Category Archive: Appetizer

Roasted Chestnuts!

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Years ago my mom and I traveled to England together for a girls vacation and while there among other things, we discovered roasted chestnuts. These delicious little gems sold by street vendors were roasted right there on the street and served up in little paper cones. They were hot, slightly sweet and nutty. Unlike anything I had …

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Vegetable Galette

Roasted Vegetable Galette

There is something about oven roasting vegetables that just takes them to a new level of deliciousness. The process allows the natural sugars to come out and caramelize creating a nice, slightly sweet exterior on every little morsel while keeping the inside all moist and soft. Imagine combining roasted butternut squash, red onion and cabbage …

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Recently on a Trader Joe’s shopping day I picked up a beautiful eggplant for under $2. A recipe from Ina Garten for a roasted eggplant spread intrigued me so I got busy in the kitchen. This recipe contains all things that equal deliciousness – is that a real word?  Roasted red bell peppers, red onion, …

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

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I made a little mistake with my asparagus placement – I should have alternated the asparagus ends and tips – it would have looked better. That little hiccup didn’t alter how it tasted. This was rich, cheesy and fabulous! We cut it into about 16 pieces for an appetizer and it was a huge hit. …

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Three main ingredients is all you need to make one of the most amazing appetizers.This is one of those super easy recipes that results in something that looks and tastes like it must have been a lot of work. Okay maybe not as easy as spray cheese and Ritz crackers (that use to be hubby …

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