appetizers Category

December 26, 2018
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Burekas? Maybe now they’re just Tomato & Eggplant Pastries.

So. I’ve been absent a bit, but I promise I will write about all of that soon enough. But before I forget, I adapted a recipe that was SO good – I needed to document it for all posterity. This was adapted from a burekas recipe from the NYT, mostly to make it easier (using puff pastry instead of making my own dough – rolling it out would be hard right now) and then I made the swap of cheeses based on what sounded good at the moment. (So I don’t know if these can be called burekas anymore)

July 11, 2011
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Frying, my culinary true love.

I admit it. If it can be fried, odds are I’ll fry it. I’ve already promised my mom to draw the line at frying butter, so don’t worry people. I won’t be installing a deep fryer here either. Saturday night, I was the lone adult in the house, and while I had food for the kidlets covered, I’d completely forgotten about dinner for myself. So I looked up a couple recipes and winged fried mozzarella sticks. I learned a valuable lesson- when they mention that you can use a skillet, but need the oil to be able to cover the…

January 2, 2011
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Recipe: Goat Cheese, Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Torta

I know I haven’t posted much about our Christmas dinner. I’ll just say this. The food rocked. I plan on making all the dishes again, so the recipes will pop up here anyways. The first recipe that I made is this layered “torta” that my mom put together for Christmas. The other appetizers I was doing were a bit more labor intensive, so she wanted something that was quick, easy- and delicious. Goat Cheese, Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Torta via Bake Space (from “The Bride and Groom’s First Cookbook”) Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese, softened 4 oz goat cheese,…

August 3, 2010
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Macaroni & Cheese cups

These were a last minute addition to my lineup. How last minute? I ran to the store the morning of the baby shower to buy a few ingredients. Aside from my contributions, we had a lovely curry chicken salad made by the mother to be’s grandmother, fruit supplied by her mother, and two types of sandwiches made by the grandmother. However, she’d made them two days in advance! My mother-in-law and I were concerned that it was too soon and they might be soggy. So I decided to make these- a double batch so that I could make 48 for…

August 2, 2010
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Mini Quiches

When I was thinking of things for the baby shower, I wanted it to be easy to eat. Something that anyone would feel comfortable grabbing and enjoying a bite. Which led me to mini quiche. I admit, I’m not a big fan of eggs. But when you have eggs, milk and cream mixed together with some cheese and fillings in a flaky pastry? It’s one of my favorite things to have.