Category Archives: Appetizers

Charcuterie Board – An Easy Party Appetizer

A delicious meat, cheese and fruit board, the charcuterie (pronounced shar-cood-er-ay /shär-ˌkü-tə-ˈrē) is a literally a branch of cooking that focuses on ways to cure and preserve meat.  It’s also become a common name for that tray of treats that … Continue reading

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Egg Bites with Cheddar and Peppers

Perfect little bites of egg – great for a buffet or to serve as a light breakfast.  I had three with some coffee – more protein and less sugar than a pastry. Pop them in the freezer to use as … Continue reading

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It’s National Deviled Egg Day

Did you know the deviled eggs had it’s own day?  Well it does!  And today is the day.  Every November 2 is the celebration of a tasty treat that has evolved over the centuries.

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Shrimp – the perfect package for an appetizer.  Wrap it in bacon and grill it and you’ve got a real hit on your hands.  The grill adds smokiness to the sweet flavor of the shrimp and the salty crunch of … Continue reading

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip – Low fat!

I love spinach and artichoke dip, but I really want to stay on a healthy eating plan.  I decided to give it a try using as little fat as possible.  What I came up with was pretty darned good too!! … Continue reading

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Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salad is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil.  It is supposed to resemble the Italian flag!  Well here is a great picnic version of a classic salad!

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Avocado and Mango Salsa

A delicious salty sweet salsa is great with chips, over meat, or even in a salad!  It’s super simple and can be made up in about 15 minutes – and even though you’ll be tempted to eat it right away, please … Continue reading

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Spicy Salmon Poke and Deliciously Simple Ahi Poke

Poke has become popular all over the country.  But what exactly is poke?  Pronounced Po-Kay, it is a raw fish dish that originated in Hawaii.  The word poke means “to section” or “to slice”.  It is typically made with soy … Continue reading

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Game Day Dozen! 12 Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday~

It’s Game Day!  Are you having a crowd to watch the game or just a small group?  Either way, Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the game, its about the food!  Here are twelve great recipes to make for … Continue reading

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It’s National Cheese Lovers Day!

Do you love cheese?  I know I do!  Any kind of cheese – so this is my kind of day!   And to celebrate this wonderful food, here are two recipes for fresh cheeses you can make at home – … Continue reading

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