Category Archives: Appetizers

Tomatoes are in Season: Don’t Miss Them!

“Bob, slow down! Now get ready to pull over! There’s a stand around the next corner. We can’t miss it!” Mom chirped at Dad in the front seat of our 1961 Pontiac, Bonneville. “Oh hell! Don’t you already have enough … Continue reading

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Homemade Dill Pickles

One of my food faring heroes is my late Aunt Jo who was ahead of her time in the kitchen. Dinner at her house was always interesting to say the least! In the 1950s when most of us were learning … Continue reading

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7-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

This is a recipe that’s been around for a long time and each time I make it, it’s like I’m tasting it for the first time. Terry Webb, a firefighter’s wife from Kent, Washington, shared it with me back in … Continue reading

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Layered Greek Hummus Dip

Recipe of the month is a Layered Greek Hummus Dip, which was sliced, diced and added-to by my friend, Kate McPike, who found the original recipe at the Decor Fix blog. Like so many good cooks, Kate proceeded to make … Continue reading

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Aunt Joan’s Favorite Appetizer

Aunt Joan’s Favorite Appetizer 1-8 ounce block cream cheese 1/4 cup wasabi paste thinned with water to a frosting consistency 1/8 cup toasted sesame seeds or finely chopped green onions 1/8 cup soy sauce Rice Crackers Place cream cheese on … Continue reading

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Tangy Taco Roll-ups

Tangy Taco Roll-ups are a favorite that have been around for a while yet they remain a hit at every gathering. Fill flour tortillas or thinly sliced ham with this south-of-the-border filling and you’ll have guests coming back for “Oh, … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – December 20, 2012

Linda asked: Do you have a favorite appetizer recipe you can share? My answer: One of my favorite standby recipes is Tangy Taco Roll-ups. A friend gave me the recipe many years ago, I put my own spin on it … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – December 13, 2012

Roni asked: Do you have a recipe for pesto that is good and easy? Also, how long does it keep in the fridge? My answer: Here’s a recipe that comes from the kitchen of Shelley of Humble, Texas. PESTO: 1/2 … Continue reading

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Fresh Cranberry Apple Salsa

This recipe was given to me by my husband’s cousin, Carol Phillips, who lives in Illinois. With just one bite this unusual cranberry salsa became my favorite recipe for this holiday season. Serve it with a touch of jalapeno or … Continue reading

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Recently I made stuffed mushrooms for a dinner party and I’d forgotten how quickly they disappear at the appetizer table. For this particular dinner I made the mushrooms without crab because I was serving a rich, heavy meal. My guests … Continue reading

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