Category Archives: Appetizer

Potato? No, Pâté!

Céad míle fáilte! (A hundred thousand welcomes!)  As per usual, my beloved and I celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day this past Friday, and happily, my mom felt well enough to join in the festivies. As Wikipedia tells us: Saint Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

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Want Some Southern Caviar? ;-)

The American South.  My late father’s “people,” as we say in the South, are from Tennessee (many in the Knoxville area); my mom’s, southeastern Kentucky.  And one of the things Southerners take seriously is food — we’re serious about our … Continue reading

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Says You? Says Me!

Szechuan! 😉 January 31, 2014 marked the start of the Chinese Year of the Horse. To celebrate, I prepared a variety of Chinese-inspired dishes. Inspired by one of my small Chinese Favorites cooking magazine, I decided to try my take … Continue reading

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Put the Happy…

…in jalapeño!  The other night, hubby requested double-decker tacos, and to go along with them, I decided to make some homemade Jalapeño Poppers as an appetizer. Traditionally, Jalapeño Poppers are  jalapeños that have been ribbed and de-seeded, filled with cheese(s) and/or meats, then battered or … Continue reading

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So It’s Not the Plaza…

…but the Waldorf-Astoria is none-too-shabby, either, eh? 😉 When I was planning out our Fat Tuesday meal, I decided I wanted a salad to have with the jambalaya, but I didn’t want a typical tossed salad. After some pondering, I … Continue reading

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Well, Pooh!

No, no, I don’t mean Winnie the Pooh — I’m talking about the Pu Pu Platter! As handy, dandy Wikiepedia tells us: A Pu Pu platter, Pu-Pu platter or pupu platter is a tray of American Chinese cuisine consisting of … Continue reading

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How’s About a Hiss Hello? ;-)

This year, February 10, 2013 kicked off the New Year of the Water Snake under the Chinese Lunar Calendar. As Wikipedia tells us: Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as “Spring Festival,” … Continue reading

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