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{Tips & Tricks} Easy Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

I would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year! Can you believe that today is the last day of 2010? Where has the time gone? As I reflect on 2010, I would like to thank each and every one of you for making this year unforgettable. I had such…

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Smashed Potato Skins

Sticking true to our Irish background, I grew up in a meat and potato household. Whether it was steak, pork or chicken, the ultimate complement to the meat was always some type of potato side dish. Baked potatoes wrapped in bacon, red skin garlic mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes and cheesy potatoes were just a few…

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Prosciutto, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

Over the past few months, my obsession with puff pastry dough has grown exponentially. I always love having this dough in the freezer because it’s so easy to work with and it is perfect to have on hand just in case I need to throw together a quick but tasty appetizer or dessert. After preparing…

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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and Bacon

I love mushrooms. I love them on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads, meats…the list can go on and on. Unfortunately for me, my husband is the complete opposite. He can’t stand them. Instead of letting this frustrate me, I’ve decided to embrace mushrooms and experiment with them in my recipes while he is either at work…

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Olive and Cheese Puff Pastry Squares

I’m about to admit something that is completely embarrassing so please don’t make fun of me too much. Here goes nothing…when I was younger, I used to put black olives on my fingertips and run around the house like a little olive monster…and my parents have pictures to prove it. In fact, my love for…

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{Guest Post} Asparagus, Tomato & Feta Cheese Puff Pastry Tart Recipe

March is guest post month on How To: Simplify and I’ve very excited (and sad) to share with you the last guest post of the month which was written by Dara, a food blogger who shares easy, delicious recipes with step-by-step photos on Cookin’ Canuck. I’ve been friends with her on Twitter (@cookincanuck) and I love…

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