Category Archive: Appetizers

Valentine’s Day – Something for everyone on Valentine’s Day

Upside down hot fudge pudding cake

    I always get sentimental around Valentine’s Day. I remember being a kid in grade school, hoping I’d get some Valentine cards from my classmates, particularly Bobby Simpson when I was in second grade. And it was always fun watching my boys when they were that age choose special cards for their Valentines. Times …

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Cheesy Artichoke Tomato Triangles

Cheesy Artichoke & Tomato Triangles   Did you know artichokes are a member of the thistle family and have Biblical roots? Each week I talk with Brian Patrick about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about artichokes. Artichokes:  Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat …

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Hummus: I’m Sharing My “Famous” Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Hummus Summary: Rita’s Family Hummus Recipe: Hummus is spelled many different ways. You’ll find it in cookbooks and on-line spelled a lot of different ways. How ever you spell it though, hummus is delicious. Hummus is a flavorful mix of chick peas, garlic, tahini, olive oil and a few other simple ingredients. Hummus can be …

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Phillips: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms These crab stuffed mushrooms came from Tom Douglas. I worked with Tom when he came to Macy’s Cincinnati to do a special class. He is one nice guy, a brilliant chef and now Restaurateur of the Year, by Bon Appetit magazine. Congrats, Tom! Crab stuffed mushrooms are luxurious, but they’re delicious and easy to make. …

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip Similar to Tzaki

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip: A Less Strong Version of Tzaki Today I’m sharing one of my family’s heirloom favorites: cucumber yogurt dip or spread. It is one of the most popular recipes from my cooking classes. The yogurt used in the recipe was a common food in Biblical times. Many of the trendy foods today touted as …

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