Category Archives: Appetizers

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Total Time 35 mins Makes 4 servings Ingredients 16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves 1 pound lean ground beef 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons minced pickled ginger 1 dash Asian chile… Read More »

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Total Time 30 mins Makes 1 Dip Ingredients 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa 1 large tomato, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch chopped green onions 1 small… Read More »

Double Tomato Bruschetta

Total Time 35 mins Makes 12 servings Ingredients 6 plum tomato (blank)s roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil 3 cloves minced garlic ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ cup fresh basil, stems removed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 French baguette 2 cups shredded… Read More »

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Total Time 120 mins Makes 5 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 chicken wings oil for deep frying 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup hot sauce 1 dash ground black pepper 1 dash garlic powder Directions In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika,… Read More »

Jalapeno Popper Spread

Total Time 13 mins Makes 4 Cups Ingredients 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup mayonnaise 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained 2 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions Stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green chiles… Read More »

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Total Time 45 mins Makes 20 servings Ingredients 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup Ranch dressing 3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot(R)) 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces 1 (8 ounce) box… Read More »

Guacamole

Total Time 10 mins Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup diced onion 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional) Directions In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime… Read More »

Artichoke Hearts Gratin

Total Time 35 mins Makes 4 servings Ingredients 6 canned artichoke hearts, drained and halved 1 teaspoon vegetable oil salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges Directions Place artichoke heart halves on a paper… Read More »

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Total Time 50 mins Makes 8 servings Ingredients Chicken Mixture: 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, coarsely chopped 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and minced 1 cup diced shiitake mushroom caps 1/2 cup minced yellow onion 1/3 cup chopped green onion 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons… Read More »

Strawberry Bruschetta

Total Time 15 mins Makes 12 servings Ingredients 24 slices French baguette 1 tablespoon butter, softened 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed Directions Preheat your oven’s broiler. Spread a thin layer of butter on each slice of bread. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a large baking… Read More »

Everything Deviled Eggs

Total Time 35 mins Makes 12 servings Ingredients 6 large eggs 2 tablespoons full-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning, or to taste 1 teaspoon sliced scallion greens Directions Place eggs in a saucepan and cover… Read More »

Deep Fried Dill Pickles

Total Time 20 mins Makes 12 servings Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon vinegar-based hot pepper sauce 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup cornmeal 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (32 ounce) jar… Read More »