Hot Appetizer

Buffalo Chicken Dip

January 16, 2011

Today in honor of week 2 of the football playoffs, I am adding another dip recipe to add to my January collection.   I personally love anything buffalo flavored these days – something about the spicy tomato-ey flavor combined with creamy cool cheese that has got me hooked.  I therefore obviously had to include a buffalo chicken dip […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

January 11, 2011

New year, new house, new recipes!  My husband and I moved last month – as an aside, I now know why so few people opt to move in December – between the closing, the packing, the moving out and the moving in, and the holidays, I needed a few weeks to recover!  We’re now settled […]

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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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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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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

December 19, 2008

I’ve received the Kraft Food and Family magazine for a few years. It’s a free, seasonal publication that contains easy recipes for everyday meals, appetizers and desserts. I have a number of Kraft recipes in my “Recipes to Try” binder, including this simple one for Spinach and Artichoke dip. This spinach and artichoke dip recipe […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms

December 19, 2008

Stuffed mushrooms are a favorite appetizer of mine, and I was thrilled to receive this easy recipe from a friend of mine. I’m not a fan of seafood, so I was happy to find a recipe that did not require it. As written, this recipe seems to produce more stuffing than is needed. I’ve tried […]

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