Category Archive: Recipes

Dec 11

Mustard-Mascarpone Bruschetta

I LOVE easy apps!   Check out this fast and easy recipe for next holiday party: Ingredients: 1/2 cup mascarpone 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard Preparation: Whisk 1/2 cup mascarpone, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil and 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. …

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Nov 20

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Did you come to our fun wine tasting last week to benefit the NYS Blues Fest? It was a GREAT party – we even had live music! – and one of the dips we made got rave reviews:   This is one of the easiest dip recipes on the planet, made with just 3 ingredients …

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Nov 08

Spiced Carrot Apple Soup with Fresh Mint

Now is the time for fall flavors and what could be better than apples and carrots? INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped white onion 1 1/4 pounds carrots, diced 3 3/4 cups low salt chicken broth 3/4 cup diced apple 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 4 1/2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, …

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Aug 27

Easy party app – Sesame Spinach Spread

The dog days of summer call for easy recipes so we can get back in the pool….here’s a no-brainer for your next party: Sesame Spinach Spread Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup chopped green onions 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted 1 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, well …

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Jun 23

Grilled Vegetables as an Add-on

We all love summer salads with all the fresh produce so easily available, and adding on grilled veggies give a yummy taste twist. It’s easy to put together spinach, cukes, and radishes, but try adding some grilled zucchini and wilted grape tomatoes to your salad and the flavor explodes! Slice the zucchini lengthwise, toss with olive …

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May 07

2 Asian Spreads

Bright Green Edamame Dip 14 ounces edamame 2 ounces feta cheese 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons salt In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook edamame until tender. Drain and cool. In a food processor, add all ingredients making a smooth creamy paste. Serve with crackers or vegetable …

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May 02

Cinco de Mayo Appetizer

You’ve got all your festive cocktails ready, now how about an appetizer to with them? Queso Panela con Oregano 1 lb queso panela ( or queso fresco or fresh mozzarella cheese ) 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup corn oil 2 tablespoons ground oregano Place the cheese in a earthenware or …

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Apr 16

Crispy Eggplant Dippers

These spicy eggplants are a great and tasty app for any party. Crispy Eggplant Dippers Ingredients: 4 medium eggplant peeled and quartered 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper 1 pepperoncini chopped salt to taste Directions 1   Place eggplant in a pot of salted water, bring pot to a boil. …

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Apr 06

Olive & Fig Tapenade

Fig & Olive Tapenade Ingredients: 1 cup chopped dried figs 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives 2 cloves garlic salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts 1 (8 ounce) package cream …

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Mar 30

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

My wife didn’t feel like cooking last night, so it was take-out or cook….I cooked and it was spectacular! With it I served a garden salad and a bottle of  2006 Eliseo Silva Cabernet, what a combination. I might be able to get you the wine…. but here is the recipe for the pasta: Spaghetti …

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