Italian Chopped Salad

Wow, writer’s block stinks. I blame January.  It’s the middle of winter, it’s cold, it’ dark all the time, and there’s absolutely nothing interesting going on.  Nothing.  At.  All.  I suppose one could say that finding a new salad recipe is interesting but that’s not what I really had in mind. I’m really into this salad combo, but I’m especially loving the Kalamata olives and chickpeas.  And this salad dressing is the bomb digity.  I have to admit that I’m not always in the mood to make a dressing because it tends to take too much time, but this one is quick …

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The Easiest Appetizer Ever

Every holiday season I start by telling myself that I’m going not going to go overboard for the holidays but somehow that never happens.  Can anyone else relate?  This year I’m determined to make it happen.  One way to do that is to skip making appetizers and go straight to the easiest appetizer spread ever, cheese and crackers (with a few additional goodies).  Ina Garten has shown similar ideas on some of her Food Network shows.  In fact she gives great entertaining advice.  I figure if cheese and crackers are good enough for Ina’s guests then they’re good enough for mine.  🙂 I’ve …

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Greek Salad

How do you make a Greek salad? If you ask 10 Greeks how to make a Greek salad you’ll get 10 different recipes.  When my husband and I visited Greece, a Greek salad was considered a plate of feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and maybe olive oil.  If that’s what you’re into then check out my recipe for what I call a genuine Greek salad.  I think at the end of the day, if you have good feta cheese then you can’t go wrong with whatever else you add to the plate. A few weeks ago I had dinner with my parents and my …

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Garlic Sweet Potato Fries and Avocado Hummus

Football is back! Add football to the long list of reasons why I love Fall.  I love watching a game with my hubby on the couch while we’re in our pajamas.  Wow, that sounds boring and lame.  Eh, I love it. Of course this means that I’m starting to crave “football food.”  You know, beer, pizza, chips and dip, and chili.  Hummus is the perfect dip to have at any party (even a party of 2).  It’s delicious and you can make it ahead of time.  I whipped up a batch of our favorite hummus recipe, but this time I …

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Pizza Dip

Everyone has their favorite food to munch on while they watch (or pretend to watch) a football game. My ideal food to have during a football game is pizza (and a beer).  Who am I kidding?  I pretty much want pizza all the darn time, even on a random hot day in the summer when there are no signs of a football around.  Anyway, I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone here because pizza is awesome. You may be the kind of person who requires chips and dip instead.  After all, chips and dip are a wonderful thing to pop in your mouth …

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