Category: Appetizers

Avocado Caprese Salad

By now everyone knows I have a love affair with caprese salad.  What’s not to love?  Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil…yum! It’s no secret that if there’s a caprese salad on the menu when KB and I are out, we get one.  There’s just something about the combination of those ingredients that is satisfying.  The


Chorizo Oven Nachos with Lime Crema

Since Super Bowl is coming up, I thought I’d share a recipe I made for New Years Eve this year.  KB decided off the cuff that he wanted nachos for our NYE meal.  We used to go out and party and stay out late for NYE, but as we’ve grown older, our celebrations have grown


Poke Poke Poke

I love poke.  I know, that sounds weird.  But I do.  It’s a raw fish salad that is normally served as an appetizer in Hawaii.  I think that’s where I first got hooked on it.  I mean, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of sushi for years.  But there’s something about poke, marinated in the right


Smoked Salmon Spread

I’m always on the lookout for a good spread.   I like the combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese because the cream cheese makes the smoke flavor a little mild, and you can add some capers and green onions for a little extra flavor and some texture.  The thing about a good spread is


Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are like a blank canvas.  You can pretty much stuff them with anything that tastes good together and then cook them in the oven or on the grill and wind up with a delicious appetizer (or main course if you are stuffing a portabella mushroom).  Let’s face it, stuffing stuff is kind of fun.


Bacon Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls

I’m a big fan of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.   Let’s face it…I’m actually a big fan of bacon wrapped anything!  Anyways, the idea behind the bacon wrapped jalapeno popper is to stuff the jalapeno with cream cheese and then wrap it in bacon.  The cream cheese and the bacon cut the heat of the


Caprese Salad

I love caprese salad.  I think it’s because it looks beautiful and tastes amazing.  It’s that one dish that I order in an Italian restaurant and pay an arm and a leg for, but I never think to make it at home.  It’s super easy because it only has a handful of ingredients.  And if


Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus with Cumin Spiced Pita Chips

I’ve got a two-fer today.  Two recipes for the price of one.  And I know this is completely random, but the other day I had some pita bread that I wanted to use up, so I decided to make pita chips.  And then because I was making pita chips, I had to make hummus (you


Strawberry Caprese Salad

I took the kids to pick strawberries this year.  We had a blast.  We were looking for the biggest, reddest strawberries.  Oh and also strawberries shaped like butts.  LOL.  When I went to pay for what we had picked, I had to confess that he needed to weigh my children and add that to the


Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salsa

What’s not to love about salsa?  It’s quick and easy to make and extremely versatile.  You can use it for an appetizer or serve it for dinner.  And what’s more, when I serve it to my tiny humans with chips, I trick them into eating their veggies! I threw together this corn, avocado and black