Appetizers

Recipes for appetizers, tapas, hors d’oeuvres, and small plates.

Flavorful mini meatballs with mushrooms serve as an entree or appetizer.
Appetizers, Beef Recipes, Main Dishes, Mushroom Recipes, Sausage Recipes

Mini Meatballs Recipe

 

 Meatballs are not just for spaghetti, as you well know. These mini-meatballs may be served as an entree over rice, noodles, couscous, biscuits, or mashed potatoes. They also work well as a cocktail appetizer for your next party. Use any leftovers as a basis for a quick soup or stew, […]

Less expensive smoked salmon dip is a hit at parties.
Appetizers, Cheese Recipes, Salmon Recipes

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

 

 I love smoked salmon, but my check book is not quite so fond of it. When I splurge on it, I like to enjoy it in all its unadulterated glory. However, I do love a good salmon dip, but the pre-made stuff in the tub just doesn’t do it for […]

Make mouth-watering spinach artichoke dip in your crockpot.
Appetizers, Artichoke Recipes, Cheese Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Spinach Recipes

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

 

 If you need something quick and easy for your next party or gathering, you can’t go wrong with spinach artichoke dip. This version is made in the crockpot and goes together in a snap. It’s hassle-free and guaranteed leftover-free. Your guests will scarf it up in a flash! The Author […]

Small plate of lightly-dressed shrimp is popular in Venice cicchetti bars.
Appetizers, Salad Recipes, Seafood Recipes, Shrimp Recipes

Venetian Shrimp with Garlic Recipe

 

 For a quick go-to meal, you can’t go wrong with shrimp. This is a light, yet satisfying meal popular in Venice bars that serve small plates (cicchetti), and it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Best of all, it’s a great choice for those on heart-healthy and diabetic diets, […]

Crunchy quinoa stuffed zucchini boats make a diabetic-friendly side dish or main meal.
Appetizers, Side Dishes, Vegetable Recipes

Crunchy Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Recipe – Diabetic-Friendly

 

 Quinoa has become a dieter’s favorite due to its vegetable protein content and low glycemic load. Quinoa stuffed zucchini makes a great meal or side dish. Whether you are diabetic, on a caloric diet, or just trying to eat in a more healthful manner, these zucchini boats filled with a […]

Pretty in pink, Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs are stunning to the eye and the palate.
Appetizers, Egg Recipes

Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

If you have friends who love deviled eggs and jalapeno poppers, surprise them with Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs at your next party. Great for tailgating and home sporting events.

White beans, pesto, and broccoli are blended into a flavorful, yet low-calorie and low-fat dip.
Appetizers, Broccoli Recipes, Vegetable Recipes

Pesto White Bean Broccoli Dip Recipe

 

It’s so difficult to eat healthily at parties. With this delicious pesto white bean broccoli dip, you don’t have to feel guilty while enjoying an appetizer. The pesto really ramps up the flavor. It’s a great take-off on hummus or tahini for those on a diet, yet flavorful enough to please everyone, dieting or not. Best of all, it goes together quickly.

Juicy salmon sliders make a tasty meal or appetizer bites.
Appetizers, Fish Recipes, Main Dishes, Salmon Recipes

Mini Salmon Sliders Recipe With Fresh Salmon

 

 We seem to be obsessed with mini-foods these days, and sliders are, of course, mini-burgers. Unlike most salmon burger recipes, this one begins with fresh salmon, rather than canned. The result is salmon sliders that are more moist than the norm, with a much fresher flavor. Once combined, the salmon […]