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Appetizers

These Appetizer recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

Hot Italian Seven Layer Dip loaded with all your crave-worthy ingredients.

7-Layer Hot Italian Dip

We started a tradition two years ago that I think will continue for many years to come. Every other month, beginning on Christmas Day, we deliver my…

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Antipasto Skewers {a fun & easy party food}

I love a party where everyone brings an appetizer to share.  Such a great way to sample new recipes.  When we get the whole family together to…

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Antipasto Squares

Antipasto Squares {Winning}

I'll never forget the first time I tasted these Antipasto Squares (and I'm sure my teammates who were with me won't either).  We were at an away…

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Game Day Dip

Apache Bread Dip

We fell in love with Apache Bread Dip from the moment we were first introduced.  What's not to love about a hot ham & cheese dip served in a…

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Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip

Apple Brickle Dip should not be reserved for the Autumn season alone.  Oh no, this bowl of yum is a great dip any time of year. For most of us,…

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Arancini {with Basil Pesto & Marinara Sauce}

Arancini {with Basil Pesto & Marinara Sauce} I was the girl who grew up eating my spaghetti with butter and parmesan cheese.  No red sauce…

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Asian Salmon Meatballs

Asian Salmon Meatballs {and a Food Truck Fantasy}

Is it just me or do you agree that Meatballs are a Fabulously FUN Food?  I think if I were going to have a Food Truck (and you know we’ve all…

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Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart Asparagus lined one side of my grandfather Boppy’s garden, the only barrier between me and the glorious…

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Asparagus Fries {with Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce}

Okay these were a hit.  Fresh asparagus coated in panko breadcrumbs then baked to crispy perfection.  Asparagus Fries.  Look at you giving…

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Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush {Eggplant Dip}

Eggplant was the abundant 'on sale' item in the fridge today.  I had bought two varieties at the Farmers' Market but had yet to come up with a…

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Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Poppers

We've taken our beloved Jalapeno Poppers to a new level.  Or maybe two new levels.  Or is it three?  We infused the cheese filling with buffalo…

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Baked Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Bites

Baked Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Bites {…of love!}

Baked Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Bites I asked Shelby for some recipe inspiration.  Perhaps something she had enjoyed recently in a restaurant that…

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Wing shortage?  Now that would be a 'fowl play' just two days before Game Time.  It is estimated that American's will eat 1.23 billion…

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Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

I had this vision of presenting a big bowl of Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil Pesto & a side of Mozzarella Dunkers aka Baked Mozzarella Cheese…

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Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Baked Stuffed Shrimp. We called them an appetizer and only made five.  Wished we had more.  They were fabulous.  Extraordinarily…

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Baked Summer Squash Chips

Have you ever made Baked Summer Squash Chips?  Last July when summer squash was in abundance at the Farmers' Market, I couldn't help but bring…

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Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp {Bonefish Grill Inspired}

There are those dishes on a restaurant menu that create a stir and keep you coming back.  Remember when the Blooming Onion blossomed on the Outback…

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip

It's football season, officially Autumn Thyme and we've dipped into the low 60's here in the sunny south.  I for one am ready for fall.  Bring on…

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Beef Carpaccio {a Birthday Tradition}

My birthday week is officially winding down.  It began last Saturday with a wonderful dinner, made especially for me.  I have for three years in a…

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Beef, Bean & Cheese Nachos {with Jalapeños}

You know that little local Mexican joint that has become your convenient fast lunch or after-work margarita spot.  Mine closed down without even…

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Cafe au Lait & Beignets

Beignets & Charbroiled Oysters {and a Pimm’s Cup Cocktail Recipe}

Oysters.  Fifty cent oysters on the half shell.  That’s how it began one week ago today.  Wait, you could say it actually began with Pimm’s…

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BLT Deconstructed

BLT Stack {with Fresh Herb Mayo}

BLT Stack {with Fresh Herb Mayo} The tomatoes are coming, the tomatoes are coming.  Are you as ready as we are for some nice vine ripened…

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Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey & Lemon

