Gobble Gobble 2014: BLT Dip

Just as in the past (here, here, here, here, and here), my job at Thanksgiving is to prepare the appetizers.  This year – more than in the past – ease was a top priority.  We had to work around the schedule of a brand new baby and you can’t really ask to change naptime because…

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Beet and Sweet Potato Chips with Curried Yogurt

I’ve been in a snack rut lately. Every time I reach for something to munch on between meals I’ve ended up with popcorn or hummus. I wanted something new so I did some googling and found a list of quick and healthy snacks on realsimple.com and found this winner. Just mix fat free Greek yogurt…

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Guac with Plantain Chips

I went to a restaurant once that served their guacamole with plantain chips instead of tortilla chips. I loved the starchiness of the chip and because they are less salty than tortilla chips, the guacamole really stands out. Leave it to Trader Joe’s to stock plantain chips on the cheap. I grabbed a bag and…

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Caramelized Onion Dip

The day before last week’s book club I Googled “make ahead appetizers” and the first article to pop up was “6 Make-Ahead Appetizers” at realsimple.com.  I’ve made many a Real Simple recipe that turned out great so I knew I was bound to find something easy and delicious there.  I was drawn to the caramelized…

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Inspiration Station: You Don’t Mess With The Zohan

It may be a weird choice, but I’d like to look at You Don’t Mess With The Zohan for this month’s movie.  I admit, it’s a stupid movie, but as much as I tried to roll my eyes, I found myself laughing through much of it.  Oh Adam Sandler, I have such a soft spot for…

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Baked Ricotta

Since my apartment is relatively close to Gramercy Theater, I decided to have the girls over for food and drinks before we headed to Yacht Rock later that night.  Most of the food came from Trader Joe’s because no one can complain about going with store-bought food when it means you’re munching on mac and cheese balls.…

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‘Cane Party (Southwestern Artichoke Dip)

As a native of New Orleans, Susan knows hurricanes.  It was only fitting she and Greg threw a hurricane party on Saturday while we were all stuck indoors, anticipating the onslaught of Hurricane Irene’s wind and rain that turned out to be little more than a drizzle.  We blasted “Come on Eileen” (changing the words…

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