Category: Appetizers

Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

Skillet Barbecue Shrimp

[ 1 ] July 4, 2014 |

Prepare this fabulous dish in no time.  Skillet Barbecue shrimp is one of those dishes you can throw together at a moment’s notice. It’s incredibly delicious and practical for a family dinner. Pair with a mixed green salad  and your favorite rice.   This Skillet Barbecue Shrimp dish would also make a great appetizer.   […]

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Tomato and Avocado Stack

Tomato and Avocado Stack

[ 1 ] June 1, 2014 |

Summer tomatoes are flavorful, juicy and abundant. They bring a sweet flavor to our favorite recipes. Tomato and  Avocado Stack makes a fun appetizer. Tomatoes come in dozen of varieties and in all shapes, sizes and colors. If you need to keep your tomatoes for a day or two, keep them in a brown paper […]

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Crab Cakes with Tomato Cucumber Salsa

Crab Cakes with Tomato Cucumber Salsa

[ 2 ] April 17, 2014 |

Crab cakes are delicious and easy to make. Serve these delectable patties with a Tomato Cucumber Salsa for a great meal. I use panko in my crab cakes but you can also use fresh breadcrumbs. These succulent crab cakes are also fun to serve as an appetizer.  Enjoy these excellent crab cakes with the Tomato […]

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

[ 17 ] November 8, 2013 |

Looking for a great appetizer, these slow cooker Italian Meatballs are delectable. These meatballs are a family favorite. They are so versatile. They can be serve as an appetizer or along with your favorite pasta. The longer your sauce simmers, the more robust its flavor, the better the marriage of spices and herbs. And since […]

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Warm and Zesty Quinoa and Bean Party Dip

Warm and Zesty Quinoa and Bean Party Dip

[ 2 ] October 29, 2013 |

Here’s a delicious party dip with a healthy twist. This baked Quinoa and Bean Party Dip is one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a gathering. With the holiday season approaching, this Warm and Zesty Quinoa and Bean Party Dip is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Make it in advance and bake it […]

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Mexican Quinoa Casserole

Mexican Quinoa Casserole

[ 13 ] October 3, 2013 |

I love quinoa. Can you tell? This Mexican quinoa casserole is hard to beat. Quinoa is arguably the best plant-based source of protein. It includes all nine essential amino acids in adequate quantities. So when you whip up this Mexican quinoa casserole, there’s no missing the meat over here.  I was thrilled with the results […]

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Pizza Nachos

Pizza Nachos

[ 2 ] July 21, 2013 |

Friday night is usually Pizza Night. These nachos go well with italian flavors. The tortilla chips are evenly covered with an array of toppings including  pizza sauce,  cheeses, pepperoni, as well as fresh vegetables. The great thing about these pizza nachos, is that you can make them your own way and use your imagination by […]

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

[ 15 ] May 20, 2013 |

These Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Roasted Tomatoes, Peppers and Feta Cheese make a great vegetarian entrée or a delicious appetizer. Portobello mushrooms are meaty and have a rich flavor. Make the Oven-Roasted Tomatoes recipe in advance. You can also roast  some red peppers,  but I often buy my roasted red peppers in a jar to […]

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Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches

[ 7 ] May 14, 2013 |

Go beyond burgers and steaks and grill fresh fruit to serve as a side dish, salad, or dessert. Grilling fresh fruit brings out even more of its natural sweetness and creates a mouthwatering dish. Grilled peaches is a light, flavorful dish.  It’s a very simple dish and takes less than 15 minutes of total prep/cooking […]

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Parmesan Spinach Meatballs

Parmesan Spinach Meatballs

[ 0 ] December 27, 2012 |

Looking for a great appetizer, these Parmesan Spinach Meatballs are amazingly good! I have been making these spinach meatballs so many time and they are always a big hit! Lean ground beef with spinach, parmesan and the secret ingredient; Stove Top Stuffing Mix! Spinach was one of the food that I hated when I was […]

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Asian Beef in Wonton Cups

Asian Beef in Wonton Cups

[ 6 ] December 20, 2012 |

So many ways you can use the wonton wrappers, they are so versatile, they are very useful in different type of cuisines. These Asian Wonton Cups are perfect for any occasion, but lovely for holiday gatherings. They are sure to disappear as soon as they hit the table. Do you often wonder what to bring […]

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Mini Meat Pies

Mini Meat Pies

[ 1 ] December 18, 2012 |

These cute little mini meat pies are based on a traditional French-Canadian meat pie known as “Tourtiere”. Serve during the Holiday Season, Tourtière  is a traditional dish for Christmas. A simple filling of ground pork is seasoned with all-spices and cloves.  Few days ago, I made my tourtière filling, I always make some extra to use […]

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SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

[ 2 ] November 25, 2012 |

  This warm, creamy blend of chopped spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, yogurt  and Parmesan is a hearty dip for tortilla chips, pita bread  or bread cubes. This delicious and nutritious dip tastes amazing! It’s so good. I have made the dip in small ramekins so that everyone gets the right serving size.   This dip is super easy to […]

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Mini Lasagna

Mini Lasagna

[ 0 ] October 31, 2012 |

This cute little lasagnas are fun to make and fun to eat. These Lasagna Cupcakes have all of the classic lasagna elements with layers of meat, cheeses, and pasta. Wonton wrappers are used instead of the regular pasta. You can find the wonton wrappers  in the produce section of your grocery store –and the wrappers do not […]

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ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS “ESCARPIN”

ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS “ESCARPIN”

[ 2 ] October 24, 2012 |

Finger foods and hors d’oeuvres are always fun to do. When hosting a dinner or a fun cocktail party, these hors d’oeuvres will impress your guest. These cute “escarpin” are easy to make. Cut your tortillas into 12 triangles. Place the triangles into a round pan, like a quiche dish. Fold  the small  tip of […]

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FRESH SALSA

FRESH SALSA

[ 0 ] July 4, 2012 |

  A simple fresh tomato salsa that’s bursting with flavor. It takes only few minutes to prepare and it is absolutely delicious. Fresh tomatoes, red onion, peppers, cilantro, and lime bring summer into your plate. Light and fresh, the salsa is great with Tortilla chips, fresh cut vegetables or serve with chicken, fish or grilled […]

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