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini {with Honey & Lemon}

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini {with Honey & Lemon} There something really wholesome about a beautiful bowl of fresh spinach and mixed greens…

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Boursin Spread {Garlic & Herb}

Boursin Garlic & Herb Spread

I'm not sure when Boursin Spread became so popular, but as a child I can remember it being served with crackers and other nibbles in the 5 o'clock…

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Sweet.  Crisp.  Bread & Butter Pickles.  We're hooked.  Fortunately these pickles are super easy to make and just a day away from pickle…

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Bread Dipping Oil

What's not to love about sitting down at your favorite Italian restaurant when out comes warm crusty bread and a dish of herby Bread Dipping Oil. …

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Who doesn't LOVE Buffalo Chicken Dip?!! I'm certain Shelby requested it multiple times per week when we first discovered it years ago.  It…

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Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Once you've made a batch of Buffalo Chicken Dip, you've opened up endless recipe-twist possibilities.  I decided on Buffalo Chicken Taquitos.  Warm…

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Buffalo Shrimp

We were gifted 7 pounds of fresh-off-the-boat Georgia shrimp a month or two back (thanks to my mom & dad in-law).  I froze them in one pound…

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Cajun Jambalaya Skewers

Cajun Jambalaya Skewers

I had such fun making our Low-Country Boil Skewers that I thought we'd try a new twist.  Meet Cajun Jambalaya Skewers. Since I've read that no…

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Caramelized Onion Dip

This dip is slightly sweet and incredibly yummy.  The caramelized onions are the star! Caramelized Onion Dip Author: King Arthur…

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Ceviche {with Halibut, Scallops & Shrimp}

We celebrated Shelby's birthday last evening.  When I asked her what she'd like for dinner she said "one of Dad's amazing Ribeye steaks."  To…

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Cheddar-Parmesan Savory Biscotti {with Sundried Tomatoes}

I have a thing for biscotti.  It began year's ago when I first discovered a recipe for Dark Chocolate Walnut Biscotti.  They soon became an…

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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Dip

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Dip

There's something about watching football while raking a chip through hot cheesy dip.  It just feels good.  I hadn't planned on making, picturing…

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Cheesy Garlic & Herb Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Garlic & Herb Pull-Apart Bread {with Maryland Crab Dip}

It's Super Bowl Sunday and I had resigned myself to the idea that I wasn't going to put on a big spread, even though this is the 2nd biggest eating…

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Cheez It Crusted Chicken Fingers {with Franks love}

Cheez-It Crusted Buffalo Chicken Fingers

Cheez-It Crusted Buffalo Chicken Fingers The allure of Chicken Fingers….what a powerful thing.  I can spend hours creating a dish to…

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Chicken Chilaquiles {with Fried Eggs}

Chicken Chilaquiles. Chee-lah-KEE-less. Chicken-ala-cheese-ness. There are about a bazillion corn tortillas in a package.  Have you noticed…

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Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders

Relatively wordless Wednesday Post.  Soooo. I walk a lot.  It's my time to silently talk through things and exhale.  My time.  During walking…

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Cheez-It Zings

Chipotle Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball {with Bacon & Jalapeno}

Chipotle Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball {with Bacon & Jalapeno}. I received an email several months ago from the marketing company for Kellogg's…

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Classic Shrimp Cocktail {with Cocktail Sauce}

  My wonderful Mom & Dad in-law completely spoiled us and brought us 7lbs. of fresh off the boat Georgia Shrimp for our birthdays. …

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Coconut Almond Shrimp

Coconut Almond Shrimp with Sweet & Spicy Orange Sauce

Coconut Almond Shrimp with Sweet & Spicy Orange Sauce. Tonight marks the end of the 4th of July Holiday week.  And if you're anything like…

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Coconut Curry Chicken Skewers

With Grillin' & Chillin' weather upon us, I for one am looking for super easy recipes to throw on the grill (or in the cocktail shaker). …

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Cool Ranch Jalapeno Poppers

Cool Ranch Jalapeño Poppers {just for fun}

We found the nicest bag of jalapeños at our wholesale club on Saturday and decided to try our hand at making Jalapeño Poppers.  As we worked our…

