Category: Appetizers

Sep 03

Beef, Mushroom & Chèvre Puff Pastry Tart

Simple summer entertaining with fewer calories Store-bought pastry makes this savoury tart an easy, family-friendly meal. Blending mushrooms into the ground meat mixture means lower calories, but adds a lot more flavour. Created by Mike Ward, celebrity chef and dad, your family is sure to love this tasty home-cooked meal. Beef, Mushroom & Chèvre Puff …

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Jul 08

Recipe: Thai-style Baked Spring Rolls with Mushrooms and Chicken

Who doesn’t love spring rolls? Feed your loved ones these guilt-free baked spring rolls that pack in your favourite Asian flavours. Thai-style Baked Spring Rolls with Mushrooms and Chicken Ingredients: • Store-bought phyllo pastry slices roughly 8×16 inches • 200 grams ground chicken • 200 grams mushrooms, thinly sliced • 1 small carrot, grated • …

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Dec 27

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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Dec 01

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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Nov 05

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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Oct 27

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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Oct 27

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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Oct 20

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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Oct 17

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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Oct 15

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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