Recipe Index: Appetizer
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 (Pico de Gallo)
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.
Ginger Honey Chicken Wings
Irresistible, addictive chicken wings! With a fresh ginger, honey, soy sauce marinade.
Goat Cheese Bacon Pops
Easy goat cheese bacon pops! Such a fun and festive appetizer for any party or holiday gathering. Make-ahead. Gluten-free.
Golden Cheddar Cheese Crisps
Lacy, crunchy Golden Cheddar Cheese Crisps! Stress-free easy party appetizer. Ready in under 30 minutes.
Greek Meatballs! made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeño, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Easy grilled shrimp basted with garlic butter. It's shrimp on a stick!
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.
Grilled Skirt Steak Skewers
Marinated skirt steak, threaded onto skewers and grilled. Melt in your mouth tender and delicious!
Honey Hazelnut Baked Brie
Festive Baked Brie! Drizzled with a sweet and sour honey sauce and toasted hazelnuts.
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 Make Perfect Guacamole
The BEST guacamole! So easy to make with ripe avocados, salt, serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
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.
Simple and delicious hummus, made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Takes only 5 minutes to make!
Classic liver paté recipe with ground pork, calf, chicken, or pork liver, bacon and spices.
Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime. Perfect with seafood.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.
Mexican Street Corn Nachos
Street Corn Nachos! Tortilla chips topped a creamy monterey jack cheese sauce, toasted corn, crumbled cotija, chili powder and cilantro.
Mini Salmon Quiches
Super easy mini salmon quiches. Puff pastry crust. Salmon, cream cheese, and scallion filling. Make-ahead and freeze. Great party or brunch appetizer.