Easy-Peazy Cheese Crackers (GF)

February 7, 2014
IMG_8471THESE TWO-INGREDIENT CRACKERS are crisp, delicious, and elegant. I wouldn't hesitate to serve them at a swanky cocktail gathering. They make terrific after-school snacks, too. In fact, your kids will probably leap at the chance to help you make them. Ready for some fun? Let's make these cheesy good things! Read more »

Easy Appetizer: Onion & Asiago Rounds

December 27, 2013
IMG_7343ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, nothing revs my engine like Onion and Asiago Rounds. These two-bite cocktail appetizers are crisp, creamy, and screamingly-delicious. They are also a snap to make. Don't make me beg you to try them! Read more »

Chicken & Lemon Polpettine

October 3, 2013
IMG_3908I LOVE POLPETTINE. These old-world Italian meatballs (which we should never confuse with American meatballs) are flavored with Parmesan cheese, fragrant herbs, and a big burst of lemon. Their deliciously-crispy crust is something to sing about, too. One bite and I was hooked. Read more »

Cecina (GF Tuscan Flatbread)

September 30, 2013
IMG_3833CECINA -- pronounced "chay-CHEE-na" -- is a Tuscan flatbread composed entirely of garbanzo bean flour, water, and seasonings. It's delicious. It's naturally gluten-free. And it's so easy to make you can wear a blindfold. Read more »

Chive Pesto

May 3, 2013
IMG_8453YESTERDAY, I took freshly-cut chives, and processed them together with garlic, almonds, Parmesan cheese and a little olive oil. The result? Well, let's just say that after one bite, my eyes rolled to the back of my head. After two bites, I knew I'd have to share the recipe with you: Read more »

Potato Croquettes

November 24, 2012
IMG_2442NEED FIRST-CLASS FINGER-FOOD FOR YOUR NEXT COCKTAIL PARTY? Consider Potato Croquettes. Everybody loves these little morsels that are oh-so-crunchy on the outside, and smooth and creamy on the inside. I make them this way: Read more »

Appetizer: Bacon-wrapped Grissini

November 4, 2012
IMG_1754YESTERDAY, the moment I retrieved a batch of Bacon-wrapped Grissini from the oven, Lily the Beagle appeared at the kitchen door. And who can blame her? These cocktail-appetizers are smokey, sweet, and tender-crisp. To try them is to love them. Fortunately they are no trouble to make. Read more »