Shrimp Mold

From the catering days….  an oldie but goodie.  Relatively easy to make, can be dressed up festively, and always good.  This was one of my favorite appetizers.  It was usually served during the winter months at Christmas parties and winter … Continue reading

Grilled Apricots with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

In south Louisiana,  it is hard to come by good fresh apricots.   Like other stone fruits, their season and shelf life are short.  I bought a little box the other day because one of them smelled good.  When I got … Continue reading

Antipasto: Roasted Red Peppers with Garlic and Capers

A delicious part of an antipasto platter. Some of the more common Antipastos are those that could be preserved, stored for the winter months when they could be pulled down and one can enjoy a bite of summer. Roasted Red … Continue reading

Blue Cheese Spread with Fig Preserves

When you start canning stuff, you also start looking for ways to use them up!  A few years ago, I started canning figs.  Fortunately, when I expressed interest to my mother and mother-in-law, they both became a great source for … Continue reading