RECIPE: Make Mini Corn Dogs In A Muffin Pan

Mini corn dogs are a comfort food treat. Photo and recipe courtesy PamperedChef.com.   We know otherwise sophisticated gastronomes who go out of their way to visit hot dog joints that sell corn dogs. A corn dog is a hot dog coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter, deep fried and served on a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Layered Dip Recipes, Part 2

Take the ingredients of a Greek salad and turn it into a layered dip, served with pita chips. Photo courtesy SouthByMouth.Blogspot.com.   Yesterday, we discussed layered dips, beginning with the layered Mexican dip, also known as a layered bean dip and seven-layer dip. We also introduced a layered Middle Eastern dip. In Part 2, we…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy, Delicious Goat Cheese Appetizer

It couldn’t be easier: drizzle the cheese with honey and sprinkle the almonds. Photo courtesy VermontCreamery.com.   We adore mild, creamy goat cheese with its subtle tang. We’re always looking for an excuse to eat it. So how about this couldn’t-be-easier hors d’oeuvre or appetizer for entertaining? Simply: PURCHASE a pyramid, log or other shape…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Hors d’Oeuvre

Grilled beef and horseradish-yogurt spread on a baguette. Photo courtesy Nature’s Flavours.   Even if you live in Maine, it’s still warm enough to grill outdoors. So the next time you have a cocktail party or a simple wine gathering, grill your hors d’oeuvre. (In French, “hors d’oeuvre” is used for both singular and plural…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Refreshment, Deduct Carbs With Cucumber Hors d’Oeuvres

When pulling together hors d’oeuvres for cocktails, it’s easy to reach for baguette slices or crackers and pile on a topping. But here’s an alternative that doesn’t get soggy, has better nutrition and fewer carbs: the cucumber. You can place sliced meat and cheese, a shrimp with dill sauce, or other favorite directly atop a…
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