This appetizer recipe is derived from the basic Monte Cristo, a sandwich made with white bread, thin sliced ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, which is dipped in beaten egg, fried, then dusted with powdered sugar. It is served with a side of jelly and spicy mustard.
The influences of the Mediterranean and Middle East are apparent in this flavor-filled sandwich made with hummus, cucumber, mint, cilantro and feta cheese.
Apples and cheese have always complemented each other. Delicious together as a quick snack or as a warm slice of apple pie topped with a slice of cheddar. This appetizer recipe is made with tart green apples in a brown sugar sauce with a pinch of black pepper, aged extra-sharp cheddar and served in little buttery mini bread baskets.
This is a quick and easy sausage appetizer to throw together when time is short. This party-pleaser has only three ingredients!
Chilled cucumber soup is cool and refreshing and a breeze to make. No cooking required! Pita chips would taste great alongside this soup.
Pomegranate Soup is hearty and robust. This is a soup that will truly comfort on a cold day.
This miso soup recipe is made with wakame (dried seaweed), tofu, green onions and dashi, a Japanese soup stock.
I love this crunchy tangy cauliflower salad with toasted pine nuts and a creamy dressing.
This delicious dip is loaded with fresh dill and easy to prepare. Serve it with raw vegetables and crackers or alongside fish.
My daughter Amy and I can nearly wipe out the entire batch of these Korean steamed buns in one sitting. They are so delicious, and although a tiny bit time consuming, they are not at all difficult to prepare. Experiment with different seasonings, vegetables and meats until you find your own favorite combination. These stuffed and steamed buns can be served as an appetizer or main dish.
These mini sausages wrapped in crescent rolls are super simple and super delicious.
Doggie dip is made with Velvetta®, Rotel®, and Hormel® Chili. I’m not sure why it’s called doggie dip, but I do know it’s always a big hit when I serve it to my human family and friends. It is yummy served with baked dog bone-shaped tortilla chips.
The Dutch produce an impressive array of cheeses, including Edam, Gouda and the seasonal Meadowkraas. Add some pears, nuts, crackers, rye bread and you have a meal! Wash it all down with a Dutch beer such as Amstel or Heineken.
This made me wonder why I ever used to buy hummus in the store. This hummus recipe can be whipped up in no time. Serve it with pita chips or crudites.
Cheese trays make me happy and the one below is no exception. It includes a collection of English cheeses from Cheddar Cheese with Port to Sticky Toffee.
These bacon wrapped shrimp are marinated in a pineapple lime Tabasco mixture that gives them an amazing burst of flavor. Serve the shrimp as part of the main course or as a party appetizer.
In A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens describes the peasant’s lives: “hunger was shred into atomies in every farthing porringer of husky chips of potato, fried with some reluctant drops of oil” I am not really sure what he is saying either, but it sounds something like potato soup made with potatoes fried in a few drops of oil, so that is how I made my recipe. Except I increased the oil…more than just a little bit.
This salad is very versatile. Take the following ingredients and add as much or as little to suit your tastes.
A big bowl of pinto bean soup with a buttery cornbread muffin is the ultimate in comfort food. I like to crumble my cornbread muffin in my soup and add a few dashes of hot sauce.
Be sure to use fresh crab meat, if possible, for these delectable little crab pastry appetizers.
Superfood lists show up in about every magazine out there and broccoli always makes the list. It contains a phytochemical called sulforaphane that has specific anti-cancer properties. This flavorful salad is a great way to enjoy this beneficial super veggie.
The way you class up a recipe calling for canned corned beef is to serve it in a hollowed-out bread round that you buy at the best bakery in your neighborhood–preferably the bread should be rye, pumpernickel, or sourdough. – Mary Kay Andrews
These scrumptious little crescents are stuffed with creamy brie cheese, raspberry jam and chopped walnuts.
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.