Appetizer Recipes

 

Appetizer RecipesAlthough sometimes called hors d’oeuvres and sometimes called starters, appetizers are those small delightful dishes served before a meal. I earliest memory of an appetizer is one of those little mini hot dogs in puff pastry my Aunt Gert used to serve us at holiday times.

Appetizers can be served hot or cold, simple or elaborate, they are handed out to get your appetite stimulated before the big meal. I’m guessing they are often used to hold off your appetite to give the host more time to get the food on the table.

Either way, here are a few of my favorite appetizer recipes:

Mussels Topped with Corn/Tomato Salsa Recipe

June 1, 2006 1 Comment
Mussels Topped with Corn/Tomato Salsa Recipe

Another appetizer my sister-in-law whipped up last weekend for our family gathering involved steaming mussels in some white wine and topping them with a simple salsa made with corn, tomato, and a few other ingredients. They were a real treat, easy to prepare and a huge success. The recipe calls for using a hot sauce […]

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Mango Salsa with Black Beans

May 30, 2006 1 Comment
Mango Salsa with Black Beans

For Entertaining We had a great weekend in State College celebrating a bunch of family birthdays. As usual, we stayed at my wife’s sister’s home, who takes on organizing meals for every family gathering. She is a wonderful home cook who puts on these incredible feasts that are unique, entertaining and delicious. One of the […]

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