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Recipes: Starters and Nibbles

What’s in Season: Butterbean Basil Hummus

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Everybody Likes Butterbeans…. Butterbeans are one of my favorite things to eat on this Earth. Yes – that includes fine Belgian chocolates, French delicacies, other Southern classics like fried chicken with rice and gravy or Georgia peaches picked fresh from the tree. Butterbeans are my soul food. I don’t mean Soul Food in regards to… Read more »

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Sinless Seven Layer Dip for Your Super Bowl Party

Seven Layer Dip on www.virginiawillis.com

Super Bowl Party The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl — and there’s going to be a lot of tailgating. Falcon and Patriot fans alike will be dining on wings, pizza, nachos, and guacamole. According to Forbes magazine, Americans will eat almost 200 MILLION pounds of Avocados from Mexico on Super Bowl Sunday!

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Make This: Romesco Sauce

Starters and Nibbles Spring is here in much of the country and warmer weather means more time outdoors and generally, more socializing. Patio parties and do-dahs on the deck mean having starters and nibbles at the ready to serve friends and family. Nothing’s wrong with chips and salsa, but how about elevating the app game… Read more »

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Pimiento or Pimento Cheese?

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Pimiento or Pimento Cheese? Southerners are known to be fairly easy to rile up. (Extra high marks for South Carolinians and Texans, as history has proven.) We love a rousing debate. This can be something as serious as the Methodists and the Baptists debating sprinkling vs. submersion to increase the chances of entering the Holy… Read more »

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New Year’s Eve Appetizers: Blini with Caviar

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New Year’s Eve Appetizers There’s a seemingly nonstop flurry of activity between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. I also have a birthday squished between Christmas and New Year’s Day. ┬áThis means there is a whole lot of celebrating in a short period of time and by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around… Read more »

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