Appetizers

Corn Salsa

June 10, 2009

I do not like tomatoes. While I love the taste of tomatoes, I won’t touch anything that resembles a fresh tomato. As you might imagine, this limits my options for fresh salsas. Enter corn salsa. When I tried it at Chipotle, it was love at first bite. It’s crisp, fresh, flavorful and contains no trace […]

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Creamy Fruit Dip

May 11, 2009

This fruit dip was so easy to make! It was a fun, tasty addition to my simple fruit platter. The dip was a little thicker than I would have preferred, but that didn’t stop us from eating it all! I found the original recipe on allrecipes.com, but made some modifications. I halved the original recipe […]

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Quick & Easy Homemade Salsa

February 24, 2009

My husband and I are big fans of salsa. He’s been known to eat it by the spoonful, and his college roommates like to tease him about a time he ate an entire jar in one sitting. Needless to say, it’s hard to keep enough of it in the house. This recipe for homemade salsa […]

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2009 Super Bowl Appetizer Extravaganza

January 28, 2009

Looking for some new appetizers for your Super Bowl party? Here’s a list of tried and true appetizer favorites that are sure to be a big hit this Sunday! I’ve included recipes submitted by friends, as well as my own go-to appetizers. Whatever you’re tuning in for – the game, the commercials, the half-time show […]

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Black Bean Nachos

January 28, 2009

This is a quick appetizer that’s easy to throw together. It scales well for two people or for a crowd. If you want a more elaborate nacho plate, you could easily added ground beef, onions, peppers etc. I like to prepare this nacho plate on a rimless cookie sheet because it makes transferring to a […]

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Mexican Confetti Pinwheels

January 28, 2009

Photo courtesy of www.Pillsbury.com These bite-sized appetizers are flaky, spicy and easy to make! They always disappeared quickly when I brought them to Superbowl parties. Like the pesto pinwheels, it’s easier to slice these if you chill the rolled dough for at least an hour. The Mexican pinwheels can be make in advance and reheated […]

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Cheesy Nacho Dip

January 28, 2009

Meaghan sent me the recipe for her quick and easy Cheesy Nacho Dip. The creaminess of the cream cheese blends quite nicely with the spice of the salsa. It’s a breeze to put together and is quite the crowd-pleaser. This dip can be assembled in advance and heated immediately before serving. Serve warm with tortilla […]

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Crab Rangoon

January 28, 2009

Lisa sent me her favorite recipe for Crab Rangoon. Here’s what she has to say about the recipe: “At least according to my Chinese food connoisseur husband, this version tastes just as great as the restaurant kind, and it is MUCH MUCH healthier. We usually use imitation crab meat rather than real crab meat. We […]

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Pesto Pinwheels

January 28, 2009

My cousin Sue regularly brings these pesto pinwheel appetizers to family gatherings. These appetizers are light and flaky and have a delicious pesto and Parmesan flavor. They’re best when served warm. However, they can be made ahead of time and reheated immediately before serving. Pesto Pinwheels Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets (package of 2) 7 […]

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Bacon and Cheese Log

January 28, 2009

Danielle sent me her Bacon and Cheese Log recipe. It’s an old family favorite. According to Danielle, “This recipe dates back to 1973 in our family and came to us from our great friends and neighbors across the street from the house I grew up in. I can remember eating it as a very young […]

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