Category: Appetizers

Recipes that make great appetizers

Onions and Peppers Naan Pizzas

onions and peppers naan pizza

I’ve joined Divemex and a bunch of my fellow bloggers to celebrate all things bell pepper in a #PepperParty like no other! This is the 2nd day of the party (who doesn’t love a party that lasts more than 1 day?!), during which we’ll be sharing delightful ways to gobble up those gorgeous red, …

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Broccoli Muffin Pizzas

broccoli muffin pizzas vegetables

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Birds Eye Vegetables. All opinions and photos remain my own.

This summer, Birds Eye wants to know how you rewrite the rules with vegetables:

Ninety percent of kids don’t eat the recommended amount of veggies each day and summer is an ideal time to try a new approach. …

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Cashel Blue, Pear and Walnut Tart

Cashel Blue Pear and Walnut Tart

Disclosure: Kerrygold Cheese and Butter provided me with a wheel of Cashel Blue cheese, which was used to develop this recipe to enter into one of their contests. All opinions remain my own.

Blue cheese is one of those foods that you love or hate–there is no in between. Its strong flavor demands attention, …

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Irish Nachos: Because You Need Something to Go with Your Guinness!

Irish Nachos

Man cannot live on beer alone. And while many attempt this feat on St. Patrick’s Day, it helps to have something in your stomach to keep you from feeling green the next day. Something filling and a bit greasy to coat your stomach nicely and ease the tilting; something like Irish Nachos.

When I …

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

We were introduced to Buffalo Chicken Dip at a friend’s party a couple years ago. On the eve of one of the mogul skiing competitions at our local hill, a group gathered to celebrate the upcoming event. There, on the kitchen table, sitting oh-so-innocently was a dip that would change my world–Buffalo Chicken Dip. From …

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Fresh Garden Salsa

garden fresh salsa

The garden this year has been an interesting experiment. What started as a few potted herbs quickly expanded into over forty plants. What caused this expansion? Cilantro.

As my daughter and I walked past the cilantro plants in the greenhouse, we were stopped in our tracks by the delicious aroma. We had to have it. …

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Chèvre, Caramelized Onion, & Rosemary Focaccia with Cinnamon Basil Crust

focaccia

For the most part, I’ve been slunking around, trying to exert as little energy as possible so as not to require much cooling down. But for some reason, the last couple of days have really inspired me and I’ve been slaving away in the kitchen again–despite warnings of a heat index of 105 degrees Fahrenheit. …

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Rosemary Focaccia

rosemary focaccia

When I was young lady of 21 years of age, I briefly experimented with being a baker’s assistant. I aided my aunt, the pastry chef at the bakery, with making cookies; I prepped the tarts for the display case (including playing with the torch); I transported freshly-baked bread to their satellite location in Amenia, NY, …

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Game Day Appetizers

Nachos - poet in the pantry

It probably comes as no surprise that I have no interest in football. Zero. Zilch. Nada. My parents are big fans which means I spent a lot of time in my bedroom during football season wondering why they were shouting at the TV. Sports fans–I don’t get it.

There is one good thing that comes …

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