Category Archive: Appetizer or Dip

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

I wanted something a little different to start off lucky 2014, so why not black eyed peas in a salsa?  I saw some recipes on the internet, but none realy tripped my trigger,… Continue reading

Frittata with Kale, Red Peppers, and Goat Cheese

I like to have a frittata for breakfast, which is always brunch for me since I work evenings, so morning don’t often happen for me.  A frittata is also suitable for dinner.  Just… Continue reading

Caramelized Onion and White Bean Spread

This is a spread to put on whole-grain crackers or toast points.  Caramelizing the onions lends them a sweet flavor.  This spread also has flavors of rosemary and basil.

Potted Cheese Dip

This is a potted cheese DIP recipe from Real Simple magazine.  Potted cheeses were traditionally made in England (based on a French recipe for Fromage Fort) as a way to preserve cheese.

Eggplant and Feta Dip

I found the inspiration for this easy appetizer in Real Simple magazine.  Serve with toasted pita chips (or store-bought) or with ecrudite (vegetable platter).

Ricotta and Pomegranate Appetizer

My husband loves to eat pomegranates.  He just has me quarter them (I don’t cut all the way through, just throught he skin), and then he just eats them, spitting out the whatever-its-called… Continue reading

Scandinavian Rye Crisps with Breakfast Toppings

Rye has twice the fiber as oatmeal and whole grain rye flakes can be cooked in much the same way.  Rye crisps have the same amount of fiber as whole wheat bread, but… Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Stir-Ins

I don’t know about you, but I like to make my own Greek-style yogurt.  You can also buy plain yogurt and dress it up by stirring in the following combinations.  The real reason… Continue reading