Category Archives: Appetizers

Tempura Ahi Tuna Sushi w/ Wasabi-Avocado Cream & Pickled Cucumbers

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Tempura Ahi Tuna Sushi w/ Wasabi-Avocado Cream & Pickled Cucumbers I love these!!   Blended oil for deep frying Fresh ahi tuna, cubed Prepared sushi rice Japanese tempura beer batter Wasabi-avocado cream Pickled cucumbers Black sesame seeds, optional   Spoon … Continue reading

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Tempura Vegetables

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Years ago, my husband I were vacationing in Napa Valley and stayed at this great little B&B, La Residence Inn and in the afternoons in their beautiful courtyard they would serve light appetizers paired with great wines.    On one … Continue reading

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Chinese Five-Spice Pork Wraps

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  This slow cooked pork is amazing!  It takes a while to cook but well worth it and only 15 minutes to prep.  Perfect for tailgating or having friends over to watch a football game. Chinese Five-Spice Pork Wraps   … Continue reading

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Easy Pizza Sauce and Toppings

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You can make the sauce in advance and keep in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. For the pizza crust I either buy pizza dough or Naan bread (garlic or plain). I usually have fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, mushrooms and … Continue reading

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Mini Red Potato Bites

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Mini Red Potato Bites Your friends and family will love these mini potato bites.  I serve them with sour cream and salsa.      Recipe 1½ Pounds red potatoes 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese ½ Cup mayonnaise ½ Cup sliced … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Herb Croustades

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These are so tasty and easy to make.  The nice thing about these quick and easy appetizers is that you can easily have on hand the mini phyllo cups in your freezer for this recipe or for many other appetizers … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde

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Salsa Verde 5-6 tomatillos, remove husk and rinse 1 large Anaheim chili, sliced lengthwise ½ yellow onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves (leave skin on while cooking) ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ½ lime, juiced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Heat … Continue reading

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The BEST Onion Dip

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You’ll love this dip, I promise. It’s easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Onion Dip Recipe 3 medium yellow onions, cut in half and sliced 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon blended oil … Continue reading

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Cheese Fondue

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Cheese Fondue   8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup dry white wine 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Kirsch (Kirschwasser — cherry brandy) 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and pepper to … Continue reading

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Beef Filet Rolls with Soy Dipping Sauce

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This is a great appetizer for a dinner party or any special occasion. A real crowd pleaser. Beef Filet Rolls with Soy Dipping Sauce   Makes 24-30 rolls   2 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce ½ … Continue reading

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