Appetizers & Snacks

Bedevil those Easter Eggs

Bedevil those Easter Eggs

Get cracking with Rita and Rosie’s Deviled Easter Eggs!  Of course, Rita’s have a splash of bitters — but wait! How about Rosie’s mashed potato deviled eggs? A combo of mashed potato flakes, cheddar and bacon bits. Think of warm twice-baked potatoes tucked into a deviled egg. Either […]

Roasted Asparagus with Warm Bitters Mayonnaise

Roasted Asparagus with Warm Bitters Mayonnaise

Roasted Vegetables with Angostura Mayonnaise Drizzle (or simply… Angostura Mayonnaise  See bottom of page) * Angostura Mayonnaise Drizzle for Roasted Vegetables 1/2    cup mayonnaise 2       Tbsp. grated pecorino Romano cheese or tangy Parmesan 1       Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1       tsp. grated lemon peel […]

Go Nuts for New Years!

Go Nuts for New Years!

Sweet-Salty-Bitter Glazed Nuts Prep time 30-35 minutes       Makes 3 cups 2          Tbsp. butter 2          Tbsp. Angostura aromatic bitters 6          Tbsp. sugar 1-1/2    tsp. kosher salt 1/2       tsp. cinnamon 3          cups raw nuts – pecan or walnut halves, whole almonds or cashews, 12-14 oz total (Pre-roasted cashews […]

Can You Take The Heat?  Raisin Serrano Quesadillas

Can You Take The Heat? Raisin Serrano Quesadillas

Do flavor combinations in recipes sometimes give you a double-take? This one did for me: raisins, lots of serrano chiles, soy sauce and Monterey jack cheese in a quesadilla?!  I had to try it, the recipe was an entry in a contest I was judging for Sun-Maid raisins. […]

Be-Deviled Eggs

Be-Deviled Eggs

You are probably aware that Angostura bitters is my new “go to” food ingredient. I’m in love with the flavor boost it adds to so many foods. I can’t get enough of it. Angostura bitters is an umami of sorts, something like soy sauce or […]

Summer Melons on the Grill

Summer Melons on the Grill

Juicy, grilled melons—cantaloupe, honeydew or small seedless watermelon—make terrific, light appetizers or between-courses refreshers. A brush of mild, seasoned rice vinegar adds a perfectly-balanced sweet tang that brings out the best of these summer gems. A sprinkle of chili powder or mint complements the fresh fruity flavor. That’s it. […]

Summer Fruit Gazpacho

Summer Fruit Gazpacho

Summer Fruit Gazpacho Makes 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each)    Prep time 10 minutes 4         cups (approx.) cubed ripe cantaloupe * 2         nectarines, pitted and sliced 1/4      cup white grape juice 2         Tbsp. Holland House Champagne vinegar (7% acidity) 1          Tbsp. honey 2         tsp. lime zest Dash salt Dash cayenne pepper […]

Devil-ish Potato Eggs

Devil-ish Potato Eggs

When I make deviled eggs there never seems to be enough filling for the number of egg halves. So when I was asked to develop a unique Easter recipe for Idaho Spuds, they loved my creative solution!  With the addition of instant mashed potatoes there’s plenty of egg-y […]

Eat mac & cheese with your fingers!

Eat mac & cheese with your fingers!

Macaroni and cheese as finger food?  Absolutely. This is not your routine mac & cheese by any means because you pop it in your mouth by hand. But what really sets this apart is a splash of Angostura bitters that elevates the flavor to munchies you […]

Asparagus with Warm Angostura Mayonnaise

Asparagus with Warm Angostura Mayonnaise

Roast Asparagus with Angostura Mayonnaise Drizzle Angostura Mayonnaise Drizzle 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. grated pecorino Romano cheese or a tangy Parmesan 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1 tsp. Angostura Aromatic Bitters Roast Vegetables 1 – 2 lbs. asparagus spears, […]