Recipes: Benedictine Spread

    Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

    It isn't Derby time right now, but Benedictine is certainly a Kentucky tradition and Derby favorite. This traditional Cucumber and Cream Cheese…

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    Loaded Potato Salad

    Loaded Potato Salad

    Posted on Feb 10th, 2012

    Potatoes, Cheese, Bacon, Chives, Salt, Pepper - is there anything better? I think not. This dish is a simple combination of favorites used in a baked…

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    Okra Corn Fritters

    Okra Corn Fritters

    Posted on Sep 11th, 2011

    Okra and Corn are some of the best vegetables Summer gardens have to offer in the South. These little fritters are the perfect appetizer or great as…

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    Pear Fig Gorgonzola Tart 1

    Pear, Fig and Gorgonzola Tart

    Posted on Jun 8th, 2013

    This delectable sweet and salty dish of pear, figs, honey and cheeses on puff pastry is amazingly simple to prepare yet complex in flavor. You can…

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    Pizza Scones

    Pepperoni Pizza Scones

    Posted on Nov 23rd, 2011

    Flaky scones mixed with your favorite pizza ingredients? I'm thinking yes. These are wonderful served warm with a little marinara dipping sauce. They…

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    Pumpkin Cream Cheese

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

    Posted on Nov 8th, 2011

    This super simple recipe makes a wonderful appetizer for a party or a snack to keep in the fridge. I love Pumpkin everything and can't get enough in…

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    Pumpkin, Ricotta, Sage Bruschetta

    Pumpkin, Ricotta and Sage Bruschetta

    Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

    The simple flavors of a season, when appropriately combined, set the mood for a meal and an evening. This bruschetta is lovely anytime of year, but…

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    Squash Seeds 2

    Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds (ME)

    Posted on Oct 11th, 2011

    Yesterday, before I made my Honey Bourbon Butternut Squash Soup, I saw Amy's post on She Wears Many Hats for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. As soon as I saw…

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    Almond Butter

    Simple Almond Butter (ME)

    Posted on Mar 8th, 2011

    It is surprising how simple it is to make almond (and other nut) butter at home. The below recipe is for a small batch of almond butter, and you can…

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    Pimento Cheese

    Simple Pimento Cheese

    Posted on Jan 18th, 2012

    Pimento Cheese is a Southern staple and one of my all time favorites. A friend from Portland visited me in Durham, NC and tried it for the first time…

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    Sweet Corn Salsa

    Sweet Corn Salsa (ME)

    Posted on May 26th, 2011

    I've been on a southwestern food kick lately, particularly anything to do with corn cakes, black beans, avocado and salsa. I was recently having some…

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    Zucchini Bok Choy Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust (ME)

    Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

    Whole wheat pizza crust loaded with fresh vegetables and cheese makes for a satisfying snack or meal anytime of year. Pizza is a comfort food in the…

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    Frying Zucchini Fritters

    Zucchini Fritters with Lemon Pepper Crème Fraîche

    Posted on Aug 3rd, 2013

    This year I planted a Romanesco Zucchini plant in my garden, and I've had a beautiful, abundant crop of striped green fruit all summer long.…

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