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Category Archive: appetizer

Guacamole Taquero {Tomatillo Guacamole}

I’ve been on a big salsa kick (Chiltomate anyone?) and I think of this one as if guacamole and salsa verde had a baby! The smooth, creamy avocados balance the tomatillos’ acidity to make a delicious… Continue reading

Cauliflower, Artichoke and Spinach Dip and a GIVEAWAY from La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Today is officially the last day of summer which means football is back!  Admittedly I’m new to the world of football since I met my husband, a diehard Bengals fan, three years ago.  However,… Continue reading

Chiltomate {Roasted Tomato Habanero Salsa}

We escaped to Wrightsville Beach this weekend for a couple of nights so I made a bunch of stuff we could throw in a cooler for snacking on the beach.  I had a… Continue reading

Herb Salt

I’ve been trying to take advantage of summer’s bounty before it’s gone, making and freezing roasted tomato sauce and loads of herb salt.  On Sunday I made four kinds of herb salt straight from the pots on… Continue reading

Fresh Tomato and Corn Salad

This recipe is adapted from Papa Spuds, a cool local company that has been my go-to this Spring and Summer for fresh produce, meats and baked good (the oatmeal raisin cookies are insane.) Fresh… Continue reading

Butternut Squash, Carrot, Red Pepper and Apple Soup

I can’t believe how long it has been since I shared a recipe! Life has been crazy with an almost 6 month old, wintry weather and my first trip since baby to visit… Continue reading

Crazy Feta

One of our favorite restaurant chains in DC and Arlington, VA is Cava.  They have the best grilled cheese, souvlaki, meatballs and crazy feta, an appetizer served with warm pita bread that inspired my recipe today.  It’s… Continue reading

Easy Baked Brie and Cranberry Dip

Who doesn’t love baked brie in all its bubbling glory? This simple way to make it without bothering with a pastry wrapping is my go-to for easy entertaining or a fancy afternoon snack.… Continue reading

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

This is a simple, five ingredient recipe that’s perfect for a hostess gift or to set out for your guests when entertaining.  Fresh rosemary gives the almonds a delicious flavor and fragrance. I make a… Continue reading

Jalapeño Artichoke Toasts & a Giveaway with La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Today I’m excited to bring you a giveaway that’s perfect for your holiday entertaining! One lucky reader will win a prize pack of two classic dips and one signature egg white quiche from La Terra Fina, a… Continue reading