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Starters

Cranberry Goat Cheese Flatbread

Cranberry Goat Cheese Flatbread

Cranberry Goat Cheese Flatbread is an appetizer that is as easy to make as it is impressive to serve.  Ready in less than 30 minutes, this delicious starter is a beautiful and elegant start to your Thanksgiving meal. I like to start serving Thanksgiving appetizers Read More..

Spicy Apple Cider Margaritas

Spicy Apple Cider Margaritas

Just in time for your Thanksgiving celebrations, this Spicy Apple Cider Margarita has all the fall flavors you want in a holiday cocktail, plus tequila and Fireball for a spicy cinnamon note.  This margarita is sure to be a favorite among your friends and family. Read More..

Spiced Pumpkin Bisque

Spiced Pumpkin Bisque

Kickoff Halloween evening in a delicious and healthy way with this Spiced Pumpkin Bisque with the spooky, spider web topping.  It’s warm and comforting, with all the flavors of Fall. Why not host a trick-or-treat kickoff dinner and include this bisque for the adults and Read More..

Prosciutto, Pear, And Blue Cheese Appetizers

Prosciutto, Pear, And Blue Cheese Appetizers

Five ingredients are all it takes to whip up an elegant and delicious no-bake appetizer that’s fancy enough to serve at cocktail parties or holidays, yet easy enough to make before a weeknight dinner. I adore serving a variety of appetizers, with a delicious cocktail, Read More..

Sparkling Rosemary Pear Martini

Sparkling Rosemary Pear Martini

The quintessential Autumn cocktail, this sparkling rosemary pear martini is fruity, sweet, with an herbaceous finish from the rosemary simple syrup.  This sophisticated cocktail is perfect for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations. Pear and rosemary go so well together and taste like Fall.  And while Florida Read More..

Ridiculously Good Fried Pickles

Ridiculously Good Fried Pickles

Now you can make your favorite restaurant appetizer at home in less than 30 minutes.  These ridiculously good fried pickles are the bar snacks that you’ve been craving. Who knew that a fried pickle could be so irresistible?  It’s salty, sour, crispy, and even more Read More..

Garlicky White Bean Dip

Garlicky White Bean Dip

This garlicky white bean dip makes an easy appetizer or snack.  Roasted garlic, herbs, and lemon enhance the creamy white beans for a dip that’s so satisfying, you won’t remember how healthy it is. This dip is one of my favorite ‘go-to’ snack recipes.  You Read More..

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Minty and refreshing, a Classic Mojito is a fun summer rum cocktail that appeals to most people.  This recipe makes one cocktail, but there is enough Mojito Syrup to make a pitcher!   When it’s hot outside and I’m feeling a little lazy, I like serving Read More..

Spicy Seafood Dip

Spicy Seafood Dip

This spicy seafood dip makes a perfect party appetizer.  It’s cheesy, creamy, and full of spicy flavor.   I like to serve the dip with celery sticks, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, and buttery crackers. The dip is elegant enough for bridal and baby showers, yet hearty Read More..

SCALLOPS BRUNO

SCALLOPS BRUNO

In 30 minutes, you can whip up restaurant-quality scallops in a buttery, lemon sauce.  Scallops Bruno makes a great appetizer and an elegant main course as well. I’ve served the Scallops Bruno as part of a cocktail party menu alongside Mexican Picaditas, Fried Deviled Eggs, Read More..

CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema

CRISPY AVOCADO FINGERS with spicy lime crema

Crispy avocado fingers make a tasty appetizer or side dish when you’re craving something a little different.  Creamy avocado is breaded and pan-fried to golden perfection, then served with creamy, spicy lime crema.  It has all the flavors of your favorite guacamole. I like to Read More..

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

Grilled romaine salad is this summer’s ‘go-to’ side dish when you want something a little bit different.  Heads of romaine lettuce are grilled to give them a subtle, smoky flavor and then topped with a creamy, homemade dressing, bacon, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.  What’s not Read More..

PANZANELLA SALAD

PANZANELLA SALAD

This super simple Panzanella salad is sure to become a family favorite.  With crunchy, homemade croutons, fresh vegetables, and a delicious Italian dressing, this healthy salad makes a great start to a meal or a light lunch. I love serving this salad as part of Read More..

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

A sweet and creamy dessert martini that brings all the flavors of a tropical key lime pie. This key lime pie martini is great as a Memorial Day brunch cocktail or after-dinner nightcap. With great success, I’ve served this cocktail as part of a dessert Read More..

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

A Classic Waldorf Salad is a cool, creamy, and crunchy summer side dish that goes wonderfully with barbecue and makes a great light lunch.  This is a perfect salad for National Walnut Day!   I like to serve this salad with Burnt Ends (aka Meat Candy), Read More..