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A platter of Falafel Balls with Tahini Sauce garnished with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Falafel Balls with Tahini Sauce

Posted on November 8, 2019

Falafel Balls and hummus are two Middle Eastern specialties that have become popular around the world and I love them both. During the summer I was making up different Mediterranea...

Grilled Figs Stuffed with Blue Cheese and wrapped with prosciutto on a white platter surrounded by pink flowers

Grilled Figs Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Posted on August 23, 2019

When I see fresh figs I like to buy them and this recipe for Grilled Figs Stuffed with Blue Cheese is one of the ways I like to prepare them. Figs are picked ripe so are fragile...

A platter of Cheddar Cheese Wafers

Cheddar Cheese Wafers

Posted on March 15, 2019

Cheddar Cheese Wafers are sort of like a homemade cracker, but better. This popular recipe is a combination of cheddar cheese, flour and Rice Krispies, seasoned with red pepper fla...

Bubble and Squeak Patties topped with sour cream and chopped green onions.

Bubble and Squeak Patties

Posted on January 11, 2019

Bubble and Squeak Patties is my appetizer version of the potato and cabbage dish called Bubble and Squeak. Created to use up leftover mashed potatoes and vegetabl...

A plate piled with Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Balls

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Balls

Posted on December 21, 2018

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Balls can be a cute little appetizer or just a fun way to serve stuffing as part of a turkey dinner. In my house the stuffing disappears pretty fast no m...

Grilled Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

Posted on May 4, 2018

Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings cooked on the barbecue. A favourite Happy Hour food that is welcome wherever people gather. Don’t default to wings out of a box. Gather on a deck wit...

Meatballs in Almond Sauce served as an appetizer with toothpicks

Meatballs in Almond Sauce

Posted on October 13, 2017

These Meatballs in Almond Sauce are an everyday dinner in my house but when I’m invited to a party I know I can take them and they’ll be a hit. Everyone loves ...

Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste

Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste

Posted on December 23, 2016

Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste is a much loved tapa. In Spanish cuisine tapas refer to a variety of appetizers or snacks that can be simple like this cheese ...

Spanish Banderillas are tapas, the little dishes of Spain.

Spanish Banderillas

Posted on November 18, 2016

Do you like tapas? These little banderillas are a tapa, the Spanish version of hors d’oeuvres. The name banderilla comes from the colourful, barbed darts used d...

A plate with three Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates.

Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Posted on November 4, 2016

Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates are always a winning appetizer. They fall into the popular and much loved category of bacon wrapped anything. Pile th...

Gluten Free Calamari with ancho chile mayo and lime salt

Calamari with Ancho Chile Mayo

Posted on September 23, 2016

Making calamari at home can be a fun thing to do with family or friends. It is a popular appetizer on restaurant menus and even kids love it. Making calamari gluten free is easy a...

Gluten free coconut shrimp with a twist of lemon.

Coconut Shrimp

Posted on August 12, 2016

Coconut Shrimp makes a terrific appetizer any time of year. Although I am more likely to be cooking something on the barbecue in the summer when it’s raining I...

Skewers of Shrimp on the Barbie with pancetta and grilled lemons.

Shrimp on the Barbie

Posted on July 1, 2016

When planning our vacation to Australia I decided I would post Shrimp on the Barbie. My Australian friend confirmed that in the land down under they re...

Grilled Shrimp Martinis served on a dock.

Grilled Shrimp Martini

Posted on April 8, 2016

This naturally gluten free Grilled Shrimp Martini is worth the effort. Sure you can skip half the steps and make a decent appetizer. You can serve it in a marti...

A serving platter of Smoked Salmon Pate and Belgian Endive

Smoked Salmon Pate

Posted on January 1, 2016

A spectacular platter of Smoked Salmon Pate surrounded by Belgian endive leaves is perfect for any holiday party. For special occasions I alwa...


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