Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Take sweet potato fries, add some pimento cheese and top it all with andouille gravy—that’s southern poutine. ~~~ Last night, as I pinned a recipe for pimento cheese stuffed chicken and yet another recipe for pimento cheese (that makes seven now), I remembered a recipe featuring pimento cheese that I’ve wanted to post here on …

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Guacamole and tortilla chips — the only recipe you need for your next party, potluck or game day. Or for lunch! But beware, you’ll forever be on call to bring guacamole once you introduce this recipe to your friends. ~~~ It’s a good day when the guacamole gods are with you. The signs of their blessings: …

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In my continuing quest to use up all the zucchini that comes my way, here’s a recipe I first made during last year’s zucchini season: zucchini scallion pancakes with a spicy and sweet soy dipping sauce. Like zucchini tots, these pancakes are a great way to disguise zucchini. I served them alongside hoisin chicken with …

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Perfect for game days and potlucks, this chipotle hummus comes together in minutes. Make your own pita chips instead of spending several bucks on a supermarket brand. ~~~ Despite what Bon Appétit says, I make my own hummus every once in a while. They tested homemade hummus against store-bought hummus to see if homemade was …

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