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Coquilles St. Jacques

Coquilles Saint-Jacques

Coquilles Saint-Jacques. It's a bit tricky to describe how incredibly rich and utterly amazing this dish is.  But I must try.  It's an absolute…

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Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls {with Russian Dressing}

Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls {with Russian Dressing}. Recipe inspiration you ask?  Day after St. Patrick's Day leftovers meets an open…

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Looking for an easy appetizer to bring to a holiday party….Cowboy Caviar might just be the answer.  Cowboy Caviar is one of our most popular…

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar & A Country Christmas Party

Whipped up a batch of Cowboy Caviar in honor of tonight's Country Christmas themed Annual Company Party.  I can not wait.  While we work (and play)…

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Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

Crab Cakes {with Remoulade Sauce}

When life gives you jumbo lump crab meat.... I'd like to say that I did great research to find the most incredible Crab Cake recipe or that I make…

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Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Crab Rangoon Dip {with Wonton Chips}

Crab Rangoon Dip {with Wonton Chips}. Crab Rangoon are such a favorite around here.  We even make them from scratch from time to time.  But that…

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Crab Rangoons

Crab Rangoon {with Sweet and Sour Sauce}

Back in the days of apartment living when Chinese food takeout seemed to be a weekly occurrence....we'd always say yes to "do you want to add an…

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms For our last several family gatherings we've decided our dinner menu would be a vast array of appetizers.  We all, kids…

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Cranberry Orange & Ginger Chutney Brie Tarts

Cranberry Orange & Ginger Chutney Brie Tarts

I have to admit I've never been a big fan of cranberry sauce.  My mom and sister loved it, so it was always part of our Thanksgiving buffet, but I…

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Crescent Roll Pinwheel Appetizers {and a really awesome Gift idea}

Crescent Roll Pinwheel Appetizers ~ Three Ways We just delivered the last installment of Mom & Dad's 2013 Christmas Gift.  Right on time. …

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Crisp Cod Cakes with Peach Basil Relish

Crisp Cod Cakes {with Peach Basil Relish}

Crisp Cod Cakes with Peach Basil Relish. I had a moment yesterday.  A really big moment.  I was on my way to work via McDonald's drive-thru…

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Crispy Baked Potato Wedge Pub Fries

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

I needed the perfect delivery vessel for an upcoming AWE-MAZING Hot Dip Recipe.  I can't tell you what that recipe is quite yet (it's a gift that…

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Deconstructed Shrimp & Grits

Crispy Fried Shrimp {six ways}

As a kid who grew up eating frozen fish sticks at least once a week, and loving them I might add....imagine my delight when I was introduced to…

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Deconstructed Shrimp & Grits

Deconstructed Shrimp & Grits {one small bite at a time}

Deconstructed Shrimp & Grits ~ One small bite at a time. I'm not sure where to begin with this one.  I was fumbling around the kitchen one…

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Deviled Crab Dip

I've been on a sentimental journey lately exploring old family recipes.  I could hardly wait to recreate Mom's Deviled Crab Dip.  I actually didn't…

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Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Eggplant Parmesan Stacks. I won't pretend this is anything more than an attempt to sneak another Eggplant Parmesan recipe onto the pages of…

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Favorite Sea Scallop Recipes

I was looking through our Love Food Photography page and was reminded just how much I adore scallops.  Particularly how much I worship the…

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Feast of the Seven Fishes {Christmas Eve Tradition}

Several years ago I got a hankering to attempt the Feast of the Seven Fishes for our Christmas Eve dinner.  I carefully selected recipes, ordered…

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Fire Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole

Fire Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole

Months and months ago when I was doing a little research on tomatillos for my Salsa Verde recipe, I 'bookmarked' a recipe for Fire Roasted Tomatillo…

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Fish & Chip Bites {with Crispy Caper Tartar Sauce}

Lightly beer battered fish nuggets, perched on crispy caper tartar sauce slathered onto thick cut chips.  Now that's a mouthful of love. We'll…

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Flatbread Crackers {in a Variety of Flavors}

