Category Archives: appetizers

Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Toasted Hazelnuts

The figs on my new fig tree are ripening so I celebrated by making this quick and easy fresh fig appetizer with goat cheese and nuts as a mid-afternoon snack. I had almost given up on my tree earlier this … Continue reading

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Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini

Sweet figs with a hint of orange are thinly spread over a toasted baguette and topped with fresh goat cheese and a sprinkle of chives or green onions in this, my newest “go-to” appy. I’ve made this one several times … Continue reading

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Greek Salad on a Stick

Kids love anything on a stick, and the kid inside all of us does too. These mini Greek salad appetizers are fun to eat and they offer a healthier alternative to all the high calorie finger foods we often find … Continue reading

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Christmas Finger Foods

Years ago, one of my Christmas traditions was to participate in a cookie exchange. With young children underfoot, year after year I somehow made twelve dozen Nanaimo bars. (Do you know how hard it is to cut through that chocolate … Continue reading

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Homemade Raincoast Crisps

You know those pricey crackers sold in the deli section–the ones you always hope are on sale? Well, here’s the recipe so you can make them yourself. They are a perfect replica. Actually, they’re better because they’re fresh from your … Continue reading

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Cranberry Conserve

Every year at Christmas time, Laura makes gifts from the kitchen for her friends. Her homemade granola packed into a decorated Mason jar is always a hit as are her cookies. This year, she made this beautiful ruby red (I … Continue reading

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Mini Cheese Balls: the easiest appetizer EVER

I’ve made these three times now, and they will definitely be on the top of my Favourite Appies list. They are so easy–a veritable party in your mouth! Five ingredients and a food processor are all you need. Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

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