Showing posts with label Appetizers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Appetizers. Show all posts

Super Bowl Savory Snacks

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hi all! The Super Bowl is less than a week away and I couldn't be more excited! Because this is the first year I am hosting a party, I want to make sure everything looks and tastes good. Which is why I made a list of mouth watering appetizers and snack ideas for your own party! Enjoy!

Baked Zucchini Sticks
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
Chili Recipe in Football Shaped Bread
Pizza Rolls
Individual 7-Layer Dips


Buffalo Wings
Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Individual 7-Layer Dip Super Bowls

Portobello Quesedilla

Beefy Bacon and Cheese Biscuit Cups

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
Football Bites
Crescent Sausage Bites
Jalapeno Chicken Spirals

Super Bowl Sunday Appetizers

Friday, February 1, 2013

With the Super Bowl happening this weekend, I wanted to do a quick round up of some yummy and easy recipes that I found on the web. These sure look tasty, and you'll bet some will be tested at my house this weekend! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Spinach and Onion Sour Cream Dip
Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Individual 7-Layer Dip Super Bowls
Portobello Quesedilla

Beefy Bacon and Cheese Biscuit Cups

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
Football Bites
Crescent Sausage Bites
Jalapeno Chicken Spirals

Spinach and Onion Dip With Sour Cream

Thursday, November 29, 2012

With the holidays coming, I always find myself preparing some sort of appetizer for my guests. Whether I make it from scratch or just pop some frozen puff pastries in the oven, I make sure to always have something on hand. This appetizer is so yummy, healthy, and very easy to make! All you need is some spinach, onions, cheese, sour cream and whole grain pita breads and you're set! Enjoy!


Spinach and Onion Dip
Prep time: 5 min        Cook Time: 10 min           Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients
- 1 spinach bunch (about one pound), washed and chopped
- 1/2 tub sour cream
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 bag whole wheat pita bread (about 4 pitas)
- Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. In a frying pan, fry onion and garlic until soft, about 1 minute. Add spinach and fry until spinach is soft and almost wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the sour cream and stir until well combined and sour cream starts to heat up. Add mozzarella cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. If you like it more cheesy or more runny, add either more cheese or sour cream.
2. Heat oven to 300°F. Cut pita bread into quarter slices. Place directly on lower racks of oven. Bake until crispy (about 5 minutes). Serve warm with dip.

Variations:
For a lighter dip, omit the cheese, or sprinkle the finished product with 1 tbsp. of Parmesan cheese.
Substitute regular sour cream with light sour cream for a healthier take on this dip.

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Focaccia Pull-Apart Bread

Friday, November 9, 2012

Yes yes, I know that focaccia bread is a dimpled Italian bread, but after seeing just how popular pull-apart breads were all over Pinterest, I just had to make a pull-apart version of focaccia bread. This recipe is different than an original focaccia bread - it has more dough, more flavour, and is just a fun appetizer to make! It is flavoured with olive oil and herbs and baked to perfection. I have a bread machine, so I allowed my machine to do the dough-making for me (easy!). But for those of you that don't have one, I wrote out the steps on how to make dough. Don't worry, it's still easy (am I contradicting myself then from the last sentence?). Enjoy it with your favourite warm dish or alone as an appetizer. I like to dip mine in some tomato sauce...yumm!


Focaccia Pull-Apart Bread
Prep time: 1.5 hours        Cook Time: 20-25 min           Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients
Dough
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp salt

Topping
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tomato, cubed
- 1/3 cup feta cheese
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp chives
- 1 tsp rosemary

Directions
1. Add yeast to water. Stir until well combined. Let stand for 5-10 minutes until bubbly and foamy.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and yeast mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined (or until the dough keeps sticking to the spoon). Use your hands or a mixer with the dough paddle attachment to ensure all ingredients are incorporated and the dough is smooth, about 5 minutes.
3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough a few times. Form into a ball. Place dough in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, covering the dough in oil to avoid the dry skin that tends to form on dough. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside, allowing the dough to rise to double it's size in a warm place. This process will take about an hour to an hour and a half.
4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a 10-inch round baking pan with 1 tbsp olive oil. I used a 10-inch springform pan. Roll the dough and shape into small balls (this recipe gave me about 13 balls). In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 4 tbsp olive oil with spices. Toss the dough balls individually in the mixture (if more oil is needed, add to the bowl along with a bit more of the spices). Arrange the balls in the pan. Sprinkle evenly with tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese.
5. Bake on the bottom rack for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature alongside chili or stew dishes, or as appetizers with tomato sauce as dipping sauce.

Topping Suggestions:
Black/green olives, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic.
 

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