Posts Tagged "Appetizers"

Holiday Antipasto Platter

Holiday Antipasto Platter

An antipasto platter is always a great idea for entertaining but around the holidays, it’s the best! Adding rosemary around the edge gives it a festive wreath look! When it comes to antipasti, which is the plural of antipasto, there are no real measurements. In fact, the ingredients are not set in stone either. Antipasto, which means “before the meal” Read More

Mushroom and Bacon Polenta Bites

Polenta Bites with Mushrooms and Bacon

What’s more fun at a party than bite sized food? Believe me, you’re going to want to grab a few of these Mushroom and Bacon Polenta Bites before they’re all gone! These little appetizers are great for fall and into the holiday season. I mean, their colors just scream Thanksgiving, right? I took a little shortcut here and used pre-cooked, Read More

Chicken Enchilada Sliders

Chicken Enchilada Sliders on a platter

Chicken Enchilada Sliders are the perfect party food you never knew, you always needed! Although I don’t watch much football, I have to admit I do love the food that comes along with it. These sliders make the perfect game day food and, since they’ll be gobbled up in minutes, I decided to use a couple shortcuts so that the Read More

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

What’s better than a couple grilled shrimp skewbobs in the summertime? Not much! Especially if you call them skewbobs, but that’s just my opinion. In all seriousness though, how good are Shrimp skewers in the summer?! I am requesting that all my meals, no matter what they are, be skewered and grilled in the summer. That’s that. Since it’s finally Read More

Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip

Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip

This Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip is always a crowd pleaser! Shredded chicken, chiles, salsa and tons of cheese all baked together to bubbly, melted perfection. I’m actually drooling. As much as it pains me to say it, this dip is perfect for game day. I can’t say that I’m a big football fan, but man do I love me some Read More

Spicy Shrimp and Smashed Avocado Bites

These spicy shrimp and avocado bites get gobbled up in minutes every time I make them so you might want to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I have been making these for years and am just finally getting around to posting the recipe because, well, I’m an idiot. No seriously, that’s the reason. Read More

Beet Carpaccio with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

This Beet Carpaccio is one of those recipes that looks fancy, but is incredibly easy to make. Like, seriously, it’s almost embarrassing how easy it is. You’ll roast some beets, slice ’em up, add some delicious toppings and there you go, a beautiful and tasty dish! Speaking of beautiful, can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty beets Read More

The Best Smoked Trout Dip

It’s honestly hard for me to keep my emotions in check whenever I make this recipe. The contrast of pure joy while eating it to the deep despair I feel when it’s gone is pretty extreme. Okay, yes, I’m being dramatic but I truly do get sad when it’s all gone. The last bite is usually followed by, “I miss Read More

Grilled Peach and ‘Nduja Crostini

Grilled Peach and 'Nduja Crostini

I’m obsessed with peaches right now, of course, because how can you not be during the Summer? And this is my favorite way to eat them! I don’t like to go all the way sweet, as you know, so I came up with the perfect combo of sweet, salty and spicy for this recipe. Have you guys tried ‘nduja before? Read More

Sheet Pan Crab Nachos with Tillamook Cheddar

When I think of foods from my childhood, two things come to mind. Pasta, because my dad is Italian and cooked it all the time, and crab. I grew up going to Virginia every summer to my family’s cabin where we would catch crabs, steam them and eat them on the porch. It’s still one of my most favorite meals! Read More