Category Archives: Appetizers

Popcorn Four Ways

Some days get so busy the last thing I want to do is cook – and the leftovers just don’t sound good. And that’s when I get out the popcorn. We’ve been known to have popcorn for dinner often – … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bread Sticks

When we think of pumpkins we think of Halloween, but pumpkins are also for Thanksgiving! You serve this delicious cheese dip IN a pumpkin! It tastes delicious and looks fun!

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Beer Battered Onion Rings

I love onion rings but when I’ve made them in the past, the outside gets browned before the inside is soft. Well, I’ve discovered the secret to soft onions inside and crunchy batter outside!

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Figs with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto

I found some beautiful figs at the store and decided to do something different with them for company. I love gorgonzola cheese with something sweet so I decided to make a tasty little appetizer. Some fig facts: Figs don’t have … Continue reading

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Wine Braised Garlic Crostini

These delicious little garlic rounds of goodness are perfect party appetizers or sides for soups or stews. They are super simple to make and wonderful to eat!

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Fried Jalapeño

My sister and I stopped at a new Mexican restaurant a few weeks ago. We weren’t super hungry so we just ordered sides. One of the items was fried jalapeño. I’m thinking decadent breaded and deep fried. But that’s not … Continue reading

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

It’s pickle season! The farmer’s market is full of those beautiful cucumbers in every size you can think of. I used to make 2 dozen quarts of these pickles, processed in a water bath to seal the jars. But now, … Continue reading

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Super Easy Hummus

I love hummus, but it tastes even better homemade. I like to start with the dried beans and cook those up. There is a distinctly different flavor than the canned beans.  And after you make it, add other flavors to … Continue reading

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Sourdough Soft Pretzels with Stout Beer Cheese Dip

Do you still need an appetizer for the 4th? Here’s one that will make a hit with your friends and family – Sourdough pretzels and dip! I made the pretzels into sticks. They are a more manageable portion and so … Continue reading

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Refreshing Artichoke Dip

This artichoke dip is a great summer refresher. On these hot summer days it’s always nice to have a cooling snack that is actually good for you. This one is fast and delicious. Just yogurt and artichoke hearts (and garlic … Continue reading

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