Category Archives: Appetizer

Book Club Treats

I had the pleasure of hosting book club last month and made some fun treats that were gobbled up. My goal was to make simple/quick items that had very few ingredients but still packed a lot of punch in the flavor department. Oh, and I had a very small budget, so the ingredients had to […]

Feta Salsa

Another recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I know, I should branch out a bit! But she’s just so good at what she does! She compiled this list of party foods and I wanted to make everything on the list. Really. I almost did. I tried to limit myself and still ended up with more than we […]

Some Thanksgiving Recipes

So I made most of our Thanksgiving menu from the November issue of Bon Appetit and while everything was tasty (the stuffing, the turkey), the recipes I’m sharing were the standouts for me. The others were fun but I’ll definitely be going back to brining the turkey next year. These are definitely worth repeating for […]

Cannellini Bean Dip with Truffle Oil

There is this restaurant here in Austin, called Asti, that serves this fantastic bean dip as an appetizer (although I think they may call it a purée… It’s fancier that way). It is so delicious, it’s addicting! I decided to try and whip up a batch for Amanda’s shower and I think it was a […]

Creamy Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this recipe with y’all yet! I made it so frequently for about a year and then kinda forgot about it. Hummus is my go-to dip and I have modified and merged several recipes to create my favorite version. I used to bring in to work to share with my […]

Heirloom Tomato Tart

So this recipe was the favorite of a recent Whole Foods lunch time express cooking class. I knew that I had to make it before the ingredients went out of season so I made it as an appetizer last night for a little dinner party that we had. It tastes so fresh and summery – […]

Zucchini + Goat Cheese = Love

We had a successful little dinner party last night and I will be progressively posting the recipes that I tried out on everyone since they were all pretty delicious. These little tarts were awesome and really easy to make. Gotta love a recipe where you don’t have to make the pie crust from scratch! It’s […]