Archive for ‘appetizers’

July 10, 2012

Antipasto Skewers

When you are “Entertaining Elegantly” – it does not need to be stuffy or stuck-up or difficult! Throwing your food “on a stick” is a great way to have beautiful presentation, easy to grab goodies, that everyone will love!

Make skewered antipastos for your next picnic, they are perfect for a grab and go hearty bite between whatever activity you have going on with your picnic. No need to grab junk food or stop your fun to sit and eat – grab a stick & have fun. You could also enjoy these as tasty appetizers, a great way to start off your next party and impress your friends. These skewered antipastos are even perfect for a formal gathering (maybe in a tall vase).

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June 22, 2012

Steamed Artichokes

I remember eating Artichokes only once in my childhood (the whole steamed kind, not the jar kind, or artichoke hearts, or used as an ingredient, or anything else – but these whole, fresh artichokes where you peel off your leaves and just eat ’em). I may have eaten Whole Steamed Artichokes other times in my life but the one that sticks out to me is when I was in California with my Aunt & Uncle (who happens to be a talented Marble Artist in his free time). I remember how they told me to just basically scrape the fresh tasty green leaves with my teeth to get the goodness out of them.

Recently, Artichokes were on sale

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June 18, 2012

Peach Salsa

Two of of my favorite things about Summer are all of the Fresh Flavors and eating Warm-From-the-Sun Fresh-Picked-Fruit. This Peach Salsa gives you all of that fresh flavor of the fresh-picked fruit but in a dippable form! Last week I shared my Strawberry Salsa (and stay tuned for Pineapple Salsa) but this salsa here showcases another fruit – the peach! You can very easily enjoy this peach salsa with some tortilla chips or if you ease up on the suggested amount of ‘spice/kick’ in the recipe below then you end up with more of a sweet salsa perfect for with those cinnamon chips.

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No matter how you enjoy your fruit (and the fruits of your labors) this summer, do it deliciously.

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…SPEAKING OF DELICIOUSLY: I am currently entered in the “Live Deliciously” Contest that Cupcake Winery in running on Facebook. Remember a while back I made Red Wine Cupcakes Well, even if you don’t, please take a moment to head over to the contest and VOTE

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June 11, 2012

Strawberry Salsa

~ Strawberry Salsa ~

good with tortilla chips or chocolate covered tortilla chips or graham crackers or  sweet chips or apple crisps or spoons

Last week I went Strawberry Picking (one of my favorite “school’s out for summer” activities). I picked about 12 pounds (and am thinking about going back this week for more) of berries. One of the things I knew I wanted to make was a fresh Summer Strawberry Salsa. There are many variations of Strawberry Salsa -varying from sweet to with a bite – I went somewhere in the middle (although the longer you let this sit, the more bite-ierr it gets, I preferred it fresh day #1)

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June 7, 2012

Jalapeno Poppers [in a blanket]

Jalapeno Poppers are delicious. They also happen to be one of not only Rich’s but also his Father’s favorite snacks.

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