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    These Healthy Appetizers Will Be a Big Hit with Everyone

    There’s no better way to kick off a party than with a spread of tasty bite-sized snacks and crowd-pleasing cocktails, but if you’re trying to eat a little lighter, you’ll want to be sure to include some healthy appetizers, too. Don’t worry—healthy doesn’t have to mean bland. This is a party, after all! There are tons of lightened-up appetizers that still have a ton of flavor. Here, you’ll find delicious finger foods, party dips, spinach salads, and snacks that you can feel good about eating. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking for a bite before  

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    Frozen Puff Pastry Is an Appetizer Waiting to Happen

    In my mom’s rotation of party appetizers, nothing was more beloved than her pastry-wrapped Brie. Maybe you have eaten a version of this dish yourself: It’s a whole round of cheese topped with a slick of something sweet (she used apricot jam) and encased in a blanket of puff pastry, objectively an ideal combination of things. The baked result was a shiny, golden-brown stunner that oozed molten cheese and hot preserves when you cut into it, begging to be scooped up and spread on tiny toasts. It was sweet, salty, creamy, and crispy—perfect, really, and it never lasted long. Which  

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    Appetizers can provide the ‘wow’ factor… | Columnists

    It is often said that the appetizer and the dessert are the most memorable moments of a meal and therefore should elicit the most “wow” factor for your guests. Dessert naturally lends itself to artistic license, but the often overlooked appetizer is meant to set the tone for your dinner and whet the appetite. Appetizers are thought to originate in Russia, but every country and culture has some small form of first bite before a meal. Ironically the first cooking class I taught was an appetizer and cocktail class 30 years ago! Appetizers have become some of my most requested  

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    21 Desserts & Appetizers | The 2021 Indulgence Issue

    Photos by De La Vaca   The “would you care for dessert?” that we have come to expect while dining out often leaves us groaning at the failures of culinary diversity (lots of places sell the same stuff). Luckily a few special places throughout Boulder County are bucking the boring trend of brownie sundaes and chocolate cake (ok fine, we love those, too, but we have a sweet tooth craving for more). Here’s a few culinary sweets ranging from the culturally authentic to classically simple. Busaba Thai – Steamed Coconut Sticky Rice Rice may seem second fiddle to the  

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    Score points with beautiful Shrimp and Grits appetizer

    Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits Bites are a bite-sized version of two of the South’s favorite foods — shrimp and grits. Succulent shrimp are mounted on top of Smoked Gouda Grits rounds for a perfect appetizer. Wow your family and friends with these delicious treats. Recipe:The party app: Nibbling season is here with crunchy Tasty Taco Cups | King Snacks:Game day snacks are winners no matter the score | Rigsby The Grits Generally, when I make grits, I use quick grits. For this appetizer, I decided to use stone-ground grits. Stone-ground grits are made from whole dried corn  

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    McClellan: Easy appetizers | Barbara Mcclellan

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” You may know that as a quote that has been around since about 1600, when William Shakespeare penned that in a conversation from “Romeo and Juliet.” I am using it in a little more modern concept. For many years we who like to entertain or be entertained have made meat and cheese trays, or fruit, vegetable and cheese trays. Well recently, we have learned a new word, or a word with new meaning. Have you ever made or eaten from a charcuterie  

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    Fall Appetizer Recipes Full of Flavor and Nutritional Benefits

    While summer is all about cookouts, barbecues, and s’mores, fall celebrates foods that warm you from the inside out. Slightly sweet butternut squash, caramelized roasted carrots, cinnamon-spiced apples…Eating your way through the season is pure joy—and it’s even more fun when you’re sharing it with loved ones. Whether you’re cooking for just a couple of friends or are gearing up for a bigger gathering (still being mindful of COVID-19 precautions, of course), appetizers are a must. Rounded up here are 10 fall appetizer recipes that are made with the best seasonal ingredients, which just happen to be packed with  

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