Category Archives: Appetizers/Munchies

Pâté for the New Year!

Some folk maintain that it is good luck to eat beans at the new year. Not me. I believe that any year that ends with, and then the next year begins with peppery, smooth as silk chicken pâté has got … Continue reading

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Drunken Grapes

Just in time for the new year – here’s a way to up your alcohol consumption whilst seeming to be healthy (we call it “Drinking Wisconsinbly” around about here)! You steep grapes in a blend of prosecco and vodka, then … Continue reading

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Caramel Puff Corn – Now With a Hint of Maple!

Tis the season for all things savory and sweet, and I would be remiss if I did not, once again, share this most favorite of gathering sweets – caramel coated puffed corn – now, as the title suggests – with … Continue reading

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Holidaze Bonus! Marinated Stuffed Cherry Peppers

These need to rest for a week, so if you’re wanting some cherry pepper goodness for Christmas, you’ll need to make ’em this weekend or early next week. It’s a good thing they are so easy to make; and as … Continue reading

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Parfait! Dirty Martini Cheese

Do you like Vodka? Olives? Cheese? Well, then settle down and read on, have I got a cheese appetizer to see you through the holidaze and beyond! Cream cheese whipped with sliced Spanish olives, seasonings, and… vodka!?! Yeah, youbetcha! This … Continue reading

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Wednesday, I shared my new fave Cocktail Sauce, based on a recipe from the barefoot contessa. Today, let’s talk about my new fave way to prep shrimp cocktail, also a recipe from the contessa; and this one, I’ve only added … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Holidaze! Deviled Egg Dip

So… most of my in-laws are coming up at some point over this coming holidaze weekend, and I find myself planning more than one feast meal. No worries, on friends’ recommendation, I have ordered a Cajun turkey from Popeye’s, and … Continue reading

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Parfait! Soul Rolls – Now Baked!

Soul Rolls – a recipe from Coolio – are one of my most popular and asked for appetizers. Even friends who have trouble with gluten will make an exception for these. And – yes – I love my friends, but … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Spread

As the season of gatherings and get-togethers rushes in up on us, here’s a deliciously different take on a cocktail spread… Smoked salmon… with whipped, flavored cream cheese – I used a combination of spicy jalapeño and garden veggies – … Continue reading

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Kimchi Sauté

We were having friends over for an afternoon of wine and conversation, and somewhere or another, the nice folk at Bon Appétit had provided me with a recipe that seemed tailor made to this crowd: Kimchi-Style Sautéed Cabbage. No doubt … Continue reading

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