Tag Archives: appetizer

Sweet Potato Mini Tarts

So the Fall Entertaining Season begins!  I adapted this from my full sized sweet potato casserole with cranberry-macadamia topping .  It’s a great party dessert / appetizer.   Here’s how you make the Tartlet Shells… they were very easy and inexpensive to make, but if you’re pressed for time, you can use any type of pre-made […]

Warm French Onion Dip

Creamy Warm French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, beef consomme, cream cheese and Swiss cheese! Get the Recipe: Warm French Onion Dip

Cherry Tomato Peach Salsa

Sweet and spicy cherry tomato peach salsa made with fresh basil, serrano peppers, tomatoes and peaches Get the Recipe: Cherry Tomato Peach Salsa

Mother’s Day Savory Smoked Salmon Caviar Tart

This Mother’s Day, say it with Black Gold! Many Asian old folks do not have sweet tooth and aren’t really into cakes. So why not make her a savoury tart instead, filled with Caviar? Get the Recipe: Mother’s Day Savory Smoked Salmon Caviar Tart

Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Rosemary and garlic combination is marriage made in heaven, though both are strong and over powering flavors still they compliment each other so well like a perfect couple. These potato wedges are super easy to make and end result is crisp from outside and tender from inside potato wedges. Ingredients: 4 Large Potatoes, washed and […]

Spinach Balls

If you think beer and pigs in a blanket are the only decent football food, you have another think coming! Nutty Parmesan plays nicely with herby stuffing and slightly bitter greens for perfect appetizer Spinach Balls, great for gourmet Game Day grub, Oscar-watching or Olympics-watching. Get the Recipe: Spinach Balls

Cream of Garlic Soup

Unlike French Onion Soup onions need not to be browned over a low flame for this recipe therefore I consider it a great quick weeknight soup also. Meanwhile you are preparing for the main course the soup is ready and then the whole family can sit around, enjoy soup and share how was the day. […]

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes

I love the flavors and textures in these Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes. These make great appetizers or snacks and pair great with a sour cream-Dijon dressing. From the original site: The cumin and rosemary pair well with the sweet potatoes in this dish, and the walnuts do, too. They also add a […]

Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Mentaiko or ‘spicy cod roe’, is marinated roe of Pollock & it’s a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The cod roe works wonders to sharpen every distinguished flavour in an appetizer. Get the Recipe: Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Avocado Hummus

The colors of Avocado Hummus are perfect for a seasonal celebration! Hummus is an easy, go-to dip, so why not pair it with the great taste and texture offered by avocados? From the original site: You can make one thing easy on yourself during the holiday season, whether you’re planning a party, or you need […]

Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu

Tofu or Century Egg lovers, this is for you! Impress your guests this X’mas with this Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu Recipe! Get the Recipe: Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu

Twin-Egg Henaff French Pate

I had prepared twenty of these Twin-Egg Henaff French Pates for my students’ big day, using Henaff Chicken Liver Pate with Port Wine as it’s more economical. So if you can’t afford foie gras, this is a great alternative! Get the Recipe: Twin-Egg Henaff French Pate

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Back to School Lunch: “Sushi” Sandwich Wraps

My 7 year old is a big fan of sushi… and generally he is not going to get it for school lunches, he’s not a cheap date as it is!  And I’ve seen all kinds of cute bento boxes and other clever lunches out there, but most of those seem way to much effort for […]

Fruit Bassinet

Looking for something great to be the centerpiece of a baby shower? This is it!! A sweet baby bassinet made out of a watermelon and filled with fruit. Who could resist!! It was the biggest hit of an owl themed baby shower that I helped throw for my sister recently. Ingredients: Supplies needed: watermelon cantaloupe […]

Perkedel, Potato Corn Beef Patty

These potato patties are crispy on the outside & soft inside, really delicious. I like adding Corn Beef to my recipe but the meat is optional. You must try these if you haven’t & they’re not difficult to make at home. You could also mould them into cartoon shapes for fussy kids to make a […]

Yam Ring Treasures

I’m featuring one of my dishes for my My Chinese New Year Feasts – Yam Ring Treasures. For the non-Chinese, this is a very popular dish for all occasions.

Apple Gorgonzola Mini Tarts

This recipe is perfect for entertaining…these tarts are impressive looking, but so easy to make (you can even cheat with pre-made pie dough). The combination of sweet and savory is delicious! From the original site: Since my tea was for two, I didn’t need lots of food or huge portions. Mini would be the theme. […]

Deviled eggs with shrimp, yellow mustard and basil.

This recipe is inspired by classic deviled eggs plus spiced up by the deviled eggs seen on Food network. It’s my combination of delicious deviled eggs that conquered the hearts of my family members. I would be happy to see what your favorite deviled eggs recipes are. Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 tablespoons mustard (yellow) ½ […]

Puff pastry dough made easy!

I love puff pastry, do you? You can create literally hundreds of recipes with it and it’s ready in 15 minutes. Apple strudel, croissanrs, puff pastry baskets and puff pastry fish pie and much more. The recipe of this dough will help you create a lot of awesemly delicious dishes in minutes. Ingredients: 2 sticks […]

Savory Cheese and Chive Bread

The recipe is a great side choice for dinner. It can also be used as an appetizer. It is cheesy and nutty and delicious. A quick bread is an easy way to entertain and they also make great gifts. Anyone would welcome this on their dinner table. From the original site: Ms. Greenspan suggest serving […]

Spicy Chicken Tostaditos with Creamy Cilantro Drizzle

Try this perfect appetizer for your Cinco de Mayo party…these mini tostadas are spicy and full of flavor, plus they’re simple to make! From the original site: I’m getting ready to celebrate the big 3-0, which happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo. I like to think that all the hoopla, celebration, margaritas, tequila shots, […]

Gourgeres

This recipe is a great quick alternative to biscuits and crescent rolls. Gourgeres are cheesy, delicious way to spice up dinner. They are also a great way to start a party. The best thing about them? You can freeze them and have them hot and fresh whenever you need them. From the original site: I […]

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Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Skewers

The other day my husband mentioned going to a local Baconfest event  (bands, fun, & bacon), but we didn’t manage to make it.  So with friends, we decided to have our OWN BaconFest that evening!   My cool friend Beth made these an an appetizer, and after oohing and aahing I insisted on stealing the recipe!  […]

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Spicy Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes

Beth Kemper sends us this yummy recipe for a Fried Green Tomatoes, topped with bacon , goat cheese and jalapeños… and served with a variety of hot sauces for that little extra “ooomph”!  I love her addition of fried jalopenos – if you’ve never had those, they are great. Here’s Beth’s how-to on making them, […]