Category Archives: Appetizers

Buffalo Cauliflower Wontons

I’m sneaking in just under the wire for the Super Bowl with one of my favorite finger foods – these buffalo cauliflower wontons. I’ve made these for several larger parties and events and they’re a huge hit every time – everyone loves a spicy, cheesy delight wrapped up in a cute little wonton package. An…[click for recipe and more]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

MINIATURE FOOD. This is a problem for me. Whenever I walk by mini food at the farmer’s market, out comes my wallet and there goes my good judgment. If it’s tiny, I must have it. Baby eggplant, baby zucchini…once I even bought baby sweet potatoes. Once I peeled them, there wasn’t much left, but what…[click for recipe and more]

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

For me, this recipe was a true¬†test of the theory that anything can be good if you deep fry it. Okra is…like, an 11 out of 10 on the gross scale. Yes, please give me a vegetable that immediately begins to form gelatinous, mucousy strands the moment it touches liquid. Sounds fantastic. Soft, mushy seeds…[click for recipe and more]

Strawberry Spinach Quesadillas

Strawberry Spinach Quesadillas

High up on the list of things I can’t live without in the summertime: fresh berries and fresh herbs. Due to the insane winter, we had a later than usual strawberry season – and although¬†it’s pretty much over, I couldn’t resist getting just one more meal out of my favorite berry before bidding farewell until…[click for recipe and more]