Category Archives: Appetizer

Peanut Butter Hummus

This household loves hummus and salsa. We are always looking for some variation on either appetizer. This recipe from Cooking Light December 2012, was simple and delicious. Ingredients 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp … Continue reading

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Shrimp Cocktail with Cilantro-Lime Cocktail Sauce

We wanted an appetizer for the long wait for the turkey. This recipe fit the bill. We thought the cocktail sauce was decidedly better than store-bought, and even better than most of the homemade variations we have prepared. The broth … Continue reading

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Sweet (and Hot) Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

A recent dinner at a local restaurant (Redstone Grill in Maple Grove) led one of us to lobby for a Brussels sprouts dish on the Thanksgiving menu. That recipe had a honey glaze, smoked bacon and a sriracha aioli. We … Continue reading

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Lentil Dip

We like this alternative to the ubiquitous chickpeas of our hummus dips. This recipe uses cooked lentils, which goes great with the sweet curry powder and garlic. We found this recipe on the back of a box of gluten-free crackers, … Continue reading

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Pink Hummus

Sometimes it’s just pretty. Sometimes it’s just tasty. When we found a new hummus recipe that was both pretty and tasty, we had to try it. This recipe is found on page 92 of the cookbook Platters and Boards by … Continue reading

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Lentil Tapenade Crostini

For many years, we served an olive crostini with toasted pine nuts. The recipe was great, but we don’t want to be in a rut. Here was our baby step away from that rut. This recipe came from Cooking Light, … Continue reading

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Mini BBQ Chicken-Cornbread Muffins

This appetizer also came from Kraft® Food and Family, Summer 2017. We again include the ingredients and directions for those readers who may not be able to find the recipe at kraftrecipes.com. We made the cornbread mini-muffins from scratch rather … Continue reading

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