appetizer

Chinese Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Chili Sauce

Chinese Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Chili Sauce

Ho ho ho!  Yep, I’m gearing up for some holiday treats and this appetizer is absolutely scrumptious!  I’ve been an avid fan of Matt Armendariz (Matt Bites) for a few years now…he seems the type of person I’d want to meet and I love these two lines from his bio: I believe life happens quickly.…

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Grilled Potato Rounds with Pesto and Shaved Asparagus

Who couldn’t love a little potato round dressed up like this?  Simple ingredients and these won’t last long once you bring them to the table! Asparagus, now in season, is one of my favorite Spring vegetables.  It is an excellent source of vitamin K, A, and C and this humble perennial is also a natural…

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Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Gruyère Tartlets

Who doesn’t enjoy a savory tartlet?  They’re tiny, delicate, delicious and the perfect party food.  Cook the onion and mushroom mixture ahead of time so you are not rushing to pop these in the oven.  I like that this recipe doesn’t call for any tart pans leaving less to clean up – yay!  Be creative…

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Zucchini Boats

It seems I’m on a vegetarian kick of late and this recipe stood out to satisfy the craving.  I mentioned on a previous posting that I am hooked on Pinterest.  It was while I was on Pinterest I noticed a food photo by my friend Paul Lowe (Sweet Paul) who pinned this recipe from Proud…

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Aioli

When dinnertime rolls around I am usually thinking about the timing of it as I need to stop what I am doing and pick up my husband from the train station.  It’s not far to the station…only 7 or so minutes but I don’t like to leave the stove on whilst I am away.  John…

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