Category Archives: Appetizers

Chicken Wings

Lightly battered chicken wings are worth making at home.

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Lobster and Vegetable Tempura

What is better than lobster?  Tempura lobster, of course!

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Jalapeño Poppers

Whether grilled or fried, Jalapeño poppers are always a crowd favorite. After experimenting with the various options, this version has become the favorite for my crowd!

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Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated mushrooms can be found at the corner of Simple and Tasty!  They can also add an elegant touch to a summer get together with friends.

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Eggplant Crisps

Chinese eggplant is longer and thinner than the normal American eggplant that most people are used to seeing in the grocery store. That shape makes Chinese eggplant the perfect vegetable to make these warm, bite-sized appetizers.

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Crab Cakes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Crab cakes should be crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. But the most important criteria for a good crab cake is the ratio of crab to bread crumbs.

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Tex-Mex Egg Rolls with a Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce

These Tex-Mex egg rolls were inspired by those found at the Cheesecake Factory and are hearty enough to transform these starters into the main course.

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Crispy Flatbread

Flatbread is fast, fun and easy to make. You can top it with almost anything or you can add herbs to the dough to make seasoned crackers.

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Tostones are a Puerto Rican dish made from crispy, fried plantains. So what are plantains? They are in the banana family, but you don’t want to eat one like a banana! Since they are more starchy, they need to be … Continue reading

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