Tag Archives: Snacks

Buffalo Wing Deviled Eggs.

I think I need to join a Crystal’s Anonymous group. I’m more than a little obsessed. I get giddy just walking by Tarpon Bend because they keep a bottle of Crystal’s at every table, at all times. The other day I actually told Connor I was going to create a Crystal’s ice cream, Iron Chef America-style.

Unfortunately, I was completely serious. I imagined it as a sort of palate cleanser, to serve between a salad and fish course.

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Sailboat Sandwiches.

Connor named these sandwiches, not because they actually have anything to do with sailboats, but because we live in a neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale called Sailboat Bend. I’m always fond of alliteration, and I didn’t have any better ideas, so it stuck.

They’re really just a kicked-up BLT, or egg/cheese/bacon sandwich. Nothing too inventive here (check back on Monday for a kick-ass biscotti post!), but since I’ve recently become addicted to these babies, I figured I may as well share them with you. Continue reading

Caramelized Onion Dip.

This dip came about not by careful planning and execution, but as the result of a (minor) culinary freak-out.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve got more than a little redneck in me. As much as I enjoy slaving over the stove for hours, painstakingly recreating the Food & Wine cover dish, it’s not what I knew growing up.

No, I grew up on canned soup, ramen noodles, and boxed mac and cheese. You know, typical busy working mom food. And I honestly can’t remember my dad and I watching a single football game without a big bag of Ruffles and bowl of onion dip. Yes, the sour-cream-and-lipton-onion-soup-box kind.

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Sweet Treats for Fall.

I miss autumn in New York. I fell in love in autumn in New York. And although I’m a Florida girl through and through, I’ll never stop pining for the brisk chill that allows me to wear slouchy sweaters and skinny jeans tucked into my favorite boots, the gorgeous golden colors of the trees in Central Park, and the long walks around the Upper West Side, with a warm cafe au lait in one hand and Connor’s hand in the other.

I even miss law school.

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Football Food.

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I’m ready for fall. I’m ready for football. I’m ready for football food.

Of course, fall here in South Florida means the humidity drops from 97% to 64%, and the temperature lowers to 84 degrees from 96 degrees, and the traffic increases by 300%, but on the bright side, it also means I’m not forced to wear shorts every day and can actually throw a pair of jeans into the mix once in a while. And I’m one of those crazy people who truly believes that any day under 84 degrees is a chilly day.

I also watch previously-taped college football games all year round, read college football blogs and message boards as much (if not more) than I read food blogs, and go through serious withdrawal in the offseason. I plan my fall activities around college football games, follow high school recruiting closely, and have been known to bore even former football players with my relentless football talk. Continue reading