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Appetizers

“By some people the meal itself is a long delay between the appetizer and the dessert” - Gertrude Berg

The ideal course for sharing and sampling more adventurous flavors, an appetizer can be a great way of adding a touch of flair to a menu without adding to the amount of time spent in the kitchen.

The ideal appetizer is simple and tasty, served in smaller portions to ensure guests don’t fill up before the main event, while showcasing local favorites or seasonal ingredients. We also love the simplicity of being able to add a new twist to an old classic, taking familiar appetizers to new heights.

Whether you are looking for an evening showstopper to impress your guests, that little something extra to complement your main course, or some finger food to keep the hordes in check, you’ll find it all here.

 
Bacon Cheese Ball with Chives and Pecans
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Everything always tastes better with bacon and this cheese ball doesn’t disappoint!

Lidia Bastianich’s Roasted Olives with Orange and Rosemary
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We first tried this recipe while featuring Lidia’s - “Celebrate like an Italian” Cookbook. We have been hooked ever since. Easy to make and a crowd pleaser. Lidia suggests using a meaty olive.

Goat Cheese Log with Cranberries and Mixed Nuts
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With its festive flavors, this goat cheese log will be a great addition to your cheese board during the holidays.

Recent Recipes - Appetizers

Bacon Cheese Ball with Chives and Pecans

Bacon Cheese Ball with Chives and Pecans

Everything always tastes better with bacon and this cheese ball doesn’t disappoint!

Lidia Bastianich’s Roasted Olives with Orange and Rosemary

Lidia Bastianich’s Roasted Olives with Orange and Rosemary

We first tried this recipe while featuring Lidia’s - “Celebrate like an Italian” Cookbook. We have been hooked ever since. Easy to make and a crowd pleaser. Lidia suggests using a meaty olive.

Goat Cheese Log with Cranberries and Mixed Nuts

Goat Cheese Log with Cranberries and Mixed Nuts

With its festive flavors, this goat cheese log will be a great addition to your cheese board during the holidays.