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It’s that time of the year again when people show up to your house a little more frequently than usual and expect you to feed them. Generally I’m thrilled to usher in this season and host friends and family, but for some reason I have trouble with appetizers. I either go crazy and turn it into a fourth course and the most intricate recipe imaginable, or I forget the pre-food food entirely and only realize that I’ve had an oversight when dinner is ten minutes late and people are starting to hover around the  kitchen with their best emaciated faces on. This time, I came across an idea for an hors d’oeuvre that was both pretty, palatable, and prompt. I’m so weird about alliteration sometimes.

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Oh, I love being around geometry nerds…no offense to any of my dinner guests the other night. Since I made up this recipe and am clearly no good at coming up with witty titles, we had a animated conversation about what to call these things I made where  this delightful term was coined and immediately favored. Pythagoras would be proud.

 

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Pay no mind to that colorful display of ingredients on the cutting board. That’s Kitchen Challenge Part 2. Thanks for the picture Diana!

 

This recipe was born out of a penchant for healthy competition and a cooking challenge posed by my out of town guests this weekend who requested a home cooked meal. Not only that, but they requested a meal that included the following ingredients: cheese, lime, noodles, bacon, cream sauce, and filo dough. I thought about possible dishes that could encompass all six ingredients in way that didn’t assault your senses, but I just couldn’t get behind the idea of lime-flavored cream sauce. So, I decided to divide and conquer: an appetizer and a main dish, each representing part of the list. Never one to turn down a challenge, here is installment #1 of Iron Chef Christa-style.

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