Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

Julian’s Handy-Dandy Cooking Philosophy, and a Dill Cheeseball Recipe

After months of promising to contribute to The Blog Of My Sister, I have finally sat down and decided to make good.  It’s about time, I say.  And I’m sure Charity says so, too. Anyway, I thought I would begin … Continue reading

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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

I used to hate mushrooms. I even picked them out of anything with cream-of-mushroom soup.  Then, one day on a rare splurge at Red Lobster, Jonathan convinced me to try the crab-stuffed mushrooms.  My life has never been the same. … Continue reading

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Nanny’s Shrimp-Crab Salad

My grandmother (who we all call Nanny) came by the shop the other day with a little container of shrimp-crab salad.  I’d never heard of such a thing.  And I liked it. So I called her to get the recipe. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Cookie Sheet

This is my favorite cookie sheet.  I searched long and hard to find it.  Everything, everywhere, was that crappy nonstick stuff that burns your biscuits.  Yes, I know that you can set the oven temperature 25 degrees lower and it … Continue reading

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Easy Cheesy Italian Bread

My mom has been making this as long as I can remember, to serve with any type of pasta.  It seems like too simple a recipe to post, but I like it and made it last night, so I decided … Continue reading

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Famous Bean Dip (More Correctly Known as Layered Dip)

Anyone who knows the Calvin clan knows Bean Dip (originally known as Layered Dip). It’s easy, tasty, and everyone loves it. And don’t be scared of the cream cheese; it works quite well in this recipe and few people are … Continue reading

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