Category Archives: Appetizers

White Bean and Yellow Beet Hummus – a Great Snack for Sailing

This rich and luscious golden beet hummus is extra smooth and creamy. The beets add a silkiness that is hard to achieve with beans alone, and add a very subtle, sweet earthy flavour to this beloved dip. Plus a little … Continue reading

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Sweet & Sour Ham Balls – a Great Make-Ahead Appetizer

Make a batch of these irresistible ham balls ahead of time for your next party or gathering. Perfect little mouthfuls of tangy-sweetness that will be gobbled up with gusto. The sun is turning the snow into a field of sparkling … Continue reading

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Zippy Potato Puffs – Cheesy Little Potato Appetizers

These cheesy little potato appetizers are sure to please at your next gathering. A slice of pickled jalapeño adds a spicy kick to the baked potato base, and it’s all topped by a creamy parmesan cap. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s … Continue reading

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Okay, so Now I’ve Eaten Grasshoppers

Crispy, salty, toasted grasshoppers actually add a nice crunch to a cheesy quesadilla. (Never though I’d say that!) Yup, and they were actually quite tasty. When my friend Christine said she and her husband Gilbert had brought some grasshoppers back from Mexico and … Continue reading

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Easy Baked Caponata – a Sicilian Treasure

Caponata, a Sicilian eggplant and vegetable dish that’s a bit sweet, a bit tangy, and full of rich flavour, makes the best appetizer. A bowl of this in your fridge is like a stash of gourmet gold. When we were … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Sausage Rolls with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

Gluten free sausage rolls that are crispy, crunchy outside and savoury, meaty inside?     You bet! (And the best part is they’re baked, not fried, plus they’re a cinch to roll up.) Serve them with cooling tzatziki dip for … Continue reading

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Queso Fundido (Mexican Fondue and a Mexican Cooking Lesson)

Mexican Fondue is a simple 4-ingredient appetizer you can whip up in 10 minutes to satisfy hungry guests, or just feed your hungry self for a scrumptious lunch! Fundido. Doesn’t that word just make you smile? Whatever it is, it’s … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – a Cool Soup for a Hot Day

Cool and refreshing, a bowl of chunky gazpacho loaded with fresh veggies is the perfect light meal or starter on a hot summer day. (Plus, it’s an easy make-ahead.) On these hot days I often don’t feel like cooking – … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Sweet Potato Nachos

Load up a plateful of spiced Sweet Potato Nachos with all your favourite toppings for a healthy version of that popular southwest treat. Cooking With Meredith Oozing melted cheese, dollops of zesty salsa, olives, bacon, diced avocados, chicken – who … Continue reading

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Sweet ‘n Spicy Moose Wings – Because Why Should Buffalo get all the Glory?

Spicy chicken wings in a bold Sriracha sauce with sweet apricot jam and zippy mustard. We’ve had a curious, marauding moose visit our yard several times this winter. He likes to wander around and nibble on whatever tender branch tips … Continue reading

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