Appetizers and Salad

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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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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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Artichoke Squares

by on April 16, 2012 · 7 comments

artichoke squares

Last night’s Mad Men might have been my favorite episode ever, but I don’t want to spoil it for you so that’s all I say. That, and it was revealed (or maybe it already has been in and I just missed it) that Pete and Trudy live in Cos Cob, Connecticut, which ties in with […]


Published on April 16, 2012
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My Favorite Chicken Salad

by on February 27, 2011 · 11 comments

Chicken Salad

I don’t know the origin of this recipe but it appears in a couple of my Junior League books with the title “Bridesmaid Chicken Salad”. It usually calls for pineapple plus slightly more lime juice and lime zest, but you really can taste the lime, so I like to tone that down a little.


Published on February 27, 2011
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Janet’s Blender Vinaigrette

by on April 23, 2010 · 12 comments

Spring Mix Salad

Regularly scheduled cookie programming will return shortly, but I felt like posting a recipe to which I’ve become quite attached. It’s a special salad dressing given to me by my friend Janet, and it pulled us out of an iceberg lettuce with “Lite Ranch” rut. This recipe is suited for “Spring Mix” type blends because […]


Published on April 23, 2010
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Wasabi Coleslaw

by on July 16, 2005 · 2 comments

This is my friend Maureen’s favorite recipe.  It’s a spin-off of the old Copy Cat KFC with a punch of wasabi.  I’m filing it here for safekeeping even though it has nothing to do with cookies. I originally made it with a bunch of diet ingredients and it was surprisingly delicious.  But you can always […]


Published on July 16, 2005