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Cold Appetizer Recipes

Marinated Summer Squash

No Comments | Written on August 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This “Marinated Summer Squash” is a beautiful cold appetizer presentation that is perfect for late summer entertaining.  Yellow and green squash are still in season, so now is the ideal time to make this dish.  I love how subtle flavors of garlic and sage are infused into the squash.

Best part is, everything can (and should) be made the day before, so you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with your guests!

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Herbed Salmon Bites on Toast Rounds

2 Comments | Written on May 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This Sunday, offer mom a toast with toast!  These “Herbed Salmon Bites on Toast Rounds” are an elegant afternoon snack that pairs perfectly with a glass of bubbly to celebrate Mom.

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Super “Bread” Bowl Dips

1 Comment | Written on January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am , by

Getting ready for the Super Bowl this weekend?  It sure is hopping here in New York City!  The city is jam packed with visitors and it seems like everyone is throwing parties, even before the big game!  Even Times Square is shut down for a street party they are calling “Super Bowl Boulevard.

I wanted to get in the Super Bowl spirit with two different dip-in-a-bread-bowl recipes.  One to celebrate the Denver Broncos and one in honor of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Shrimp, Bacon and Horseradish Dip – Best Blogger Appetizer Recipe Winner

No Comments | Written on January 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I am so excited to reveal the Editor’s Choice winner from our Best Blogger Appetizer Recipe contest!

This “Shrimp, Bacon and Horseradish Dip“ from Lizzie Munro of “Answers en Croute” has become a new staple in my appetizer repertoire.

It’s one of those recipes where you keep going back (again and again) for just one more bite.  It’s a great dip with crackers, but I’m tempted to even try it as part of an open-faced rye bread sandwich.


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Roasted Winter Squash Hummus

No Comments | Written on November 13, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

A seasonal sweet and spicy take on a hummus dip!

This recipe is made with traditional hummus ingredients, but with one interesting twist – roasted winter squash.

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Best Appetizer Ever – Sweet and Spicy Appetizer Clusters

2 Comments | Written on October 3, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Now that my big cross-country move is complete, we have some catching up to do!  I think it’s about time we announced the winner in our “Best Appetizer Recipe Ever” contest.  (Stay tuned, because tomorrow we will announce the “Best Crisp or Cobbler Ever” winner!)

Congratulations to “RoxieChan” for her Sweet and Spicy Seed and Nut Clusters!

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Marinated Shrimp

5 Comments | Written on May 15, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Right now we are in the heart of Spring party season!  There are graduations and wedding showers, potlucks and picnics.  For years, this has been my go-to recipe to bring to gatherings.  It’s easy to prepare and always a hit.  Once you try this “Marinated Shrimp” your friends and family will beg you to make it again and again!

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Cheese Ball or Cheese Log for Entertaining

No Comments | Written on February 19, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

I think I know your first question…  ”Are those walnuts RED?”  Yes!

I came across them at my grocery store and was so intrigued, I just had to try a sample.  They are not dyed or genetically modified, rather created using natural methods of grafting Persian red-skinned walnuts onto larger and creamier English walnuts. Red walnuts are only red on the inside, the tree and the shells look just like your typical English Walnuts.

This recipe can be rolled into a cheese log or cheese ball, whichever you prefer!  I used the red walnuts, rolled them into a log and will call it my “Red Carpet Cheese Log” for an Oscar get-together this weekend.

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Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizer

1 Comment | Written on December 27, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

In Spain, it is considered good luck to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight as we ring in a new year.  Some say, for every sweet grape you eat there will be a good month in the coming year, and for each sour one a bad month.   You can even make a wish with each one you eat!

This simple appetizer recipe is a beautiful way to present a round of brie for a New Year’s Eve celebration.  Serve with crackers or apple slices, and, of course, a glass of bubbly!   This year, may all of your grapes be sweet as we welcome 2013.  Cheers!

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Spiked Guacamole and a Photography Tutorial!

11 Comments | Written on October 4, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Today I am excited to show you not only how to make this delicioso “Tequila Spiked Guacamole” but I also have a few easy tips for styling and photographing your food at home.  I promise you don’t need a fancy camera or a degree from Le Cordon Bleu!

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