Appetizer Recipes

Artichoke Cheesy Toasts

This is an incredible family favourite crowd pleasing recipe! It is very easy to make. It is such a great appetizer for any occasion and is bursting with flavour. I love using gruyere and Parmesan cheese for this dish. It pairs so nicely with the artichoke hearts and any type of sourdough bread will do.…
Homemade Garlic Bruschetta

Best Homemade Brushcetta

I never met a bruschetta I didn’t like. What is better than sweet tomatoes, savoury garlic, Parmesan cheese over a bed of crusty bread?! Sign me up please! It takes me right back to Italy, drinking the house wine, and eating my way through the beautiful countryside. This homemade Bruschetta is easier than you think!…
Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Looking for fun new appetizers?! A sure hit are these easy sweet and salty Bacon Wrapped Dates 🥓Well let’s be honest, bacon can make anything taste great! This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients bacon, dates and goat cheese. Those three great flavours, create a mouth watering, savoury combination that your guests will love. I…
Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame

I learned this recipe from my dear girlfriend Kristene. This is such a great appetizer that takes no time at all to make. It is a fun snack to to eat and packed with protein and can be made in under 10 minutes! For those of you that have never had edamame, it is the…
Beet Hummus on toast

Beet Hummus

Turn up the beets! Beet Hummus is such a winner in my books. I just love how bright and colourful it is. This recipe reminds me that spring is here. It is also gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.  You can pair this with your favourite vegetables on put on toast for a tasty treat.
Garlicky Homemade Pesto

Garlicky Homemade Pesto

I always thought that Pesto was a fancy complicated green sauce but I never realized how incredibly easy it is to make. I love the aromas from a classic pesto sauce, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and cheese make for a delightfully fresh dish! For this sauce it is best to use a food processor…
Spicy Cheese and Beer Dip

Warm Spicy Cheese & Beer Dip

I don’t know if two things could go better together but all hail the Warm Spicy Cheese & Beer Dip.   I prefer to use dark stout beers as these have the most flavours. (And actually have the least amount of calories!) This is a delicious dip to accompany any party.  It can be made ahead…
Quinoa Pizza Bites

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Superbowl is here and that usually means heavy, greasy food. I created a recipe that gives you the illusion of eating pizza but in a much healthier way. My delicious Quinoa Pizza Bites are gluten free so they are easily digested. Quinoa is also an excellent source of a complete plant protein.  These bites are…
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