Category: Appetizers

Daring Pairings: Matching Food and Wine for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Meal

There’s always a certain amount of trepidation at the thought of cooking Valentine’s Day dinner. Whether it’s an intimate meal for two or you’re cooking for a dozen of your closest friends, do you go out on a culinary limb and serve something impressively daring, or do you play it safe with a tried and …

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Sweet Potato and Crumbled Chorizo Appetizer

Satisfy your taste buds with these simple ingredients Stressing about what to make for a family barbecue or how to spruce up the kids’ after school snacks? Award-winning chef Cory Vitiello explains that simple ingredients are the key to delicious recipes that are easy to make at home. “I believe that inspired creativity has a …

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Easy Rice Crouton Bites

Canadians know how to have fun in the snow, whether it’s a day on the ski slopes or a making a snowman in the yard. If you also want to have fun in the kitchen, consider some homemade snacks to chow down on next time you return from an outdoor adventure. Crunchy on the outside, …

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Show-Stopping Sides for Any Occasion

These savory stuffed squash are an easy accompaniment to a festive meal or casual weeknight dinner. The meaty mushrooms add beautiful texture to the stuffing, while the apples add a layer of tartness and bite. Mushroom, Apple, and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash Servings: 8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: • 4 small-medium …

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Cracked Rice Fritto Misto

Crowd-pleasing gluten-free fritto misto Company coming? Fritto Misto, or “fried mix” in Italian, is always a popular appetizer, and you can make it gluten free using rice. Made with seafood and vegetables, it’s perfect for a group gathering when you want something easy, classy and delicious for everyone. Cracked Rice Fritto Misto Prep time: 20 …

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Perfect Pair Pear Puffs

While holiday entertaining has its rewards, it can also be a hectic job. This year, host with ease by relying on versatile and simple-to-make recipes. These Perfect Pair Pear Puffs work splendidly as a crispy, creamy and completely delicious appetizer or brunch treat. More seasonal recipes are available online at www.tenderflake.ca. Perfect Pair Pear Puffs …

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Sausage, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn’t be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests …

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Delight Your Guests With Turkey and Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Using a butter puff pastry is the host or hostess’s best friend. Try this delectable nibble for your next party and your guests will be coming back for more. Turkey and Brie Puff Pastry Bites Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 22 minutes Ingredients ½ PC Butter Puff Pastry, thawed but still cold 5 oz …

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Simple Twists to Enhance Classic Thanksgiving Fare

Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds …

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Pesto Deviled Eggs

When holiday entertaining has you scrambling for new ideas to make your guests feel jolly, think appetizers. A traditional menu like baked ham or smoked turkey, served with classic favorites, can be made into a more festive experience by easily selecting a variety of mouthwatering appetizers to complement the meal. When deciding what appetizers to …

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