Spicy Peach Salsa

Spicy Peach Salsa

Stone fruits are in season and I couldn't be happier! This means there are peaches, nectarines and plums a-plenty both at the grocery store and in my local Farmers Markets! My favorite stone fruits are peaches. In the summer, I put them in everything: salads, ice-cream, drinks, it doesn't matter!…

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Dear North,

Dear North,

Back in March, I attended Expo West and was fortunate enough to meet some great companies, with fabulous new products.  One of the newer products that stood out to my seafood-loving-heart, was Dear North, Dear North is a company whose owners are Alaska Natives with roots in Glacier Bay.  They…

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Spanakopita Bites for #SundaySupper

Spanakopita Bites For #SundaySupper

What is the first thing you think about when I mention Greece? Do you see the crystal blue waters against the shining white houses in Santorini?  Perhaps you have visions of feta cheese, spanakopita and baklava drenched in honey? Or maybe the romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and huge…

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Cheddar Cheese Popcorn!

Cheddar Cheese Popcorn!

Recently on Facebook I asked this very important question: You see, I have this new cookbook called "Classic Snacks Made From Scratch" and I was in a quandary over which salty snack I wanted to make first.  Either page 62 - Homemade Goldfish Crackers or page 73 - Cheddar Cheese…

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Avocado Egg Rolls for #SundaySupper

Avocado Egg Rolls For #SundaySupper

These Avocado Egg Rolls remind me of appetizers served at a local burger and pizza place.  Theirs are good, but I think these are better! When I first thought of making these on my own, I was intimidated.  To my mind, egg rolls were scary things!  So much potential for…

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Game Day Guacamole

Game Day Guacamole

Let's be honest.  We're friends.  There are no secrets between us.  "The Big Game" coming up in a few weeks, isn't really about the game, it's about the food.  Maybe a little about the commercials and the Halftime Show.  (We'll all be looking for the tear-jerker Clydesdale commercial, right?)  Mostly…

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Pineapple Serrano Hummus

Pineapple Serrano Hummus

Some people look forward to New Years Eve, lifting a glass of champagne at midnight, singing "Auld Lang Syne" and then kissing under the fireworks sparkling overhead as they ring in the New Year! I am not one of those people. Nope.  I'm the person up at 6:00 am New…

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Kerrygold Cheese Fondue

Kerrygold Cheese Fondue

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright.   I think Mr. Shaw and I would have gotten along quite well. The love of good food is indeed a passion. People spend years perfecting dishes. Families have spent centuries on farms, developing…

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Dubliner Cottage Pie Puffs

Dubliner Cottage Pie Puffs

Hi friends! One of my “bucket list” dreams is to go to Ireland. Something about that country just calls my name. I’m certain it’s because I’m a red-head and my favorite color is green! Beyond that, I love the history of the castles, the spirit of the people and the…

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No Bake Peanut Butter Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Bites

One of the fun things about being a Master Food Preserver, is the opportunity to share knowledge with others! This week, I'll be demonstrating these No Bake Peanut Butter Bites at our monthly class! The topic is "Disaster Preparedness" and being a bit of a smart-alack, I suggested doing a…

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