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caprese pasta salad skewers with balsamic drizzle

Caprese Salad Skewers

Mini caprese salad skewers are a fun finger-food appetizer for any get-together! Add tortellini pasta or keep it simple (and gluten-free) with the basics of tomato, mozzarella and basil. You can prep these ahead as a time-saver. My chopped caprese salad has become such a reader favorite that I’ve made it into pasta salad and …

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A cheese ball that looks like a pine cone! This will be a hit at your party. Using rosemary sprigs and cinnamon honey roasted almonds.

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

A cheese ball that looks like a pine cone! This appetizer will be a hit at your party. Using rosemary sprigs and cinnamon honey roasted almonds. Remember those honey cinnamon roasted almonds I made? It was for this cheese ball. I saw the idea of a pine cone shaped cheese ball years ago, and I …

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Cowboy (Texas) Caviar with tortilla chips and lime

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas Caviar, is a simple salsa / bean salad with a complex flavor! Black eyed peas, sweet corn, and other fresh vegetables covered with an herb-lime dressing that is hard to resist. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping, or you may be tempted to eat it straight out of the …

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Asparagus Puff Pastry Cigars make a cute and delicious finger-food appetizer for your next party or game night! 

Asparagus Puff Pastry Cigars

Asparagus Puff Pastry Cigars make a cute and delicious finger food appetizer for your next party or game night! This is the second recipe from the chef of my Carolina Bed & Breakfast stay! (See also: Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast!) These would be a great vegetarian appetizer for any party that requires finger foods. You …

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Caprese Pasta Salad - Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, balsamic and olive oil on pasta

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad – super simple dish that can be eaten as a whole meal or a side. Fresh tomatoes and basil make this an excellent summer pasta salad for picnics, potlucks and family dinners! You guys LOVE my chopped caprese salad recipe, so here’s another way to enjoy it in pasta form! This can be …

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Jalapeno Popper Dip. With only a handful of ingredients you get a delicious hot cream cheese appetizer ready for parties!

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip. With only a handful of ingredients you get a delicious hot cream cheese appetizer ready for parties! I’m a sucker for both spicy foods and cream cheese dips, so it’s no surprise I’ve combined the two! This could really be a cheese ball as well if you didn’t want to bake it. …

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Three Bean Salad with avocado, vegetables and herbs. A flavorful vegan and gluten-free side dish perfect for a picnic or potluck, and filling enough for a main dish!

Three Bean Salad with Avocado

Three Bean Salad with avocado, vegetables and herbs. A flavorful vegan and gluten-free side dish perfect for a picnic or potluck, and filling enough for a main dish! This recipe had to be made because – I’m very easily influenced. Mostly by commercials for food and the like. If I see an ad for pizza, …

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Pineapple Jalapeno Guacamole is a tropical spin on this favorite appetizer dip. Great for summer gatherings, cookouts and gatherings! Serve this vegan and gluten-free snack with corn chips, crackers or veggies.

Pineapple Jalapeño Guacamole

Pineapple Jalapeño Guacamole is a tropical spin on this favorite appetizer dip. Great for summer gatherings, cookouts and all snacking! Serve this vegan and gluten-free spread with corn chips, crackers or veggies. Do you like fruit in your food? I don’t know how else to phrase that question, but do you know what I mean? …

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Baked Egg in Avocado's (Avocado

Avocado Egg Nests

Baked Egg in Avocado (Avocado “Nests”) are a fun way to have a balanced snack or breakfast, or a cute mini serving for a brunch! Customizable with toppings and will last a day or two in the fridge, so you can bake ahead if needed! Low-carb, protein, fiber and healthy fats. Of all the ways …

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Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Lemony Brussels Sprouts are a wonderfully citrusy vegetable side dish. Serve on top of salads or with a meal for a fresh lemon pop of flavor! Naturally vegan and gluten-free. We are finding ourselves towards the (apparent) end of Brussels Sprouts season – it’s beginning of APRIL. How did that happen?! But someone needs to …

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