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Category: Appetizers

2016
20 Apr

*This Mexican Style Street Corn 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 myself…

17 Apr

*This Jalapeno Queso 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 myself. A…

15 Apr

Ever since Chef Rich Hinojosa mentioned grilled pineapple on the podcast a few weeks ago, I’ve been obsessed.  This is, of course, in line with my new-found love of grilling.  We recently inherited a fancy-schmancy new grill and it’s testament…

2 Mar

Are you hosting a soiree at your casa for Easter?  I know, the ham’s non-negotiable and auntie’s hot cross buns will make an appearance, but I wanted to throw a colorful curveball on the table this year.  Hello beets…

22 Jan

This recipe came straight outta left field.  I can’t even trace the background and inspiration trail on this wacka-doodle combo.  But, I served it recently at a dinner party and the entire plate was annihilated within a few minutes…

22 Jan

The folks from Hickman’s Eggs challenged a bunch of local chefs to create the best Game Day Deviled Egg.  I had tacos on the brain when I made this recipe, and for some reason it makes me think of…

19 Jan

I’m pretty sure chicken wings are THE #1 food for Game Day.  I mean, my Cheesy Egg Rolls and Potato Skins are welcome additions to the spread, but it wouldn’t be a party without wings.  After lots of tweaking…

5 Jan

**AWARD WINNING**  These egg rolls won first place in the Shamrock Farms 2016 Football Food Throwdown. …now I’m just being silly.  Jalapeno, bacon and cheese in egg roll form?  Yep, and they’re crazy delicious.  So delicious that Ryan plowed…

2015
14 Dec

This recipe for Cucumber Canape with chive cream cheese and shrimp looks fancier than it is.  I promise they’re easy to make but look fancy.  Those are my favorite kinds of recipes. Simply cream together the cream cheese, milk…

11 Dec

Napoleons are technically layered desserts, but being that this appetizer is layered, I’m sticking with the Napoleon name.  I wanted to give these little guys a regal name because they look so stately.  I mean, just look at that…

1 Dec

I had a friend in high school who was Italian and her Mom’s specialty for birthday parties and sleepovers was stromboli.  What is effectively an Italian turnover, filled with deli treats, is emblazoned in my memory as a favorite…

1 Dec

Arancini are balls of rice, stuffed with anything from cheese to ragu, then fried to a golden hue.  They are a traditional Sicilian dish served in December for the Feast of Santa Lucia, commemorating the arrival of a grain ship to…

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