German Potato Bites

I posted this recipe quite a while ago, but life has gotten away from me and I haven’t been able to blog it. Fortunately, I found my scribbles from the day I made it and can finally put it to paper. Or rather, blog. If you don’t already know this, I LOVE appetizers. Hors d’oeuvres. […]

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Brie Sausage Puffs

Do you ever go into a room looking for something and once you get there you can’t remember what you’re looking for? You stand and wait, hoping the thought will come back. You leave the room, hoping it will return. Nada. That’s how I am with items that I can’t find here in Mexico. I […]

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Mushroom Bruschetta with Crispy Onions

Have I mentioned that I love appetizers?  And mushrooms?  Basically this is like the perfect appetizer for me.  Except for maybe the fact that it’s not covered in some sort of cheese.  I do love my cheese. One of the first wine and cheese parties that I had after I was married I went all […]

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Baked Pork Spring Rolls with Chili Peanut Sauce

I love Cocktail Parties.  Wine & Cheese night.  Any event that has platters of small nibbles that are regularly being presented to me while I sip a glass of wine or a beautiful cocktail (preferably with champagne in it) .  I mean, it would be wrong to refuse food that people bring right to me […]

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Gorgonzola Honey Toasts

Having a lovely french baguette on hand opens up the world of possibilities when it comes to toasts and bruschetta and any pretty nibble you can think of.  Any spread, any cheese, any veggie: the options are endless.   That’s why you see so many “Toast Tuesday’s” on the internet; you’ll never run out of toast […]

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Sausage and cheese stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms.  Love. Our kids don’t though.  It’s the only vegetable we don’t make them eat.  They are only allowed one, and it’s been the mushroom for a few years now.  My daughter tried to change to asparagus once and I asked if she was ready to make the official switch, because there’s no […]

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Grilled Sausage & Pepper Quesadillas

Here in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, we don’t get THE most authentic Mexican food.  People from Mexico city or other parts of the country often say “the tacos here are nothing like where I’m from”.  Now that we traveled throughout the country, we are in agreement with these sentiments.  The tacos that I’ve had […]

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Pork Ginger Potstickers

At my last meal, I will request these. Whenever we have any kind of gathering that asks for appetizers, I serve these last, in the desperate hope that everybody is too full to have them.  It has worked many, many times.  Unfortunately, it seems now I have made them so much that people simple ask […]

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Buffalo Blasts with blue cheese dipping sauce

Have you ever been to the popular American restaurant The Cheesecake Factory? Where they not only serve a staggering array of cheesecake that will thrill any sweet tooth (and I don’t even like cheesecake), they have fantastic main course food to boot?  With portions so large anyone is guaranteed a take-home bag?  If not, make […]

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Hamburger Quiche Bites

I hate how these don’t photograph well.  Actual truth: I need a few thousand lessons on food photography.  Because they. are. good and deserve all sorts of accolades and I had to share them with you no matter what they look like. I never knew until a few days ago, actually after I originally posted […]

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