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Tag: appetizer

Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers

I saw this recipe for jalapeño poppers years ago and wanted to try my hand at it. It can be as simple as using three ingredients: jalapeños, cream cheese and bacon. Or you can jazz it up a bit with other add ins to make […]

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post these on my blog. Since I am a Rochester, NY native, and live in close proximity to the birthplace of Buffalo wings (Buffalo, NY obviously) I am confident in saying that I know my wings. […]

Okra Tempura

Okra Tempura

I don’t know if there’s any way to convert okra haters to okra lovers. The slimy texture and the way it slides down your throat a little too easily, the fuzzy exterior and how it pricks your skin when handling them, the way it makes […]

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Coconut Shrimp (improved recipe)

Along with all my new recipes, I am also revising and improving existing recipes for your enjoyment. These are recipes I’ve tweaked over the past few years so I know what works and what doesn’t. Some of these recipes might not have that many tweaks, […]

Stuffed Baguette

Stuffed Baguette

Stuffed Baguette – Baguette hollowed out and stuffed with a cream cheese mixture, perfect as an appetizer.

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar is one of those things you don’t really picture and start salivating over (similar to bean salsa) but once you take a bite you can’t stop!

Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Mango/Avocado Salsa

Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Mango/Avocado Salsa

I’m going to do something a little different this time. I’m going to post my Ingredients/Directions on the top of the post, then a story (cuz I like to chattty chat chat) with the step-by-step photos. Lettuce wraps – with diced chicken, mango/avocado salsa (serves […]

Taco Dip

Taco Dip

Look at that.  Isn’t that the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?  I don’t have any more words to describe it.  The photo speaks for itself. Serve it with a big pitcher of sangria this weekend!! ______________________________________________________________________ Directions with photos: 1) Add finely chopped onion […]