  The Baking Gods gave us Flatbread Crackers. And they were good. And a whole lot easier than rolling, cutting and…

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Tomatoes, tomatoes everywhere!!  Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa is so quick and easy to make and oh so much better than the jar variety.  Fresh from…

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Fresh Veggie Nachos Gluten Free

Fresh Veggie Nachos {Sundays with Shelby}

Fresh Veggie Nachos {Gluten Free}. I love my kid.  I know.  We all do (love our kids that is).  But I'm at that really great place you get to,…

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Friday Night Sliders {TGIF}

Friday Night Sliders.  Because sometimes you just deserve a good burger!! When it comes to food I'm all about the package, the delivery if you…

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Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipes {over 50 recipes}

I thought it would be fun to compile a few of our favorite Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipes in one nice recipe round-up.  Seems I have quite a…

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas {Healthy Living}

Healthy Living is something we should all aspire to.  I'm not crazy about the word diet, unless a doctor puts you on one.  For me, and many I talk…

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Two ingredients, so much flavor.  Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. Two things you can generally find in our freezer are bacon and shrimp.  Bacon…

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs with Crispy Bacon

Guacamole Deviled Eggs {with Crispy Bacon}

Guacamole Deviled Eggs with Crispy Bacon. One week to go before we complete our first year of 'food blogging.'  A term I hesitated to use for…

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Homemade Flatbread Pizza

Once we perfected the Flatbread Crackers, the natural progression was to make Homemade Flatbread Pizza.  Talk about the perfect Friday night,…

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Homemade Fry Sauce ~ Three Ways. Classic, Red BBQ, White BBQ

Homemade Fry Sauce {Three Ways}

Pub Fries.  They are single handedly responsible for my decision to make Fry Sauce.  That bucket of perfectly Crispy Baked Potato Wedges…

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Hot Cuban Dip

The inspiration for this Hot Cuban Dip was the Cuban sandwich I had enjoyed the day before.  With every bite I took I was reminded of how much I…

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Hot Loaded Baked Potato Dip {with Crispy Baked Potato Wedges}

We just delivered mom & dad-in law (my in-loves, B's parents) their final Christmas 2014 semi-monthly delivery of a bottle of red, bottle of…

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Hot Party Dip Recipes {Super Bowl Worthy}

We have a pretty great collection of Hot Party Dip recipes on Lemony Thyme, if I do say so myself. What better time than Super Bowl weekend to round…

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Hot Pizza Dip {with Twisted Parmesan Herb Breadsticks}

I needed a great HOT Dip recipe. So off to Pinterest Wonderland I went.  Whoa.  The choices are vast, diverse, and oh so cheesy.  Hot Pizza Dip…

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Hot Reuben Dip

I've been playing around lately with new ideas for dips.  We took a Crab Rangoon and turned it inside out, creating a creamy crab dip with Wonton…

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How to Oven Roast Garlic

I actually own a Terracotta Garlic Roaster, which works very well.  However, several years ago I discovered that aluminum foil works just as…

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Italian Herb & Lemon Roasted Shrimp

Italian Herb & Lemon Roasted Shrimp. This is one of those recipes that was too simple not to try.  Doesn't require many words to describe…

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Italian Sausage Wrapped in Bread Dough {aka Big Pig in a Blanket}

Get a room full of people together for nearly any occasion, set out a platter of Pigs in a Blanket, and prepare to watch them disappear.  In a…

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Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

I have always loved mushrooms.  Raw.  Cooked.  Stuffed.  In Stuffing.  In fact, my very first (and only...to date) contribution to a cook book,…

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Italian White Bean Dip {with Homemade Pita Bread}

I have a treasured folder where I keep paper copies of recipes.  Some jotted down on scratch paper, others torn from magazines, and lots printed…

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Jalapeno Popper Pizza

Jalapeño Popper Pizza

When life gives you corn tortillas, it's a great time to get creative.  There are hundreds or at least 30 corn tortillas in a package.  We've made…

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Jalapeño Pulled Pork Loaded Nachos

