Tag Archives: appetizer

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

I love watching Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, live on Foodnetwork TV.  She makes everything look so easy to do at home.  I have made lots of her recipes from lots of her books, and I must admit that every one has come out successfully. The appetizer that I am making today is based […]

One Ingredient Homemade Whole Grain Crackers

I love to peruse cookbooks. And since the library has an abundance of them, I usually have one borrowed at any one time.  Last week, after being on the waiting list for months, I got my hands on Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook. This is a great cookbook with a ‘best recipe’ […]

Creamy Goat Cheese with Sweet and Hot Peppers

When I have friends and family over for dinner, I love to have everyone in the kitchen talking and keeping me company as I am putting last minute touches on the main meal.  While each person has a refreshing drink in hand, I  put one or two appetizers out on my kitchen island for folks […]

Smoky Eggplant Puree with Urfa Pepper and Pine Nuts

I discovered this beautiful pepper flake in my cookbook travels – Urfa chili flakes from Turkey and then perused the internet and cookbooks trying to find ways of using it in recipes.  This recipe is from Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun.  I have made baba ganouj, a middle eastern eggplant dip […]

W is for Wasabi – Love it with Sushi

I love Bonnie Stern recipes.  I own four of her cookbooks.  I subscribe to her newsletter and check her website often. And her recipes always come out as expected. What more can a cook ask?  From her cookbook, The Best of HeartSmart Cooking  this dish is a fun appetizer that Bonnie Stern calls Sushi Pizza but […]