Category: Appetizers

Dec 23

Hot Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

This warm blue cheese dip will be one of your favorite appetizer recipes for entertaining. I can not tell you how insane it is! It is one of those appetizers that you just can’t walk away from. My husband who does not care for blue cheese even liked it. This is a great appetizer that …

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Sep 14

Smoked Gouda-Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers

Chorizo and smoked gouda take these jalapeno peppers to the next level. A simple appetizer or side dish that will have your friends and family coming back for more. If you don’t like a lot of heat, the key is to make sure you remove ALL of the seeds and pith, which is the white …

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Apr 09

Cheesy Chorizo Caramelized Onion Dip

This cheesy dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. A cheese dip with caramelized onions, and a little heat from chorizo sausage. Great dippers are baguette slices, tortilla chips or veggies. Fair warning though, this will go fast so double the recipe if you have a large crowd. Enjoy! 2 C. …

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Nov 17

Cucumber Tomato Bites

The holidays are here and chances are you will need or want a great appetizer for a party you are hosting or a family dinner. These Cucumber Tomato Bites are perfect to wow your guest with presentation and flavor and can be made ahead time. Win win! Fresh cucumber with a cream cheese filling seasoned …

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Nov 02

Chili Lime Shrimp

Simple and easy, these shrimp are great as an appetizer or part of your dinner menu. I love the sweet but spicy taste of the Thai sweet chili sauce blended with the lime juice, honey and garlic. The recipe recommended to marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes but that seemed too long to me with …

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Aug 31

Baked Shrimp Scampi

This is a great take on Shrimp Scampi that comes from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa of the Food Network. A great appetizer or shrimp dish for any meal that will definitely impress. As you see by my picture, it is easy to cut the recipe in half when 2 pounds of shrimp is not …

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Apr 28

Black Bean Queso Dip

Everyone will love this cheesy black bean queso dip! The pepper jack cheese provides a nice pop to the dip without too much heat, but you could easily use Monterey jack or another creamy cheese of your choice. Quick and simple even for a last-minute appetizer. As a warning, you will find this difficult to …

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Nov 15

Hot Black Bean & Corn Dip

Need a new quick and easy appetizer for this coming holiday season? Look no further, this dip is full of flavor and one bite won’t be enough. Depending on your crowd you may just want to double the recipe! Rotel and cream cheese provide a creamy tomato sauce seasoned with chili powder, garlic powder and …

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Apr 26

Bacon Pecan Garlic Mushrooms

Great for dinner parties or a family dinner, these savory stuffed mushrooms get a delicious crunch from pecans and bacon. When I haven’t had large mushrooms to use, I will make only half of the filling and bake for 10 minutes. These guys will go fast so make sure to make plenty. Enjoy! 12 large …

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Dec 20

Benne-maple Roasted Pecans

Benne means sesame and is unique to the Carolina’s since the colonial days. Here in South Carolina Benne wafers, a thin, crispy, toasted sesame seed cookie, are very popular. These pecans are slightly sweet, have a hint of salt from the soy sauce, and a sesame flavor from the oil. Very simple and quick to …

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