Garlic mushroom puffs are loaded with flavor, but that’s not the best part about them. Make them the day before you need them, then pop them into the oven to bake for your get-together. They look and taste gourmet, but are so easy to make thanks to frozen puff pastry.
Recipes for appetizers, tapas, hors d’oeuvres, and small plates.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.