Goat Cheese Tarts

Goat Cheese Tarts

Melted goat cheese baked up in puff pastry with a hint of basil tucked in too… so good!

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Fig and Gruyere Palmiers

Fig and Gruyere Palmiers

Palmiers are a super easy appetizer to assemble, and they’re impressive to serve too. This three-ingredient-recipe is quite a delicious version.

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Elegante Bruschetta

Elegante Bruschetta

Not your typical bruschetta recipe, this one is appealing to the eye with red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, prosciutto and cheese… delicious ingredients all in one place!

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Easy Artichoke Pizza Bites

Easy Artichoke Pizza Bites

I had this at a Pampered Chef party. It was so delicious that I was even suckered into buying the pizza stone that they made it on!

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Cranberry- Crab Phyllo Cups

Cranberry- Crab Phyllo Cups

I served these at a girl’s get-together in the fall and we all loved them. I was a little worried about mixing cranberry and crab, but they were delicious together.

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Chipotle- Lime Crab Dip

Chipotle- Lime Crab Dip

This dip includes tangy lime, fiery chipotle, creamy avocado, and crunchy vegetables. Baked chips are used for dunking, making this an appetizer that’s a bit more healthy.

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Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto

Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto

Parmesan melts into the bread in this appetizer and provides a salty pairing for the prosciutto.

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Barbecue Chicken Wings

Barbecue Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a staple in the American culture… you’ll see them at tailgate and football parties and other manly events. This recipe is tangy and sweet. Add more cayenne…

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Liquored- Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Liquored- Up Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Make sure you serve this one at an adults-only party… or keep it safe out of reach of the little ones who like their fruit. It’s a fun summer dish…

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Prosciutto- Apple Wedges

Prosciutto- Apple Wedges

This appetizer is nice to serve in the fall when apples are at their best. This appetizer is gluten-free adaptable- please see tips below the recipe…

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Potato Chips with Goat Cheese, Pepper Jelly and Bacon

Potato Chips with Goat Cheese, Pepper Jelly and Bacon

Everyone loves to munch on a good potato chip so this recipe is a fun twist. Top potato chips with a few “gourmet” ingredients and you’ll have your guests scratching…

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Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

This was one of the recipes that I prepared for testing when I helped to put together Junior League of San Diego’s Cookbook: California Sol Food. It scored high ratings!

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Goat Cheese Crackers with Hot Pepper Jelly

Goat Cheese Crackers with Hot Pepper Jelly

Such a simple appetizer but so good. Pepper jelly is wonderful paired with the tart flavor of goat cheese.

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Endive with Shrimp Salad

Endive with Shrimp Salad

Endive leaves are perfect for holding delicious fillings, thus making them a natural to use as an appetizer. This recipe is for a simple, fresh mix of lemon scented shrimp…

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