Category Archives: appetizers

12 Days of Christmas, Day 10: [Recipe] Vegetable Spread

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This vegetable spread is ridiculously tasty. Let’s not tippy toe around it, it’s amazing. It originally came to me as a sandwich spread from my friend Jenn. It’s a recipe of her mom’s and when I heard about how good it was, I had to ask Jenn to get it for me. Thanks Jenn!

This vegetable spread is a cream cheese and whipped dressing base, and filled with lots of colourful vegetables. The combination is just so good. It works as a sandwich filling, a dip, or just if you’re looking to put a shmear of something on a bagel. So versatile. We’ve enjoyed it spread on a warm baguette too.

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12 Days of Christmas, Day 5: [Recipe] Buffalo Chicken Dip

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For quite some time now, I’ve been thinking about buffalo chicken dip. I see it all over Pinterest, and I’ve always been intrigued. I am completely addicted to hot foods, so a buffalo chicken dip is right up my alley.

The problem with all of the pins and recipes I’ve seen though is that they use canned chicken and ranch dressing mix. I’m not a fan of ranch anything, really, and I suppose you can use canned chicken, but wouldn’t it be tastier with real chicken? I also like my buffalo with blue. It’s for all of those reasons that I knew I had to come up with my own recipe.

This is my buffalo chicken dip recipe – a creamy, cheesy base, with all of the stuff I think of when I think of buffalo chicken – chicken, a bit of a buffalo kick, and the tang of blue cheese.

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[Recipe] Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts (Rumaki)

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Yesterday I was panicking. See, I take these 12 Frilly Days of Christmas quite seriously. I think long and hard about the recipes I post, the order in which I post them, and what types of recipes people look for this time of year. I really wanted to post an appetizer recipe, but could not think of the right one.

I called my mom. “Mom!”, I say, “I need help!”. I explain my situation. “Why don’t you post the water chestnut recipe?”, she immediately suggests. Huh. Now why didn’t I think of that?!? They’re the perfect choice.

Thanks Mom.

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[Recipe] Lemon Butter Shrimp

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Shrimp, butter, garlic, lemon. Up the ante with some fresh herbs and a baguette and you’ve got yourself a crazy killer snack or appetizer.

Really, these shrimp ain’t no joke.

These shrimp could make a full meal for you and a friend on a warm sunny day. Make a double batch and pair these shrimp with a crusty bread for sucking up the herb butter at the bottom of the platter and you’ve got a great casual appetizer for a crowd. Toss these butter shrimp in some pasta for a bit more formality, but be prepared – you’ll want to eat it right out of the pan.

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[Recipe] Guacamole and Taco Cups

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Looking for a great snack to serve at a party? Or maybe to eat while watching tonight’s Oscars? These recipes for guacamole and taco cups are just what you’re looking for, believe me. Each come together quickly, are made with few ingredients, and everyone loves them.

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