Deviled Eggs

By Lena Shore / July 4, 2015 /

Being the 4th of July, I wanted deviled eggs. I seem to recall deviled eggs always being around on holidays. The only thing wrong with them is I wish there was a good way to use up the boiled whites so I could use twice the amount of yellows for each one. But, I guess…

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Easy Homemade Nutella

By Lena Shore / January 29, 2015 /

If you have a Vitamix this is dead simple. Otherwise you might want to use skinned hazelnuts and a food processor. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups roasted hazelnuts (skins on are fine if you have a Vitamix) 2 Tablespoons of mild oil 11 ounces of chocolate of choice (we like 85% dark) Pinch of salt Drizzle…

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles

By Lena Shore / November 11, 2013 /

Found on: These are super easy to make and very tasty. More like a Claussen pickle. Ingredients 1 bunch fresh dill 4 cloves garlic, peeled 3-4 medium-large cucumbers 3 cups water 6 tbsp. distilled white vinegar 3 tbsp. kosher salt Directions Add 1 minced or pressed clove of garlic and a few springs of…

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Kidney Bean Appetizer

By Lena Shore / August 22, 2011 /

1 9-ounce can Red Kidney beans – rinsed 1 minced onion 1 minced clove of garlic 3/4 cup ground walnuts 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon corriander 1/4 cup parsley – minced (reserve a little for garnish) Juice of one lemon (reserve a little for garnish) Olive Oil Mash first 8 ingredients into a bowl to…

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“Sweet and Spicy”, Crispy Chicken Wings

By Kevin Pettway / May 9, 2010 /

While Lena and I have been making an effort to eat better recently, if you’re hosting a party or a full day of watching LotR with friends, there’s very little that’s better or more appropriate than a giant pile of chicken wings and a case of beer. Frozen chicken wings 1/2 a stick of butter…

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Hummus and Tabouli

By Kevin Pettway / April 2, 2010 /

Hummus Can of garbonzo beans 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 clove of fresh garlic, crushed (if desired) 1 teaspoon cumin Salt to taste (optional) 2-3 tablespoons of tahini (like peanut butter made from sesame seeds) Drain garbonzo beans and reserve liquid. Put drained beans into a blender with olive oil Peel clove of garlic and…

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Spicy Ginger Almonds

By Lena Shore / February 21, 2010 /

1 Tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 dired arbo chili (or other dried chili) 1 lb of almonds (about 2 cups) 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce Preheat oven to 250 degrees Mix ginger and salt in large bowl and set aside…

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

By Lena Shore / February 2, 2010 /

I got this recipe from Kevin’s sister. It’s really easy and decadent to eat. When she gave me the Dixie Dum Dum recipe, I thought she loved me. But, with this recipe, she might be trying to kill me. But, its so good, I’ll die willingly. 2 packages of cream cheese 16 oz of your…

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Kevin’s Holiday Nuts

By Kevin Pettway / December 6, 2009 /

1 and 1/2 cups pecan halves 1 and 1/2 cups walnut halves 3 tablespoons melted butter 2  tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (I used white balsamic vinegar and Braggs here once and it was great) 2  teaspoons hot sauce (I heart Texas Pete) 2  teaspoons chili powder 1  teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4…

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Homemade Onion Dip

By Kevin Pettway / September 12, 2009 /

1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 medium onion, chopped and caramelized in butter 1/8 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Mix all ingredients together by hand in a small bowl until smooth. Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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