Category: First Courses

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Cumin

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Cumin

Simple, creamy butternut squash soup that even vegetable haters will eat.

5 Flavors Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes

5 Flavors Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes

The five basic flavors – bitter, salty, sour, sweet and umami – are highlighted in this Kale and Nut Butter Salad with Pineapple, Almonds and Tomatoes.

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

Radishes with pesto-butter and sea salt are a garlicky-good appetizer.

Austin Farmers’ Market Bounty: Locavore Luxury

Austin Farmers’ Market Bounty: Locavore Luxury

Locavore luxury. Simple pleasures. Austin farmers’ market treasures.

Warm and Yummy First Course: Toasted Goat Cheese Salad

Warm and Yummy First Course: Toasted Goat Cheese Salad

A perfect salad for the autumn table.

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Well gee, I didn’t know this was a thing. Zucchini ribbons tossed with olive oil and other goodies, in a salad. La Traviata in Austin, you taught me something.

Business Trip Culinary Pleasures

Business Trip Culinary Pleasures

Traveling brings new culinary pleasures and validates existing ones.

Crab Quesadillas

Crab Quesadillas

OK, who doesn’t love quesadillas? They’re like a tiny, warm little sandwich your mother made for you to eat after school. Yum. Portable, finger-food, dip-able, easy to make. Did I say yum? Did I say easy? I’ve got a dozen quesadilla approaches, maybe more.  Today I’m […]

Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

At Glover Gardens, summer brings lots of grilled shrimp, and sometimes we have leftovers. This creamy, spicy dip is quickly assembled and makes the most of leftover grilled shrimp and is the perfect appetizer for a summer barbecue.

Antipasto Fresca

Antipasto Fresca

Only a half hour’s notice that guests are coming and in need of an appetizer? These fun little finger food treats can be pulled together in ten minutes. #recipes #food #appetizers

Spring Greens and Green Apple Salad

Spring Greens and Green Apple Salad

This salad is fun for dinner party guests to put together while you’re finishing the main course. Just put the tools and ingredients on a big cutting board ahead of time and give the guests their assignment along with a glass of wine.


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