Category Archives: appetizer

Thanksgiving Empanadas

Empanadas are filled savory pastries common in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal.  The word ‘empanada’ comes from the Spanish verb emapanar which means “to coat in a pastry” which is better known as “delicious.”  I was first taught to make empanadas … Continue reading

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Daring Cooks: Stuffed Grape Leaves

First, apologies for my absence: my camera has been broken 😦 It’s still not right after getting a new lens and I’m gonna try another lens before I buy a whole new camera.  Keep your fingers crossed for my little guy.  In … Continue reading

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Muhammara Dip

Muhammara dip Let me start by saying I just love this Middle Eastern dip.  It’s not like any other dip you’ve had but it’s not out of left-field-weird either.  It’s just really tasty and sadly not well-known.  I think it’s … Continue reading

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Spicy-Cheesy Tamales with Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Cooking Club last month was themed Christmas in July and before I read the actual text of the evite I must admit I thought she was nuts.  My first thoughts were “Maaaaannnn I don’t want to cook heavy winter food now. I … Continue reading

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Hot Miso, Cold Soba

This dinner started out as a light bulb going off in Tom’s head that he expressed out loud: “I’m going to make dinner tomorrow from the French Laundry Cookbook.” I raised my eye brows and smiled.  Even I have not made anything … Continue reading

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