Baked Brie En Croute*

Don't you hate when people invite you over to their house and pull the "can you bring an appetizer" trick? I know I do. So, like everyone else, you bring over a bag of tostidos with a jar of delicious gross queso and call it a day. NO! This is no longer allowed. We're going to bring this delectable and easy appetizer and knock the queso socks off of everyone. All you need to do is get everything rea...

Baked Roasted Red Pepper and Chevre Cheese*

Ready for the easiest appetizer ever? The hardest part about this recipe is roasting the peppers and even that is a cinch. Roasted red pepper and goat cheese are a match made in culinary heaven. Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself! Ok, let's start with roasting the peppers. If you have a gas stove top with open flames all you do is set the pepper on the flame. Yup, just put it on the flame. You don't turn it until you see it charring and bl...

Lemon Ricotta Crostini with Honey*

This is one of my absolutely favorite appetizers because of how easy it is. You can whip this up in less than 5 minutes and people will think you're a cooking goddess. The freshness of the lemon really brightens up the bland ricotta and makes this a dish you won't forget. Preheat your oven to broil. Put your baguette slices on a pan and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Put in the oven to toast. Make sure you watch it so they don't burn! ...

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...