Drop Biscuits or Pot Pie Biscuit Topping

“Although this recipe makes OK quick biscuits, it’s best use is as a great topping for pot pie or chicken and dumplings ” INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil DIRECTIONS Prehead oven to 475F. Use ungreased cookie sheet. Whisk together flour, baking… Read more »

Celery Bread

“Traditionally served with perch, Celery Bread is also a great substitute for garlic bread with steak or soups.” INGREDIENTS 1 french baquette or italian loaf, sliced 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Mix butter and spices. Butter both sides of bread slices. Wrap… Read more »


“Bruschetta is best made with tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden.” INGREDIENTS 6 or 7 rip tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced slice onion, minced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped salt & pepper to taste 1 French baguette or similar Italian bread 1/4… Read more »

Bocconcini, Cherry Tomato and Basil Skewers

“A fun twist on tomato and bocconcini salad, these skewers make a simple, but delicious, one bite appetizer.” INGREDIENTS wooden skewers or tootpicks bocconcini minis (about 36 per 200g container) large basil leaves cherry tomatoes olive oil balsamic vinegar salt and pepper DIRECTIONS Skewer one side of large basil leaf onto skewer. Add one mini… Read more »

Spinach and Feta Triangles

“Spinach is one of the easiest greens to grow in the garden. Succession planting means we have spinach to enjoy from early spring to late fall. Spinach and Feta Triangles make a great appetizer or side dish with chicken souvlaki.” INGREDIENTS 1 pound phyllo pastry 16 ounces spinach (about 10-12 cups, packed tightly) 1 clove… Read more »

Savoury Crumb Topping

“A handy savoury mixture for on top of mushrooms or vegetables. ” INGREDIENTS 1 cup olive oil 8 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup chopped parsley 4 cups bread crumbs 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 4 teaspoons oregano DIRECTIONS Put one-half cup olive oil and garlic in food processor. Blend until smooth. Add pepper, parsley,… Read more »

Proscuitto Pillows With Goat Cheese

“Serve these warm on their own as an appetizer or over a salad.” INGREDIENTS 8 slices Proscuitto di Parma 4 ounces goat cheese, cut into 8 slices 2 tablespoons drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon pesto sauce 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 cups mixed… Read more »

Leek and Chicken Ring Canapes

“From Great Moments In Cooking. One Christmas we were invited to a get together with a few couples and I was to bring the appetizer. Just to add a little pressure, the host was a professional caterer! These were a great hit, even our host wanted to know how I made them.” INGREDIENTS puff pastry… Read more »

Pesto Sauce

“Pesto sauce has so many uses, beyond just pasta.” INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh basil leaves 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled 3 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese fresh ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Place garlic and salt in food processor and pulse until forms a paste. Add… Read more »

Strawberry Cream Phyllo Cups

“A sweet appetizer of berries and cream great for a get together.” INGREDIENTS FILLING 3 oz softened cream cheese 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup whipping cream one teaspoon vanilla fresh strawberries or other berries DIRECTIONS Make Phyllo Cups and set aside. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, honey, whipping cream and vanilla. Beat until… Read more »