Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Ideas for turning your deli meat tray leftovers into breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners. ~~~ If you hosted a Super Bowl party last night, your refrigerator this morning might look a lot like ours—full of leftovers. As we prepared our deli meat and cheese tray, sandwich fixings, wings and guacamole, we figured we would have …

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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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This kicked-up version of Sloppy Joes includes chipotle en adobo, poblano pepper, onion, garlic, dark beer, molasses and other good stuff. Keep it in mind for tailgating and football parties. ~~~ What are your mandatory kitchen ingredients? I can’t imagine not having onions, garlic, eggs, parmesan, and pasta on hand. I can create enough meals …

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My favorite store-bought snack is Snyder’s Jalapeño Pretzel Pieces. They’re addictive, especially when you’re drinking beer. Imagine hand to bag to mouth over and over and you’ll get the picture. As much as I love my jalapeño pretzels, I rather snack on something a bit healthier and homemade. That’s why I’m over the top excited …

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