Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Broccoli Bites

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Most days, I look in the mirror and don’t even recognize this person I have become. I look at the old me and the person I am now and feel like they are 2 separate yet equally important parts of me. That old version showed me what I didn’t want to be. And this new one…well, this is a whole new adventure! (more…)

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Anyone who has received butter lettuce in their Bountiful Basket knows that it can be a little unsettling to put something that claims to be “alive” and comes with a dirty root ball into your refrigerator. We also know that it’s delicious. Both times I’ve gotten it, I knew I could’ve probably just made a salad, but the perfectly cupped-shaped leaves made my mind automatically think lettuce wraps. (more…)

Apple Nachos

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Close up of this naughty apple goodness!

I think I am in LOVE! I know I am on a sugar high/rush since I haven’t had much over the last few weeks. My friend Lizabeth was talking to me the other day and I’m not sure how we got on the topic of food since we are both doing this “Biggest Losers” challenge but we did. She told that she had seen this apple nacho thing on Pinterest and told me that I needed to try it. (I think she was trying to get back at me since I am always telling her that I am going to bring her naughty baked goods from my kitchen.)
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Jamie’s Hummus

Saturday, October 26th, 2013


We had some Hatch Chile’s left and I wanted to try them in a humus. So here’s the result!
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Celery Root Chips

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Get a celery root in your organic basket this week? Have no idea what to do with it!? I didn’t get an organic basket but was lucky enough to have a friend who didn’t want to make an attempt with it, so kindly gave it to me….I again haven’t tried this before but what I do know is that in our home, my husband and I have “the secret ingredient” it’s a term we lovingly use for celery seed. It is one of our favorite things to cook with! So, the chance to try something fun with the root sounded exciting to me!!!
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Halloween Food Fun!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

I love Halloween! Next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday hands down! There are so many fun things that you can do with food at Halloween. If you are on Pinterest like I am you probably have seen this skeleton dude pictured on someone’s board. I thought he was cute and decided to try my hand out at making him. He isn’t exactly like the one on Pinterest but he still turned out cute regardless!
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Prosciutto Wrapped Persimmons with a Kick

Sunday, October 20th, 2013


This morning I work up at 4:30am and jumped out of bed, not only because it was Saturday which means its basket day, but also the idea that I was getting something new to experiment on. I was going to have some fun with these wonderful new thing called persimmons that I had never heard of. Persimmons are not something I know anything about (shocker I know, I really am a newbie about some things. I’m just trying to make it in the big, NOT SO BAD produce world…haha! I like to joke about it now, but what I really am is a reformed extremely picky eater. Who is only learning about certain foods now because I was so closed minded about them before. I am a changed woman :)
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Stuffed Mushrooms

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

White button mushrooms are earthy, pleasing to eat, and the perfect appetizer! Mushrooms are available for many recipes but the holiday season is a great time to think about stuffing mushroom caps. The mushroom cap can be stuffed with a wide variety of fillings. This recipe is one of my favorites to use when company is coming!
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Savory Galettes

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

In planning a menu for a Games Night the idea of tapas came to mind. This reminded me of a recipe in the August 2013 Better Homes and Gardens August for Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette. Not only was it easy, it used ingredients already on hand! I also knew I could easily change a few ingredients and use up even MORE!
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Zucchini Fries

Monday, August 26th, 2013


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