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Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

June 10, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers, dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

Hummus is a delicious appetizer or sandwich spread. This recipe has jalapenos for a little kick and lemon for a refreshing flavor. Roasted pine nuts are added for additional crunch.

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Little Pretzel Dogs Recipe

June 6, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

Pretzel Dogs are great for a movie-themed party by combining the salty tasty pretzel with a good ol’ hot dog.


Billy’s Funghi Riepieni (Stuffed Mushrooms) Recipe

May 27, 2016 | by Marilyn | appetizers

These tasty mushroom appetizers are like a pepperoni mushroom pizza without the crust.

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Parmesan Spinach Dip Recipe

| by Marilyn | appetizers

This is an easy dip that can be served with your favorite chips or served in a hollowed out bread round with chunks of bread.


Backpack Snack Recipe

May 25, 2016 | by Marilyn | appetizers

This is a delicious snack to take on a hike or use as a appetizer for your next party. The sesame sticks in this trail mix make the snack.


Smoked Salmon Blue Cheese Tartlets Recipe

May 18, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

Smoked salmon and blue cheese are the perfect compliment in this tasty appetizer. Your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing these scrumptious tartlets!

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Cheesy Mushroom Puffs Recipe

| by Annie | appetizers

Melt-in-your-mouth cheesy mushroom puffs appetizers are easy to prepare and a treat to eat!


Yorkshire Pudding Pop-ups Recipe

May 17, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

Yorkshire Pudding Pop-ups are prepared from a pancake-like batter and baked in a mini muffin pan filled with hot grease or oil. They are crispy on the outside and light on the inside. The hot grease causes the pudding to pop-up during baking. Traditionally served with roast beef, but goes well with soup or stew as well.

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Delicious Garden Herb Dip Recipe

May 6, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

I love cooking with fresh herbs and trying out different combinations. One of my favorite herb combos is oregano/basil/thyme. Other favorite combos are parsley/basil/chives, parsley/basil/dill, and thyme/cilantro/sweet marjoram. The possibilities are endless and this Garden Herb Dip is extremely versatile! So experiment with herbs until you find your favorite combination. Serve this dip with fresh vegetables or pita chips. I’ve even used it to stuff cherry tomatoes for a fancy appetizer.


Red Pepper Spread (Muhamara) Recipe

May 5, 2016 | by Lisa | appetizers, dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

This delicious spicy appetizer made from red peppers and pomegranate molasses is from Aleppo, Syria.

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Francesca’s Simple Tomato Salad Recipe

| by Marilyn | appetizers, salads

A simple tomato salad was Francesca’s favorite dish to make with her husband’s sun-warmed tomatoes. Use garden fresh ingredients, if possible, for the most intense flavor.

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Crudites (Vegetables served with Dip) Recipe

May 2, 2016 | by Marilyn | appetizers

Crudites (pronounced krue-dee-tay) are raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip.

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Russian Eggs Recipe

| by Marilyn | appetizers

Russian eggs are served with caviar on top. My mother-in-law always started her Christmas Eve party with everyone having a Russian egg in one hand, a shot of chilled vodka in the other and then a toast would be made. The intense flavor of the horseradish and the salty taste of the caviar deliver a surprising flavor. The shot of vodka is just an added bonus. A great way to get a party started! This recipe was adapted from Allrecipes. Be sure to allow yourself enough time for the hard boiled eggs to cool before making Russian Eggs.

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Hearts of Palm Empanadas Recipe

May 1, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

These Brazilian inspired empanadas are made with my favorite pastry dough and are filled with a special ingredient, hearts of palm.

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Spinach and Cheese Boereg Triangles

April 30, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers

A boereg (boreg) is an Armenian filled pastry made with thin flaky phyllo dough. This boereg recipe is made with a delicious spinach and cheese filling and rolled into triangles for a delicious anytime appetizer.

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