Tag Archive: appetizers

Dec 11

Mustard-Mascarpone Bruschetta

Holiday party

I LOVE easy apps!   Check out this fast and easy recipe for next holiday party: Ingredients: 1/2 cup mascarpone 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard Preparation: Whisk 1/2 cup mascarpone, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil and 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. …

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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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May 07

2 Asian Spreads

edamame

Bright Green Edamame Dip 14 ounces edamame 2 ounces feta cheese 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 1/2 teaspoons salt In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook edamame until tender. Drain and cool. In a food processor, add all ingredients making a smooth creamy paste. Serve with crackers or vegetable …

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May 02

Cinco de Mayo Appetizer

Cinco de Mayo

You’ve got all your festive cocktails ready, now how about an appetizer to with them? Queso Panela con Oregano 1 lb queso panela ( or queso fresco or fresh mozzarella cheese ) 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup corn oil 2 tablespoons ground oregano Place the cheese in a earthenware or …

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Mar 23

Graham Cracker Deep Fried Calamari with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Fried Calamari

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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Feb 15

Not Baaaaad…Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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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Nov 22

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs With Gorgonzola Filling

dried figs

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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Aug 31

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

Bacon

I’m a big fan of  pretty much anything wrapped in bacon, and these tasty apps are one of my favorites. Whip up a batch of these mouth-watering bites next time you have friends over for wine, but fair warning – they disappear fast! Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps 1   1/4 pounds boneless , skinless chicken …

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Aug 04

Blue Cheese Walnut Crackers

Petite Syrah

At last week’s Week of Wine tasting, I whipped up one of my favorite appetizers to go with all that wine we sampled. Our friend Erika emailed me asking for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it with my VinoManiacs: Blue Cheese Walnut Crackers 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 8 …

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