Archive for May, 2010

Pasta Salad with Charbroiled Peppers

Pasta Salad with Charbroiled Peppers

Are you ready for your guests this gorgeous Memorial Day weekend?  Or are you the guest?  If it’s a covered dish BBQ (where everyone brings a dish to share), this is the recipe for you.  It’s simple.  It’s flavorful.  It’s easy to transport.  It’s gorgeous.  Have I sold you on it yet? Ingredients: 1 red […]

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BBQ’d Fried Chicken

BBQ'd Fried Chicken

Occasionally I like to cook all the food the morning of my big BBQ so I can sit in the yard and enjoy my company.  One of my favorite ways to feed everyone is by frying chicken in the kitchen right before everyone arrives.  I too then can have a drink, a dip in the […]

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Make Your Cake

Make Your Cake

I am sure you are thinking, ‘Hey Amy!  I make my own cake all the time’.  I am referring to the assembly of the cake, guests choosing what flavor cake they want with what flavor frosting.  I love to make several flavors of cakes, cut them into pieces and serve unfrosted.  Then next to the […]

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Texas Style Beans

Texas Style Beans

I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day weekend already!  Where did the first half of the year go?  It really caught me off guard this year and I suppose it could be the change of job, city, overall life!  If you are in need of great recipes for the first official BBQ of the season, you […]

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Bacon and Cheese Paste on Cocktail Bread

Bacon and Cheese Paste on Cocktail Bread

I am enjoying trying recipes from my Calvert Party Encyclopedia.  The recipes are mostly cocktails but they also have several hors d’oeuvres that are truly of the era.  I tried this one over the weekend and it was quick, simple and very savory. Ingredients: 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese 8 slices crispy bacon 2 small onions […]

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Giada

Giada

My friends Trevor and Lauren sent me the absolute best addition to HeyAmy! last week and I am thrilled to share it with you.  They collaborated on the writing and Trevor took over on the mic.  They are newlyweds (at least in my eyes) and clearly by this song have discovered a love of cooking […]

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Watermelon Muffins

Watermelon Muffins

A twitter follower, @caseythea (follow her, she’s a movie buff) wrote asking me for baking recipes for pineapple or watermelon.  The pineapple was easy so I chose to find a watermelon recipe that was refreshing and sweet.  I think these muffins do the trick.  They have just a hint of the melon.  I felt they […]

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