Tag Archives: eat drink and be merry

Not Your Average Avocado Toast

  I came up with this recipe for avocado toast when I was wanting a delicious and filling breakfast/brunch that was Weight Watchers® friendly (7 points!), and it has become one of my favorite go-to meals. While I love fresh … Continue reading

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Kel’s Honey Bourbon and Apple Cider Punch, Party On!

Love apple cider? Love bourbon? If so, you must try this adult beverage at your next gathering. I like to make pitchers of drinks for my guests whenever we celebrate any occasion — usually mimosas, bloody Marys and/or sangria. It’s … Continue reading

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Kel’s Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas and/or Puff Pastries – You Choose

  Puff pastry is my new best friend of late — I just love how it’s light, buttery, flaky and so, so tasty when making both sweet and savory dishes, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. The chicken and black … Continue reading

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Easy Ethiopian Chickpea Wat

  My meetup group, Raleigh Cooks, recently had a gathering featuring Ethiopian food. I was on a waiting list and got in to the event the day before, finding myself scrambling on what to make since most of the few … Continue reading

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Kel’s Amazing Apple and Cranberry Pies, Baked in Apples

Yaaaaay! Fall means apples and I’ve been craving apple pie, which I haven’t made in ages. I wanted to recreate my traditional recipe in order to cut calories and carbs but still taste great.  So I came up with these … Continue reading

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Kel’s Café Chicken Cacciatore

    When I ran across chicken thighs on sale the other day,  I bought a big pack, knowing I could freeze what I didn’t use for my delicious chicken cacciatore. You can make this with a variety of chicken pieces, … Continue reading

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Kel’s Best Barley Salad, Greek Style

  This refreshing and easy-to-make barley salad is great anytime during the year, but especially in the summer when there is an abundance of ripe tomatoes. In the winter, I just substitute romas or cherry tomatoes instead. You can serve … Continue reading

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