Living the Savory Life

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Pea and Avocado Crostini with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Even the biggest carnivores need some vegetables every now and then.  Today is my day and I couldn’t be more excited about this recipe.  It’s one of the best things I’ve made lately (and considering those lamb shanks that’s a pretty tall order!).Pea and Avocado Crostini with Zucchini and Tomatoes ~ Living the Savory Life
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Prawn and Chorizo Skewers

A couple weeks ago I was invited to a party at a good friend’s house.  She asked me to arrive a bit early to help out, but truthfully, she had everything done when I got there so I think she was really just up for a bit of a chat.  In any case, I dragged myself out of bed early and made an extra strong coffee to get all the limbs and the mind functioning.  Off to the market I went.  I wanted to make a dish to add to the spread but it would have to be something I could prepare at her house because I had nearly an hour on the train and didn’t want to be carrying a platter of food. Not to mention it would be bad by the time I got there.  So I decided on something relatively simple; prawn and chorizo skewers. I knew the fish monger would be happy to put my prawns on ice for me and the chorizo would be fine as well so I wasn’t worried about a thing.  I turned my music on, put in the earbuds and off I went!Prawn and Chorizo Skewers ~ Living the Savory Life
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Fourth of July Series part 4 ~ Carolina Burger Sliders

Hello and welcome to the last installment of the Fourth of July recipe series.  I started a few days back with a great Lynchburg Lemonade cocktail made with homemade sour mix for your celebration.  I then threw in a mayo-free Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.  Yesterday we talked about Oven Fried Chicken Sliders and today we round out the Fourth of July menu with Carolina Burger Sliders.Carolina Burger Sliders ~ Living the Savory Life
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Fourth of July Series part 3 ~ Oven Fried Chicken Sliders

Welcome back for part 3 of our Fourth of July series.  Last time I shared with you Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.  Today’s recipe is Oven Fried Chicken Sliders.  I love this recipe.  Truth is, I think I like them even more because they are a mini version of the full sized sandwich.  I have a bit of a history with “mini” foods but I think that might be a story for another time…Oven Fried Chicken Sliders ~ Living the Savory Life
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Fourth of July Series part 1 ~ Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail

Hello there!  Today I’m kicking off a mini series in honor of the Fourth of July (insert fireworks here; boom! pow! ooooo! ahhhh!).

Whether you are headed to a big party, the park for a picnic, or just having a small gathering at your own place, the four recipes I offer to you over the next few days will help make your Independence Day celebration delicious.  The idea is that you can make these ahead of time and at the start of the party.  They will keep and still be enjoyable as they come to room temperature so you too can enjoy the holiday!  Serve these four for a complete party or add to it crudites, chips and dips and a green salad and you have the ultimate (and low maintenance) spread.  Additionally, these recipes can easily be doubled or halved to make just the right amount for your shindig.Lynchburg Lemonade ~ Living the Savory Life
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House Special Margarita ~ The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Continues

So yesterday we spoke a little bit about the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta menu and how I like to set up my buffet table.  Today I want to share with you my house special margarita.  She’s a beaut.

What makes this margarita so special?  I’m glad you asked.  We forego the store bought, prefab sour mix and substitute homemade lemon/lime sorbet.  Add to it white tequila, Cointreau, and a rim of Australian Flake Sea Salt and you know what you have?  You have a grade A cocktail my Brooklyn friend would say is “Dyn-o-mite”.  Wait.  Let’s stop a second.  Say it again in your best Brooklyn accent.  Really drag it out. Dyn-o-mite.  Ok.  That’s much better.Margarita ~ Living the Savory Life
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

May has come so quickly this year.  Does anyone else feel that way?  Where did January, February and March go?  This year seriously needs to slow down a bit and well I seriously need to celebrate a little bit more!  Look no further; Cinco de Mayo will be here lickety split!  Does anyone need a better reason to throw a party?  I know I don’t!

Break out your sombreros!  Salt your margarita glasses (or stay tuned for the LSL recipe)!  Let’s have a party.  Now if only I had a Mariachi band…..Cinco de Mayo ~ Living the Savory Life
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