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Category Archives: appetizers

Orange Chicken Meatballs

Meagan appetizers, main_course, Uncategorized

from: Life Made Simple   My 6 year old is like most others – a picky eater. He has never, EVER liked pasta (seriously? Did they switch babies on me at the hospital?), would live off of pb&j sammies if I’d let him, and has recently started having hunger attacks at 8:07pm every night. However, […]

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Homemade Pimento Cheese | Sarafina's Kitchen

Homemade Pimento Cheese

Meagan appetizers, sandwiches, sides

Thank you so much to the folks over at Tabañero for sending me two free bottles of their amazing hot sauce. I use it in a lot of recipes…but this one is my favorite.   8 oz sharp shredded cheddar 4 oz diced pimento; drained 4T mayo 2T green onion 2t garlic powder 5-6 dashes Tabañero […]

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Ultimate Crab Dip

Meagan appetizers, seafood

from Coconut & Lime It’s summertime, which means the devouring of tons of seafood in our house.  Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Texas, I can’t imagine my life without seafood being a part of it.  I made this for the 4th of July and have been craving it since. I think another batch […]

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Casa Olé Green Sauce

Meagan appetizers

    4 Hass avocados 1 16 ounce container sour cream 1 can Rotel tomatoes 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 4 ounce can green chilies 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3 ounces cream cheese In a food processor combine cream cheese, avocados, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and sour cream, process until smooth. […]

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Mini Pizza Quinoa Bites

Meagan appetizers, main_course, pizza_night

recipe courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats   2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled slightly or chilled (about 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa – be sure to rinse well before cooking) 2 whole eggs 2 egg whites 2 cups chopped pizza toppings (pepperoni, black olives, pineapple, ham, onions, sausage, peppers, etc.) 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated […]

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Shrimp-Pineapple Skewers

Meagan appetizers, seafood

  Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond 1/2 cup thick teriyaki sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 dash kosher salt 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 green onions, sliced Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 fresh pineapple 2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 pound bacon, package […]

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Holiday Roll Ups

Meagan appetizers

recipe courtesy of FoodNetwork   2 packages cream cheese, softened 1 package ranch dressing mix Freshly ground black pepper 5 flour tortillas 1/2 cup finely diced green bell peppers 1/2 cup finely diced red bell peppers 2 green onions, sliced Mix the cream cheese, ranch dressing mix and the black pepper together thoroughly. Spread the […]

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Holiday Party Pops

Meagan appetizers

from FamilyFun Magazine, December/January 2014 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup (about 3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese 3/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped 1/2 cup pecans Pretzel sticks Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Use a spatula to stir together the cream cheese, blue cheese, and cranberries in a medium bowl. […]

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Meagan appetizers

Recipe courtesy of my friend, Jeff B.  Since he uses Falafel Chips in place of nacho cheese chips, it makes it a gluten-free treat.   16oz cream cheese 2 cups shredded chipotle cheddar 3 T minced onion 2 T salsa 2 t ground cumin Levant Original Falafel Chips With a mixer, blend 16 ounces room-temperature cream […]

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Prosciutto Spirals with Balsamic Glaze

Meagan appetizers

from Pampered Chef Easy & Impressive Appetizers   3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (light, spreadable works well) 1 (14 ounce) can water-packed artichoke hearts, drained & coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons red onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped 16 slices prosciutto (8 ounce package) 2 cups arugula Prepare glaze […]

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