Appetizer Recipes

Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons

Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons

One-inch wide slabs of toasted, cheesy, heirloom tomato filled deliciousness slathered with a basil-chive ricotta spread.

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Make crispy crackers from wonton wrappers. The great thing about this cracker recipe is the way the wrappers provide a quick and easy blank canvas to experiment with - sweet or savory, spicy or seedy - there are countless directions to explore.

Dukkah

Dukkah

Great for dipping with olive oil, this dukkah recipe is a crumbly nut and spice blend typically associated with Egypt - hazelnuts, cariander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, dried mint leaves, and salt.

Whipped Chickpea Hummus

Whipped Chickpea Hummus

Actually two different takes on hummus. One with an Italian twist, and one a lovely shade of green from the incorporation of a bit of sauteed spinach.

Spiced Candied Walnuts

Spiced Candied Walnuts

This candied walnut recipe was is the perfect solution to a New Years Eve hors d'oeuvres dilemma. Made with walnuts, sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and powdered sugar.

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Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust

Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust

A knock-out tomato tart recipe - it highlights the flavor and vibrancy of the tomatoes while remaining mush-free.

Beluga Lentil Crostini

Beluga Lentil Crostini

This has become one of my favorite crostini recipes - goat cheese, black beluga lentils, and chives on garlic-rubbed crostini.

Fresh Shelling Peas: Four Ways

Fresh Shelling Peas: Four Ways

I went to the market and came back with fresh peas - here's how I cooked them. Pea recipes, time four.

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