Pictures and recipes for appetizers for Spane’s 8th Pirate themed birthday party. Fruit boats, cucumber boats, a cheese ball skull, cannon balls (rum balls), and a Jolly Roger cake to complete the theme. Continue reading
Cucumber boats are Persian cucumbers stuffed with egg salad, dusted with ground sumac, waving a flag made from egg whites and black olives. Continue reading
The menu and recipes for Spane’s 8th birthday party – Yo Ho Yo Ho – It’s a pirate themed party. Continue reading
Recipes in this Post Mexican Coleslaw Black Bean Dip White Sauce for Taquitos This afternoon when I was at the local store, I had a taste for Mexican food. I already had frozen taquitos in my freezer (I’m too lazy to make them myself), so all I needed was avocado. Well, surprise, surprise my little store didn’t have any, so I decided to make the white sauce similar to the fish taco white sauce at Rubio’s. I also had some cabbage in the refrigerator. I love cabbage and it’s very good with Mexican food. I picked up a can of black beans so I could make the same black bean dip I used for my Black Bean Tacos.
Pasta Fagioli Soup, a classic Italian soup can be made as an appetizer or a filling meal on a cold, rainy day. Share it with someone you love. That’s amore! Continue reading
Recipes in this Post Salmon Croquettes Martini Caper Every once in a while, I make too many mashed potatoes. Yes, it’s true, even Spane and I cannot eat as many as I made the other night with liver and onions! A long time ago, I discovered that salmon croquettes were particularly good using a left over baked potato as binder. I had left over mashed, why not I thought? These turned out so good I didn’t even have chance to take pictures! Amber and I munched on them while we sat and talked over a Caper Martini.
In this Post Shrimp Stuffed Wontons Dipping Sauce I Love Shrimp! I wanted to make wontons for dinner tonight and stuff them with cream cheese and jalapeño, like I did with the Pope’s Hats. Since they have no meat, they are perfect for Fridays. But, on my way home from dropping Spane off at school, I stopped in at the local Hispanic market, where they had some lovely raw shrimp. So, I got some of that, and when to the local Armenian store to buy fresh cilantro, and fresh spring onions. When I was a little girl, I had a severe allergic reaction to something, and I was tested and no one could figure out what it was. When I was in my twenties, I went to Encinada, Mexico and I again had a severe allergic reaction. Finally, a few years after that, I had one more allergic reaction. I … Continue reading
Love Mushrooms I love mushrooms, and lately, I have been finding nice big ones at the local corner store. I picked up six of them and decided to wait and have them stuffed for our meatless Friday meal. The Nesco is the perfect appliance to cook them, as they do not dry out, and can steam in wine. Clean up is a snap, and your kitchen does not heat up.
Make these rice balls with leftover Risotto, and serve as an appetizer or a light lunch with a tossed salad. Continue reading
I get a rotisserie chicken just so I can have left over chicken to make these. They are wonderful as an appetizer, snack or served with a salad to make a complete meal. Enjoy! Continue reading