Category Archive: Appetizer

Katy’s Best Guacamole

Guacamole Nutmeg Notebook

I think I ‘m a pretty good cook and over the years I have passed on my culinary hints and tips to daughter Katy. Even though we use the same recipes there are some things that she makes better than me! Her guacamole is outstanding. I’ve watched her make it and I think I do the same things she does but …

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Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip Review & Wedding Cake Tasting!

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It’s been a fun week around here food wise. Wedding cake tasting – it’s a tough job but someone has to do it! Let me assure you there was no trouble getting volunteers for this wedding task. But before we get to the sugar overload let me share a new food find that is a …

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Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

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Appetizers can easily add up to hundreds of calories so I am always on the outlook for some “lighter” lower calorie options. Using endive instead of bread or crackers instantly saves tons of calories without sacrificing flavor. An added bonus is that endive leaves make for an impressive presentation. This is a lovely combination of textures …

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Baked Polenta Fries with Marinara Sauce

Baked Polenta Fries

I have a back log of recipes and food reviews just waiting to be posted! Last weekend I made a wonderful appetizer to take to a friends house for dinner. I first heard about this recipe from Helen @ Doing A 180 blog. The original recipe included a mayonnaise based sauce for dipping and Helen …

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Roasted Stuffed Baby Eggplant with Feta Cheese Dried Cherries & Pinenuts

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I have a new love. Baby eggplants. I saw them at Sprouts and I bought them. I had no idea what I was going to do with 15 baby eggplants, but I bought them anyway. Oh my goodness they are so darn cute. They will make you smile.  Not only are these adorable but they were reasonably priced – …

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