Category: Appetizers

Cheesy Chorizo Stuffed Jalapenos

It finally feels like it’s fall.  The weather has really changed over the past week or so.  Gone are the 80 degree days and sweltering heat.  It’s 40 degrees out and there is a chill in the air.  It seems like it’s been an endless summer.  Fall happens to one of my favorite times of

Curry Turkey and Brie Sliders

Thanksgiving was last week.  And of course we had leftovers for days.  Because who doesn’t have leftovers on Thanksgiving?  I think leftovers are one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving.  A few years ago, KB took to deep-frying our turkey.  Which I love, because the skin gets so crispy and the inside is so juicy. 

Balsamic Oven Roasted Edamame

So I bought some frozen edamame at Costco the other day.  And I normally just nuke it in the microwave so it’s warm and eat it as a healthy snack.  But this time I decided to try something else.  I decided since oven roasting with balsamic has become one of my favorite ways to cook

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