Archive | Appetizer Recipes

07 June 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Easy Grilled Bruschetta

This is the ultimate summer recipe – and it can be cooked right on your grill! It’s fresh, flavourful and super easy to prepare. Easy Grilled Brushetta 3 tomatoes, diced 1/2 sweet onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced salt & pepper 2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped 1 TBSP olive oil 1 French loaf, cut […]

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04 February 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Yummus to hummus!  I’m not sure if it’s the garlic, the smooth texture, the dipping factor or what exactly I love the best about it, but it is one of my favourite snacks and for good reason – it’s healthy and so simple to make in just a few minutes. Now, don’t get all worried […]

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01 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Fresh Guacamole Hummus Dip

Two of my favorite fresh summer dips: guacamole and hummus! I came across a recipe for this dip last evening, and changed it up to suit my own tastes – and voila! A yummy summertime dip perfect for entertaining, or for just sitting around and sharing with the family as we did this morning. Fresh […]

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21 May 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Pineapple Picante Salsa

Need a fresh recipe for a delicious summer salsa? How about this quick and easy recipe full of fresh ingredients? Picante is usually used to describe a chunkier salsa, but depending on how chunky you like yours, you can chop the veggies either large or small. Pineapple Picante Salsa 4-5 ripe tomatoes, chopped fine (or […]

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04 February 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Rice Paper Wraps

My first ever experience (experiment?) with making my own rice paper wraps was tonight’s dinner, and WOW was I impressed with the ease of these delicious wraps. I had tried these many times before at a local Thai place, and I guessed what might be in them and replicated it at home. I think mine […]

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21 January 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Making Flavoured Cream Cheeses

Have you ever played with your food? I have! In fact, it’s what I do best. I love trying new ideas, and making new and interesting things in my kitchen. Recently, I thought I’d try making flavoured cream cheese, so I took 1 package of Cream Cheese (250g) and added in about 1 1/2 TSBP […]

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18 January 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Pineapple Cheese Ball

It’s not all that often that I post appetizer recipes, so today I thought I would post this crowd-pleasing cheese ball recipe. It’s YUMMY – and it freezes very well. If you prefer, make it into two smaller balls, and freeze one for later. Pineapple Cheese Ball 2-8 ounch packages cream cheese 8 1/2 ounces […]

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10 December 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Company’s Coming Cook Books

Among the 60+ cookbooks in the rapidly growing collection on my kitchen shelves, I have many of the Company’s Coming series by Jean Pare. Her books offer straight-forward recipes, perfect for both entertaining and for family. Recently, I picked up a copy of “Meals in Minutes.” Now *this* is my kind of book! There is […]

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24 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Baba Ghanouj Recipe

Baba Ghanouj is a popular Middle-Eastern dip made of roasted eggplant and spices. It is best served with pita wedges, or on vegetarian wraps in place of a meat. Simple Low-Fat Baba Ghanouj Recipe 1 eggplant 3 TBSP chopped cilantro 3 TBSP non-fat plain yogurt 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp […]

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12 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

There is a recipe in “The Cat Can Cook Book” for Stuffed Mushroom Caps, that features crab, but I wanted to post a similar recipe with a different spin. These mushroom caps are just as simple, yet different enough to become a whole new dish! Stuffed Mushroom Caps 12 Large Button Mushrooms, stems removed, and […]

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