I vowed to stay out of Publix for a week following the holidays.  I called B as I entered the store to admit to my failures.  His words were…

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Jamaican Jerk Sugar Cane Shrimp

Jamaican Jerk Sugar Cane Shrimp. Jamaican Jerk marinated tender shrimp. Skewered on sugar cane. Lightly…

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips {Hail to Kale}

I did it.  I joined the other half of the population who has been enjoying and loves Kale.  These Kale Chips are my third dish in a week where…

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Kung Pao Chicken Drumsticks

Kung Pao Chicken Drumsticks

Kung Pao Chicken Drumsticks. Did I mention Finger Food Rules?!  These sticky sticks were lip smacking good. Marinate 4 chicken drumsticks for…

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Loaded Butternut Squash Chips

Loaded Butternut Squash Chips. Think loaded potato skins, but better.  At least that's how we felt about them.  The hint of sweetness from the…

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Loaded Potato Bites

Have I got a fun little appetizer for you.  Envision bite-sized baked potatoes loaded with sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon. …

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Low Country Boil Skewers

Low-Country Boil Skewers

I adore Low-Country Boils.  Having said that I can count on one hand how many times I've had the pleasure of enjoying them.  When I have, it has…

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Mac 'n Cheese Bites

Mac & Cheese Bites with Jalapeno Love Knots {Tapas Style}

Went to a great Wine & Tapas restaurant Friday evening with 10 of my favorite ladies.  Up one side of our table and down the other were small…

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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa. You really ought to give fresh fruit a chance.  I know I'm preaching to the choir for many of you, but there are a good number of…

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Maple Bacon & Pecan Cheese Pops

Today is my day to help celebrate Chef Bec (from It's Yummi) for her 50th Birthday Bash.  I hope you've been following along on social media all…

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Mardi Gras Wing Seasoning

Mardi Gras Wings

First we mastered the Mardi Gras Wing Seasoning.  Then we mastered the Whole Roasted Mardi Gras Chicken.  Here is our baked version of our most…

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Margarita Ceviche {National Margarita Day}

Margarita Ceviche My mom gave me a unique cookbook several years ago called Surreal Gourmet Bites.  It changed my life or at least the way I…

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Maryland Crab Dip

Maryland Crab Dip

We made this Maryland Crab Dip for last year's Super Bowl game in honor of the Baltimore Ravens.  It went great with our Cheesy Garlic & Herb…

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Monterey Loaded Nacho Fries

I know for many families Friday is Pizza Night.  At our house we've been toasting the end of the work week with a cold beverage and a tray of…

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Oven Baked Lobster Tails

Oven Baked Lobster Tails. Lobster.  What a treat.  Growing up in New England I looked forward to our annual Lobster & Clam Bake each…

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Parmesan Crisps

Parmesan Crisps

For Parmesan Crisps... Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, then spoon…

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Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Parmesan Crisps with Summer Tomato Salad

Fresh local grown tomatoes inspire me.  And they are so flavorful and delicious right now.  The farmers' market is bursting with gorgeous…

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Peach Basil Salsa

Peach Basil Relish {or Salsa}

Peach Basil Relish aka Peach Basil Salsa. Fresh juicy summer peaches bring a sweet-tart happiness to this relish.  Finely diced shallot…

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Pepperoncini Pot Roast Sliders

Pepperoncini Beef Sliders {with Pepper Jack Cheese}

Pepperoncini Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack Cheese.  Game Changer. Begin with a Pepperoncini Beef Pot Roast recipe.  Shred beef with…

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Pico de Gallo {Put The Lime In The Coconut}

I had a salad this week that stopped me in my eating tracks.  There was a lot going on with said salad.  Which made my mind drift from the company…

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Pimento Cheese Dip with Jalapeno

Pimento Cheese Dip with Jalapenos

Pimento Cheese Dip is such a treat.  I think because it's made with love.  The same kind of love that goes into homemade Egg Salad or Tuna Salad. …

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Pomengranate Zucchini & Avocado Salsa

Pomegranate, Zucchini, and Avocado Salsa {Share the Love}

A couple years ago, just before the Christmas Holiday season began, I sat down on my living room rug with literally years of issues of Martha Stewart…

