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Appetizers

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 meal.  It’s as easy as choosing one from column A and one from column…

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 slam dunk event.…

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 Middle Eastern dips, this easy vegan spread has…

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 gooey people pleasers!  Here are the 20 best…

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 devilicious inspiration to get any party started!…

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 cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make! I was so intrigued when I saw this recipe on my blogging friend Angie’s blog…

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 bother trying to resist. Dinner, or maybe Game…

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.  These fun and easy appetizers will get the…

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 party ~ people will flock to the meatballs, but they’ll hang around for the sauce!! VINTAGE VIEW ~ these Bourbon Meatballs are from TVFGI archives,…

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 partnership with Swanson® ~ thank you for supporting…

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 living rooms beforehand……

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 ingredients turn ripe summer tomatoes into the best…

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. This post is is sponsored by Genova Seafood®, and…

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 they’re baked, not fried. Our friend Ken dropped off some zucchini from his garden the other day…remember…

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 purple veins that was too pretty to pass…

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 of handcrafted quality, and this is my chance…

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 the holiday season! I’m popping in today to start the…

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 and and an intense spicy kick.  It’s going…

Chickpea Fries with Tahini Yogurt Dip 2

Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Tahini Dip

Chickpea Fries are a magical combination of crispy and creamy ~ make sure you have plenty of yogurt tahini dip to go around! I don’t know about you, but some of the best food I’ve ever had, I’ve had…

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. This is a complete change of pace for me.  Not only because I’ve been immersed…

(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 to miss! Here’s a little something to help…

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 about to rock your world, and they’re ever…

How to Make Olive Cocktail Penguins and Radish Mice

Liven up your next gathering with some real party animals!  These olive cocktail penguins and radish mice are too cute for words ~ and they’re delicious, too! This week I’m injecting some whimsy into the cocktail hour with some…

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 I’ve had coconut on the brain.  At this…

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 do plan to do some heavy duty eating…

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 perfect addition to your next Mediterranean dinner or…