Category Archives: Appetizers

Mushroom-Lentil Pâté

When I hear the word pâté, I picture a slice of toasted baguette with a modicum of creamy pâté spread on top. Until recently, I hadn’t considered making my own because I thought it had to be made with liver … Continue reading

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Savory Asparagus and Puff Pastry Tart

This is a simple recipe with a nice combination of rich flavors and chewy textures and looks elegant when served. The adage you eat with your eyes is definitely applicable. Because it is made with puff pastry sheets, it is … Continue reading

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Mango Habanero Salsa

Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. In addition they are a rich source of potassium, Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-E and Vitamin-C. No wonder they are often referred to as a “super fruit”.

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Teleme, Squash and Onion Galette

This is a good appetizer and a good way to use the excess summer squash from your garden. If you can’t find Teleme cheese, you can substitute Monterey Jack, mozzarella or provolone.

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Mozzarella Chipotle Bruschetta

  Wait…before you tell me that bruschetta is a classic “Italian” appetizer let me tell you that I know. See my how to make bruschetta recipe. 

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How To Make Bruschetta

Can you pronounce the word bruschetta?

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Savory Root Vegetable Tart

This recipe was inspired by a roasted root vegetable tart I enjoyed at The Farmer and The Cook’s Valentines Day Dinner a few years ago (Olivia, you are amazing). It uses the vegetables and herbs in my Roots Vegetable Bake … Continue reading

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