Tilapia Poppers with Caper Parsley Dipping Sauce

Washington state is really starting to grow on me- especially with its abundance of fresh seafood all year long. I heard about this yummy appetizer from an Inn in Seaview and had to try my own take on it. I used one of my favorite fish, tilapia, as the base for these poppers. The great…

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Mango Peach Salsa

Kicking off this long Labor Day weekend with some fruity, chunky, mango peach salsa! The refreshing combo of mango, peaches, red pepper, onion, and cilantro is the perfect way to ring in the end of summer- with it’s best features. I like to serve this salsa over grilled chicken or fish as a healthy alternative to…

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Roasted Tomato Almond Dip

This roasted tomato almond dip is exactly what I want my weekend to look like. I could easily make a meal out of a crusty baguette, cheese, a glass of red wine, and a good hearty dip. In fact, that’s usually my preference by the time the weekend comes around. This dip reminds me of hummus, but…

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Pineapple Quinoa

Here’s to long Spring days filled with lots of bacon! When it comes to seafood, there are very few things I dislike, (I’m looking at you raw oysters), but scallops might take the cake. As delicious as they are, scallops can be pricy, so they’ve become one of those luxury foods that my husband and…

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Teriyaki Meatballs

I’m clearly a fan of juicy, flavorful meatballs. I made a whole bunch of variations left and right, like these Meatball Subs on a Stick or these Juicy Italian Meatballs, or my Not Too Spicy Meatballs. So I wanted to try and make something different with these Sticky Teriyaki Meatballs with an easy homemade teriyaki glaze….

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Bites

My favorite cure for a case of the Monday’s. Easy-cheesy garlic bread bites made with only 5 simple ingredients! I definitely should have doubled the batch- this recipe yields 8 bites and they are going FAST. I added some Italian seasoning to the melted garlic butter, and used crescent rolls to surround the mozzarella sticks….

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Butternut Squash and Apple Bruschetta

Holiday appetizer time! We’re going with roasted butternut squash and apple bruschetta. Bruschetta is one of those appetizers that can be served again and again because it has so many customizable possibilities. I made a summer bruschetta topped with macerated strawberries, basil, and goat cheese last summer. This butternut squash and apple version is exactly what my…

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Antipasti Bites

These antipasti bites take less than 20 minutes to make! Baked salami cups filled with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Serve for the Superbowl, or as a quick yet impressive appetizer when guests arrive!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Once you make this, you’ll be making it again for every Thanksgiving appetizer or dessert! All the flavor of pumpkin cheesecake without all the time!

Baked Spinach Dip

Quick and easy baked spinach dip in portion sized ramekins! Serve these individually so everyone gets their own.

Baked Acorn Squash

This is Paula Deen’s easy and delicious baked acorn squash recipe. I am definitely serving this for a first course at Thanksgiving! Acorn squash baked with maple syrup and brown sugar; easy and delicious.

Corn Dip

You won’t believe how easy this foolproof corn dip recipe is to throw together. The secret is in the can of fiesta corn. Serve with chips or crackers.