Sweet Toasted Pecans

December 22, 2017 Appetizers

A delicious treat for the holidays.

This quick and easy recipe will be a hit with family and friends. WARNING: The are addictive! 1 egg white 1 Tbsp water 1 lb pecans 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy. Add pecans and […]

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Roasted Figs

October 16, 2017 Appetizers


Sweet and juicy figs are topped with honey, Cyprus Black Lava Salt flakes (from SaltWorks) and then roasted. Perfect as an appetizer, with toast, or on top of vanilla ice cream! Try a different herb or nuts to create different flavor combinations. 6 ripe black mission or brown turkey figs, halved 3 Tbsp honey 1/2 […]

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Forbidden Rice Ramen Spring Rolls

September 5, 2017 Appetizers


This recipes has been hanging around in my ‘I have to try this’ pile for some time now. This past weekend, I finally got around to making these delicious spring rolls, a recipe from Lotus Foods. This morning, everyone went to school with them packed in their lunch — I believe we have a new […]

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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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