Beach Eats: Mexican Caviar

Contributor Caroline Coker This is one of my favorite appetizers, and I make it at home all the time! During one memorable chapter of my childhood, I spent the summer with my mom, and younger brother, poolside at my aunt and uncle’s home in Texas, where mom made mounds of Mexican Caviar to snack on daily. It has…

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The Best Pimento Cheese In The South!

Pimento cheese is a way of life for Southerners, and I grew up with either egg salad or pimento-cheese on white bread in my lunch pail. It is a staple at most bar-b-que’s, church luncheons, funerals, or potluck reunions and everyone seems to have their own version claiming theirs to be the best. Southerners are…

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Avocado Ricotta Yogurt with Apple Crisp Granola

Virtual Potluck was recently given the opportunity to review a new product by Paleo People, and we were each sent four bags of their granola. I was skeptical about how good a granola could be with no grains and being gluten free, but once I opened the first bag I was a believer. The Banana…

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  An editor friend of mine recently asked if I had a cranberry recipe, or pumpkin recipe to share, and goodness do I have many, so stay tuned for more to come! Remember in my Emeril Lagasse post last week when I said I would wait to buy pumpkins this year for fall decoration? Kiss…

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sure many remember the urban legend about the woman who was charged $250 for the recipe for Neiman Marcus’s famous chocolate chip cookies. The woman thought she was paying $2.50 in addition to her salads on her charge, and was livid at being taken advantage of, so she shared the secret recipe with…

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Butterscotch Toffee Almond Bars

My mother used to make cookies while I was at school during the day, and I would get so excited when I returned home to find what her creation would be. She made he most amazing peanut butter squares topped with chocolate, and I liked them better than any candy. Around the holidays she would…

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Mama’s Deviled Eggs

I absolutely adore deviled eggs and so does my husband. Sometimes I like to mix things up, but he is a purist. If he is being a grump, or I have something to “spring” on him, a nice plate of deviled eggs makes things a lot easier to swallow! Phil raves about my mother’s deviled…

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The Hartley’s Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Apricot Jam

I was raised on bacon wrapped water chestnuts and bacon wrapped scallops. Mother always served them when she entertained, which was quite often. I learned to love anything wrapped in bacon, and these bite size goodies are protein packed and hit the spot. This is a recipe that George and Ann Hartley learned while at…

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Smoked Mozzarella Watemelon Pumps

Makes 8 appetizer sandwiches Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup Honey Dijon mustard 8 pieces Soft pumpernickel rolls, split 8 slices 1/4 inch thick smoked mozzarella cheese* 8 slices seedless watermelon the same size as the cheese 1 cup fresh alfalfa, sunflower or your favorite sprouts Preparation: Spread the mustard on each of the cut sizes of…

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Tuna Ceviche topped with Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients: Ceviche 1/2 lb sushi-grade tuna, cubed 1 avocado, cubed 1 T chili sauce 1 t cumin 1 T lime juice 1 T cilantro, chopped Red Pepper Sauce 1 roasted red pepper, peeled 4 garlic cloves 5 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T lemon juice 3 T honey 1/2 t cayenne pepper 1/2 t…

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Holiday Ham Rolls

Perfect Game time tailgating food!  This recipe is adapted from my friend at Martie Knows Parties. Serve with some of my Spicy Chili or Potato Soup and your friends will be in the Comfort Zone! Ingredients: 3 packages Pepperidge Farms Party Rolls, or Sister Schubert Dinner Rolls 1 pound ham, shredded (great to use leftover…

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