Horseradish Asparagus Roast Beef Roll-Ups

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There are times when I find myself serving things that really qualify as appetizers to the Southern husband for dinner.  Cookie sheet nachos.  Scallops wrapped in bacon.  And these addictive horseradish asparagus roast beef roll-ups.  But hey, they all involve a protein and a veggie of some sort, and as far as I'm concerned if you eat enough of them they totally quality as dinner.  Am I right?  I think I'm right. Read More & Get the Recipe

Whipped Cheddar Horseradish Spread

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I'm very into scrumptious savory spreads that can be whirled up in the food processor.  Until recently my love was confined to my reliable beer cheese spread, but lately I have been branching out into other things that can be tossed into the food processor, spun around into deliciousness and be sitting on a cracker or a piece of celery 5 minutes later.  So here's the latest one, which is a lovely fluffy concoction of cheddar cheese, horseradish, white wine and a few other goodies. Read More & Get the Recipe

Horseradish Guacamole

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That time when you got an insatiable craving for guacamole.  That time when you saw a jar of horseradish in your fridge when you were in the middle of making the guacamole.  That time when you decided to throw caution to the wind and add some horseradish to your tried and true guacamole.  That time when you thought you might never be able to go back to regular guacamole recipe ever, ever again.  Yep...I remember that time. Read More & Get the Recipe

Pears with Roast Beef and Horseradish Cream

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This morning was the first morning I felt a really serious nip in the air...the kind that makes you think that you really DO need to put away your summer clothes, and it actually IS time to start at least thinking about your holiday shopping list.  And if you are me, your holiday menus.  For me, one of the best parts about thinking about holiday menus is that I need to road-test them.  And by road-test, I mean feed them to the Southern husband and then pepper him with a million questions about them. Which is just what happened with these pears with roast beef and horseradish cream. Read More & Get the Recipe

Crispy Shrimp Cakes

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We are big old fans of crab cakes in my house.  We make them at home, we order them on menus...we are a crabby couple, the Southern husband and me.  So it wasn't much of a leap to think that if crab cakes could make us so happy, what would happen if we tried the same basic approach with shrimp?  And what if we we served them up with some bibb lettuce and radish salad with buttermilk dressing? Read More & Get the Recipe

Bloody Mary Salad

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Bloody Mary Salad is pretty much exactly what you think it is...all the flavors and ingredients of a Bloody Mary (the tomatoes, the celery stick, the spiciness...the vodka!)...in salad form.  And I should say right now that I am not usually a Bloody Mary type of person.  Nope, when it comes to cocktails, I've been pretty clear about where my loyalties are. Read More & Get the Recipe