APPETIZERS

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Stranger Wings

With a little black food coloring and Asian marinade, these spooky Stranger Wings look like roasted bat wings and are the perfect Halloween party food!

With a little black food coloring and Asian marinade, these spooky Stranger Wings look like roasted bat wings and are the perfect Halloween party food! Have you seen Stranger Things on Netflix yet? If yes, I’m sure binge watched it just like we did. If not, boy do I envy you because you have hours… 

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Caprese Polenta Bites

Grilled Caprese Polenta Bites are a tasty and simple appetizer that is not only easy to make, but perfect for your next summer cookout or outdoor adventure.

Grilled Caprese Polenta Bites are a tasty and simple appetizer that is not only easy to make, but perfect for your next summer cookout or outdoor adventure. I am so fortunate to live in the great state of Oregon. I didn’t grow up here, but had enough sense to make it my home as a… 

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Roasted Rosemary Thyme Chickpeas

If you are looking for a tasty snack packed full of nutritional benefits, you cannot beat these delicious and high in fiber Roasted Rosemary Thyme Chickpeas.

If you’re looking for a tasty snack packed full of nutritional benefits, you can’t beat these delicious and high in fiber Roasted Rosemary Thyme Chickpeas. Have you ever tried these? I find them highly addictive. Good thing they are much MUCH much healthier than potato chips. These make such a fantastic snack for so many… 

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Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bites

If you're looking for the perfect two bite party appetizer, these Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bites are definitely a favorite.

If you’re looking for the perfect two bite party appetizer, these Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bites are definitely a favorite. Plus, you can plan to save on time and clean-up activities on party day by preparing the filling ahead of time! I don’t know about you, but I love little two bite appetizers, especially when they consist of… 

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Mini Shrimp Tostadas

Mini Shrimp Tostadas, made with crisp corn tortilla rounds, beans, salsa, and sauteed jumbo shrimp, are an easy appetizer perfect for parties or game day.

Mini Shrimp Tostadas, made with crisp corn tortilla rounds, beans, salsa, and sauteed jumbo shrimp, are an easy appetizer perfect for parties or game day. Who doesn’t love shrimp? For that matter, who doesn’t love a tasty little two-bite appetizer? Well, if the general population is anything like my family, then they will love these… 

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Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

This red pepper marinated Grilled Shrimp with this scratch made Roasted Red Pepper Aioli makes the perfect flavorful summer appetizer or dinner.

This red pepper marinated Grilled Shrimp with this scratch made Roasted Red Pepper Aioli makes the perfect flavorful summer appetizer or dinner. This post was made possible by Mezzetta, but all opinions are my own. I’m not gonna lie – this recipe was good. Like, really good. As in, I just made it and I… 

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Pesto Cheese Bombs

Ooey gooey melty Pesto Cheese Bombs with marinara sauce are super easy to make and will please any crowd. Make this appetizer for your next game day party!

Ooey gooey melty Pesto Cheese Bombs with marinara sauce are super easy to make and will please any crowd. Make this appetizer for your next game day party! I love me some bread and melted cheese. In fact, I think cheesy bread deserves its own food group, much like bacon does. Refrigerated biscuit dough is one… 

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Macadamia Gouda Pesto

I took my traditional pesto recipe that uses pine nuts and parmesan cheese and with a couple substitutions made this delicious Macadamia Gouda Pesto.

I took my traditional pesto recipe that uses pine nuts and parmesan cheese and with a couple substitutions made this delicious Macadamia Gouda Pesto. This recipe started with a happy little basil plant that was purchased on my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s. This vibrant green plant wanted nothing more than to be stripped of its… 

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Beer Cheese Ranch Dip

If you love beer, cheese, and the flavor of ranch, then this easy to make chilled Beer Cheese Ranch Dip should be the game day appetizer you make!

If you love beer, cheese, and the flavor of ranch, then this easy to make chilled BEER CHEESE RANCH DIP should be the game day appetizer you make! Bottom line: beer really should be incorporated into every game day recipe. I’ll be the first to admit that I love cooking with beer. It is the secret… 

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Poppers

These spicy and zesty Cheesy Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Poppers make the perfect two bite appetizer for any game day celebration.

These spicy and zesty Cheesy Bacon Ranch Jalapeno Poppers make the perfect two bite appetizer for any game day celebration. Jalapeno poppers come in all shapes and sizes. I haven’t consulted wikipedia on the subject yet, but I think the traditional jalapeno popper is breaded and deep fried. The thought of that sounds absolutely tantalizing,… 

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