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Spiced Cocktail Nuts

This, friends, was a totally last-minute recipe. As of 8:30 this morning, I’d completely forgotten to test a single recipe (let alone write anything) for this week’s post (we’ve been having leftover soup and roast chicken and takeout from the … Continue reading

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Savory Blue Cheese Crackers

Picture a spring evening with sunlight stretching well into the evening, a freshly cracked bottle of wine, an impromptu little gathering of friends. Doesn’t that sound civilized, in need of a little something special? In that case, you’ll want a … Continue reading

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Gougères

Happy New Year, all! I’m not sure if any of you folks noticed, but my customary Saturday post fell gently by the wayside yesterday. (I say gently in that it was cushioned by several geological layers of confetti and crumpled … Continue reading

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Tuscan Kale Chips

Full disclosure: I am crazy for kale. And chard, and spinach and collards and turnip greens and rapini. If it’s green and leafy and bitter, I probably like to eat it. Probably a lot. Probably braised in chicken stock or … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Oh, caramelized onions. How do I love thee?  Swimming in the darkly savory broth of a French onion soup, tangled up in gruyére. Nested on top of a burger like a sweet-savory crown. On a slab of baguette with a … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs

I am a big fan of grazing. A little of this, a little of that. Antipasto, mezze, tapas, a ploughman’s lunch, the smörgåsbord: I’m into all of it. (Though strangely, the American grazing standards of salad bars and all-you-can-eat buffets tend … Continue reading

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Marinated Goat Cheese with Rosemary

I’m not sure where I happened on this recipe, many moons ago, but it has been a steady sphere in my “thanks-for-the-invite-can-I-bring-a-little-something” firmament of recipes ever since: elegant, unfussy, best at room temperature and easy. Easy as in I hesitate … Continue reading

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Southern Cheese Straws

One of my earliest childhood memories involves heavily processed, cheese-flavored crackers. In my recollection, I was sitting in the flower bed outside our 70’s ranch-style house in the Dallas suburbs. (Why I chose to sit on top of the pansies … Continue reading

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Fava Bean Crostini

I’m almost (nearly) packed: passport, too many pairs of shoes, three Roman Holiday inspired dresses, two maps and one husband. Italy, here I come! I’m deliriously excited. I may pass out. Preparations have been a serious business: itineraries hashed out, Italian … Continue reading

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