Category: Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Parmesan Panko Tortellini Appetizer

I was getting together with some friends yesterday, and was trying to figure out what to bring. I really like fried ravioli and kind of had a craving. Fried food doesn’t transport well, and I didn’t want to smell like fried food either. I had tortellini in the refrigerator, and thought I might be able

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20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

I don’t remember when I first tried the bacon pepper jam, but I was hooked and decided I needed to have this on hand at all times. It’s only available seasonally, so I stocked up on several jars before the end of last year’s fall/winter season. There are so many things you can make with

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Crostini with Boursin, quince paste, & bacon pepper jam

This was one of those appetizers I kind of threw together because I had some bread to use, and I needed something fast and easy. Ingredients French bread, sliced into thin pieces Boursin cheese Quince paste Tastefully Simple* bacon pepper jam Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Meanwhile, spread one leg of Boursin and quince paste

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Jalapeno Popper Corn Dip

I haven’t posted in a while! Right after I made the mint chocolate chip ice cream in the previous post, our fridge died. We were without a fridge for almost 3 weeks (long story), which resulted in eating out a lot. Then we went on vacation. So now I’m back and ready for more cooking

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Granola Bars

I had a bag of granola that she was snacking on, but once I was about halfway through it was too crumbly to eat unless I ate it with milk like a cereal. I thought it would be good to make into some granola bars. The recipe in this post is one I made a

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Dilly Pasta Salad

I went with my horseback riding club to tailgate at the Winterthur point-to -point races last week. This pasta salad was one of the things I brought to share. It was chilly and rained off and on, but we still had a great time. Ingredients 1 box of tricolor farfalle pasta Large pack of grape tomatoes

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Simple Salsa

Ingredients 6 tomatoes, seeded and cut into quarters 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ large red onion, cut into large chunks (separate each layer into its own piece) 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and diced 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp cumin Leaves from about ¼ to ½ of a bunch of cilantro Instructions Place everything into a large food

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Deviled Eggs with Bacon Pepper Jam

Deviled eggs with bacon pepper jam

I make pretty good “regular” deviled eggs, and occasionally I like to mix it up and do something different. My bestie got me a deviled egg transporter for my birthday, which I desperately needed. The last time I transported deviled eggs to a party, it was kind of a disaster. I used the carrier for

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Buffalo Chicken Crescent Spirals

I needed to make dinner one night, and I’d forgotten to take anything out. Oops. Strangely, I had buffalo chicken dip left over from a party. (This was strange because my buffalo chicken dip usually gets scarfed down and I end up wishing I’d made more.) Anyway, back to the dinner thing. I always keep

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Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

This is a super simple cucumber salad. It’s quick to make, and a good opportunity to practice knife skills. This post may contain links, which means I receive compensation when a purchase is made using the link (more information).