Category Archive: Wine Appetizers

Aug 27

Easy party app – Sesame Spinach Spread

The dog days of summer call for easy recipes so we can get back in the pool….here’s a no-brainer for your next party: Sesame Spinach Spread Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup chopped green onions 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted 1 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, well …

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Apr 06

Olive & Fig Tapenade

Fig & Olive Tapenade Ingredients: 1 cup chopped dried figs 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives 2 cloves garlic salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts 1 (8 ounce) package cream …

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Mar 23

Graham Cracker Deep Fried Calamari with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Want a flavor winner? Try this sweet coated calamari with a tangy lemon sauce. Calamari with Lemon Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1/2 Cup mayonnaise 1 Garlic clove minced 2 Teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 Teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon chopped capers 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper sauce 1 Cup graham cracker crumbs 3/4 Cup flour 1 Teaspoon …

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Mar 14

The Quickest Wine App Ever – Chorizo Bites

This is a recipe for any app party because of it’s versatility – Serve it with Champagne, Chardonnay, or even a deep red Zinfandel. Chorizo Bites Ingredients: 1 pound dried Spanish chorizo, pricked several times with a fork. 1 bottle of dry red wine. 4 garlic cloves thin sliced. 6 sprigs of fresh oregano 4 …

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Mar 01

Quick & Easy App – Fried Herbed Almonds

Sometimes you just don’t have a lot of time to prepare for a friend stopping over – so this quickie app can save you. Fried Herbed Almonds Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups whole blanched almonds 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper Directions: Heat oil in a …

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Feb 15

Not Baaaaad…Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients: Olive oil for baking sheet 3 slices of white bread 1 small garlic clove chopped 1 log (5 ounces) soft goat cheese crumbled 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes Coarse salt 1 package medium size mushrooms cleaned Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a …

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Dec 28

Smoked Sausage Cups

Easy recipe for a football game or a not-so-formal dinner party. Drink some dry Riesling or a Chenin Blanc with these quick apps. Smoked Sausage Cups All purpose flour 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm puff Pastry 6 ounces kielbasa diced 2 tablespoons orange marmalade 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Chopped Parsley Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. …

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Nov 22

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs With Gorgonzola Filling

A simple starter course to nibble on while your waiting for the main event. This can be put together in 10 minutes or less which makes it fancy enough for guests, but quick and easy for you. Prosciutto Wrapped Figs 2 dozen dried figs 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese 24 pecan halves 4 ounces prosciutto, sliced thin …

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