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.
Let the taste of Brazil simmer in your home all day. When you're ready, spoon out this hot, hearty stew and count down the days till Festival.
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.
An easy appetizer recipe for your summer cookout. Deviled eggs with the cool taste of pickled onions: a hit at any party.
Simple meatballs get a boozy boost from a sweet, savory, smoky whiskey sauce. (Inspired by david's "Cosmic Meatballs.")
Artichoke hearts, cheese, garlic and green chiles, all stuffed into French bread, and, oh yeah, topped with more cheese. Are you kidding? This play is a touchdown for sure.
Salty, tasty Parmesan flavors this easy snack mix. Make it during the pre-game show before today's game.
A basic potato soup where potatoes share the stage with little egg dumplings, a very simple and hearty meal. Very tasty too! Four generations of our family once made this on Christmas Eve so that the adults and older children could open their gifts. The dinner was easy to clean up after, and then everyone was in a hurry to get started. So as far back as my grandmother's mother we have called the soup Mom's Christmas Potato Soup!
These savory appetizers are mushroom caps stuffed with sausage, jalapenos and monterey jack cheese.
Fresh green beans wrapped in bacon and stuffed with fresh roasted garlic and red peppers.