Category Archive: Appetizers

Mushroom Tapas

Simple appetizers for stress-free entertaining This version of the Spanish mushroom tapas, champiñones al ajillo, is a confit of mushrooms and garlic rather than a classic sautéed preparation. This means wonderfully tender mushrooms, creamy spreadable garlic, and a ton of mushroom garlic oil for dipping. Just add crusty bread and wine. Buen provecho! Mushroom Tapas …

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Impress Guests With This Innovative Baked Cheese Appetizer

This recipe includes all the best holiday ingredients that make for the perfect appetizer. Including cheese in holiday entertaining is a must, but why not shake up the traditional with something a little different? “Topped with poached fruit in rich syrup, this enticing twist on baked cheese replaces the usual brie with creamy soft washed …

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Impress Your Guests With This Stunning Seacuterie Platter

Charcuterie boards decked with rich cheeses, savoury meats, and succulent fruits have long been a favourite among dinner party guests, but a new trend in charcuterie is redefining the plate — seafood. Brimming with a spread perfect for seafood lovers, this awe-inspiring platter makes an exceptional centrepiece at cocktail parties and get-togethers. “Seacuterie is one …

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Baked Brie With Maple-Bacon Apples

Savory-sweet appetizers welcome guests Creamy, buttery brie is always a crowd-pleaser. Warming brie helps bring out its flavor, while pairing it with Canadian apples is a great way to combine some of the best that harvest season has to offer. This appetizer recipe has decadent maple-bacon flavoring that is unique enough to serve when entertaining …

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Sweet Potato and Crumbled Chorizo Appetizer

Satisfy your taste buds with these simple ingredients (NC) Stressing about what to make for a family barbecue or how to spruce up the kids’ after school snacks? Award-winning chef Cory Vitiello explains that simple ingredients are the key to delicious recipes that are easy to make at home. “I believe that inspired creativity has …

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Baked Cubano Rolls

On a roll to a lunchbox victory with these Cubano-inspired eats (NC) With ingredients your kid already knows and loves, this is one snack you’ll enjoy too. Inspired by the Cubano sandwich made popular in southern Florida, these crispy, cheesy rolls are easy to whip up on a busy school night. Baked Cubano Rolls Prep …

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Ham and Cheddar Roll-Ups

A delicious take on the ham and cheese sandwich (NC) Say goodbye to the boring ham and cheese sandwich. Using pizza dough, these roll-ups make a delicious lunch served cold and can be warmed up for an afternoon snack. Introduce internationally inspired flavors to your kitchen with one of the Italian, Spanish or American variations. …

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Cheesy Jalapeño Wonton Rolls

Cheesy wonton rolls are a sizzling snack time success (NC) What do you get when you combine a spring roll with a mozzarella stick? These cheesy jalapeño wonton rolls! With a crisp wrapper and ooey-gooey cheese, these are sure to please everyone young and old alike. For adult palates, substitute green onions with finely chopped …

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Crispy Carrot Harissa Dumplings with Green Schug Pesto

Schug is a Middle Eastern hot sauce that originated in Yemen. It can be either red or green, depending on the color of hot chili peppers used. Adding toasted almonds to jalapeño-based schug makes for a flavorful pesto. Serve with crispy Asian-style dumplings for a delicious meal that’s sure to impress. “The great thing about …

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Gorgonzola, Pear and Walnut Appetizer

How to make quick and simple snacks The next time you’re feeling peckish and looking for something to bridge the gap between meals, try Triscuit crackers, the perfect ingredient to create a bite-size snack or pull a tapas treat together from whatever happens to be in the fridge or pantry. Award-winning Canadian food expert Na’eem …

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