Category Archives: Appetizers

Pickled Shrimp and Peppers, Onions, Green Beans, Asparagus, Carrots!

Original recipe makes 8 – 1 quart jars 4 Tablespoons old bay seasoning 2 pounds Shrimp Large (26-30 count per pound with tails on) 8 cucumbers, thinly sliced 2 onions, thinly sliced 48 green beans 32 small asparagus spears 16 … Continue reading

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Chicken Avocado Jalapeno Taquitos

Chicken Avocado Jalapeno Taquitos ¼ Cup Jalapeno Jelly (You may want to add small amounts slowly until you have the taste you want.) ¼ Cup Mayonnaise ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt 2 Cups Roasted Chicken Breast – Chop into medium … Continue reading

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Gazpacho Avocado & Cucumber

1 small onion roughly chopped 4 cucumbers 2 avocados Juice from 2 limes 1 clove garlic Salt and Pepper to taste Tabasco or Jalapeno to your taste. Chopped Cilantro – for garnish Take all the ingredients and using a blender, … Continue reading

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Broiled Salmon with Cream Cheese and Capers

Salmon Filet Salt & Pepper 1 white onion finely diced 1 package Cream Cheese 1 small bottle of capers Finely chopped dill – Optional Black olives – Optional 1 Carrot for garnish Rinse salmon filet and dry. Lay on a … Continue reading

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Lil Chief’s Broccoli Slaw, Sausage Eggroll

My nephew, Mikey (nicknamed Lil’ Chief) makes a great eggroll, with just three ingredients Soy Sauce, Broccoli slaw and the WonTon. It is good, and you know me, I added a few steps, just because. The three ingredients were great … Continue reading

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Cheddar Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped Grilled Jalapeno Peppers

STUFFED JALAPENOS 12 pickled jalapeno peppers 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 oz.) 1/4 c. sliced green onion (optional) 12 slices bacon Rinse and drain jalapeno peppers. Slit lengthwise on one side; … Continue reading

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Asian Lime Shrimp

Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2 … Continue reading

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Fig and Olive Tapenade

I was telling someone the other day that I hadn’t found a tapenade that I loved. I happen to love olives, but tapenade from the store has been left many a month in my refrigerator. Just don’t like it. That … Continue reading

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Awesome Crab Cakes

A friend from Maryland invited us to a crab boil.  We spread newspapers out on the table and crack open the crabs with our Old Bay seasoned hands, savoring the tender white morsels from the crab. I have never had so much fun eating … Continue reading

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Grilled Pesto Veggie Pizza Portabello Mushroom Caps

Spread pesto sauce onto marinated portabello mushroom caps cover pesto with thinly sliced black olives, sliced cherry tomatoes and minced garlic. Add tiny dollops of ricotta cheese over veggies. Sprinkle with goat or mozzarella cheese or both if you like. … Continue reading

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