Category Archives: Hors d’oeuvres

Smoked Salmon Crisps with Lemon Wasabi Cream Cheese

These smoked salmon crisps with lemon wasabi cream cheese are perfect holiday hors d’oeuvres! A luscious salad of smoked salmon on top of black sesame tuiles, with a decorative and delicious piping of lemon wasabi cream cheese. So much flavor … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter is not the only Nut Butter! Homemade Nut Butters + 4 Recipes Using Them!

It’s two weeks before I will be posting this entry, and I’m about to mutilate my fingertips. I’m talking rip them to pieces, tear my nails, all in the name of turning out a pistachio butter, one of four nut … Continue reading

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Two Vegetarian Pates…with Bread

When I was a kid, I used to eat chopped liver like it was going out of style. It was a treat at every family gathering during holidays, whether it be Thanksgiving or Passover. I would sit within inches of the … Continue reading

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A – MEZZE – ING

Wow, this was some Daring Cooks challenge, and worth every second.  Ever have a tapas at a Spanish Restaurant? Well, this is a Middle Eastern version of a tapas called a mezze.  It consists of homemade pita and loads of dips, … Continue reading

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Homemade Puff Pastry and Vols-Au-Vents

How to Make Puff Pastry The real Puff Daddy, right? “You’re tall, do your exercises by the window where the ledge you can hold onto is higher”; “You’re tall, can you grab that off the shelf for me?”.  HUH? This is … Continue reading

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