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Flaky Spinach Garlic Rounds

These Flaky Spinach Garlic Rounds look impressive but are so easy to toss together. You might even have all the ingredients on hand. Why not make some soon? We’re entering spring now. In Maine, that really means mud season — a still chilly time of year when the ground thaws and the snow melts, creating …

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Crispy Veggie Wontons

Crispy fried wonton wrappers conceal a medley of veggies in this make-ahead Crispy Veggie Wontons appetizer. Whip up a batch the day before your gathering and then toss them in the oven before guests arrive. I could fill volumes with all the things I wanted to do this past holiday season but didn’t. Time was …

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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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Citrus Garlic Marinated Olives

Robust citrus flavors and woodsy rosemary combine to give these Citrus Garlic Marinated Olives a lovely, bright flavor. This is a great make-ahead recipe for entertaining. Friends coming over, birthdays being celebrated, Thanksgiving, family visiting. We’re in that unusual time of the year when all sorts of parties and events converge. Add in my daughter’s …

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