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Warm Rosemary Ricotta Dip

Warm Rosemary Ricotta Dip

| January 29, 2014 | 6 Comments

Salty chips are a perfect pairing for this Warm Rosemary Ricotta Dip — a perfect game day dip recipe. This post is brought to you by Kettle brand chips. This year’s Super Bowl is a little divisive in our house. So much so, in fact, that my husband has opted to work on Sunday. He’ll […]

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Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Spread

Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Spread

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sometimes tasty isn’t pretty — and that’s the case with this delicious Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Spread. The rich, layered spread is perfect served on pita triangles. Confession: I love football. Though I would be the first to say I don’t watch enough during the season, there is something about a good game that gets me […]

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Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

| June 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

My cousins have an organic farm, and for years we’ve gotten most of our veggies there every summer. We look forward to their amazing eggs, their huge heirloom tomatoes and their wonderful variety of greens every summer. But despite the fact that some years they grow garlic, I had to get my garlic scapes elsewhere. […]

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Spicy Mango Salsa

Spicy Mango Salsa

| March 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

Sunday nights are usually a time for curling up with my favorite TV dramas (Maris and I love Revenge, and she tells me last night’s show was amazing). Sometimes, I dig into a little plate of crackers and cheese with a glass of wine while watching too. It’s an event, and one that often involves […]

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Creamy Artichoke Dip with Basil

Creamy Artichoke Dip with Basil

| January 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Over the weekend (or was it last night?), I suddenly realized that the Super Bowl is this weekend. As in just a few days away. And we don’t even know where we’ll be watching it yet. Oh my. So, by extension, I also don’t know what I am making yet — no Super Bowl recipe […]

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Roasted Garlic, Lemon and Walnut Hummus (Eat. Live. Be.)

Roasted Garlic, Lemon and Walnut Hummus (Eat. Live. Be.)

| January 12, 2012 | 10 Comments

Every so often, we’ll be eating dinner at our kitchen table and Will will look up and say “Mommy, you’re a good cooker.” It warms my heart. Most of the time, he loves what I make (of course, there will always be a few duds … and we usually agree on those). A lot of […]

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Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

| November 14, 2011 | 20 Comments

This dip, made in a mere 10 minutes or less, made me want to kiss Mark Bittman in gratitude. Not in a creepy way, but more in an oh-wow-you-just-saved-my-day way. Let me back up. This morning I roasted a whole cauliflower with garlic and rosemary. It filled the house with this wonderful aroma that left […]

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Hot Spinach Artichoke White Bean Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke White Bean Dip

| November 1, 2011 | 8 Comments

Family birthdays and Sunday dinners are sacred for our extended family. It’s a time when we all get together around the table and share food, laughter and smiles. And some of the best family conversations happen as we linger before dessert, after eating delicious foods. But our dinners (and appetizers too) aren’t without some degree […]

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Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

| May 13, 2011 | 53 Comments

When it comes to grocery shopping, I am a grocer’s dream. They might as well stamp a gigantic “Impulse Buyer!” stamp on my forehead and call it a day. Display cases of fresh breads and cheeses just call to me. The produce department’s bright and beautiful wares are always beckoning to me. And the butcher’s […]

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The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

| April 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

When I came home New York (and meeting Bobby Flay!) on Monday, I was totally inspired … by sandwiches. I haven’t worked much with sandwiches recently, and I couldn’t wait to work on some new flavors. This sandwich is all about New England. Lettuce from Boston, cheddar from Vermont, cranberries from Cape Cod … Oh, […]

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