Appetizers

Appetizers or starters are a great way to stimulate your guest’s hunger, while you prepare the rest of the meal. They are also perfect for entertaining unexpected guests. After all, what’s better than enjoying good company, with great food? Appetizers are also perfect to serve during the BIG game, or to take to a potluck.

In the Middle East, Appetizers are known a “Mezze.” The word “mezze” means to “snack” or “taste.” Mezze usually includes popular Middle Eastern classics like Hummus, TabouliBourak (Assyrian Egg Rolls), and Foul Medames. Besides these tasty dishes, mezze always includes a variety of alcoholic beverages. This usually includes vodka, gin, rum, with Ouzo being the most traditional.

Fruit Salsa Recipe (using loquats)

Fruit Salsa Recipe (using loquats)

Have you ever tasted a loquat? Loquats taste like a mixture of mangos and peaches. Besides pineapple, mangos and peaches are the most often used fruit when making fruit salsa. But sometimes you have to think outside the box.

Creamy Guacamole Recipe

Creamy Guacamole Recipe

Creamy Guacamole, as the name suggests, is perfectly smooth, and chunk-free. Although I love chunky guacamole, the kind full of tomatoes, diced onions, garlic, and cilantro, sometimes I crave the silky consistency of this Creamy Guacamole Recipe.

Potato Chop Recipe

Potato Chop Recipe

I’ve been planning this post for months and very excited to finally be sharing my Potato Chop Recipe with you!

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

I still remember the first time I used smoked salmon and cream cheese in a recipe together for the first time. It was in the early nineties, I made an Emeril Lagasse recipe for smoked salmon cheesecake.

Dill Dip For Veggies

Dill Dip For Veggies

Looking to kick up your game with a tasty and healthy dip for Super Bowl? Have I got the perfect recipe for you! You’ll score big with this healthy Dill Dip For Veggies recipe.

Roasted Eggplant Dip (Baba Ganoush)

Roasted Eggplant Dip (Baba Ganoush)

As the name of the post suggests, this “Roasted Eggplant Dip” is known as “Baba Ganoush” in Arabic. Similar to hummus, this roasted eggplant dip is a perfect blend of smokey eggplant, freshly squeezed lemon juice, plenty of garlic, tahini, and olive oil.