All Recipes Tagged ‘appetizer’

Crispy Baked Patatas Bravas
Crispy Baked Patatas Bravas

Last week I spent an inordinate amount of time working on a chilled sugar snap pea and mint soup. I worked and reworked the recipe, added ingredients, took away ingredients and no matter what I did, it just didn’t taste right. I wanted it to taste bright and smooth and like spring and it was […]

Crabtastic Nachos
Crabtastic Nachos

Who doesn’t love a good plate of nachos? I fondly remember my college days where the epitome of a celebration was centered around a keg and piles and piles of nachos. I went to college in Indianapolis and every weekend we would find ourselves huddled around giant plates of chicken nachos from a little random […]

Mat Kearney & Wine, Ham and Gorgonzola Tartlets & a GIVEAWAY!
Mat Kearney & Wine, Ham and Gorgonzola Tartlets & a GIVEAWAY!

Every once in a while you come across someone who is truly genuine. Someone who doesn’t compromise himself for fame or fortune or the chance to be the next new thing. A person who clings to honesty and authenticity in all he stands for. I met a person last weekend who has such character and […]

Bruschetta 5 Ways, Whole Foods Event & a GIVEAWAY!
Bruschetta 5 Ways, Whole Foods Event & a GIVEAWAY!

Holiday cooking makes me think cocktail parties. Cocktail parties make me think appetizers and, in my world, appetizers always have to include a bruschetta! Bruschetta is traditionally a grilled piece of bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil and can have any number and combinations of toppings. Everything from the traditional tomato basil […]

Potato Bites with Ricotta & Corn Relish & a GIVEAWAY!
Potato Bites with Ricotta & Corn Relish & a GIVEAWAY!

Tapas, appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, canapés, Vorspeisen, mezze, aperitivos. Whatever you call them, they are delicious, fun and make any party way better. My absolute favorite things to make are little bites of food. M and I have many friends with different likes, dietary restrictions and food philosophies so the best way to have them […]

Friday Favorites: Fig & Caramelized Onion Tart
Friday Favorites: Fig & Caramelized Onion Tart

IT’S FIG SEASON! I feel like a little girl jumping up and down screaming that over and over like I’m going to Disney World for the first time. Seriously, figs are one of my favorite fruits of all time. That is, the fresh ones are. The dried ones taste grainy and too sweet for my […]

Orange Cured Salmon
Orange Cured Salmon

The Holidays are a stressful time of year. Family visits, gift buying, traveling, traffic, unpredictable weather… All while still trying to keep up a normal schedule. It always seems to creep up on us every year too. Once Thanksgiving arrives I barely have time to enjoy the celebration before I’m in the throws of preparing […]

Mussels in Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Sauce
Mussels in Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Sauce

Right after I took the California bar exam last summer, my wonderful boyfriend took me on a 3 week adventure through Italy, France, Switzerland (a little) and Austria. The whole trip was amazing and we ate exceptionally well. The food I remember most was, of course, along the French Riviera. Numerous cafés and bistros serving […]

Deconstructed Sushi Bites
Deconstructed Sushi Bites

  Sushi is one of my favorite foods to eat and probably my least favorite food to make. I find it difficult for several reasons: A. I’m not a sushi chef, B. It’s so difficult to roll tightly, and C. It’s so much more fun to watch someone experienced create a masterpiece! Nevertheless, being that […]

Crostini with Goat Cheese, Basil, Prosciutto and Pineapple
Crostini with Goat Cheese, Basil, Prosciutto and Pineapple

  What is a party without crusty French bread? And when you take that bread, toast it in the oven and top it with something delicious, you have more than a party – you have a celebration! Crostini, meaning “little toasts,” is the perfect base for party food. You can top them with anything from […]

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