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Holiday Dips and Bites

No Comments | Written on December 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Holiday parties are in full swing!  Many of us will be entertaining guests over the next few weeks from now through New Year’s Eve.  I am always on the lookout for new and exciting crowd-pleasing appetizers to serve.

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend a Hellmann’s Holidays tasting event with celebrity chef Tim Love!  He shared some of his favorite quick and easy holiday dips and spreads to help make your party a huge success.


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Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

No Comments | Written on December 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It looks like I have a new go-to appetizer for holiday entertaining!

These stuffed mushroom appetizers are a bit of a trick.  They feel “meaty” yet they are completely vegetarian.  (They can even be made vegan by skipping the cheese on top.)

There is even a bit of dry white wine used in the recipe, that way the rest of the bottle can be enjoyed with you guests!

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Caramelized Onion and Olive Pizza

No Comments | Written on September 23, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This easy pizza recipe is an elegant appetizer course for serving a crowd.  It can also be a beautiful light lunch when served with a green salad!

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5-Minute Shrimp Appetizer

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

Whether you are entertaining or are simply looking for an easy starter to your evening meal, this recipe is for you.

In fact, these “Shrimp Appetizer Skewers” are ready to enjoy in just about 5 minutes!

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

3 Comments | Written on June 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Imagine perfectly crisp sweet potato fries…without deep frying!

This side dish is covered in a crunchy coating and then baked in the oven.  Wait until you see the spicy dip…heavenly!

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Gruyere Cheese Twists

1 Comment | Written on March 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

These light as air snacks pair perfectly with a glass of crisp white wine.   Best part?  They are easy to prepare with only 4 simple ingredients!

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Browned Butter Sage Crostini – Best Blogger Holiday Recipe Reader’s Choice Winner

3 Comments | Written on January 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Now for the Reader’s Choice winner from our Best Blogger Holiday Recipe contest.  Congratulations to Leah Bergman from Freutcake for her Browned Butter Sage Crostini!

These elegant appetizers are impressive any time of year!

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Holiday Appetizers

No Comments | Written on December 20, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This time of year so much seems to happen around the table.  Hearty holiday meals, laughter and drinks with friends, cookie baking and decorating with kids.

Along the way the table has become the anchor for togetherness.

Upon moving to New York, I knew I needed one, great multi-purpose table.  Something for a small studio space that could function throughout the day as a photo studio, a work desk and a place to sit down for meals.

Just before I arrived I discovered the talents of Mark Jupiter and his showroom in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  After seeing his craftsmanship, I knew I had to build my entire studio around one of his pieces.

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How to Make a Million Dollars

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

…recipe that is!

As it turns out, making a million dollar recipe is easy.  Follow these step-by-step instructions to prepare the $1,000,000 Pillsbury Bake-Off winner! 

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Best Low-Carb Recipe Ever – Stuffed Mushrooms

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

When it comes to finger food, appetizers and party bites, it’s easy to nibble and snack your way to a carbohydrate overload.  This winning recipe from our “Best Low-Carb Recipe Ever” contest is a delectable way to keep your carb count on track.  With only 3 ingredients, it’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy!

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