Imitation Crab Dip {Christmas Traditions}

Imitation Krab Dip

Imitation Krab Dip

My Mom found a recipe years ago and made it each year for our Christmas Eve buffet.  We’d open our gifts then take a break and enjoy a wide array of finger foods and of course sweets.  My Mom was and still is an excellent cook.  Her holidays and parties are legendary.  When I had my own family, I had to call home for recipes.  The internet didn’t exist and letters just weren’t fast enough.  I needed access to Mom recipes! Continue reading

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Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Leftover ham is always welcome in my castle.  It’s so versatile in both hot and cold dishes that it isn’t leftover for long.  It simply depends on my mood at the time.  This day I envisioned the ham in a spread on a Kaiser bun for lunch.  I’d just cut up a fresh pineapple and it was a nice sweet and tart one.  I also had fresh baby spinach on hand that would complete my sandwich. Continue reading

Olive Relish with Pita Triangles

Olive Relish with Pita Triangles

Olive Relish with Pita Triangles

I gasped when I read this relish recipe on the I Sing In The Kitchen blog.  We are such huge olive fans here that our holidays require many jars and cans of the salty, luscious gems.  My P.S. insists that this relish is a tapenade but technically it is not because it doesn’t contain capers (tapenas) and anchovies, the basics of a tapenade.  We all agreed that it definitely contains a whole lot of flavor! Continue reading