Tag Archives: appetizer

Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions

Looking for something impressive to serve the next time you’re entertaining?  Look no further than Mădălina’s Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions, over at Duhlicious. Caramelized balsamic onions coax the mild brie to create a rich and sumptuous appetizer that will tease your taste buds. I really enjoy the flavor combination of the balsamic with the […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

If I’m ever in need of something to put in the Spotlight, it’s a pretty safe bet I’ll find something awesome at Foodwhirl friend Talk of Tomatoes.  I spotted these over there and thought “What a fabulous idea!”…  I love the idea of combining these flavors. Janelle writes: You can make a whole cheesecake, individual […]

How to Make Temarizushi (ball-shaped sushi)

Foodwhirl fave La Fuji Mama has a how-to on making temarizushi (ball-shaped sushi). I’ve never tried this, but it looks like a great appetizer idea! I made temakizushi (cone-shaped hand rolls) to order and salmon temarizushi (ball-shaped sushi). I love temarizushi. Not only are they fun and easy to make (especially with my handy-dandy little […]

Creepy Halloween Food Roundup

Into interesting Halloween Food?  Check out Superpunch’s awesome roundup of spooky Halloween eats! (Several of my own creations are in the list, so keep an eye out for them!) Here’s a few photos from the Roundup to whet your appetite, but head on over to read the whole thing and get the info on making […]

Great appetizer ideas using Fried Green Tomatoes

Another yummy food find from Perry’s Plate… Fried green tomatoes presented in two different ways… both of which would make fabulous appetizers for your next dinner party!  Fried Green Tomatoes on Polenta Rounds with Bacon, Peppers, and Onions &  Fried Green Tomatoes with Caramelized Onion.  If you’ve never had Fried Green Tomatoes, you really should […]

Great Appetizer Idea: Parmesan Cups

Sorry to be a slacker, but it IS a holiday weekend… Here’s a great idea from Duhlicious, for tiny ‘cups’, perfect for filling with the appetizer of your choice!  great idea… and easy.   [Related: We’ve done a tiny cup out of pastry for appetizers here: Party Food Basics: Appetizer Shells] Parmesan bowls can be used […]

Appetizer Fun: Sushi for Dessert?

April Fools is coming up, and what better way to celebrate with food that’s a little bit unexpected!?  This is a version of ‘Sweet’ Sushi that I’ve made for the past several years, and not only is it delicious & not TOO unhealthy, it’s unique and a lot of fun!  And vegetarian, too — no […]

Guestwhirl! Zesty Twice Baked Potatoes

A big thanks to reader Melissa (@ladyvella) for submitting this easy, tasty, and money saving idea!  These would be great as a side dish, or if cut smaller, party appetizers. About Melissa: “When I am not organizing cyber-clutter as a database administrator, I am changing diapers and taking care of my adorable daughter at our […]

Spotlight – How to make Sausage Rolls

Joanne, from Ready, Set, Craft! is exploring her British roots, and brings us this great tutorial for sausage rolls… These look very good.  I could definitely see them as a party appetizer. Joanne Says: Over Superbowl weekend I tackled Sausage Rolls! A long-standing party snack in my parents’ house, I’ve been eating sausage rolls since […]

Whole-grain carrot and cheese crackers

This was an experiment loosely based on a recipe I saw over on foodtale.com.  She drew me in with her beautiful photographs and intrigued me with her carrot and cheese snack crackers. I wanted to do something similar, but use whole wheat flour and flax-seed meal to increase the nutritional benefits.  I was afraid a […]

Smoked Tuna Stuffed Mushrooms

I love stuffed mushrooms and decided to make these for an appetizer for our Valentine’s Dinner (see Gulf Coast Grouper Dinner).   I went to the beach for Valentine’s weekend and stopped by my favorite seafood market, Buddy’s, to load up on seafood for the weekend.    I can never go there without getting Buddy’s Smoked Tuna Dip […]

Entertaining: Bourbon Glazed Wings!

Planning a party?  Need some munchies?  I saw these at Patricia‘s other website, Brownies for Dinner, and had to share them here, too!   These look delicious as a party appetizer… Patricia says: I’ve tried making the classic hot wings in the past using a couple of different recipes and I’ll be honest, I’d rather order […]

Party Food Basics: Appetizer Shells

So, you’re having a party, and you need appetizers… some small bites that will taste yummy and appease those hoards of guests. But also be easy to serve, easy to eat… So, you figure I’ll buy some of those little edible cups (phyllo shells, or what not) and fill them with my savory or sweet […]