Chilled coconut milk and honeydew with an infusion of mint and melon liqueur makes a delightful start to a meal. Served in a chilled small soup cup and garnished with a sprig of peppermint. Every time it gets wows! Volume varies with the size of the melon. I use 5-ounce servings.
A simple and fun way to dress up asparagus. This easy recipe lends itself to all sorts of seasoning experiments.
This is an quick, easy and awesome appetizer for fall or winter.
This is a sure winner at any Asian feast. By baking them, they come out and stay crispy. I have found that deep fried spring rolls have to be eaten immediately to preserve their crispiness. This is also healthier. A must try!
Spicy, crunchy snack, perfect for watching the game.
Another variation of the classic American pickled egg.
This sugar-free variation is sweet and tangy and great as a dip, on chicken or pork, or as a salad topping or side dish.
Dillweed sour cream dip, what more can I say? Classic. It's great with vegetables, french fries, or anything dippable.
Delicious and light appetizer, using English muffins topped with an imitation crab meat spread.
This is a huge party hit. Men enjoy this just as much as women and are happy to ask for it any chance they get!
Flavor PACKED pickles that will set a three alarm off in the mouth of the most picky person for crunch and taste. This is a relatively simple recipe that works well either canned or in the fridge. Make sure you are starting with solid cucumbers as soft cucumbers will create mushy pickles.
This is a quick and easy appetizer that I received from a friend and tweaked to make it my own... I use a combination of hot and sweet bulk Italian sausage, which is easy to find in Upstate New York, where I live. If you cannot find bulk Italian sausage, buy links, remove the casings and squeeze out the sausage to cook. Don't be thrown off by the strange ingredient combination, these taste wonderful and your guests will be shocked when you share the recipe!
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.
This warm cheesy dip has a bold lemon flavor, and a subtle spicy kick to it. Great for parties or functions. My family enjoys this, as do friends and work companions. You'll never have to worry about leftovers, since someone is always asking to take some home. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do making it. It's easy and fun. Serve with lime flavored corn chips, or your favorite chips, crackers, or bread.
I was given this great recipe by my father-in-law. It makes the best tasting jalapenos I have ever tasted, pickled peppers that will make your mouth water without needing water.
Holiday or party favorite, adds color to your party table and can also be deviled for a colorful, as well as tasty, nibbler.
Salsa Roja or Red Mexican Salsa recipe for hot water bath canning. We do this every year as the garden peppers and tomatoes come to harvest.
This recipe was developed to eat with our Spaghetti. It is a family recipe used for many generations.
Sunflower seeds are a low cost, healthy, and earth-friendly ingredient. This recipe creates seeds that are good as a snack and are especially popular with my family and friends as a salad topper. Commercially roasted sunflower seeds are good, but like all seeds and nuts, they degrade over time and so fresh roasted is much, much better. You can also replace the salt with Cajun Seasoning or add powdered garlic. Consider a tablespoon or more of brewer's yeast--delicious!
Authentic arbol chile salsa. I like mine hot, but you can tone down the peppers if you wish.