Tiny Tomato-tizers

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Ever realize you have too much of a produce item you’re never going to finish before it goes bad? This happened last week. I had purchased a box of grape tomatoes to use on salads. However, Mr. E and I were leaving towards the end of the week to attend a friend’s wedding in Florida, and I knew they’d be in poor shape by the time we’d get home. So, I did what any other creative person would do- I turned them into an appetizer to enjoy before dinner. And they were met with positive reviews by Mr E. Continue reading “Tiny Tomato-tizers”

Grilled Tropical Salsa

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! How will you celebrate a day that, according to Mr. E and his 50% Mexican heritage, Mexicans don’t really celebrate (according to him, it’s like celebrating 4th of July on March 3rd)? If the plan is to eat chips with guac and chase it with a margarita for Date Night, you and your significant other may want to rethink your plans to include some more substantial foods into your celebration plans. And just keep driving past Taco Bell. Unless you want to spend Seis de Mayo with that wonderful combo of being bloated AND dehydrated at the same time. Continue reading “Grilled Tropical Salsa”

Meatless Meatballs

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I am told by my husband that I make some killer meatballs. However, I can’t confirm this myself.  You see, I stopped eating red meat and pork when I was about 13 years old because I just didn’t like it.  For the most part my Italian family was fine with this decision except for one thing- my not eating meat also included no longer eating meatballs. Grandmother= not happy. Continue reading “Meatless Meatballs”

Game Time Decision Chips

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A few weeks ago I had over-purchased on potatoes for a recipe I was working on and was left with 1 potato remaining.  Since it was Sunday and my husband was watching the NFL playoffs, I decided to put that potato to use and make some homemade chips. Continue reading “Game Time Decision Chips”

black bean burger

Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger

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Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge.  Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm.  So… it was on to Plan B.  I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me.  Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans.  I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”