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For as much as I love the main meal and side dishes – appetizers are just so much fun to make and eat! It is so much fun to go to a party where you get to pick from a variety of appetizers instead of having a traditional dinner format. Over the years I have …

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This is a wonderful recipe for an appetizer that combines a few great ingredients that ends up with a delicious turnover! Be sure to top with chives or basil before baking. Fresh chives were used for the filling and before baking they were topped with dried chives. Can you believe I ran out of dried …

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This is a fabulous dish that we were inspired by Carrabbas. Wood grilled food is delish and you can make it on your gas grill. How much of the ingredients you place on the flatbread is dependent upon how you are going to serve it. I made this as a lunch so I was more …

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Is everyone preparing their menu for the Superbowl? I have a couple of new recipes that I will be making and posting – unfortunately after the Superbowl. Because of that, I wanted to share this great Chili recipe for a Superbowl party. I make my chili with turkey since it is lighter than ground beef …

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This is an easy and delicious sandwich that you can make ahead and have for dinner for a few days! I like to make a simple BBQ sauce so I can control the sweetness and smoke. If you do not have time, you can use your favorite bottle sauce. This sandwich pairs nicely with many …

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My Irish Potato Bites are paired with my Kicked Up Turkey Reuben Sandwich. This is a delicious recipe that can be used as an appetizer or as one of your side-dishes to a main meal. For St. Patrick’s Day I like to use Kerrygold’s Dubliner Cheese with Irish Stout imported from Ireland! This cheese is a …

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