Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

My husband is a Patriots fan.  Not crazily so, but enough to want to watch them play if we don’t have any other plans.  Since I didn’t have any team loyalties before I met him, I followed suit.  Something weird happened this season though.  I found myself seeking out the Patriots schedule, looking forward to their games, and wanting to learn more about the rules of football. Have I really gotten “into” football?  Even my sister gave me a funny look the other day when I was talking about the recent playoff games.  Hey, I can love high heel shoes, make-up, and dig …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers

Finger foods are awesome, especially chicken fingers.  They are great for everything from a game party to a wedding reception.  You can eat them for dinner, you can eat them enjoying the big game, or you can watch them disappear into even the pickiest kids.  Chicken fingers rule! My thing is that I don’t want to eat fried chicken fingers.  Well, at least not this time.  So how can I bake them and they still taste as great as the fried kind?  Meet these tasty baked chicken fingers.  They are moist on the inside and mad crispy on the outside. Crispy …

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Jalapeno And Sweet Corn Hummus

Hummus.  It’s just about the best “dip” out there.  It’s one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a dinner party for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s tasty (duh, it’s hummus).  Second, I make it the day before and it’s one less thing I have to think about as I’m running around the day of the party.  While my husband and I still find the Easy Hummus to be the best one going so far, I’m always looking for ways to switch it up. This hummus takes a traditional hummus recipe and turns it into a sweet and spicy one. …

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Endive with Sweet Potato and Bacon

My husband and I have hosted a lot of holiday parties lately.  I’ve been known to spend hours preparing a particular dessert or entree, but I’m funny when it comes to appetizers.  I’m not a big fan of spending longer on an appetizer than it takes to consume.  These take a bit of prep which flies in the face of that theory, but it was worth it because everyone loved them and they literally disappeared off the serving tray. These endive leaves are like a fancy loaded potato and are sure to impress your guests.  Each endive leaf is filled …

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

If you follow my blog then you know that my husband and I recently had a mini vacation in Quebec City, Quebec.  We ate at our hotel restaurant a few times because they have fabulous food.  One of the most memorable items from their menu was what they called a red pepper soup.  (The name was a bit lost in the translation, but we’re pretty sure that’s what they said.)  It was amazing!  We ordered it two nights in a row and we took turns eating it in hopes that we could pick out the ingredients and make it at home.  Two people …

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