Appetizers

How to Make a Nacho Bar

If you are having a party (especially if there are teenagers as part of the mix) and want a surefire hit, you will be hard pressed to find something more crowd pleasing than a nacho bar.  My sister-in-law did this for one her her son’s graduation parties, and I knew then and there it was going to become part of my repertoire. Most recently I put this out for a super bowl party, and it reminded me of watching a zookeeper feed the lions.  Throw in the food, snatch back your hand as quickly as possible, and don’t get between …

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Blue Cheese, Radicchio, Onion and Honey Flatbread Strips

Finding that perfect bite to serve your guests with a drink is a fun project – or a slightly confusing one. But luckily for us it has just gotten a bit easier. I am deeply in love with these handheld little snacks, which have so much going on flavor wise. The sweetness of honey plays so incredibly well against the salty, savory-ness of the blue cheese, the bitter radicchio and the slightly sharp onion. Truffle honey adds a whole other layer of flavor dimension to this already very sophisticated snack or appetizer.   If you don’t have it, no worries – …

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Fried Calamari, finally

Not an every day recipe, but my goodness, when you are in the mood, there's nothing like a good plate of fried squid.

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