Appetizers

Super Bowl Caviar

When she lived in Tampa, daughter Elizabeth was introduced to “Alabama Caviar” by her southern friend Pam, who made it for TV football game days. Everyone happily gobbled it up with big bowls of tortilla chips. With the exception of the chips, (who can eat just one?) it’s a pretty healthful dip, loaded with high-protein […]

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“Blow Your Mind” Baked Chicken Wings

I did not name these chicken wings. That would be the work of Daphne Oz, co-star of TV’s noontime cooking show, “The Chew.” Elizabeth told me about them when I asked her for ideas for a Super Bowl appetizer. Liz said they looked absolutely amazing and since buffalo wings are one of the most popular […]

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Mediterranean Baked Feta With Tomatoes and Olives

This morning I’m departing on an adventure into Arkansas. For those of you who consider that to be an oxymoron, I should add that my traveling companion is Dick Levinson, old friend and erudite history buff.  We’re starting at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, then heading to Clinton’s birthplace in Hope, and when […]

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Super Bowl Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing has a devout following, including myself, or rather, my former self, before I became calorie-conscious. My favorite birthday dinner growing up was steak, baked potato with sour cream and salad with blue cheese dressing. And yes, this is why I had a weight problem at an early age and why I haven’t […]

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Creamy Hummus

I’ll begin by stating the obvious: you can buy hummus everywhere, even at Costco, and most brands are pretty good too. But commercial hummus is not as good as home-made, (it’s my opinion and it’s very true) and to understand this you’ll just have to make some. Don’t have a conniption fit: on the difficulty […]

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