Last-Minute Appetizer Recipes To The Rescue

Looking for a last-minute appetizer to serve at your upcoming holiday party?  I’ve got you covered. These recipes will keep your guests happy and make it seem like you are the ultimate hostess. Because you are! Happy Thanksgiving! Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and ThymeContinue reading “Last-Minute Appetizer Recipes To The Rescue”

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

  “It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder was right on. The freshness of your ingredients – heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh basil – make this simple salad so beautiful and delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or family.  Pair with aContinue reading “Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad”

Steamed Mussels with Wine, Garlic and Parsley

  I don’t cook mussels at home often enough. But, I did this past Friday. It was glorious. Elegant, affordable, readily available, and a breeze to make. From the fridge to dinner table, the mussels are ready to devour in just 20 minutes. I paired this batch with white wine, garlic, parsley and lemon. Obviously,Continue reading “Steamed Mussels with Wine, Garlic and Parsley”

Smoked Trout Salad

  It’s been said before. It’s awfully true … Food is memories. When I was growing up, many a Friday in the winter meant one thing to me.  Roooooad trip!  We’d get out of school at 2:30 pm.  By 3:00 pm, the car was packed and we were heading north.  Skis and snowboards on theContinue reading “Smoked Trout Salad”

Tequila Lime “Margarita” Chicken Wings and Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce

  Wasted away again in Margarita-wing-ville …   I know, a Jimmy Buffet reference. Gimmie a break, though.  It’s Sunday afternoon, I’ve got a bit of writers block going on, and I just made wings that literally taste like a top shelf margarita. (And I just got a manicure … see those pretty nails?)  Continue reading “Tequila Lime “Margarita” Chicken Wings and Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce”

Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce

  You know the “This Little Piggy” nursery rhyme, don’t you?  Of course you do.  You’re saying it to yourself right now … Well, these little piggies waited to mature into sophisticated, tasty pigs before they went to the market.  That said, they still love the simple pleasure of cuddling into a blanket. (Now thatContinue reading “Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce”

Classic Hummus

  Don’t buy it.  Make it yourself.  More fun and flavor are to be had! If you normally read something like the above in a food blog or publication and think to yourself,  “sure, I should do that,” … but then, upon further and deeper thought, you say to yourself (honestly) … “Even though thatContinue reading “Classic Hummus”

Garlic Herb Bread Twists with Parmesan Cheese and Easy Marinara Dipping Sauce

Grub-alicious dunk-alicious snack food here.  “Grub-alicious!” “Dunk-alicious!” Another sophisticated way to describe these bread twists is, “better than any bread stick I’ve ever had/will ever have again.”   Clearly, I’m passionate about my snack time. These beauties won’t disappoint.  Perfect for kids and grown-up kids alike.  All the little nooks and twists are coated inContinue reading “Garlic Herb Bread Twists with Parmesan Cheese and Easy Marinara Dipping Sauce”

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”

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”