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Potato Leek Soup {with Crispy Sage}

Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Sage is creamy and delicious.  With basic ingredients and minimum hands on cooking time, this soup has been added…

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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips {with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce}

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Strips {with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce}. I've written before on the magnificent power of a chicken strip.  For that…

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus {with Homemade Pita Chips}

Getting ready for a big office Halloween Party tomorrow.  Not only do we go all out with our costumes and decorations, but we put on quite a…

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Queso Fundido with Fire Roasted Poblano Peppers

Queso Fundido {with Fire Roasted Poblano Peppers}

With the BIG Game Day approaching it was time for a new dip in the Lemony Thyme house.  Queso Fundido with Fire Roasted Poblano Peppers sure did the…

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Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

Refrigerator Pickles take the unknown out of making pickles.  I know nothing about canning and preserving, although both are on my culinary bucket…

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Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

Why have I waited so long to discover how easy AND inexpensive it is to make Restaurant-Style Salsa at home, by simply using your blender?! We…

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Roasted Corn & Poblano Crab Dip

Roasted Corn & Poblano Crab Dip. There are sooo many fabulous hot dip recipes out there.  "There" being the fruitful internet. Every other…

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Roasted Garlic Bread Soup

We have a wonderful Used Book Store in town.  It's in an old home, so imagine each section in it's own little room, most complete with quiet reading…

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Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella. I have seen some wonderful recipes lately for slow roasting tomatoes, like this one by The Foodie Physician.  By…

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Vegetables {Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts the unsung heroes}

This past winter we began roasting almost all our veggies.  We started out with potatoes and onions tossed in olive oil.  Then we added zucchini,…

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Rumi’s Persian Kitchen {Sundays with Shelby}

About once per month my daughter Shelby and I plan and enjoy a day together.  While we see each other weekly and speak almost every day, these…

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Salami & Cheese Chips

Cheese and salami slices are easily transformed into a snack chip.  Just a minute or two in the microwave and you'll be enjoying low carb 'chips'…

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Salisbury Steak Meatballs {with Mushroom Gravy}

I wanted to deliver comfort.  The kind of comfort that if only for a meal would help ease the weight of the day.  Our most popular recipe on…

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

The star ingredient in Salsa Verde is the tomatillo.  Similar in appearance to a small green tomato (once their paper-like husk is removed),…

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Sausage Peppers Caramelized Onion & Mushrooms Stromboli

Sausage, Peppers & Caramelized Onion Stromboli {a Groundhog Day Treat}

Earlier in the week, B and I began discussing what we would cook on Super Bowl Sunday.  All the foodie websites and fb pages were alive with…

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Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon. Without a doubt scallops are my most favorite shellfish, especially big sweet sea scallops.  If they didn't cost quite…

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Scotch Eggs {with Sriracha Mayo}

Just before his birthday, I showed B a picture of Scotch Eggs. If I can deliver you Scotch Eggs but with a soft-boiled center are you in?  Hell,…

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Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

Sea Scallops.  Sweet.  Juicy.  Hint of ocean breeze. Is it wrong that I've put Whole Foods on my list of things I'm thankful for?  Whole…

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Seared Scallops with Macadamia Cilantro Lime Pesto

Seared Scallops with Macadamia Cilantro Pesto

Just a little appeteaser... Start with beautiful sea scallops, rinse and pat dry.  For these I lightly rolled the edges of the scallops in some…

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Seared Sea Scallops {over Tomato Bacon Jam & Herb Infused Grits}

This dish is the love child of two farmers markets visits in one day.  I scored some gorgeous tomatoes at my morning market and sweet sea…

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Yummus Hummus

Shelby’s Yummus Hummus {Roasted Garlic & Herb}

Shelby's Yummus Hummus {Roasted Garlic & Herb} If my kid had a signature recipe it would have to be her Yummus Hummus.  She started making it…

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Smoked Steelhead Trout Dip

So while this post is featuring my new favorite dip (oh my word), it's my guy B who developed this wonderful Smoked Steelhead Trout Dip recipe. …

