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Appetizer

Hot and cold appetizers, small plates, tapas, food boards, and snacks are some of my favorite recipes, I could make an entire meal out of a fabulous appetizer!  I’ve got easy recipes for any occasion, whether it’s a big crowd or an intimate gathering.

  • Fresh Asparagus Blender Soup

    I make this Fresh Asparagus Soup so easily in the blender. There’s no long cooking involved so this healthy soup stays bright and flavorful (all the vitamins remain right in the…

  • Spring Tonic Carrot Soup

    Spring Tonic Carrot Soup ~ a vibrant raw soup packed with beta carotene and Vitamin A that’ll kick start you into the new season ~ are you ready?…

  • Pretty Plated Tuna Salad

    This Pretty Plated Tuna Salad is a fun reminder that the simplest foods can provide a feast for all the senses. Serve this elegant tuna salad platter for a brunch, luncheon,…

  • Middle Eastern ‘Nachos’

    These Middle Eastern ‘Nachos’ are my take on one of our favorite appetizers, perfect for Game Day snacks or a romantic dinner for two ~ you decide!…

  • Muhammara (roasted red pepper & walnut dip)

    Muhammara (roasted red pepper & walnut dip) ~ Muhammara isn’t quite as well known as its sisters hummus and baba ganoush, but it’s equally amazing and versatile, and If you love…

  • How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board

    How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Board ~ an easy meat and cheese platter is ideal for the busy holiday season. ~ it’s quick to throw together, looks stunning, feeds 2…

  • Spicy Tuna Wonton Cups

    Spicy Tuna Wonton Cups are portable comfort food for easy holiday entertaining, game days, poker nights, potlucks, open houses,…wherever and whenever you’ve got hungry people to feed!…

  • What to Make Now: Baked Brie

    What to Make Now: Baked Brie ~ baked Brie is the easiest slam dunk appetizer ever invented. If you can turn on the oven you can make one of these ooey…

  • Bruleed Brie on a plate

    Brûléed Brie

    Brûléed Brie ~ this is your wow appetizer for the season ~ you only need a wheel of Brie and some sugar to do this, and the results speak for themselves.…

  • Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly

    This Easy Low Sugar Wine Jelly recipe takes just minutes, and its mellow, not-too-sweet flavor enhances everything from cheese and crackers to turkey sandwiches. Make some for yourself, then post the…

  • Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey

    Easy Baked Brie with Figs and Honey ~ this elegant baked cheese is your ultimate Fall and holiday appetizer, but it’s so rich and decadent you could even serve it for…

  • Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

    A guacamole Bruschetta Bar is an easy appetizer or a healthy light meal for a crowd ~ and admit it, you’ve always wanted to eat avocado toast for dinner!…

  • Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

    Today I’m making Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho ~ I look forward to making this chilled raw soup from Spain every summer, and this year I’ve changed it up with some gorgeous multi-colored…

  • Baked Pita Chips with 5 Layer Dip

    Baked Pita Chips with Black Bean, Corn, & Chorizo 5 Layer Dip ~ A great dip deserves a great chip, and today I’m baking up my homemade pita chips in 5…

  • The ULTIMATE Guide to Deviled Eggs {50+ recipes}

    The ULTIMATE Guide to Deviled Eggs ~ is there anything better than these perfect little packages of protein packed goodness? Here’s 50 + of the world’s best deviled eggs, with enough…

  • Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip ~ a lightened up version of the classic French Onion Soup Dip

    Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip

    Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip ~ this deliciously addictive dip is an update of the classic onion soup mix dip that we all grew up eating. I lightened it up and added…

  • Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

    Asparagus Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette ~ this healthy salad is simple enough for every day, but elegant enough for entertaining, or a romantic date night in.…

  • Mexican 7 Layer Dip Cups

    These colorful 7 Layer Dip Cups are individual little appetizer stations layered up just like everybody’s favorite Tex-Mex bean dip ~ so you can mingle and chow down at the same…

  • Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa

    Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa ~ say that without drooling, I dare you! I’m crowning this the salsa of the year, it’s stolen my heart and I know it’ll…

  • Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger and Green Onions ~ these tender potstickers are packed with flavor and make an ideal appetizer or light dinner.

    Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger

    Japanese Pork Dumplings with Ginger and Green Onion are everybody’s favorite appetizer! These tender pot stickers are even better than the ones at your favorite restaurant, and they couldn’t be easier…

  • Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime

    Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime

    Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime ~ this simple soup is like a burst of sunshine, with a bright flavor and a cheering color ~ that extra dose of beta carotene…

  • Spring Salad with Edible Blossoms

    Spring Salad with Edible Flowers

    Spring Salad with Edible Flowers ~ this simple side dish is spring in a bowl!  I’ll show you how to identify, source, and use edible flowers to make this celebratory salad…

  • Easy Springtime RITZ Cracker Canapés ~ celebrate the return of warmer weather with a collection of colorful toppings on crisp Ritz crackers...layer them up and watch them disappear!

    Easy RITZ Cracker Canapés (Video)

    Easy RITZ Cracker Canapés ~ celebrate the return of warmer weather with a collection of colorfully topped RITZ crackers…layer them up and watch them disappear!…

  • Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this healthy Mediterranean fruit salad is packed with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean!

    Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives

    Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this glorious salad in the Mediterranean tradition is an experience not to be missed. It’s proof positive that not all fabulous salads are leafy…

  • Guinness Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Curried Mayo

    Guinness Battered Onion Rings

    These Guinness Battered Onion Rings with a spicy curried mayo dip are the ultimate appetizer, these rings are gutsy and satisfying, no meal required!…

  • This is a simple and satisfying Leek and Potato Soup, straight from the Irish countryside. Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of soda bread.

    Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup

    This authentic and satisfying Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup comes straight from the Irish countryside. Serve this easy 30 minute meal with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped…

  • Short Rib Fries ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Short Rib Fries

    Short Rib Fries ~ thick cut wedges of russet potato baked until browned and crispy, then topped off with fork tender braised short ribs in a rich wine gravy ~ don’t…