Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

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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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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Tis the season for easy-to-make dishes for entertaining, or for hanging out and watching Christmas movies. It’s also the season for indulging in dishes that you normally wouldn’t — dishes made with either seasonal, expensive or high-fat high-calorie ingredients. I once made a huge Christmas Eve feast that started with Oysters Rockefeller and went on …

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