tomatillo turkey chili

tomatillo turkey chili

warm and comforting with a subtle heat.

The Blizzard of 2015 didn’t deliver quite the wallop that the weathermen predicted, but it’s still cold outside, right?  Even here in South Florida, the temperatures at night have dipped into the 40s!  We’re talking frigid, people.

 

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cedar-planked salmon sliders

cedar-planked salmon sliders

if the Seahawks play like these sliders taste, they are un-stoppable!

While I’m not a die-hard football fan, I do like to entertain. So, I use the Super Bowl as an excuse to explore the regional cuisines from the teams’ hometowns and serve up that fare at our annual Super Bowl celebration.  Monday, I showcased New England and today it’s Seattle!  

 

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new england clam chowda pizza

new england clam chowda pizza

do I have your attention?

 

Most people grill burgers,  make a pot of chili or order up piles of chicken wings for their Super Bowl Party.  Not us.   Our annual Super Bowl celebrations pay tribute to the regions of the country where the two competing teams are from.  If it’s Baltimore — crab cakes.  Philadelphia — cheese steaks.  Get it?   There are some teams I root for year after year, because their hometowns are such food meccas.  Others, well, not so much.  

 

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crunchy cabbage and kale salad

crunchy cabbage and kale salad

completely addictive!

Don’t like kale, you say?  Not fond of brussel sprouts?  Not a cabbage aficionado?  I get it.  Unless you’re a rabbit, this salad probably wouldn’t even be a blip on your radar.  It wouldn’t have been on mine either, except that this is what I had on hand one night and I decided to give it a try.

 

 

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meringues

meringues

crispy, crunchy and lighter-than-air!

My mother used to make meringues often when I was a kid.  They were light, very crispy and a little sweet.  I considered them to be cookies but she would use them with other components as well.  Sometimes as a base for fresh berries or  with a custard or curd.  They were always free-formed.  One never looked like another.   In a world where uniformity is king, these meringues are beautifully different.

 

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