Category: Spring Appetizers

Marinated Olives

I make these olives all the time but I especially like to have them on hand throughout the year for quick nibbles.  When friends drop by all you need are some cheeses & a baguette!  Oh, and the vino!  The olives keep in the fridge for

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Fall Appetizers

Brazilian Empadas

The famous Brazilian meat pies also known as empanadas!  We really enjoy having empadas in the summer either for lunch or dinner with a salad! They are excellent to take on a picnic or to a party as an appetizer (see below).  Bonus…they can be eaten hot or at room temperature! 

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Barbequing and Grilling

“Tandoori” Chicken

I have made this recipe many, may times since I came across it.  It was always a big hit when I made it for events when I was a corporate caterer.  And it’s  so easy too!  We like to cook

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Seasoned Toasted Almonds

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. These almonds were always a big hit with guests at the receptions I catered & no worries about peanut allergies! To this day I often make them to serve as a quick appetizer,

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Asian Barbecued Pork

You could roast the pork in the oven or, my preferred method, cooking on the barbecue. The pork can be used not only as part of an Asian meal but sliced and served as an appetizer, cut up for fried

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Pinzomonio, Italian Veggies and Dip

Here is a very simple, light and deliciously refreshing appetizer; especially good if made with produce from your local Farmer’s Market or your own garden! We had this as an antipasto in Panzano in Chianti a couple of years ago.

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How To Make Pizza Dough

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, please click here. This is the pizza dough I have used for a number of years. I like the idea that, for the most part, the rising takes place in the fridge

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Bresaola “Carpaccio”

It is important to use a youngish Pecorino and not Pecorino Romano for this dish; perhaps Pecorino Fresca or Pecorino re Nero from Tuscany or a Pecorino from Pienza, if you can find one . The Pecorino’s  can often be found

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A Selection of 3 Crostini

I can’t help but think that a cold glass of Prosecco would be a great accompaniment. In Italy, a choice of more than one type of crostini is normally offered.  Use slices of baguette or ficelle, or mini Market loaves

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A Simple Radish Appetizer

Whenever I think radishes I think Spring is here! Slices of baguette Softened butter Worchestershire & Tabasco, you can substitute some anchovies if you like them. Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper New radishes such as French breakfast, sliced 

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