Football Dip

My husband’s Aunt Susan has made this dip the past two Christmases. The cousins will congregate, hover, and it will be gone within ten minutes. Yesterday we had two buddies over to watch the Patriot’s dominate and I thought this dip would go over well. It did. For about ten minutes. Then it was gone….

Candied Pecans

‘Tis the season…for sweets! For anyone looking for something that is delicious, can be brought to a holiday party and ISN’T chocolatey or peanut buttery, or that is a cheaper gift option (the economy… sigh), should consider making homemade candied pecans. The recipe is quick and easy, you can make a lot, and they are…

Beyonce’s Guacamole

Beyonce, at times formerly known as Sasha Fierce, is one heck of a woman. She can sing, dance, act, and my goodness… she actually looks like she knows how to eat (now I just need to spot her at Frankie’s 457 on Court Street). So when my mom took out a recipe BY Beyonce for me to whip up…

Simple Salsa

Sometimes, it’s really, really simple. This salsa recipe comes to you from my uncle Paul, who farms the 160 acre Foggy Meadow Farm in Benson, VT. I’m pretty sure he won’t mind me sharing this with you.

Caprese Salad

Some nights, this is all you need…Homegrown basil, fresh mozzarella and 1 vine ripened tomato. Chop up some salami or dry sausage. If you are going the extra mile… some Bastone bread and Quadrello and Mahon cheese from Stinky Brooklyn. Life’s good.

Quesadilla Maker = Awesome

Ok so for those who know me you know I am all Thoreau-esque with the whole “Simplify, Simplify.” Just ask my husband as I chase him around the apartment with donation bags for the Salvation Army. Or while I shred every unnecessary piece of paper I come across.  Or canceling our cable.

Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadillas

 I really did not know what to expect making this. It sounded good – but I was still a little scared. I love apples, and somehow the idea of mixing apple slices with cheese was a little… egh. However, it was delicious! I would suggest it for a fancy brunch. We had it for dinner…

Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Betty came up with this one. It’s tried, true, and delicious. I came home from school/work today to find my house a toasty 55 degrees. The Nor’easter headed our way was beginning to drop some flakes. Rather than jack up the heat (and pay out my nose for costly oil) I decided to put my…

Savory Sweet Potato Fries

A week or so ago, I bought two sweet potatoes on a whim. They’ve been sitting on my counter ever since. I was a little frightened to do anything with them. Sweet potatoes are an ugly…root? tuber? vegetable? Whatever. They intimidated me.