Spicy Lime Cilantro Shrimp*

In the mood for something delicious that you can make in 5 minutes? Well, here is your recipe! These are the perfect appetizer for game days... or any day really. You can make them in about 6 minutes, which is about the same time as a commercial nowadays. These are jam packed with flavor and pack a little heat which I love washing down with a cold glass of white wine. Or, if you're a manly man an ice cold beer. Either will suffice. First thing yo...

Savory Elephant Ears*

When I use to cater parties this use to be one of my go-to appetizers just because they're so easy and delicious. You can make it well ahead of time and just keep it in the refrigerator or freezer until it's time to slice and bake! They're so full of flavor and they have an amazing texture because of the puff pastry. Perfect finger food! The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 375*F. Lay out your thawed puff pastry flat. Spread you...

Crab Cakes*

Whenever I'm out to a restaurant and there are crab cakes on the menu I always order them. I just love crab cakes so much. What's not to love?! If I ever get my hands on fresh crab I absolutely have to make them. You know what the best part of crab cakes are? They're not hard at all to make! Seriously. Watch my video. Easy. The first thing you want to do is pick through your crab for any pieces of shell or cartilage that might have snuck by. To t...

Stuffed Mushrooms*

The thing that I love about stuffed mushrooms is that: 1) they're delicious and 2) the possibilities are endless with different ingredients! This version is creamy and delicious. Once you have one you won't be able to stop... I promise. Ok, the first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 400*F and put all your mushroom caps in a baking pan. In a pan over medium high heat crisp your thinly sliced bacon until nice and brown. While your bacon...

Tuna Tartare*

Want a very fancy appetizer that's not hard to make?! Well... here it is. I love tuna. I love avocado. When they're together they make me happy. Especially if they have other delicious ingredients with them. The first thing you want to do is mix together the olive oil, soy sauce, hot sauce, wasabi, lime zest, lime juice, scallions, and jalapeno. Whisk together to combine. In another bowl add the chopped tuna and avocado. Carefully mix together th...

Crispy Kale Chips*

Ok, before you get freaked out... these are uh-amazing. They're basically crack... in a vegetable chip form. I'm not a huge fan of kale in general but everyone has been talking about these and how delicious they were I decided to give them a try. They're very healthy but at the same time they'll satisfy that greasy (delicious) potato chip craving you're having. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 300 degrees and line two baking...

Asian Style Chicken Wings*

I don't know about you, but I love having football parties! There's nothing better than being with your friends and family sitting on the couch drinking a cold beer and eating good food while watching football. Most people for the games buy those chicken wings in the bag, open the bag, put them on a sheet tray, put in the oven, and serve. NO! I refuse! This recipe is so delicious and easy that anyone can do it. Everyone will appr...

Black Bean Spread*

This recipe is so easy to throw together last minute! Its jam packed with flavor and couldn't be easier to make! Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree! I love to serve it in a cute mason jar along with some toasted slices of baguette, pita chips, or whatever you want! Perfect for anything from a cocktail party to a game day appetizer! Enjoy!...

Spanish Omelette with Tomato Bread*

While I was in Spain one of my favorite "tapa" was the "torilla espanola con pan de tomate" or spanish omelette with tomato bread. I was obsessed with it. It's so simple yet so delicious. I couldn't get enough! Pair this will a pitcher of homemade Sangria and you have my heaven. This recipe is so easy to make and you'll be glad you did. Preheat your oven to 375*F. First thing you want to do is cut the potatoes. Peel them, cut them in half lengthw...

Stuffed Plums*

This is such a great recipe. So easy and so flavorful! This is a great appetizer to make if you're having people over or going over to someone's house. It's a real show stopper! The first thing you want to do is make your balsamic reduction. In a small saucepan over medium heat cook your balsamic vinegar for 20 minutes. The balsamic will reduce by about half. After 20 minutes add the brown sugar and mix together. Let cook another...