Polenta Toasts with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Port Cranberries

Polenta Toasts Recipe with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Port Cranberries - Andrea Meyers

I am generally not a fancy appetizers kind of gal, and in fact most of the time I am happy with hummus or some other dip, or nuts. You know, simple and tasty, not fussy. That all changes for the holidays. For Christmas parties I like the pretty stacked appetizers on crackers, baguette, or polenta… 

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Campari Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Herbs

Campari Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Herbs Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Since we began growing our own tomatoes several years ago, we rarely ever buy tomatoes at the grocery store or market. We’re pretty much snowed under with tomatoes right now, and I’ve worked feverishly the last few days to preserve and cook with them. This year we are growing little grape tomatoes, Mr. Stripey and… 

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Mu Shu Pork Lettuce Wraps

Andrea Meyers - Mu Shu Pork Lettuce Wraps

“Mommy, you know me so well!” That’s what I hear from Top Gun every time I tell him that we are having Chinese food for dinner. Seeing the excitement on his face always make me smile and feel happy that I’m making his favorite dishes, and that he has an adventurous palate and likes a… 

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Padron Pepper Tapa

Andrea Meyers - Padron Pepper Tapa

After my first taste of a sautéed Spanish padron pepper a couple years ago, I knew I had to grow them in the garden. Our first plant grew well, but only produced a few peppers, hardly enough for a tapa. The second year was slightly better, then this year I decided to go all out… 

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The Farm Project: Summer Growing Season at Ticonderoga Farms (Roasted Balsamic Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey)

Andrea Meyers - Roasted Balsamic Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey

Summer at Ticonderoga Farms is a big growing season. In addition to the bamboo and figs, they have a large pick-your-own garden as well as a community garden that has been filled by many people from the surrounding area. You can drive out to the farm to pick sweet peppers, chilies, tomatoes, watermelon, corn, and… 

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From the Pantry: Cholula Hot Sauce (Hot and Spicy Crab Dip)

From the Pantry: Cholula Hot Sauce (Hot and Spicy Crab Dip Recipe) - Andrea Meyers

We keep quite a few different kinds of hot sauce in our pantry, and one of my favorites is Cholula, that familiar bottle you see on the table in restaurants all over the country. We usually have a couple bottles on hand, my favorites being the Chipotle and the Chili Garlic, and we use them… 

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Wonton Crackers

Andrea Meyers - Wonton Crackers

Whether you are hosting a Super Bowl party or going to one, planning for some nibbles is on the to do list. Chips and crackers always make the list, and if you want something a little different while still keeping it easy, wonton crackers are definitely a go to party appetizer. They are simple to… 

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