Category Archives: Appetizers

Leek focaccia

I know I often say that we are very busy. I take it all back. We weren’t busy until we were handling our normal life on top of  an awesome, huge, needs-some-work firehouse. Things have basically been a huge blur of moving boxes, Lowe’s trips (more for Hubster than me) and staring at the calendar […]

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Chili cheese fries

I will be the first to admit that I’m a huge nerd. You’re here so you probably know that already. But, I thought I should share that I still seriously nerd out about any comment I get about this blog – comments on a post, mentions on Facebooks when friends make something I’ve shared, links to my blog, likes on the […]

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Green goddess dip

I didn’t label this recipe as a fail, but it wasn’t loved by all in the Hawes household. Hubster has a strong aversion to condiments. (In related news – He’ll likely hate that I’m even talking about this on here. Sorry, Hubs!) Ketchup, mustard, mayo – hold them all if Hubster is eating. I occassionally manage to […]

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Birthday dinner: White bean dip

I don’t think this white bean dip got as many over the top compliments at my party as the Olive Tapenade, but it won’t change my feelings about it. Its earthy, creaminess is a lovely contrast to the tapenade’s spice. A yin to its yang. Honestly, every time I make this dip I fall a little […]

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Birthday diner: Olive tapenade

If you’ve been here in the last month or so, you know I struggled with what to serve for the main course of my birthday dinner. The appetizers, however, were never a struggle. Hubster’s favorite olive tapenade and a white bean puree seemed like the perfect “Oh I just whipped this up and had it […]

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