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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 veget...

A plate piled with Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Balls

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Balls

Posted on December 21, 2018

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Balls are a cute little appetizer for the holiday season or simply a fun way to serve your stuffing at the big turkey feast. In my house this stuffing...

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...

An oversized martini glass filled with Pomegranate Pear Guacamole.

Pomegranate Pear Guacamole

Posted on December 18, 2015

This is not just any guacamole, this is Pomegranate Pear Guacamole. Piled high in an oversized martini glass, sprinkled with brilliant red pomegranate seeds thi...

A dish of warm Cranberry Dip

Warm Cranberry Dip

Posted on November 1, 2015

Warm Cranberry Dip is ideal for impromptu entertaining or a pot luck and is naturally gluten free. It is a surprisingly delicious combination that makes people ...

A plate with crab quesadillas with a drizzle of chipotle mayo

Crab Quesadillas

Posted on October 15, 2015

Everyone loves a gooey, cheesy quesadilla, in this case crab quesadillas. A cheesy filling sandwiched between corn or flour tortillas and fried...what's not to like. Topped with y...

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