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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Harissa Hummus

Andrea Meyers - Harissa Hummus

The inspiration for this harissa hummus came while I was devouring an amazing bowl of grilled harissa chicken tagine at Urban PL8 in Atlanta last May. A group of us had gathered there for dinner on the last night of BlogHer Food and everything they brought out was delicious. There’s something about the incredible flavor… 

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Creamy Cheese Torta with Prosciutto, Kalamata Olives, and Fig Jam

Creamy Cheese Torta with Prosciutto, Kalamata Olives, and Fig Jam

I’m excited to be working with The Real Women of Philadelphia and GoodBite again this year, and as part of their recipe contest, I created two video recipes to share with you. This first recipe is for an elegant yet easy appetizer, an Italian goat and cream cheese layered torta with prosciutto, Kalamata olives, and… 

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Salsa Fresca (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Salsa Fresca

Every year we plant a few new (to us) tomato varieties to see how they grow in our garden, and one of our new favorites for this year is the Amish Paste, a meaty plum tomato that doesn’t have too much juice, so it’s perfect for sauces and salsas. Our plant has grown huge, over… 

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From the Pantry: Tamari Soy Sauce (Tamari Almonds)

Tamari Almonds - Andrea Meyers

My first experience in an Asian grocery store was on the island of Saipan back in 1989. I was still new to the small island and its mix of cultures, and Asian ingredients were not part of my vocabulary, so browsing through a bewildering array of soy sauces left my head spinning and I couldn’t… 

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Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When our boys see Asian dishes on the menu, they tend to get excited. Builder Guy inevitably asks if we’re having Chinese dumplings with the meal, Top Gun requests Chinese chicken and broccoli whether it’s on the menu or not, and Monkey Boy says he just wants chicken (or a lollipop). Fortunately Monkey Boy generally… 

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