Toasted Walnut, Honey & Ricotta Crostini

May 21, 2013 Appetizers
Ricotta Crostini

Last month my new friend Sandra from Dairy Farmer’s of Canada dropped off a few of the winning cheeses from the 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix (yes! there is such a thing!). The Grand Champion winner was Quality Inc.’s Ricotta Cheese, and it was the first time a fresh cheese has won the whole competition. […]

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Peach, Tomato & Goat Cheese Crostini

August 13, 2012 Appetizers

  I feel like Kramer right now with his Mackinaw Peaches: Jerry, this is a miracle of nature that exists for a brief period! It’s like the aurora borealis! He’s right, because there’s really only a few more weeks to take advantage of amazing local peaches. I’ve had a huge basket on my counter for the last few […]

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Buffalo Wing Hummus + Superbowl Snacks

February 4, 2012 Appetizers

  Disclaimer: I’ve never actually watched the Superbowl. However, since I watched the entire Friday Night Lights series on DVD last year, I feel like I could watch tomorrow and have at least half a clue as to what’s going on. But since there’s no Tim Riggins on the field, no Coach on the sidelines, and […]

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Cheese Straws

September 13, 2011 Appetizers

Lately I’ve been obsessed with the blog Ezra Pound Cake; Rebecca lives in Nashville and blogs about all kinds of delicious Southern food, plus healthy ideas to balance everything out. When clicking around her website for ideas for a Southern style appetizer for my little dinner party, I came across these Cheese Straws. Homemade Cheese-Its? SOLD.

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Roasted Strawberry & Goat Cheese Crostini

July 30, 2011 Appetizers

I really only post things here if I would recommend them to you and/or I would make them again. Sometimes I need a second opinion before I decide if something is amazing or gross. I kind of feel the same way about these roasted strawberries. When I saw them on Shutterbean, I bookmarked the recipe right […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms + Mother’s Day Dinner

June 1, 2011 Appetizers

I realize Mother’s Day was three weeks ago, but I’ve got a bit of a blogging backlog going on right now, due to some technical difficulties that left me internet-less at home for the last few weeks. Quick shout-out to my brother for fixing things up; he was thanked with the rest of the Cowboy […]

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Sweet & Spicy Pecans

March 10, 2010 Appetizers

  Continuing with our Oscar night dinner, here’s a quick post about Sweet & Spicy pecans. I added them to a big green salad we ate alongside the Roasted Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart, as well as some slices of apple, homemade croutons and a simple vinaigrette with olive oil, white wine vinegar, and dijon mustard.   Sweet & […]

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Marsala Mushroom Triangles

March 9, 2010 Appetizers

  These are the little apps we munched on while we watched the eTalk Red-Carpet special, trashed George’s girlfriend, and played fashion police. Nicole and I made these little triangles for our Smitten Kitchen Christmas dinner (which I will write a Retro-blog post about!) with a spinach & feta filling and another batch with a caramelized onion […]

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