Tag Archive: entertaining

Jan 06

Brussels and Prosciutto Skewers

Apparently there’s a Brussels gene.   I got the version that is addicted to them. For the New Years Eve pairing dinner I co-hosted, I made Brussels and Prosciutto Skewers.  People loved them… except I was told by one person that there is a gene (like the cilantro gene) where some people think they taste bitter. …

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Dec 31

Black-Eyed Pea & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Black-eyed peas supposedly bring luck on New Year’s.   Don’t we all want to get lucky? This year I could use a little extra luck, so I made sure to concoct a black-eyed pea dish to share with friends at our New Year’s Eve pairing dinner.  I used traditional hummus ingredients, but replaced chickpeas with …

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Feb 28

Oscar-Worthy Creamy Pesto Dip

I don’t like movies.   I know, I know… you’re looking at your screen like I said I kill puppies. They are just SO predictable/disappointing/over-acted/etc.  I do make exception for movies based on true stories.  Zero Dark 30, for example, was incredible.  I also liked Les Miserables… even thought it was a musical and it …

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Apr 13

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

48 cupcakes is a lot.   But can you really have too many Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Cloud Frosting?  Notsomuch – they were GONE by the end of the wedding shower.  The chocolate part was good, but the frosting is what stole the show.  And I have Sweetapolita to thanks.  Click here for her phenomenal …

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Apr 12

Mini Mac ‘n Cheese Muffins

You can never go wrong with Mac ‘n Cheese. Wedding showers mean bite-sized treats… but we needed mac ‘n cheese to go with the Southern themed-food of the shower I catered last weekend!  What to do?  Mini-mac muffins!   Using smoked Gouda here rather than the more traditional mozzarella was a big win.  The deeper, smokey flavor …

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