Tag: Appetizers

PEA & SHRIMP WONTON CUPS

Small Plates, are my most favorite way to dine. Why? Because the options are endless and rather than make one choice for your plate, you have have lots and lots of plates to try so many yummy foods! Pea & Shrimp Wonton Cups are about the easiest and most attractive […]

PEA PESTO CROSTINI

Whether appetizer, tapas, or cocktail goodies are what you’re after; or simply something yummy to spread on, or between bread for a healthy lunch, to-go meal, or after school snack, my Pea Pesto Crostini, served warm or cold, is one of the healthiest, most colorful solutions to your quest. Move […]

PEA PESTO

Spring! Life! Green!!! Peas are one of the first seeds I plant indoors, in the dead of winter, and the first to burst with their offerings to my table in late spring. Since it is now spring, I won’t entice you with all my favorite cold weather dishes that get […]

FINGER FOOD

Whether it’s out on your patio or nuzzled fireside, an evening meal of Finger Food can be most enjoyable! Like many Tapas spreads, they can be carefully planned or simply rummage around in your fridge and pantry to pull together a delicious spread of dishes that will look and taste […]

BLINI & CAVIAR

Dining at home is my favorite way to celebrate a great meal with friends and family! Decadent appetizers are a fabulous way to start the evening. The blini (mini crepes), will keep for several days in the fridge, which makes assembling these little beauties minutes before serving, all the  more […]

CRAB TOWERS

MARYLAND is a crab state. And while crabs can be enjoyed fresh out of the Chesapeake Bay for several months throughout the summer, the tedious work of picking crabs, (which can only be done by hand) is fast becoming a fading job market to fill. No one wants to do […]

VALENTINE TAPAS AT HOME

Take a cozy nook in your home and turn it into a Valentine Date Night! While dining out might sound like a good idea on this night, consider the possibilities if you were to create something new and different right there in your own home, with a simple meal, conversation […]

MINTED PEAS

Spring Peas, their pods, and the whimsical pea tendrils always inspire me to create new recipes just so I can showcase their vibrant color, and the magical design. Minted Peas became this year’s creation, but then I couldn’t stop there… I created a yummy Spicy Shrimp Appetizer with the minted peas, […]

TEA EGGS

Quail eggs are so darn cute! They are the perfect size for so many dishes that would not work for a chicken egg. However, on this day of dabbling with quail eggs, it was the marbleized shell that caught my attention. And so, I decided to try to create something […]

MOROCCAN CHICKEN ROLLS

Sometimes, chicken just needs to get all dressed up and look fancy! This Moroccan Chicken Roll recipe takes the underrated chicken, and elevates it to a whole new level. Using the breast meat of a cooked whole chicken, (as seen in our Chicken 3 Ways) recipe or simply purchase breast of chicken, […]