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Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash This Roasted Butternut Squash recipe is amazing!  I made a double recipe of this planning on having leftovers and there was nothing left on the platter at the end of the night.  It was sweet and savory and how can you go wrong with browned butter, pancetta and blue cheese.  Even if you don’t think that you more »

Peel and Eat Shrimp

Easy Peel and Eat Shrimp

Easy Peel and Eat Shrimp There is only one food that is always a hit at any gathering no matter how you serve it and that is Shrimp!  This Easy Peel and Shrimp recipe is not only delicious but so simple to make and you can stock all the ingredients so that you can whip up this popular appetizer in more »

Greek Steak Kabobs

The best thing about grilling out is you can come up with a wonderful meal in no time at all and with very little effort.  This recipe for Greek Steak Kabobs came together in no time at all.  We had been at the pool all day and wanted something easy for dinner that didn’t involve dialing the pizza man.  And more »

Cannoli Cheesecake

Cannoli Cheesecake Now it feels like the holidays.  I just put my Cannoli Cheesecake in the oven to bake.  It won’t be until tomorrow that I can cut into this rich and creamy dessert, but it is so worth it.  And I’ll give you a little hint, sometimes (most of the time) I substitute the vanilla for amaretto.  Garnish with more »

Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge 1

Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge

Who doesn’t have fond memories of their grandmother or their mother standing over the stove tending to a big pot of fudge for the holidays.  I know I do.  I don’t have the best track record when it comes to making fudge.  On multiple occasions I have waited days, yes days for it to “set”.  Which of course it never more »

Date and Prosciutto Flatbread Pizza

I make these wonderful dates that are stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto.  They are my Dad’s favorite.  And who could blame him.  They are warm and drizzled with a balsamic glaze and they just melt in your mouth.  Really the perfect party appetizer recipe to go with a glass of red wine.  The only drawback is they can be more »

Holiday Wine and Appetizer Party

I’m hosting a Holiday Wine and Appetizer party and you and all your friends are invited! Good Food Good Friends’s wants to invite you to a holiday party! Share your favorite go to appetizer recipes that you love to serve.   Here are the party details… Create an original appetizer recipe. Note: this can be a recipe that you have shared before {old post} Invite your friends more »

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

This Chocolate Hazelnut Tart is the perfect dessert for after your holiday meal.  A little sliver of this tart and a glass of amaretto is the icing on the cake so to speak.  But don’t save this recipe just for holdays, it’s perfect for any special occassion or just because and your guest don’t need to know just how easy it was more »

Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

The stuffing is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. And my favorite recipe is this one for Cranberry Pecan Stuffing. In fact I love it so much, that I’ll eat leftovers of it for breakfast on Friday, and then for lunch and maybe as a snack too!  I usually double or even triple this recipe to make sure that I more »

Bacon Crab Jalapeño Cheese Ball

With the football well under way and the holidays fast approaching it nice to have a good cheese ball recipe in your recipe box.  This Bacon Crab Jalapeño Cheese Ball recipe has kicked things up a notch or two or three!  Besides the amazing flavor and the spicy kick to this cheese ball, I love the fact that it makes more »

Butternut Squash Lasagna

 This savory Butternut Squash Lasagna recipe will have your guest asking for more. Perfect for family dinner or entertaining friends and family. Print Butternut Squash Lasagna   Ingredients ¼ lb. pancetta, chopped 1 medium yellow onion, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. fresh sage leaves, chopped, plus additional leaves for garnish 3 cups butternut more »

Smashed Cauliflower

 If you are looking for something different to serve as a side dish then you should try this recipe for Smashed Cauliflower. Print Smashed Cauliflower   Ingredients 2 lbs cauliflower, diced 1 teaspoon salt 4 cloves garlic, ends snipped and peeled ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup fat-free evaporated milk ⅓ cup grated Romano cheese 1 teaspoon fresh more »

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