Classic Cheese Fondue

January 4, 2017 Appetizers


Great for a party, or enjoyed with your family, this delicious cheese fondue recipe will transport you to the mountains of Switzerland! 1 clove garlic 1-1/2 cups dry white wine 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 lbs. grated Emmentaler Swiss Cheese 1/2 lbs. grated Natural Gruyere Swiss Cheese 3 Tbsp flour pepper and nutmeg to taste […]

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Grilled Pear, Brie & Honey Crostini

September 15, 2016 Appetizers


A delicious and easy appetizer to prepare for a gathering, or simply a quiet night home with the one you love. 1 french baguette, cut in 1/2″ slices Brie cheese, thinly sliced, rind removed 2 pears, halved, cored and sliced honey fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or other fresh or dried herb) Preheat the oven to […]

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Quesadillas with Pears and Prosciutto

August 18, 2016 Appetizers

Take the pear and Prosciutto combination to the next level with this delicious quesadilla. (10-inch) flour tortillas 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, optional 2 to 3 thin slices of prosciutto, coarsely chopped 1 large California Bartlett pear, peeled and thinly sliced Directions: In a large skillet, heat 2 tortillas […]

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Roasted Beet Hummus

April 18, 2016 Appetizers


Try changing up your favorite hummus recipe with the flavor of beets. 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped beets, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 Tbsp tahini sauce 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 lemon, juiced salt and pepper to taste feta cheese, for […]

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Quinoa Croquettes with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

January 8, 2016 Appetizers


    Cilantro Yogurt Sauce 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup ume plum vinegar 1 small white onion, quartered (about ½ cup) 2 cups plain yogurt 1/3 cup olive oil   Quinoa Croquettes 1 cup quinoa, washed thoroughly 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated on medium holes 1 small […]

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Eggplant Rollatini

March 25, 2015 Appetizers

You can also serve these rollatini without the tomato dressing as an appetizer passed on a tray at parties – great finger food. 1 large eggplant, peel and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices sea salt for sprinkling extra-virgin olive oil for brushing, plus 3 tbsp olive oil 1 cup ricotta cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced […]

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Buttermilk-Battered 1015 Onion Rings

January 31, 2015 Appetizers

Buttermilk-Battered Onion Rings

According to Chef  Grady Spears, Texas 1015 onions make the best onion rings in the world – as they are sweet, big and make ‘impressive’ onion rings. If you can’t find 1015’s, opt for swet onions such as Vidalias, Mauis, and Walla Wallas. For Onions 2 large 1015 onions 1-1/2 cups Flour Spice (see below) […]

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Spanish Deviled Eggs

April 21, 2014 Appetizers


This delicious deviled egg recipe is suited for using all those leftover Easter Eggs. But, don’t put the recipe away after the holiday, deviled eggs are tasty afternoon treat or picnic and party fare for all year round. If you’re bringing these to an event, it’s best to prepare the components ahead of time and […]

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Creamy Avocado Cups

April 8, 2014 Appetizers


A quick recipe to create delicious avocado cups that are perfect for snacks, appetizers, or a light lunch. 2 medium sized avocados 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (or reduced fat sour cream) 1/2 tsp ground cumin 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 24 endive leaves   Peel, pit and mach 1 avocado, […]

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Chorizo-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

August 25, 2013 Appetizers


This recipe was inspired by some chorizo stuffed mushrooms I spotted while at Cleveland’s West Side Market. I knew they’d be tasty, and delicious if served in portobello mushrooms. And when topped with panko and parmesan cheese, they turn into a meal. Because they’re made using chorizo, there is no need to add more spices. […]

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