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Parmesan Artichoke Fritas

Parmesan Artichoke Fritas

My resolutions have thus far been mired down by carby food cravings, so I hope you are off to a healthier start than I have managed.  Lately I have been craving fried foods (probably influenced by all of the ads for Super Bowl foods), and this was how I succumbed.  These make a great little […]

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Rosemary and White Pepper Almonds

How to Roast Your Own Nuts

Yeah, I gave it a lot of thought and I still went with that title.  No apologies.  I had a request from a friend for “roasted nut” recipes, and I was happy to oblige.  Not only is it easy to make new flavor combinations and interesting snacks, flavored nuts make a great holiday gift–and a […]

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Crab Puffs

Crab Puffs

I wanted to call these “crabbity crabbity puff puffs,” but that is largely due to the amount of cold medicine currently in my system.  So you might want to just ignore all of the text in this post and head straight to the recipe.  It’s a good one.  No grains or fillers, just crabbity-crabbity goodness […]

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Cheddar Pecan Crackers

Addictive Little Cheddar Pecan Crackers

The only real problem with these little savory bites is that it is pretty hard to stop eating them.  I saw a wheat-based recipe for cheddar pecan crisps in Saveur, and immediately decided I must have them in a wheat-free version.  Their version uses pecans as a topper, but I made the pecans into meal […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts

Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

The C.S.A. share has been delivering a lovely array of sweet peppers the last couple of weeks, and this dip–my take on Middle Eastern Muhammara–is a versatile way to use them up.  This dip is typically thickened with some sort of bread, but the walnuts really make that addition unnecessary.  Toasting the walnuts add another […]

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Shrimp and Coconut Fritters

Shrimp and Coconut Fritters

This combines two of my personal food favorites: Gulf shrimp and fritters.  How can anyone resist a hand-held disc of fried food?  In most cases fritters are made with a flour-based batter, but for these I made a sort of shrimp mousseline with half of the shrimp, some unsweetened, shredded coconut, and some egg, and […]

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