Category Archives: Appetizer

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 We made the cornbread mini-muffins from scratch rather … Continue reading

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Eggplant Pizza

Recently we celebrated with family, friends, and neighbors (not mutually exclusive categories, of course!). The menu was an attempt to provide an eclectic summer smorgasbord. We’ll let you decide how well we did. The first appetizer uses slices of eggplant … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea “Hummus”

You can’t have hummus without tahini, the sesame seed paste. That’s why Sara Moulton put hummus in quotation marks for this recipe. Nonetheless, the results make a delectable appetizer, particularly when spread on grilled rounds of French or Italian bread. … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrot and Dill Hummus

We make hummus just about every weekend; hummus has become the appetizer of choice when family or friends come over. Since we make hummus so frequently, we are constantly looking for a way to change things up, and this version … Continue reading

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