Swiss Chard Tart With Feta And Currants

Fall Appetizers, Fall Mains, Spring Appetizers, Spring Mains, Summer Appetizers, Summer Mains, Winter Appetizers, Winter Mains

I came across this recipe last year and have made it a few times since.  So far, everyone who has eaten it has given it two thumbs up!  And as Swiss chard is available for most of the year I think a good recipe to keep handy! For the Filling: 1 Tbsp. EVO 1 onion, …

Tomato Bruschetta

Summer Appetizers

There is simply nothing like your own or purchased local tomatoes in the summer. I am a confessed tomato junkie and I adore these bruschetta. Tomatoes and basil…a combination sent from the gods! Makes 4 Servings 4 – 6 tomatoes, seeded & diced 1 Tbsp. each fresh basil & flat-leaf parsley, chopped ¼ cup EVO …

Caponata (Sweet And Sour Eggplant)

Summer Appetizers, Summer Vegetables and Sides

You just gotta love summer! It’s delicious! The recipe makes a lot, but it keeps very well, for up to 1 week. It’s bit time consuming but I think the end result is well worth it and you can cut up everything but the eggplant the day before. Terrific to have in the fridge in …

3 Mediterranean Dips

Fall Appetizers, Spring Appetizers, Summer Appetizers, Winter Appetizers

I just crave these dips in the summer. Transports me straight to the Mediterranean! Good pita and some great wine; just about perfect. I think dips are a wonderful thing to take to a party or get-together in the summer. Great with my Greek lemon-oregano chicken or marinated lamb. You might want to drain the yogurt …

Eggplant Relish Filled Cheese Tartlets

Fall Appetizers, Summer Appetizers

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Just because they’re vegetarian, doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious! Veggie appy’s are always a good thing in my books and the tartlet shells can easily be made ahead and frozen. All you need to do is thaw, refresh in the oven for a few minutes …

“Tuscan” Fig Salad

Fall Appetizers, Fall Salads, Summer Appetizers, Summer Salads

The other day a friend dropped off some fresh figs from her garden… In anticipation of the fig delivery we had picked up some Pecorino ReNero and a bit of a French bleu cheese (they were out of Gorgonzola Dolce).  We figured this would be the perfect time to assemble a bit of a antipasto/salad so …

Chinese Style Barbecued Chicken Wings

Barbequing and Grilling, Summer Appetizers

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here.  Who just doesn’t like wings, sticky fingers and all!  Get out the napkins.  These make great appy’s too!  Don’t leave out the five-spice, it adds a delicious dimension to the chicken!  If you prefer, you can use bone-in chicken thighs.  Delicious!! Makes Approximately 4 Servings …

Roasted Tomato Crostini With Lardo

Fall Appetizers, Summer Appetizers

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Never will I forget my first taste of lardo! It was in Panzano in Chianti and oh my, was it amazing or what. I might have been a little hesitant but my friend convinced me to “go for it” and am I glad I did! Oyama …

My First Arancini

Fall Appetizers, Spring Appetizers, Summer Appetizers, Winter Appetizers

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The other day I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with that left-over saffron risotto from the other night. Having just returned from Italy guess what sprung to mind? Aww, you guessed! This risotto is not totally traditional…but it worked great! …

Warm Artichoke Parmigiano Spread

Fall Appetizers, Spring Appetizers, Summer Appetizers, Winter Appetizers

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, Click here. When I noticed on Facebook how many people made that Mexican layered bean dip for their Super Bowl Sunday appetizer, I was quite surprised! I mean, that is one old chestnut if there ever was one and one that I have made a lot over the …