Pepperoni & Cheese Soft Pretzels


Linda’s post put me in mind of a previous blog I did in January of 2017. And… Since it is tax season again, I am back to catering to all the employees at my Hubby’s firm on Fridays. They work so hard and I love to spoil them, so this Friday I will make a new version along with a hearty soup and share next week… but here is the previous blog post from 2017…

“When I lived in Philadelphia I would go almost every day to a corner vendor for a Philly soft pretzel for lunch. I’m sure it wasn’t the best thing to do, but it certainly fit my college budget! I sometimes get the hankering for a good homemade soft pretzel. Today I made them a little different. I added pepperoni and cheese!!! Serve with some cheese dip and a little marinara and you have pizza in a pretzel. You can also make little bite size pieces which would be great for your upcoming Super Bowl Party!!” 
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Tuscan White Beans, Italian Kale & Turkey Sausage

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I came across this Italian kale while my Hubby and I were shopping at the farmers market and I fell in love. It’s much softer and flat and its stalks aren’t as big and hard as the American variety. If you can’t find it just use regular kale and put it in with the beans after about 10 minutes instead of 20 minutes. These beans are creamy, like mashed potatoes, and the cheese just puts them over the top.  Continue reading

Meatloaf Sliders With Sundried Tomato Aïoli

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Almost every Friday from January to April my Hubby offers lunch to his staff. This time of year they are so busy… and as often as I can I make it for them. Spoiling people is what I love to do and it is always an honor to share my love of food with them. Well, this time I made Meatloaf sliders on a little Ciabatta dinner roll with a really pungent sundried tomato aïoli. The aïoli added that strong flavor you would get from the ketchup concoction that usually gets baked on top of a meatloaf. They were a huge hit and were just perfect with my Creamy Cheesy Tomato Soup! Continue reading

Vegetable Christmas Toast

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Who said tasty can’t be healthy! These little veggie bites really pack a flavor punch along with a fiber punch. Using Lima beans as the base, I pureed them up to make a creamy sweet spread. Add some roasted tomatoes and a sprinkle of cheese and you have the makings of a very good and healthy appetizer. Put a little hard boiled chopped up eggs, and this would also make a great breakfast. Continue reading