I’ve been in the mood for salmon recently. It is incredibly troubling to me that my daughter is allergic to my most favorite seafood. As much as I love salmon, I’m not over the moon about the idea of having to cook two separate meals so Madison has something to eat while I enjoy moist, flaky fish. So, I rarely eat it anymore. I have a bag of salmon burger patties in my freezer so that when we grill burgers I can just throw a special one on for myself – but somehow, I change my mind and want beef once I smell it barbecuing. Go figure. This recipe allowed me to use up some of those salmon patties (or you could use canned salmon) in a delightful salmon cake that I baked in the oven until it was crispy and golden. I served it up with a speedy Dijon Dill Dipping Sauce and, for the kids also made a batch of Zucchini “Crab” Cakes. Ok, yes…I ate one of those too. You could make smaller appetizer sized patties that would be a great starter. Or make 4 main course sized cakes like I did tonight. With some mashed potatoes and fresh veggies – they make a wonderful light meal. Continue reading
I first made these a few years ago for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. The were a huge hit, but somehow the recipe got buried in my mass of kitchen paper and was forgotten until I was searching for tea sandwich ideas. Voila! Perfect! The curry is very subtle, even folks who claim not to like curry gobble these babies up. You can add chopped blanched almonds or pecans to this chicken salad if you like – but keep in mind your guests. I have a couple “anti-nut” people in my life, so I steer clear of adding them to dishes. Aren’t I nice?
I first enjoyed these little appetizers at my cousin Shannon’s house. Crostinis are perfect for a tea time delight because they fit neatly on a small plate and require no utensils. These are quick and delicious. Certainly not your mother’s cucumber tea sandwich. I mixed the cream cheese and seasoning packet together and let it sit in the fridge overnight to really blend the flavors. Anytime I’m mixing two things together, I like them to have a chance to get to know each other. The fridge is totally a food night club.
These pinwheels are easy, delicious and totally adaptable to your tastes. I’ve made them with various cheeses, veggies and even put ham or turkey in them occasionally. You can also use spinach, tomato or herb tortillas for a festive platter. Make them the night before and let the flavors blend overnight in the fridge. Slice and enjoy! Perfect! Continue reading
I’ve had this kicking around my recipe box for a few months now and decided today’s Star Wars Marathon was the perfect time to make it. I mean come on — you can’t tell me these don’t look like Leia’s spiral buns from “A New Hope”…right?
Apparently I’m in the mood for all my favorite restaurant foods. As I am dealing with somewhat of a post-Christmas deficit in my bank account and cannot go out to eat, I’m recreating them at home. Artichoke Spinach Dip is pretty much a perfect food in my opinion. If I could get away with eating it all the time, I totally would. This recipe caught my eye because it claimed to recreate the dip they serve at Applebees, which I love. The problem is, I had a bad experience a couple of years ago and haven’t ordered in a restaurant since. This is my chance to eat it again, without fear of being mildly poisoned. Hooray!! Prep time for this dip is about 5 minutes. Just throw it in a bowl, mix, spread and bake. Ooooey, cheesy goodness. Perfection! Continue reading
Oh how I love mushrooms. One of my favorite appetizers is the stuffed mushrooms at Olive Garden. I know that all the cheese, butter, cheese and breadcrumbs takes away from the nutritional value of the shrooms, but I don’t care. Mmmmmm delicious. Tomorrow we’re having an all day Star Wars Marathon with our small group for my hubby’s birthday. I made up a batch of these babies for the occasion – bonus, this recipe can be made ahead so all you have to do during your event is pop them in the oven! Baked up a couple to taste test and am now struggling to not just make the whole batch and eat them for a late night snack. Must resist…. Continue reading
Football party today! Go Seahawks! These were terrific little bite sized (have I mentioned I love all things bite sized?) snacks. Perfect for popping in your mouth while watching your favorite team dominate the opposition.
*Had to take this photo with my iPhone – forgot the camera and they were disappearing quick!
Tomato Bacon Bites
6 slices bacon, chopped
3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
3 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
- In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. In a medium mixing bowl, combine bacon, tomato, green onion, cheese, mayonnaise and basil.
- Open can of biscuits. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Place each quarter into one of the cups of the prepared mini muffin pan. Press into the cup and up the sides. Fill each biscuit cup with the bacon mixture, about a teaspoon per cup.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven , or until golden brown.