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Southwest Eggrolls

Southwest Eggrolls with Avocado Dipping Sauce {Chili’s Style}

Every time I make these Southwest Eggrolls they are a hit.  And this copycat recipe gets you pretty darn close to the Chili's restaurant…

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Southwest Skillet Corn Fritters {with Avocado Ranch Dip}

College Football Season is upon us.  In fact, for our team it's GAME DAY!! Since we're a foodie family, Game Day is one more reason to create new…

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Spaghetti & Meatball on a Stick

Spaghetti & Meatballs on a Stick {Fabulous Fair Food}

The Country Fair has been in full twirling whirling mode for the past 10 days.  Every day on my drive to work I'm amazed at how it has…

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Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls

Nothing fancy about this Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls recipe.  We just had a craving and conveniently had the ingredients on hand.  Or so we…

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Spicy Shrimp & Spinach Quesadilla

Spicy Shrimp & Spinach Quesadilla.  Sometimes you have a dish at a restaurant that needs to be recreated.  Typically it's because that dish…

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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes. Using ingredients we have on-hand and turning them in to savory goodness makes me happy.  Cut tops off…

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Spinach Phyllo Triangles {Step-by-Step}

Spinach Phyllo Triangles.  Glorious buttery crispy pockets of cheesy spinachy love. This was the first dish I learned to make using phyllo…

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Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

I was walking with a friend last week and out of the blue... 'stuffed artichokes' to which I emphatically replied 'yes' love them.  Then I couldn't…

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Surreal Bites

Caesar Teaser in Parmesan cup... My mom gave me a unique cookbook several years ago called Surreal Gourmet Bites.  It changed my life or at least…

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Sushi Stack

Sushi Stack

I must admit I'm quite proud of my Sushi Stack.  Not only was it delicious, but it looks so pretty in a picture.  And we all know how important…

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Sweet & Sticky Sesame Walnuts

Sweet & Sticky Sesame Walnuts make a great bar snack, game-day nibble, or holiday cookie tin addition.  That was reason enough to make…

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Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes {Share the Love}

Had a wonderful girls lunch out at the Cheesecake Factory this past week.  If you've ever been you know their menu is HUGE and everything sounds…

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Thai Coconut Curry Hummus

Shelby sent me a text picture of a tub of Thai Coconut Curry Hummus.  Oh YES!! How brilliant!  Hummus is the perfect vehicle for flavor…

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Thai Larb Salad

When life gives you Boston Bibb lettuce and chicken, the first thing that comes to mind are lettuce wraps.  Our Chicken & Cashew Lettuce Wraps…

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Thanksgiving Dinner Party Meatballs

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Meatballs. Talk about little bites of comfort.  All those wonderful Thanksgiving flavors conveniently bundled into…

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Tomato & Cheese Fondue

My first experience with fondue was in the mid to late 70s while visiting New York City.  Mom took us to a trendy new restaurant called The…

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Triple Olive Tapenade {with Roasted Red Pepper}

Leftover olives...what to do? what to do?  A quick search found this fabulous tapenade recipe by Former Chef.  The recipe calls for kalamata,…

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Tuna Fish & Chips Surreal Bites

Tuna Fish & Chips {Surreal Bites}

My mom gave me a unique cookbook several years ago called Surreal Gourmet Bites.  It changed my life or at least the way I viewed food.  Thank you…

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Tuna Melt Grilled Cheese Sliders

Sometimes a recipe comes to me based on one single ingredient.  In this case it was a gorgeous Kimmelweck roll in the case at the bakery.  I…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce. This traditional Greek cucumber yogurt sauce is a key ingredient in a Lamb Gyro.  It also makes a wonderful dip to pair with…

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Warm Goat Cheese Fritters4

Warm Goat Cheese Fritters

Warm Goat Cheese Fritters.  So deliciously crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside.  I love you. I initially made these to pair…

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Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower {with Mint Chutney}

Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower with Mint Chutney. I realize this recipe is not for everyone.  Someone in my house was a bit skeptical…

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