Archives: Appetizer

Great Guacamole!

May 2, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern

Guacamole…so simple yet so incredibly delicious. The first time I had really great guacamole was at a resort in Tuscon, Arizona. The waiter made it at our table so, of course, we were impressed with the presentation: mashing the perfect avocado right before our very eyes in a molcajete, the traditional Mexican version of a mortar […]

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Estimating Quantities of Hors d’Oeuvres

December 6, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off on Estimating Quantities of Hors d’Oeuvres | Filed in Appetizer, Entertaining Tip, Handy Hints, Holidays, Morsels & Musings

Figuring out how much food to have at a party is tricky business. I’d much rather have too much food available than not enough. Here’s a few guidelines for getting a party started, whether it’s a cocktail party or a full dinner: Estimating Quantities of Hors d’Oeuvres -Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Hors d’Oeuvre, by […]

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

October 4, 2010 by andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Asian, Beef, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Turkey

Make your friends happy by bringing these delicious Asian Lettuce Wraps to the next gathering. They’ve got loads of flavor and are super easy to make. I guarantee you won’t have any leftovers, which is kind of a bad thing since they’re so good. I substituted ground turkey (93% lean) for the ground beef, and used Romaine […]

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Zucchini Caponata

September 6, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Italian, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

If you’re looking for a way to use up some of that summer zucchini, try this recipe for Zucchini Caponata. The combo of zucchini, tomatoes and olives makes a great topping for grilled bread or a quick, fresh sauce for cooked pasta. I bet it would also be really good as a topping for grilled chicken […]

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Greek Salad Salsa with Toasted Pita Chips

August 26, 2010 by andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Snack, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

I took this awesome Greek-inspired salsa to a pool party recently. Dang, it’s good! I chose to make it because it’s super easy and I had all the makings for it. It’s a perfect summertime appetizer!!! I followed the recipe for the salsa except that I didn’t have the fresh oregano so I used a little […]

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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Crostini

August 5, 2010 by andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack, Vegetarian

Words can not express how much I love this appetizer! In fact, it’s what I had for dinner last night. I didn’t intend to eat only the crostini for dinner but I ate several of them, which led to several more and before I knew it, I was full. This is one of those appetizers […]

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Grilled Zucchini & Goat Cheese Roll-ups

July 15, 2010 by andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Grilling/BBQ, Recipes, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This simple appetizer is a perfect starter for a summer dinner. I love the flavor combination of goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh thyme with the grilled zucchini…delicious! Be sure not to overcook the zucchini on the grill…you just want nice char marks on both sides. Also, cooling the cooked zucchini stips on a wire rack is […]

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Satay Dip

June 28, 2010 by andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Asian, Condiment, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

  If you like any kind of satay, you’re going to LOVE this dip!!! It’s easy to make and extremely versatile because it goes perfectly with a variety of foods: fresh veggies, summer rolls, or grilled shrimp, chicken and pork. When I first saw the list of ingredients, the 1/4 cup of ketchup threw me. But, hey, I trust […]

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Mango and Avocado Salsa

June 16, 2010 by andrea | 19 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sauce, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This salsa rocks! It’s easy to make and can be served with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled chicken, pork or seafood. YUMM! Husband was skeptical of the mango/avocade combo at first but after his first bite, he was blown away by all the flavor. He then kept commenting on how good it was. I […]

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April Fools’ Fries: Cinnamon-Sugar Sticks

April 1, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Kid-friendly, Recipes, Snack

This morning I played an April Fools’ joke on my kids by serving them Cinnamon-Sugar Sticks that look like french fries with ketchup. This recipe definitely isn’t a meal but it is a fun prank. After a few of the cinnamon sticks, the kids were ready for a real breakfast. The small amount of effort […]

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