Posts in Appetizers
A Christmas Menu Idea For Two (or four)

Often after having experienced a very social Thanksgiving dinner (or not), I look forward to a quiet Christmas dinner. The menus for my Christmas dinner sometimes included ham baked with cloves and pineapples and a range of complimentary sides. Sometimes, . . .

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Holiday Small Appetizer Tray Idea

Assembling an appetizer tray is almost as much fun as sampling its delicious treats. Many appetizer trays are designed to host a large group of people.

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The Making of Small Cheese And Meat Boards

Beautiful cheese boards with their abundance of food items, color and textures are visual feasts.  You just wants to dive in and taste as many flavors as possible.  Such cheese boards are very large and relegated only to be enjoyed by a large group of people for special occasions. 

I make cheese and meat boards for guests or when I need something to take to a party.  But I also make them when I don't feel like cooking and just want to relax and munch.  Sometimes I make a cheese board when I want to make myself feel special. The making of a small cheese and meat board is easier than you may think.

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Honey Blue Cheese Stuffed Endives

This honey blue cheese spread offers a sweet and salty flavor tamed by cream cheese.  A little crunch is added with the walnuts and the endives.  The endives also provide a perfect foil with its sweet but gentle bitter taste.  

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Olive Muffalata Stuffed Hard-Boiled Eggs

Wanting a different take on the classic stuffed hard-boiled eggs, I rummaged through my refrigerator (door wide open!) and spied a jar of olive muffalata.  

If you are not sure of what is olive muffalata, it's a spicy (just a little) pickled olives--and so very delicious!  You can purchase it in the grocery store in a jar, online or the grocery store deli.

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Black Fig Snack
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