Savory Dishes and Appetizers

Recipes for soups, chicken, beef, etc.

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Individual Spinach Pies or Spanakopita

by on August 29, 2014 · 1 comment


Once in a blue moon I post a savory dish, and today is one of those days — -or evenings, rather. I had some leftover phyllo dough and decided to make individual spinach pies as a prequel to our dinner. These are larger than what you’d find in the grocery store freezer, but not quite […]

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Published on August 29, 2014
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The Hatch Chile Store

It feels strange telling you about a Hatch chile dish in February, but that’s exactly what I’m doing thanks to the people at The Hatch Chile Store, who ship these fantastic fruity and hot chiles all over the country. The Hatch chiles come in big frozen blocks and you can buy them in medium, hot […]


Published on February 24, 2014
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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

by on December 9, 2013 · 5 comments

Spiced Chickpeas

It took me a while to get roasted chickpeas right. My first attempt resulted in a texture that was both chewy and burnt at the same time, and I realized there was more to making them than just throwing them in the oven and stirring every 15 minutes. After testing a few different techniques and […]


Published on December 9, 2013
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Irresistible Spiced Walnuts and Cashews

by on November 22, 2013 · 3 comments

Spiced Walnuts

Of all the things I’ve read this week, the article about a large scale study citing the health benefits of nuts was my favorite. And peanuts were included, so legumes count, too! You can take this study for what it’s worth. For me, it was an interesting read and an excuse to finally try this […]


Published on November 22, 2013
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Baked Kale Chips

by on June 29, 2013 · 0 comments

baked kale

I may be a  little late to the party on this one, but our family recently discovered baked kale and I wanted to give it a shout out here on Cookie Madness. As far as snacks go, you could do a lot worse, despite the inevitability of some Kale’s nutrients being lost during the baking […]


Published on June 29, 2013
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Vegetarian Chili with SooFoo

by on November 24, 2012 · 3 comments


So how was your Thanksgiving?  Ours was very quiet, with just the four of us and the pets sitting down to a meal mostly prepared by Whole Foods. And since I said I’d give you a report on the turkey, it was a big thumbs up! I’d like to say the only drawback was that […]


Published on November 24, 2012
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Hatch Chile Baked Penne

by on August 9, 2012 · 8 comments

baked hatch penne

I’m stepping out of the cookie zone to share a recipe made with a pepper that is wildly popular here during the month of August, the Hatch green chile. Named after The Hatch Valley in New Mexico, Hatch green chiles are lighter in color, slightly sweeter and skinnier than poblano peppers. During Hatch season we […]


Published on August 9, 2012
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veggie burger

Last week Sara Moulton posted a veggie burger recipe and speculated on how much time she might have saved without mise en place, a French phrase applied by chefs to the act of measuring and prepping ingredients before cooking. As someone who has to make a conscious effort to lay out ingredients and not rush, […]


Published on July 19, 2012