Archive For The “Appetizers” Category

Ham Pate’ (or Ham Salad)

Ham Pate’ (or Ham Salad)

If you’re like us, your refrigerator is probably full of Thanksgiving leftovers. My husband is perfectly happy to keep re-heating plates of turkey, gravy and all the fixin’s but my girls who aren’t too fond of turkey anyway are always ready for something different. They like chicken salads and they will put up with turkey…

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Crab Crostini by Jade

Crab Crostini by Jade

Jade made these delectable morsels when we had a crab feast not too long ago. My daughter Asi, my husband, and I are usually crab purists. We like our crab unadorned, simply dipped in butter or lemon & soy sauce or vinegar & garlic sauce. When we have crab, we make sure The Clone, who…

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Gruyère Cheese Gougères &  Galatoire’s Oysters en Brochette

Gruyère Cheese Gougères & Galatoire’s Oysters en Brochette

December was a month of French terms and recipes in our kitchen starting with the French Yule Log we did for Daring Bakers and continuing with the Recipes to Rival challenge which is this duo of Gruyère Cheese Gougères & Galatoire’s Oysters en Brochette appetizers. Our hosts for December were Temperance of High on the…

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Easy Baba Ganoush

Easy Baba Ganoush

This is the Easy Baba Ganoush recipe we made with the homemade tahini and to dip the lavash crackers in. Baba Ganoush is a dip made from roasted eggplants common in the middle east. Jade who loves Middle Eastern cuisine orders this with her koobideh all the time. The use of roasted eggplant in this…

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Lavash Crackers

Lavash Crackers

Daring Bakers everywhere baked crackers for the month of September. These are savory treats this time, Lavash Crackers! This month’s hosts, Natalie from Gluten A Go Go, and co-host Shel, of Musings From the Fishbowl chose the vegan and/or gluten free recipe to challenge us with. Now I don’t know much about vegan or gluten…

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Homemade Potstickers

Homemade Potstickers

My girls love dumplings of any kind. One of their favorites to make and eat are potstickers. They are easy enough to make that they can now make them on their own, whenever they feel like it. Once made, they like ’em steamed, fried, boiled or in soup.

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Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

I finally had a chance to try my hand out at making my own spring rolls and decided to have a wrap up day when the girls had their sushi rolling day. This would have been a great entry for Lasang Pinoy’s Binalot event, but things just didn’t synch up right and I missed the…

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

This is an old appetizer standby, and a favorite at parties. For parties, you probably should use smaller, bite sized mushrooms. This time though, I had some large mushrooms that were just waiting to be stuffed so I fixed this for dinner for me and the husband and still had plenty leftovers for lunch the…

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