Category: Appetizers

“Go Bears” Sriracha Cream Cheese Dip

News flash: apparently there is a big football game on TV this Sunday! OK, OK—I do know that the Super Bowl is this week. Just don’t ask me who’s playing. I grew up with two older brothers and a Dad who were/are crazy about football. First downs, touchdowns and field goals were the sounds of our Sundays, even though I inevitably had my nose stuck in a book and didn’t know what any of it meant.…

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Potato & Salmon Cakes

Ella loves ketchup—I mean, really, really loves the stuff.  She’d probably be happy squeezing it into her morning oatmeal and would certainly eat it with a spoon if we let her.  I find this abhorrent.  I’m not much of a ketchup fan, and I get shivers when I see her slathering a beautifully cooked bite of roasted chicken in the sweet stuff. …

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Quinoa Cakes with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

I’m a sucker for cakes.  Not the sweet kind—I’ve always been a pie kind of girl—but the savory, crispy kind.  When Ella was a baby I would make big batches of shredded vegetable cakes bound with egg (butternut squash, sweet potato, zucchini), which were presumably for her, but mostly for me—I’d eat them hot out of the pan with a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt and a drizzle of yogurt.  …

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