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Category: Appetizers

2016
7 Nov

*This Southwest Crab Phyllo Bites recipe is sponsored by Shamrock Farms, makers of farm fresh, hormone-free dairy products, though all opinions expressed are my own.  Seriously, I only endorse stuff that I would actually pay real cash-money to buy for…

21 Sep

The Stetson Chopped Salad is world famous.  It has a Facebook page, had been ripped off by bazillions and has a cult following for anyone who has tried it at Cowboy Ciao.  You can find the full original recipe…

17 Sep

This recipe for Sloppy Joe French Bread Pizza was inspired by a friend.  I have an every other week gig on Good Morning Arizona in Phoenix and one of the anchors, Scott Pasmore, was telling me how he loves to…

3 Sep

These Bacon Jalapeno Peaches are a sweet and savory favorite for any outdoor fiesta.  Tailgate, birthday party, random Tuesday afternoon snack.  Really, whenever you plan to have the grill going and want an easy while impressive appetizer, these little…

30 Aug

Okay, so there are no ‘cookies’ in this dessert version of hummus, but I swear you’ll take a double take when dipping into this Chocolate Chip Cookie Hummus.  Dessert hummus has been picking up momentum as a ‘thing’ so…

22 Aug

This week I had the honor of meeting David Rosengarten, host of Food Network’s Taste and ultimate food aficionado.  He hosted a seminar about Cheese & Charcuterie and Oysters, all outstanding ready to eat appetizer options.  In the seminar…

20 Aug

Ceviche at first glance is a close cousin of sushi.  But, it’s actually cooked due to a chemical reaction of the fish with acid.  In this salmon ceviche recipe the acid comes from lime.  Jump in the kitchen with me…

8 Aug

The first time I made homemade hummus it was AWFUL.  It was not tasty and more importantly, it was not smooth and creamy.  Rewind to the first time I ever had hummus at a restaurant in New York City.  It…

23 Jul

I’ve previously done a Breakfast Bruschetta, perfect for cooking with kids, but was recently asked to make a fun variation: banana bruschetta. It’s the same concept of a sweet, kid-friendly bruschetta, but with bananas, walnuts and my new favorite…

21 Jul

I told Ryan I had made apple pies.  His ears perked up, expecting a slice of homemade apple pie. Poor fella was a little disappointed when I produced a napkin with one of these after-school apple “pies”. On the…

11 Jul

Bacon Jam Salad Dressing They told me at Trader Joe’s that this bacon jam goes on everything.  Everything?  Really? Since posting this video to YouTube, lots of folks have shared their favorite ways to use this.  My favorite suggestion…

12 Jun

It’s the famous family Caesar Salad recipe!  This is the go-to for family parties, birthdays and any general cause for celebration on Ryan’s side of the family.  Then again, no need for a special occasion as we’ve been known…

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