appetizers and small bites

Pear and Plum Puff Pastry Tart with Blue Cheese

by heidi October 21, 2014
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So much for the peaches I’ve been hoarding in my crisper. Those babies sadly saw the heave-ho, because while they looked blushed and perfectly ripe on the outside, the inside told a very different story. So much for saving the best for last. But they made way for another farmer’s market […]

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

by heidi October 7, 2014
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There are many a day when I comb through the pantry looking for a snack to cure my craving. A handful of potato chips dunked into cottage cheese was my go-to after school treat as a kid that I can’t seem to shake. And yes! Those Hot Tamales will keep […]

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How to Make Hatch Chile Salsa Verde

by heidi September 9, 2014
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Right now. It’s happening. And there’s no better time to take advantage of it—of every single, last, bit(e). There’s truly no better—and easier—time of year to eat seasonal. Fresh fruit is literally falling from the trees and the bounty of the summer harvest is at full throttle, artfully displayed in […]

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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze

by heidi September 2, 2014
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The first bite of recipe creating inspiration for me often starts with—you got it—the first bite. Case in point, my dinner last Friday night. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the mountains delivered a chilly preview of what’s soon to be in store. I love fall. I can’t wait. My […]

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Peel ‘n Eat Beer Steamed Shrimp

by heidi August 14, 2014

I met my husband working at a fancy, schmancy seafood restaurant. It was a lovely setting for a beautiful romance that began with us racing from table to table, sweating it out in standard issue baby blue, long-sleeve, button down shirts that reeked of the deep fryer atop boring black […]

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