Lentil Kale Filo Pockets
This elegant dish can be served as a main course or appetizer to impress company! Make a big batch and freeze on a baking sheet overnight, and then transfer to freezer bags. They will last for about 6 months in the freezer. When you are having company, pop a couple out of the freezer and bake!
Cheesy Garlic Bread Balls
These are a really addictive appetizer! Everyone can just pull at the garlic bread balls and munch away! Perfect for game day or just a fun informal gathering.
Roasted Tomato and Gruyere Tarts
This is a really nice tart to serve for a lunch get together with a big salad or as something to munch on with a big bowl of soup! You can roast the tomatoes up to 1 week in advance and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks
Parmesan Zucchini sticks that are baked?? Yes, that’s right! Really crispy on the outside and oh so tender on the inside!
A really fun and different way to serve pizza! Great for a game day party! Your guests can pull apart the rays and dip in marinara sauce!
Grilled Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil
This is a great appetizer to serve when hosting a casual get together! Put out the cubes of polenta with a nice bowl of roasted tomatoes and let your guests top their polenta bites with the beautifully caramelized morsels of tomatoes! You can make the roasted tomatoes up to 1 week in advance. The polenta can be made a couple of days before, but cut and bake just before your guests arrive.
Spiralized Shoe String Potatoes
These are crazy addictive!! They come out super crispy and tasty – from the oven – no deep frying necessary! You will need a spiralizer to create the shoe string effect here.
Spicy Ginger Edamame
Edamame are soy beans sold frozen in their pods. Thye are often served in Japanese restaurants as a starter sprinkled with sea salt. I thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit!
This is such a beautiful presentation for a cornbread served straight out of the skillet! Its great for a casual brunch get together or the big game day! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this is a square baking dish.
Spinach, Walnut and Roasted Pepper Pinwheels
These are super fun and delicious little treats! They can be served as an appetizer for a dinner party or a fun upscale finger food for game day!This recipe will make 12 pinwheels.
Loaded Twice Baked Mini Potatoes
Using small potatoes here is a really fun way of having a bite sized snack full of flavor! Try them as a finger food or for a game day snack!
Pull Apart Garlic Cheese Bread
This is such a fun appetizer for a game day! Everyone just pulls pieces of the cheesy garlicky goodness and dips into marinara sauce! They won’t even realize how easy it was to make!
Basic Kale Chips
Kale chips are all the rage right now! So healthy, but yet just as addictive and snack-able as regular potato chips!
A really fun Greek appetizer - full of yummy spinach and feta cheese! How can you possibly go wrong! These also freeze really well. Place on a single layer on a baking sheet in the freezer overnight, then store in a large rectangular tray covered tightly or resealable container.
Baked Crispy Leek Chips
Oh yes I did say Leek Chips! These come out crispy and light, kinda a cross between an onion ring, a French fry and a potato chip! They work great as a guilt free yummy snack or set some out with some drinks as your guests arrive for your next dinner party!
Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
When removing seeds from your pumpkins or squashes – do not throw them away! They make a great tasty snack! Here is my go to basic method for roasting them.
White Bean and Balsamic Leek Crostini
Creamy white beans on crispy baguette topped with luscious leeks and balsamic vinegar! What more could you want in a perfect party appetizer or lunch sandwich!
Roasted Tomato and Garlic Crostini
In this recipe, I am using roasted garlic as a vegetable on its own! The sweet, tender morsels glisten on top of the bites of perfectly roasted tomatoes and crispy bread.
Oven Baked Crispy Eggplant Fries
Wow! These are amazing! Crispy on the outside and so soft and luscious on the inside! I used the round purple eggplants for this as they have a creamier texture, but you can really use any eggplant you like.
Cheesy Stuffed Banana Peppers
In this recipe I stuffed sweet banana peppers with a yummy cheesy filling! This recipe would be equally great with hot banana peppers – as long as you can handle the heat!