Perfect for people watching their carbohydrates. If you've ever tried to come up with appetizers that are low carb, you know it's not easy. This is not really a "tart" in the traditional sense, but they are tasty and have great texture. Enjoy!
Hey you Paula Deen fans, she has a new magazine, "Cooking with Paula Deen"--this recipe is from the premier issue. It was so yummy looking, I couldn't wait to try it. I added another 15 minutes to the cooking time suggested (30-35 minutes) and It was just right, but oven temperatures vary, so check on it during the last few minutes of cooking time. I'm also going to add a few dashes of cayenne pepper next time for something hot and sweet!
If you adore artichokes, you should adore this CHEESY appetizer. This takes your next gathering to the sophisticated level. Great for special occasions, if you are having a large get together you will probably want to double this recipe, and keep it warm.
A really great tapa that will get you many compliments. Really simple to make. The original recipe was by Roxanne. I have served this at many of my "Wine and Tapa" parties and was always pleased by the response.
This recipe is a holiday MUST! My mom has been making this for several years now, and it is TO DIE FOR! It's from Sept. 2000 Southern Living. The recipe makes 4 logs, so you almost have to serve 2 at a time...THEY ARE THAT GOOD! Then you can have 2 in the freezer for unexpected guests! Enjoy!
I love dill pickles and these are the most flavorful and crisp pickles I've ever tasted! This recipe comes from my best friend's mother. Eliza and her sisters made these pickles year after year... I can see why. (I make one entire jar of pickled onions - they are great in relish trays!)
If you like Chinese dumplings, these vegetarian pot stickers will blow your mind!! They are very easy to make (contrary to what people may think) and dumpling skins are available even in Western supermarket now. This recipe should use up one package of round dumpling skin and enough to serve a big crowd as appetizers. You can make these dumplings way ahead of time and defrost and pan-fry them just before serving. A recipe by Ming Tsai.
Quick and easy appetizer that tastes and looks like it was prepared by an expensive caterer! Ever since my dear friend NCMysteryShopper sent me some Black Olive Paste for Christmas, I have been searching for just the right recipe to try it out! VIOLA! Revised from a recipe found on epicurious.com.
This is my sister's recipe. I had to put it here for safe keeping, as it is my most favorite spinach artichoke dip. This recipe calls for roasting the garlic for more depth of flavor, but you can always skip this step if needed for the sake of time. And when I make it, I always add a few extra cloves of garlic - or two or three... ;)
These are AMAZING appetizers! I finally got the "secret" recipe from my friend. The amounts of pesto, nuts and parmesean are estimates, you can adjust to taste. Go easy on the pesto or it tends to overpower. Even non blue cheese lovers will like these, I promise!
A retro recipe that stands the test of time. These little round beauties are the highlight of any get together. Hard boil the egg, slice in 6 slices, (I use a egg slicer) top with salt & pepper, (I use a course ground pepper) dollop each slice with a zesty bit (about 1/4 tsp or more if you like) ketchup and Tabasco, and slide on to the Ritz. A smooth, but slightly salty and most definitely zesty bit of wonder right onto your taste buds.