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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Deluxe Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs Deluxe

As far as I’m concerned, all deviled eggs deserve the royal treatment. This recipe has a little bit of crunch to the filling. Add more tabasco if you like things…

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Blue Cheese and Walnut Shortbread

Blue Cheese and Walnut Shortbread

These are like cookies… for cocktail hour! Right before serving, the “cookies” are spread with cream cheese & chutney and decorated with a walnut & a sprig of parsley. Pretty!

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Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you’re on a diet, move along. This spinach-artichoke dip is rich and creamy & completely capable of blowing a diet. (It’s worth cheating though)

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Hot Chicken Enchilada Dip

Hot Chicken Enchilada Dip

For some reason, this one is a big hit at sport’s parties like Super Bowl. It seems to be a draw for the guys, but believe me… the girls like…

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Hot & Cheesy Almond Dip

Hot & Cheesy Almond Dip

A quick and easy dip made in the microwave! Can’t get much easier than this.

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Hot Artichoke and Asiago Cheese Dip

Hot Artichoke and Asiago Cheese Dip

Just another amazing hot artichoke dip… only this one has added mushrooms and peppers- even better!

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Chutney Baked Brie

Chutney Baked Brie

EASY to put together. I have served this Chutney Baked Brie in the upper tier of a two tier dessert tray, as well as baked in a pie plate as…

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Chili- Cheese Dip

Chili- Cheese Dip

Because sometimes you just need a recipe that is quick and brainless.

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Cheddar- Beer Fondue

Cheddar- Beer Fondue

There’s really nothing better than melted cheese mixed with *bacon* and beer. Add a few spices and heat it all up until hot and bubbly. Oh Yeah!

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Brie

Brie in Puff Pastry Stuffed w/ Wild Mushrooms & Sweet Onion

Mushroom-lovers can celebrate… sauteed onions and mushrooms are stuffed in the middle of a wheel of brie and wrapped in puff pastry:  Mushroom and Sweet Onion Stuffed Brie.  The brie is…

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Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Spread

Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Spread

This appetizer spread happens to be a good one for those who are counting their calories. It’s low in fat and calories and has minimal Weight Watchers points. I like…

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