Appetizers and Soups
Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil
This is the classic bruschetta, served with fresh tomatoes and basil. You can substitute other herbs for the basil, such as thyme or oregano.
Caramelized Onion Tartlets
These caramelized onion tarts are made with frozen puff pastry, which you can find in the freezer section of most supermarkets.
Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail
This Shrimp Cocktail, served with a Bloody Mary cocktail sauce, is fresh, delicious, and so easy to make. Find more great-tasting recipes here.
Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes
These colorful and tasty sweet potato pancakes make a great appetizer or side dish.
Garlicky Marinated Mushrooms
A foolproof recipe and a real crowd-pleaser, it's hard to eat just one of these marinated mushrooms.
Great Guacamole Recipe
Say "adios" to store-bought guacamole. This is the real thing, and it's super easy to make. The secret to making great guacamole is using good avocados.
Casino Clam Dip
This dip or spread is inspired by the ingredients in a clams casino recipe.
"Upside Down" Tuna Taco Bites
In this "upside down" tuna taco bite recipe, we are starting with vegetable as the base, in the form of thinly sliced jicima, topped with tuna, and finished with a sprinkling of crunchy corn nuts.
Artichoke Hearts Gratin Recipe
This broiled artichoke hearts gratin recipe makes for a great appetizer.
Roasted Asparagus with Fried Prosciutto and Poached Egg
Sometimes Italian delis will sell the small shank ends of the prosciutto at a discount. These pieces can be minced up and used in pastas, salads, and with vegetable like this roasted asparagus recipe.
These jalapeño poppers feature fresh jalapeños stuffed with a spicy cream cheese mixture, rolled in a seasoned panko curmbs, and baked until crispy and golden. They are as easy to make as they are to pop in your mouth, and are always make a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
These Nachos are big on flavor and are laden with black beans, corn, tomatoes, scallions, olives and cheese. Be sure to serve these nachos right away so they are crisp and hot.