Category Archives: appetizer

Pico De Gallo With A Protein Kick

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Mexican food has to be on my list of tops and when I don’t feel like cooking but am hungry I often use chips and salsa as a meal replacer. Possibly not the healthiest of choices but it makes my … Continue reading

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Garlic Cheesy Bread

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My dad use to make an amazing garlic cheese bread that I have been craving for a long time.  I needed garlic cheese bread for a dish I was creating and decided to try to mimic the flavor with my own … Continue reading

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Balsamic Maple Fig Pizza

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Other than loving Fig Newton Cookies as a kid I have never considered myself much of a fig fan, though whenever they are prepared for me by someone else I can’t seem to get enough. Figs are in season so … Continue reading

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Sauteed Mushrooms with Mandarin Edamame Relish

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  At a Japanese restaurant we had ordered a mushroom spinach saute that had a sweet sesame sauce which inspired this dish, that and the gourmet mushroom medley that I needed to use.  Not sure how I came up with … Continue reading

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BBQ/Potluck Ideas

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As the sun begins to visit more often and the temperature is rising in our neck of the woods, talks of gathering with friends begin.  Here are some great, fairly easy ideas to bring along to your next BBQ, Potluck … Continue reading

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Lemon Tofu Skewers with Satay Sauce

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  A few weeks ago my daughter and I took a trip to Boston to visit family. We had the opportunity to fly on Jet Blue where we both had our own television screens and access to cable which is … Continue reading

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La Socca with Lemon Thyme – Garbanzo Bean Flour Crepe

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  Until picking up the Williams-Sonoma Savoring Appetizers I had never heard of these little cakes originating in Nice, France.  I am rather surprised that with so many people having trouble digesting gluten that these crepes haven’t received more love.  … Continue reading

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Vegetable Ceviche

Years ago, Debbie a friend of mine made a dish similar to this and even though I am allergic to avocados I had to try it and fell in love with it.  Over time the recipe has changed and I … Continue reading

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3 layer bean dip

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The Last minute Bean Dip has morphed into a layered bean dip where it has been a guest favorite.  At our last party the said layered dip some how kept being pushed to the back of the table where no … Continue reading

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Last Minute Bean Dip

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  I have this compulsive behavior where I must feed people when they are at my house.  If I don’t, I feel as though I have failed as a hostess.  My good friend was bringing her brother Richard over to … Continue reading

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