Orleans Parrish Style BBQ Shrimp

This is a recipe that I feel like I could enjoy once a week. Beyond the amazing taste of creole seasonings, butter, and juicy shrimp, it is one of those recipes that paints a mental picture that romanticizes both where you are and the experience that you are having while you are there. It could…

Ricotta Spread with Home Made Ricotta

I took a day off from work recently with the thought of relaxing and doing almost nothing.  From the moment I woke up, I did whatever I wanted – long walk with the dog, coffee on the coach, watching master classes, flipping channels, etc.  The lack of the ‘have to do’s’ left me open to…

Prosciutto with Mozzarella & Melon

Every time there is entertaining, I like to start with something simple and fun with just a hint of elevation. Spring is more than in the air, bringing with it the urge to find fresh meal ideas and tasty treats that are colorful and light – this appetizer does not disappoint. Although all soft in…

Marinaded Beef Tips

Looking for that appetizer to help make your Super Bowl party pop!  Well, I may be a little late on the planning, but just in case – here you are – Marinaded Beef Tips!!!  These tips are tender and perfect when served on a toothpick for everyone to enjoy – adults and kids alike.  The…

Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons

We have been so set on weeknight dinners lately that we have forgotten the glory that is appetizers.  That perfect little bite to satisfy your taste buds that you get to use either your fingers or a tiny fork!   Wontons are the definition of a well rounded appetizer – it includes the creamy inside…

Go To Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer

I call this our Go To Mozzarella Appetizer/Snack because it is unbelievably easy to put together.  Using ingredients you have on hand to create yourself an quick and easy snack while dinner is baking or if friends come over unexpectedly. There is something really great about this appetizer because you eat it with your hands.  It adds a…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

There is so much that can be said about this recipe that I don’t totally know where to start.  I have been making this (and versions of this) for years; it is requested at almost all holiday functions I attend (both sides of the family); it is an amazing appetizer to fit any number of occasions  it has…

Chili Deviled Eggs

Finger foods are where it is at…between holiday parties, cocktail parties, football parties.  It seems everywhere you look right now, there are suggestions for the simple one bites of tastiness.  This recipe is one that is great for potlucks and will not disappoint.   We went out to dinner with family last month to a…

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Love This Recipe!!! I have tried to make hummus before, but I have had issue with either the texture being a little gritty or it having a strong bite.  And by bite, I mean a Holy-Buckets-Get-Ready-For-Your-Socks-To-Get-Knocked-Off kind of finish that I do not want in my hummus. Hummus is quite a staple in our house for…

AntiPasto Salad

AntiPasto’s literal translation is ‘Before the Meal’ and is a traditional Italian starter course for meal time.  And I can’t think of a better way to start a meal than with mouth watering cheeses, cured meats and the perfect vinaigrette dressing.  The dressing in this recipe truly makes the meal.  Just the right mix of…