Your Holiday & Seasonal Guide for Food & Lifestyle

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Mini Chorizo Mushroom Quiches made Crustless

Mini chorizo mushroom quiches pack a lot of flavor for such a small bite. Need to bring an appetizer for a night out?  Maybe even to a potluck dinner?  Making a dish that travels well is essential when you plan to bring a dish to share at a party or other event you’ve been invited […]

Breaded Chicken Wings Baked in the Oven

Breaded chicken wings makes a great comfort food appetizer. If you love chicken wings then you might want to try something a little different.  My breaded chicken wings recipe is a crispy and delicious alternative to the Buffalo wings we love to eat.  You may be surprised to know that there are some key differences between […]

Mini Stuffed Peppers with Beef and Rice Filling

Mini stuffed peppers for your next cocktail party. Are you looking for something new and lively for an appetizer?  Well here’s a thought… why not try my mini stuffed peppers?  They are the perfect “bite-sized” version of the traditional Greek dish.  Packed with flavor and easy to eat, my mini stuffed peppers are a fun […]

Sliced Tomatoes on Toasted French Baguette

Sliced tomatoes with basil on toasted French baguette. I love tomatoes, especially when they are freshly home grown.  When you start with great flavor it only requires an easy recipe and a few ingredients to capture and enjoy a rich tasting experience.  My good friend Felecia shared with me a delicious appetizer idea that is sure […]

Mini Pesto Rosso Pizzas with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Mini pesto rosso pizzas combine the flavors of sundried tomatoes, spinach, and goat cheese I love pizza!  And if you feel the same way, then I have a great recipe to share with you.  First, my mini pesto rosso pizzas are very easy to prepare.  Secondly, they cook on the grill and not in your oven.  I use pocketless pitas […]

Mini Tomato Basil Quiches made Crustless

Mini Tomato Basil Quiches made Crustless Looking for a great appetizer… maybe a small bite for brunch?  Then try my mini tomato basil quiches.  They’re just the perfect finger food for any special occasion; easy to pick up and very easy to eat.  The filling is made of tomato, basil, and chives, now surround that by custard, and you have […]

Zucchini Coins with Sea Salt and Lemon

Zucchini coins are a tasty treat. Although you can’t purchase anything with these tasty coins, they certainly are worth their weight in gold!  You can’t go wrong when you invest the short amount of time it takes to make these golden treats.  All you need is one delicious organic zucchini or better yet, one you’ve […]

Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)

Stuffed grape leaves with a hamburger and rice filling. My mother is visiting, so today is a very special day for me.  When my mother and I get together, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen…making Greek food of course!  This time we prepared stuffed grape leaves; a Greek specialty that is both time […]

Tarragon Deviled Eggs with Chick Centerpiece

Tarragon deviled eggs lay in a bed of cabbage to celebrate spring! After a few months of winter, it’s time to forget about white and focus on color.  Spring is all about brightness, freshness and color!  So why not celebrate it with my colorful & flavorful tarragon deviled eggs?  These classic treats are just as […]

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip Appetizer

Baked Buffalo chicken dip is your comfort food appetizer. Love the taste of Buffalo wings?  The rich spicy taste that combines the heat from hot peppers with the cool flavors of blue cheese.  What’s not to love about that?  Baked buffalo chicken dip is a tasty appetizer that combines all of the goodness of Buffalo […]

Rosemary Roasted Shrimp Appetizer

Start your holiday celebration with a rosemary roasted shrimp appetizer. The holiday season is here and it’s time to indulge your taste buds with homemade delights, family traditions and gourmet decadence.  This is certainly not the time of year to forsake your warmest heart’s desires… and assuredly, there are a lot of desirable foods to satisfy anything you crave.  If […]

Spinach Spanakopita Triangles with Feta Cheese

Spinach spanakopita triangles Here’s a delicious appetizer that’s bursting with flavor!  My Greek spinach spanakopita triangles are the perfect indulgence when you are in the mood for a small bite.  These little pockets are made of Filo dough wrapped around a spinach and feta cheese filling.  Filo dough is light, flakey, and crispy and melt-in-your […]

Cranberry Apple Chutney with Orange Zest

Cranberry apple chutney served with toasted sliced French baguette. If you’ve ever wanted to taste a holiday, then perhaps I have the appetizer for you.  My cranberry apple chutney with orange zest brings home the flavors of fall, the aromas of Thanksgiving, and the warmth of Christmas.  It’s quite easy to prepare and you can […]

Guacamole Dip Served with Chorizo and Manchego

Halloween platter with guacamole dip, chorizo, and Manchego cheese Here is something quick and festive for your Halloween holiday.  Guacamole dip served with sautéed chorizo and Manchego cheese.  Guacamole is a real crowd pleaser and it certainly adds a colorful addition to any holiday celebration.  I added some carrot zest for color… how cool is […]

Chicken Nachos made Kid Friendly

Chicken nachos are a fun and easy appetizer. I love making chicken nachos!  The taco seasoning adds the right amount of spices and heat to create a very flavorful chicken topping.  The ingredients are simple and you certainly can have fun making any changes that suit your tastes.  I chose tortilla chips that were deep blue […]

Roasted Pepper Tomato Dip with Toasted Flatbread

Roasted pepper tomato dip is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy your vegetables. Enjoy your vegetables in a different way: try roasting them.  Take this a step further and blend these ingredients into an amazing dip.  My roasted pepper tomato dip is a satisfying and healthy way to enjoying your vegetables.  This recipe is easy […]

Black Raspberry Baked Brie Mini Bites

Relax on a mid summer’s night with my black raspberry baked brie mini bites. Brie and black raspberry are the perfect combination for my black raspberry baked brie mini bites.  But I didn’t stop there; I served these tasty bites in mini filo shells.  And why not?  These mini filo shells are already made and add a crispy, […]

Tzatziki Sauce with Pita Bread

Tzatziki sauce makes a great dip with pita bread. Tzatziki sauce is a versatile dish that can be used in a variety of ways.  The sauce is traditionally used as a topping for gyros, pared with lamb and vegetables stuffed in pita bread.  The refreshingly light combination of cucumber, dill, lemon and Greek yogurt used […]

Spanakopita Mini Bites with Puff Pastry

Spanakopita mini bites are a great appetizer for indulging your Greek cravings. And don’t they look delicious too?!  They’re certainly not your typical appetizer.  The spinach and feta filling is a tasty combination of vegetable and cheese.  Puff pastry dough adds a rustic, homemade appearance that will help your guests feel warm and welcomed. This dough […]

Corned Beef and Pickled Red Cabbage Appetizer

Corned beef and pickled Cabbage on toasted rye bread is an easy appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day. Want something fun and easy to make for St. Patrick’s Day?  Try my corned beef and pickled red cabbage appetizer.  It’s got all the flavors of the holiday without all the work.  Start with some toasted rye bread, […]

Asian Marinated Chicken Wings

Asian marinated chicken wings are juicy and fall off the bone delicious! Are you in the mood for comfort food?  I have no doubt that this dish will fill the bill…over and over again!  You can believe it when I say that I could sit and eat these wings for days…except they never last long enough.  […]

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