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Appetizers

  • Whipped Basil Ricotta with spring veggies

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité ~ a healthy ode to spring produce, this raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip is the perfect way to welcome the new…

  • Drunken Cranberry Meatballs

    5 Mouthwatering Cocktail Meatballs

    5 Mouthwatering Cocktail Meatballs ~ ah the cocktail meatball, equal parts dainty, elegant, and, well, meatball. If you’re looking for a crowd pleasing appetizer that doubles as dinner, get your toothpicks…

  • Winter Cheese Platter

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board ~ grazing tables are all the rage this year, and this blockbuster appetizer is ideal for winter holidays, game days, or any time…

  • Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

    10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!…

  • Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes

    5 Easy Shrimp Recipes ~ shrimp is the original fast food, it can be on your table in a flash.  I’ve gathered together 5 delicious dishes that showcase my favorite crustacean,…

  • The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner

    The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner ~ are you pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day?  I’ve got your back with the makings for a deliciously impressive (but totally doable) romantic…

  • 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!…

  • 15 recipes that’ll make you a Game Day hero!

    What’s the score?  Doesn’t matter ~ everybody’s a winner with these 15 Game Day Recipes.  From chips and dips to meatballs and more, I’ve got all your bases covered for a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • Multi Seed Crisps ~ homemade vegan crackers made entirely from seeds!

    Multi Seed Crisps ~ Homemade Vegan Crackers

    These vegan Multi Seed Crisps are a deliciously crisp gluten free cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make!…

  • 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…

  • Jeweled Hummus ~ a ridiculously easy appetizer for a last minute special occasion ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    50 Ways to Hack Your Hummus

    The doorbell just rang ~ and all you’ve got is a tub of hummus.  What to do?  Here are 50 ways to hack your hummus so you don’t miss a step. …

  • How to Make the Best Bourbon Meatballs ever! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make the Best Bourbon Meatballs Ever!

    These luscious little Bourbon Meatballs are going to be the hit of your next cocktail party ~ people will flock to the meatballs, but they’ll hang around for the sauce!!…

  • Elegant and delicious Swedish Cocktail Meatballs is the ultimate holiday appetizer! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Swedish Cocktail Meatballs

    Swedish Cocktail Meatballs ~ tender ‘Mad Men’ era meatballs smothered in rich gravy ~ the ultimate holiday appetizer that you can whip up in under an hour! *This post is in…

  • Za'atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect holiday starter!

    21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers

    21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers ~ because sometimes we’re so preoccupied with the main course and the desserts that we forget all about the hungry hoards camping out in our…

  • Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

    The most delicious way to enjoy height of the season tomatoes is also the easiest…Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes are ready in 10 minutes, and they go with everything.  Just a few simple…

  • Wild Caught Tuna Crostini --- these little toasts are fun to make and so healthy --- theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Wild Caught Tuna Crostini

    Wild Caught Tuna Crostini are a super healthy and colorful appetizer or light meal — just add wine and friends and you’ve got the makings for the perfect summer gathering.…

  • Healthy and crisp Baked Zucchini Fries with a fresh tomato dipping sauce --- theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Healthy Zucchini Fries

    Got zucchini?   These Healthy Zucchini Fries are just as yummy and crisp as the restaurant version, minus all those pesky calories because this healthy appetizer is baked, not fried.…

  • vietnamese summer rolls

    Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

    Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls are light, elegant, and utterly refreshing dipped in a fresh coconut lime sauce! Yesterday’s farmers market had some beautiful Chinese spinach, a large leafy green with…

  • O Olive Oil & Vinegars

    American Artisans: O Olive Oil

     O Olive Oil is the eighth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople, designers, and small companies across the country who share my love…

  • making beaded cocktail toothpicks

    Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial

    Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial ~ these pretty and festive cocktail picks are so easy to put together, you’ll want to make a bunch of them to get you through a year…

  • Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly

    Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly is a must in every cook’s arsenal.  This easy small batch refrigerator recipe makes use of both sweet and hot peppers for a colorful, confetti-like look…

  • Chickpea Fries with Tahini Yogurt Dip 2

    Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Tahini Dip

    Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Tahini Dip are a magical combination of crispy and creamy ~ this Middle Eastern appetizer is always a hit!…

  • Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

    Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

     Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches are exquisitely delicate and healthy ~ this is clean eating that that also happens to be insanely delicious.…

  • (Leftover) Turkey Ranch Nachos

    (Leftover) Turkey Ranch Nachos are the easiest and tastiest way I know of to use up that leftover turkey.  Use rotisserie chicken the rest of the year, these are too good…

  • Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

    8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo

    8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo ~ celebrate the season with these fresh juicy salsas, just add friends, margaritas, and plenty of chips!…

  • Pink Grapefruit Habanero Jam

    Pink Grapefruit Habanero jam is a unique hot pepper jam with an irresistible sweet hot flavor…pair it with some cream cheese and crackers for the best appetizer ever.  …

  • Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise

    Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise —big slices of portobello mushrooms lightly coated in a buttermilk batter and fried until crispy ~ then dunked in a tangy lemonnaise! These fried mushrooms are…

  • Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

    Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce ~ this 30-minute family meal is guaranteed to be a huge success.  Serve it as an appetizer, too! Ever since my ALMOND JOY BARS…

  • Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts

    I’ve been pushing myself to get to the gym more often lately.  I’m in my pre-Florida break mode…not because I’ll be wearing a bikini, not in this lifetime, anyway, but I…

  • Lebanese Meatballs

    Lebanese Meatballs ~ you can’t help but fall in love with these tender beef and lamb meatballs made with tons of fresh herbs, spices, and tangy goat cheese!  This is the…