Category: Rockin’ Appetizers

Zesty Fresh Tomato Black Bean Salsa

A mouth pleaser that’s bursting with fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, and savory beans. Use this salsa as a dip for chips, or a topper for tacos, tortillas, baked fish and chicken.  You can dial down or up the heat factor…

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   The little ones make a…

Zucchini Bikini Soup

Zucchini Bikini Soup

It’s a thrifty meal that’s not only satisfying but exceptionally low in calories.  If you start making healthy choices NOW, you’ll be ready come summer to slip into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini. Splash of Olive Oil 1 Large…

Rich and Robust Minestrone with Roasted Vegetables

Minestrone

Roasting some of the veggies in this soup intensifies their flavor, adding a robust and hearty element.  I haven’t added pasta but you certainly could.  If you want to jazz it up even further, throw in some frozen pre-made meatballs.…

Remoulade Dipping Sauce or Sandwich Spread for Chicken and Seafood

Chicken Wings

Apparently, Remoulade sauce is an American classic.  I’ve eaten it often without ever having thought to make it myself.  With a little experimentation, I’ve created my own version. Lighter than the traditional with the addition of yoghurt, it’s always a party hit, particularly…

Let Us Pesto – Lettuce Pesto

Buttercrunch Lettuce

There are times when you just want what you want when you want it!  With nary a blade of basil growing in the garden, I pulled up some Buttercrunch lettuce and combined it with dried basil to make a Lettuce…

Appetizer Curry Dipping Sauce

Crudités

This extraordinarily easy dip is one of my absolute-go-to sauces. It takes only moments to whisk up and it drives everyone wild! It’s excellent with fresh veggies, chicken strips, French fries, deep-fried shrimp, as a sandwich spread, and even as…

Leaping Fish Chowder with a Kick

Fish

Although a deceitfully simple soup, it’s full of rich flavor. Serve it with a crusty buttered bun or a bacon and tomato sammie. If you’re watching your figure or someone else’s substitute milk for the cream. Happy tummy time! 2…

Simply Posh Salmon Bisque

Vintage Salmon Label

This soup drives my man wild and when I say wild. I mean he moans like a bear in a honey pot. He hugs the bowl like a babe at the breast. You catch the drift. On the sticky scale,…

Green Soup aka. Green Soup Shooters

Green Soup

At this time of year, I’ve more greens growing in the garden than I know what to do with.   They find their way into almost everything, stir-fry, salads, pancakes, casseroles, and soups    Next I’ll be drinking them like the oh so…