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Crostini makes for the most perfect appetizer (or dinner, lunch, breakfast, or brunch for that matter). They’re bite-sized, fun-loving, and you can make them into anything your heart desires. Even the bread itself is so easy to elevate..add parmesan, a fancy butter, toasted nuts, or even some extra spices before you add your topping. Flank […]

February 6, 2021

Fancy Crostini: Two Ways

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I must start by saying how much I absolutely ADORE this recipe. I love them all but this is one of my absolute favorites. I could eat this Marinated Key Lime Shrimp every day but it’s so fun in the summertime. As someone who is a fan of cold shrimp, this does it for me! […]

January 1, 2021

Marinated Key Lime Shrimp

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I love this recipe because it’s so easy to throw together and it’s so much fun! For me, this is like the ultimate comfort food snack..warm gooey cheese with aromatic flavors. Watch me make Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie Choosing the vinegar for Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie One of the most enjoyable elements about it is […]

December 29, 2020

Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie

strawberry balsamic baked brie

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What an awesome combination! If you love hummus and Feta cheese separately, you’re going to ADORE this layer dip because it joins both in the same dish. Just wait until you hear about all the details. Feel free to let your mouth water. Watch me make this Mediterranean Inspired Layer Dip here Make it from […]

December 28, 2020

Mediterranean Inspired Layer Dip

mediterranean inspired layer dip

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So I guess I should start off this post by saying that this is a copycat recipe: I took a look at the ingredients of one of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds, sourced some of the ingredients, then put my own personal spin on it. I absolutely love garlic in virtually any form so I […]

October 12, 2020

Chili-Garlic Onion Crunch-Trader Joe’s Copycat Recipe

Chili-Garlic Onion Crunch-Trader Joe's Copycat Recipe

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This Soy Chorizo from Trader Joe’s came highly recommended to me by one of my friends who is a chef. I was a tad bit skeptical at first because it’s chorizo and in my former opinion, there was only one way to do chorizo correctly…WITH PORK!!! Much to my surprise, this soy chorizo tastes almost […]

June 16, 2020

Soy Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

soy chorizo stuffed mushrooms on a white plate

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Olive Tapenade is a great addition to so many different dishes. This particular version is mild yet diverse at the same time. The use of a specific type of olive is what makes it so mild in nature. Watch me make Olive Tapenade here Use Castelvetrano olives for this tapenade I absolutely must start by […]

May 19, 2020

Olive Tapenade

olive tapenade in a black bowl

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Translated “Crab-it’s so good” pronounced (say-see-bone), this crab dish is a crowd-pleaser for sure! Be prepared for a well-seasoned appetizer that has layers of flavors. You can use a baguette or any type of crusty bread as your base. Many thanks to Southern Living Magazine for inspiring me to make this. The recipe is adapted […]

December 13, 2019

Crab C’est Si Bon

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These logs are adorned with 2 different toppings made of a couple different ingredients. One is nutty, crunchy, and mild while the other is bold and herbaceous. Watch me make Mini Goat Cheese Logs here Goat cheese is one of those cheeses that is multifaced nature. The slight tang this cheese has makes it a […]

December 10, 2019

Mini Goat Cheese Logs

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These are a no-fuss appetizer that can be put together in a matter of minutes. The result is a sausage ball that’s crispy on the outside and tender inside, with lots of cheese laced throughout. If you don’t enjoy pork, I would use an Italian ground turkey, just triple the amount of spices and add […]

December 8, 2019

Cheddar Sausage Balls

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