Lamb Meatball Lettuce Cups with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Friends often ask me for appetizer recipes. Something new and out of the ordinary. Well, here ya go … make these, make these! Just make sure I make the invite list. If you’re going to make lamb meatballs, this is the way to do it. Little flavor bombs packed with garlic, onion, parsley, oregano, mint,Continue reading “Lamb Meatball Lettuce Cups with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce”

Chicken Caesar Salad Flatbread

  If a chicken Caesar salad wrap is on the menu, they’re ordering it.  This is an unwritten dining out rule for my sisters.  Also proper protocol for the girls is purchasing Haagen-Dazs caramel cone ice cream whenever the opportunity presents itself.  If you are unfamiliar with this amazing ice cream flavor, go buy it now.  After you read thisContinue reading “Chicken Caesar Salad Flatbread”

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

  This is the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!  That’s right, I typed “Super Bowl,” instead of rephrasing it to “the big game.”  I doubt I’ll be facing any lawsuits for it … I hope. Mushroom caps call out to be stuffed with tasty cheesy goodness. Just look at ’em and tell me I’m wrong.  SeeContinue reading “Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms”

Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Thyme

  Appetizers for dinner.  Appetizers for dinner!!!  Little nibbles of deliciousness throughout the evening.  When dinner is done “appetizer style,” I’m happy.  Paired with a glass of red wine, appetizers for dinner can’t be beat. I love this healthier take on baked brie.  This recipe ditches baked brie’s typical buttery filo or puff pastry shell,Continue reading “Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Thyme”

Whipped Feta with Herb Oil

I could give you this recipe with no narrative.  Read the above title to yourself…yup…it’s as delicious as it sounds. (I’ll give a little narrative anyway, ’cause I know you love reading ’em…right?)   Whipped feta and I go together like milk and cookies, Jell-o and jiggle, coffee and donuts, a wink and a smile, peanutContinue reading “Whipped Feta with Herb Oil”

Cucumber, Whipped Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomato Bites

  Are you looking for an easy, festive, and unique appetizer to serve at your holiday party?  Of course you are. Everyone is!  Well,  look no further.  Cucumber, Whipped Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomato Bites are here! The whipped feta is the star of this dish.  I could eat it by the spoonful!  I love theContinue reading “Cucumber, Whipped Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomato Bites”

Grilled Caprese Salad

  Here’s a recent dialogue I had with a caprese salad.  (What, you don’t talk to your food?  What, your food doesn’t talk back?)  ME: Oh, caprese.  You are the embodiment of simple and delicious.  You make me happy.  There’s no way you could be any better.  CAPRESE: GRILL ME! When my food speaks toContinue reading “Grilled Caprese Salad”

Baked Zucchini “Zuk” Fries with Greek Yogurt & Sriracha Dipping Sauce

  I took a trip to my local farmers market and somehow came home with 3 large bags of zucchini. Can you blame me when they were charging $2.00 for 10 zucchini?  $6.00 later, I had A LOT of zucchini. Time to get creative with an abundance of one product. “Zuk” (I like to abbreviate)Continue reading “Baked Zucchini “Zuk” Fries with Greek Yogurt & Sriracha Dipping Sauce”

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sliders

  This past weekend, both Saturday and Sunday provided perfect air and water show weather.  So we put our entertaining hats on, hit the rooftop, and took advantage.  It was indeed a success. I wanted to make something delicious for my guests that didn’t require much work on my part. These sliders fit both thoseContinue reading “Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sliders”

Easiest Bruschetta Ever

Sometimes, it’s as easy as combining freshly baked bread, a ripe tomato, and basil.  Pour yourself a glass of white wine, and the perfect afternoon snack or light lunch is served.   Ingredients: 2 slices of fresh bread, lightly toasted (or not, your preference) 1 ripe tomato, sliced 2 fresh basil leaves, torn 2 tspContinue reading “Easiest Bruschetta Ever”