Category Archives: Appetizers

Tomato Bruschetta

tomato bruschetta

Nothing quite says summer like Tomato Bruschetta.  Tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil come together in a delicious snack.  This is great as an appetizer or as a side dish with grilled meats.  The trick is to make sure you marinate it for at least an hour, so that the tomatoes can be infused with all the herbs.  Enjoy! Continue reading Tomato Bruschetta

Sweet Chili Asian Wings

Sweet Chili Asian Wings

Wings are a crowd pleaser.  Whether you are throwing a cookout or a Football party, bring out a big batch of tasty wings and you will be left with any empty bowl, STAT.  This recipe is one of my favorites, from Bon Appetit at Epicurious.  They can be made ahead, so they are perfect for a party.  You can make the glaze and marinate the wings ahead, then just cook them right before it’s time to serve.  Sometimes when I am having a big party, I will make a huge batch and cook them in a disposable pan so that when they are done, I don’t even have a pan to clean up! Continue reading Sweet Chili Asian Wings

Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

grilled shrimp cocktailThis is one of my favorite summer go to recipes, from my all-time favorite Summer grilling cookbook, Boy Meets Grill.  Have you ever fallen in love with a cookbook so much that the pages are all dirty, the binding breaks and you have sticky notes on every other page of all the recipes you just have to try?  Well, this is that cookbook for me, no lie see below! Continue reading Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

Jalapeno Poppers

jalapeno poppersThese are the simplest, easiest, tastiest and pretty healthy snack!  I got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks.  I skinnied it up by subbing low-fat cream cheese for full fat and center cut bacon for regular (as well as just putting the bacon on top instead of wrapping all the way around).   Now you can take the calories you saved and drink a Margarita with it! Continue reading Jalapeno Poppers

Salad with Soy Dressing & Prosciutto

salad with soy

This is Bill’s all time favorite salad.  I made it for him when we first started dating.  I used to make it all the time and then frankly, I forgot about it.  When planning our Valentine’s menu, I was trying to think of a light salad to have and remembered this.  Let’s say it was well received by my Valentine :)

The salty prosciutto and dressing goes really well with the lettuces.  Make sure you lightly dress the salad, a little of this dressing goes a long way! Continue reading Salad with Soy Dressing & Prosciutto