My mother prepared this dish (along with another simple appetizer consisting of chilled cocktail shrimp stuck with festive toothpicks along side a dish of cocktail sauce) every Christmas as far back as I can remember. It is a creamy, savory blend of easy-to-find ingredients that showcases the rich flavor of the clams. Stay with the mentioned brands and you'll never be disappointed. Serve with Ruffles(R) Original potato chips.
Twist on an old favorite!
This is MEAT CANDY!! Baking them in the oven allows the bacon to crisp, the liquids to be released from the Smokies, and the brown sugar to caramelize on them deliciously. It also allows to you control the fat content of them a bit more easily, as most of the bacon drippings will remain on the sheet pan after cooking. We usually make them during the holidays, but they're good for all year 'round, of course. So easy to make!
Dredged, dipped in the deep fryer, salted and served with tartar. Doesn't get much easier than this recipe for fresh clams.
The flavors of Greek salad sit on top of flaky crescent roll crust for a tasty summer pizza.
Add a little Turkey Day flavor to your summer grilling with this easy "improved BBQ sauce."
All that discount turkey after Thanksgiving? Put it to good use in this spreadable appetizer, great for the man cave on game day.
I've made this cheese ball for years. I find the jarred dried beef to have the best flavor but you have to rinse it to remove much of the salt. This recipe works best if made at least one day in advance.
This is a festive spread that goes great with any kind of cracker. It was given to me by a friend who has made it for years. It's especially nice during the holidays, but tasty enough that you would never want to have it only once each year. It's a cream cheese based spread with orange zest, pecans, and dried cranberries providing an excellent supporting role. Dessert, hors d'oeuvre, or something else? I'm not sure, but I hope you like it.
This recipe always makes me think of Christmastime and my late Nana, because we made it every Christmas and New Year and continue to do so.
I love the richness and elegance of Beef Wellington, particularly for fancy winter dinners. Beef Wellington, if you haven’t had it before, is a medium rare slab of steak, topped with fois gras and mushrooms, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. The dish can be an expensive proposition, so I’ve transformed it into economical hors d’oeuvres.
A tasty snack anytime, and it's simple to make, too.
Don't let those teenagers at the fast food joint have all the fun--you can make these Brazilian chicken nuggets, known as coxinhas, at home.
Is it your den? Or the lobby of a fancy hotel? Get that classic shrimp cocktail taste, made in your own kitchen.
Have a tasty appetizer ready in just a few minutes--just marinate shrimp, pin on some bacon, and send into the fire.
An easy appetizer recipe for your summer cookout. Deviled eggs with the cool taste of pickled onions: a hit at any party.
Making a spread for vegetarians? You won't miss meat too much with this hearty, flavor-packed vegetarian dip.
For the beginning baker, try these easy sausage pastries wrapped around cheese.
This easy Greek appetizer is a great spread for crackers.
A cheese ball with a little kick to it, thanks to a roll in some chili powder.