Category Archives: Appetizers

My Fat Dad’s Cheese Fondue, Book Blog Tour, and Giveaway!

When asked to participate in the My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes blog tour, I jumped at the chance. This book received fantastic reviews, and it also gave me the chance to recreate one of its … Continue reading

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Kel’s Chorizo, Corn and Cheese Filling for Stuffed Peppers or Nachos

Chorizo chicken sausage was recently on sale, so I decided to make a filling with it that included corn, cheese, black beans and other goodies to stuff some bell peppers, which were also on sale. I’ve been experimenting to get … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Crack – Oh, I Mean Dip

Buffalo chicken dip absolutely is my favorite hot dip right now and it is truly addictive, trust me. My sweet and beautiful niece, Ashleigh, brought some to a potluck family dinner last year and she gave credit to her Mom … Continue reading

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Kel’s Tart and Tasty Raspberry Lemonade Gelatin Shots

When my sweet niece Mercedes posted a You Tube video of these gelatin shots to my FB page, I knew I had to try them – they were so cute and looked perfect for summer. I mean really, how Martha-Stewart … Continue reading

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Chef Cherisse’s Sumptuous Shrimp Ceviche

Those of you who follow my blog know that occasionally I am a cooking assistant at Whisk in Cary, one of my favorite stores ever! I always love working with Chef Cherisse Byers, and the last time I assisted, she made one … Continue reading

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Kel’s Sweet and Simple Fried Plantains (Platanos Maduros)

I have been addicted to fried sweet plantains ever since I tried them at Mami Nora’s Peruvian Rotisserie and have finally created a simple but sumptuous recipe that uses only 3 to 5 ingredients (ripe plantains, oil for frying, cinnamon … Continue reading

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Kel’s Flawless Flatbread Pizza, with Kudos to Krusteaz

  Flatbread pizzas have been the rage for a few years now. Store-bought flatbread is readily available at most grocery stores, although sometimes it may not always be as fresh as homemade. If you want to take a little extra … Continue reading

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