Appetizers

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 11, 2013

Did I ever tell you about when Morgan and I met? You see, a mutual friend played matchmaker and invited us both on a ski weekend. One night, we were paired up to cook dinner, and a make-your-own taco bar was the plan. As we ran around the local market gathering ingredients, out of all […]

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Homemade Potato Chips

by Anne Papina on June 28, 2013

If you’re gonna be bad, there’s no point in holding back. That’s my thinking anyway. So when I saw OXO’s hand-held mandoline in my goodie bag from Camp Blogaway, I knew right away I needed to make potato chips. Airy, crispy, salty, honest-to-goodness potato chips. See how I’m getting all drooly at the thought? Yep, […]

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 27, 2013

Cooking is an adventure. For me, some of my best recipes had experimental beginnings. Of course, trying something new is always part of the fun. This week, #SundaySupper is tackling new cooking adventures, and Conni over at The Foodie Army Wife is hosting. What should I make? My head was spinning with ideas when suddenly […]

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French Country Flat Pie #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 21, 2013

This week I’m keeping things short and sweet, as I’m writing this on the heels of my mom’s 89th birthday party. My sisters and I were cranking out appetizers all afternoon–what can I say? We love a good party! It’s so fitting that this week’s #SundaySupper is all about parties–bridal and baby showers in particular […]

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Mystical Double Cheese Pizza #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on April 14, 2013

Has a movie ever inspired you in the kitchen? I mean, who hasn’t fantasized about recreating the famous Quail in Rose Petal Sauce scene from Like Water for Chocolate? After watching Chocolat, did you start adding a pinch of cayenne to your hot cocoa? Maybe you watched Big Night and figured one day you would, […]

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Garlicky Crab Bites #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 3, 2013

If I’ve learned anything about cooking over the years, it’s that good food doesn’t need to be complicated. This is especially handy to know when throwing a party. Sure, I like to wow my guests just as much as the next person, but I’ve found that folks tend to gravitate towards the no-fuss treats on […]

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Spicy Two-Bite Tuna Melts

by Anne Papina on January 30, 2013

There are probably a thousand reasons why you should keep a loaf of cocktail rye bread stashed in your freezer, and this recipe is now one of them. When I was in high school, open-faced tuna melts were a favorite after school snack for me and my friends. There’s something about the hot bubbly tuna […]

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Mom’s Homemade Sausage Mushroom Pizza

by Anne Papina on December 30, 2012

Sometimes these last two weeks of December feel like one long party. Heck, I think we may have been partying all month this year. Speaking of parties, one of my favorite treats during the holidays is my mom’s pizza. I’m not really sure why we save this for December as it’s good all year ’round, […]

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Last weekend Morgan and I hosted our annual holiday party–something we look forward to every year. Certainly, there’s nothing like enjoying the good company of family and friends. We are, after all, very social creatures. So, when the #SundaySupper crew announced a holiday party theme for this weekend, I dove in. This week I have […]

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Croque Monsieur #CookforJulia #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 4, 2012

“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit.” -Julia Child Leave it to the French to take a pedestrian grilled ham and cheese and elevate it to something, well, so decidedly decadent. I was nearly giddy with delight as I […]

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