Appetizer Recipes

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

A grown-up remake of the onion dip I loved as a kid. This one features lots of deeply caramelized onions, sour cream and Greek yogurt.

Hummus en Fuego

Hummus en Fuego

A beautiful, spicy hummus recipe made from pureed garbanzo beans, toasted walnuts, and spicy crushed red pepper oil finished with a few chopped olives and a bit of cilantro.

Apple Zucchini Crostini

Apple Zucchini Crostini

Inspired by a trip to Argentina, small crackers topped with an apple-zucchini relish, a tiny kiss of goat cheese, and a couple flecks of black pepper.

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza recipe with an outline of techniques and considerations about the technique it takes to get grilled pizzas right - with topping ideas.

Plump Pea Dumplings

Plump Pea Dumplings

A vegetarian dumpling recipe featuring a simple pea, lemon, ricotta filling. Bright flavors and delicious steamed or pan-fried.

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Olive Oil Crackers

Olive Oil Crackers

This cracker recipe makes thin, snappy, rustic crackers - sturdy enough to stand up to a hearty dip. The technique is simple and straightforward (utilizing just a few ingredients) and the dough is a welcoming canvas to all manner of seeds, salts, cheeses, spices, or flavored oils that you might want to use as accents.

Baked Artichoke Dip

Baked Artichoke Dip

An updated, healthier version of my favorite artichoke dip recipe. Artichokes pureed with yogurt, tofu, Parmesan cheese, and garlic and baked until golden.

Spicy Polenta-Cheese Crackers

Spicy Polenta-Cheese Crackers

Made from polenta, buttermilk, cayenne pepper, and Parmesan cheese, this is a perfect party cracker recipe.

My Dad's Garlic Bread

My Dad's Garlic Bread

My dad's garlic bread recipe - garlic, lots of butter, chives, and lemon zest slathered on a wide baguette. A garlic-studded, golden crusted masterpiece.

Baked Polenta Fries

Baked Polenta Fries

Great party finger food. A thick slab of polenta is sliced into the shape of a french fry and baked off.

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