Recipe Box, Cheesy Chive Potato Crowns

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These bite size potato “muffins” are similar to my Tater Crabs     But they are baked, not fried       And even easier to make   👍       Thawed frozen hash browns     Cheese, green onions and seasonings     Tossed with a little olive oil     Baked in … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Everything Pizza Crust Sticks

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Here’s a little something you can whip up for an appetizer for Thanksgiving, or any gathering, that is bound to be a crowd pleaser  😋     It’s great by itself or you can serve it with soft butter, a dip, or marinara sauce, or Marinara Ricotta Dip     You can make it rectangular … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Green Chile Tomato Cheese Grits

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  In honor of my California guests this week, I’m serving cheese grits California style, spiced up with tomatoes and green chiles     When I first moved to the South, I wasn’t a fan of grits, but once I was introduced to cheese grits a whole new world opened up     I know … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chili Lime Corn & Queso Nachos

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You’ve got to try this!     These nachos are crazy good!       I used multigrain and white corn tortilla chips     I used fresh, roasted corn on the cob, but grilled corn would even be better  😋     Lay out the chips in an even layer on a parchment lined … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spring Vegetable Galette

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One of my favorite parts of Spring is the overflowing abundance of fresh vegetables     Fresh everything!     This galette can be filled with any combination that you can think of, I kept this one green with asparagus, onions and and spinach     Simple to make, a side or a meal, and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Lattice Pimento Cheese & Zucchini Pie

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In honor of yesterday’s National Pie Day, 3.14  TT   let’s make a pie! Have you seen the bacon lattice topped pies?     So cute, right?     But when I read the recipe, I knew I had to make some changes     As easy as it would be to top a pie … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli & Cheese Smothered Potato Boats

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  Here is an irresistible side dish that will satisfy all your cravings…       Crispy, soft, melty, warm, garlicy good… and fast and easy for a weeknight       If you don’t like Velveeta, just use grated cheese.  I love these Velveeta sauce packets, so handy and perfect on an Uptown Patty … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Vegetable Soufflé Stuffed Potatoes

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My Secret Recipe Club assignment this month was Our Eating Habits   Jamie says, “I love to cook. I love to bake. I love to dine out. Eating is a big part of my life, so I make sure everything that goes into my mouth is tasty. Why waste time and calories on bad food? … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado Fries

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is really a north of the border celebration, but all the bright colors and festive decor have inspired my summer decor in the family room My little “patio” Cantina has relocated to the secretary shelves “Don’t you think our California relatives are going to be amused by us … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Krazy Kale!

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HHjr gets a daily email from epicurious.com with a featured recipe and he forwards the interesting ones to me… When I saw this kale recipe my reaction was, “We are making this tonight!” This is one of the craziest recipes I’ve seen, but I went forward with blind faith, and let me just say, it … Continue reading

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