appetizers

Grilled Veggie Antipasto

July 13, 2013
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Do you have a favorite thing you could eat a few times a week? Antipasto is one of mine. I have made it on skewers and it is my favorite go to dinner when I have no time to cook.  I think of antipasto in the same way that my eleven year old son thinks […]

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Mussels in Tomato Broth

July 5, 2013
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Hope everyone had a fun Fourth of July! Luckily the weekend is just starting so there is plenty of more fun ahead. If you are doing some entertaining , try my mussels in tomato broth featured on Food Fanatic today. I make it as a quick and easy dinner but it works well as an […]

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Fig And Salami Flatbreads

May 15, 2013
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Disclosure:  I received samples of California dried figs and a variety of OXO tools because I am a registrant for Eat, Write, Retreat. By creating and posting this recipe, I am eligible to win prizes via the Amazing Apps Culinary Challenge.  As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I love both OXO and […]

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Pesto Tortellini Skewers

April 6, 2013
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Today’s recipe is an easy to make appetizer. I brought these tortellini skewers to a party last week and they were a hit.  For some reason, people love to eat food off of sticks. Did you ever notice that? Typically it is hard to get pasta on a stick (have you ever tried spaghetti?) but […]

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Sweet and Spicy Smoked Sausage Bites

January 25, 2013
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Who’s getting ready for the Superbowl?  I am  not entertaining this year as we are going to a party. I still  have been eying up some worthy recipes on the blogosphere as I can always use another game day recipe. I have talked about my family’s love for Musselman’s apple butter in the past but […]

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Lightened Up Smoked Salmon Appetizer (and giveaway!)

December 27, 2012
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This morning I woke up from another food coma. There has been good holiday eats around here causing various members of my family to sleep late and stay in their pajamas until 2pm for the last three days. One of those people may or may not have been me. There is more celebrating to be […]

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Hoagie Dip Appetizer Idea

December 6, 2012

Today’s recipe is really not a recipe. It’s more of an appetizer idea. It’s also a way to recycle the kids lunch or make something new with the leftover holiday antipasto tray. I am always looking for quick and easy appetizers. I could skip the entree anytime. Sometimes my husband and I will have a […]

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Gluten Free Mushroom Cheddar Pizza & Gluten Free Entertaining

December 1, 2012

I’ll admit that I don’t think about gluten free cooking very often. No one in my immediate family has any allergies so I am lucky in that sense. But with the holidays fast approaching, I will be entertaining.  I always like to have options for my guests with dietary restrictions  or food preferences.  If I […]

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Tomato Ricotta Tart

August 23, 2012

I am trying to enjoy every last drop of summer so the other day my son and I went crabbing at a county park about an hour from my house. We caught some crabs but only one was big enough to be a keeper so we didn’t take any home to cook. What I did […]

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Tomato, Bacon and Avocado Crostini

July 24, 2012

I have been a little MIA lately to a very busy travel baseball schedule. It was seven straight nights of games in the 90 plus degree heat and I am happy to say that my son’s U10 team has made it to the MidAtlantic Regionals.It’s been great for the boys but not so great for […]

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