Cajun Wings and a Giveaway

This week’s posts focus on entertaining, something we all do every now and then. Wings have long been a popular party food, though the origins remain in dispute. No matter who invented them, there is no denying the permanent place wings have taken on menus across the country. Restaurants offer many types of wings, included… 

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Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus

Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus Recipe - Andrea Meyers

In the summertime we grow tomatoes in our garden, and sometimes we get a bumper crop like we did this past year. We ended up with so many tomatoes we couldn’t eat them fast enough and I slow roasted a few batches to put away for the winter. If you look up “slow roasted tomatoes”… 

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Pickled Green Tomatoes

Pickled Green Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

The more we grow our own food, the more I understand and appreciate farmers, especially how their lives can revolve around harvesting. As the cold temperatures creep in, I find myself pulled into the garden, collecting what is left of our summer herbs and vegetables, and then back into the kitchen as we preserve what… 

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Roasted Tomatillo Jalapeno Salsa with Avocado

Roasted Tomatillo Jalapeno Salsa Recipe with Avocado - Andrea Meyers

Creamy with a kick is what comes to mind when I dip tortillas or lavash into this salsa. The September Daring Bakers challenge required the members to make both lavash and a dip or other condiment to serve with it, and considering our abundance of tomatillos and jalapeños coupled with my utter devotion to avocados,… 

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Live Blogging: The Daring Bakers Make Lavash

Lavash Bread Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Today is posting day for the monthly Daring Bakers challenge, and I’m live blogging the challenge. This month our hosts Shel of Musings from the Fish Bowl and Natalie of Gluten A Go Go chose an alternative challenge for us: vegan and/or gluten-free lavash crackers from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice with vegan and… 

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Roasted Green Tomatillo Salsa (aka Salsa Verde)

Roasted Green Tomatillo Salsa Recipe (aka Salsa Verde) - Andrea Meyers

We didn’t expect our tomatillo plants to grow as large as they did, and Michael was downright skeptical when I brought them home. M: “What kind of tomato is this?” A: “It’s a tomatillo, not a tomato, and we’re going to try growing some this year.” M: “What do you use them for?” A: “Good… 

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Grilled Chinese Eggplant with Garlic and Ginger Sauce

Grilled Chinese Eggplant with Garlic and Ginger Sauce - Andrea Meyers

We planted three eggplants in May, but sadly they were overtaken by flea beetles, a really nasty little pest that devoured the plants. Unable to find an organic solution for getting rid of them, we had to remove the plants from the garden to prevent the pests from spreading. So we’ve been buying eggplants this… 

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Roasted Eggplant with Gruyere

Roasted Eggplant Recipe with Gruyere - Andrea Meyers

When Michael goes on travel I find myself craving comfort food. I’m sure the phenomenon is related to my energy levels, which take a dip during the weeks he is gone and are in direct correlation to the high energy my boys possess. Top that off with being awake way into the night trying to… 

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