Recipe Index: Appetizer
Crab Cakes with Ginger and Lime
Asian inspired crab cakes with fresh crab meat, lime, ginger, and sriracha.
Delicious crab dip with lump crab meat, sour cream, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs with thyme, fennel seeds, ricotta, glazed with a spicy-sweet ruby red cranberry sauce.
Delicious, seasonal cranberry salsa, with cranberries, apple, scallions, ginger, chili, cilantro, and lime.
Curried Chicken Salad with Endive
Curried chicken salad spooned into endive "boats" for a crisp, delightful appetizer.
Curried Egg Salad with Mango Chutney
Simple egg salad, spiced up with curry and mango chutney. Great on toast!
Curried Pork Empanadas
Appetizer-sized empanadas, or turnovers, stuffed with a curried ground pork picadillo, and baked until golden brown.
Dad’s English Muffin Pizzas
Extra specia English muffin pizza made with English muffins, grated Mozarella cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, and caramelized onions.
Classic deviled eggs recipe, perfect for post-Easter and summer picnic potlucks. Mashed cooked egg yolks, mixed with mayonnaise and Dijon, spooned or piped into cooked egg white halves. Sprinkled with paprika.
Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)
Classic Mediterranean baba ghanouj eggplant dip. Baked eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, and olive oil.
Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade
Hard boiled egg whites stuffed with artichoke heart tapenade and sprinkled with grated cooked egg yolks
Fava Bean Dip with Goat Cheese and Garlic
Fresh fava bean dip with green garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, and goat cheese. Great served with jicama or cucumber slices.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Mexican salsa recipe made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno or serano chiles, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Also called Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca.
Two classic garlic bread recipes, one toasted and crispy from the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.
Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.
Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
Meaty chicken wing drummettes, marinated in garlic, honey, Dijon, soy sauce, and lemon juice, then roasted in the oven.
Hot Crab Dip
Hot crab dip recipe with cream cheese and mayo base, lump crab meat, green onions, parsley, horseradish, slivered almonds, and Tabasco.
How to Prepare a Cheese Board
Tips and advice on how to put together a cheese plate, either as an appetizer, or an end of dinner course. How to select, store, and serve cheese. How to make a cheese board.