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Egg Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

I went to the grocery store to look for inspiration. I needed an idea for a simple finger food that would be a good sandwich substitute in a semi-formal setting. The first thing that got my attention was a large package of vibrant red on-the-vine tomatoes. They were smaller, but not too small. As I […]

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Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Version 2

The reason I have two shrimp stuffed mushroom recipes is simple:  my husband.  He really can’t eat the first version I made and loved.  He has an allergy to a milk protein that causes him misery whenever he consumes milk, cream, soft cheeses, etc.  However,  if that milk protein is changed enough through heat or […]

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Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms, Version 1

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers and finger foods.  Moderately high in nutrients and relatively low in calories, mushrooms pair nicely with a variety of fillings. As cultivated mushrooms are in season year round, they are great for  any occasion . . .or no occasion. My favorite type of mushroom filling contains seafood. […]

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Warm Crab Dip

A tasty, warm and gooey crab dip is a great addition to any celebratory or entertaining appetizer or finger food menu. This is a recipe is from my husband’s aunt, who spent many hours putting together a collection of recipes for the family after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not only did she share […]

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Amish Red Beet Eggs

Before I was married, my only experience with red beet eggs was tasting one that was sold from a large jar at a small corner grocery store when I was young…it was not a pleasant experience. The eggs were commercially made (and still are sold under the same brand name), an odd color, and had […]

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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Smoked salmon is a great item to have on hand anytime, but especially though the holiday/entertaining season. Its price per pound can be rather expensive, but a little can go a long way…especially when paired with eggs. Although my family loves smoked salmon in mini-frittatas, smoked salmon deviled eggs disappear from the platter faster than […]

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Lamb Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce

For many years now, meatballs have been my main “go-to” dish whether I am having a party or going to a pot luck. Why? There are several reasons.  First, they are easy to make. The most difficult part is getting them in a ball shape without over working them.Second, they can be made well in […]

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Cranberry Topped Brie Cheese

A party just isn’t a party without cheese and crackers…at least in my mind. While the standard cheese cubes on crackers is okay, a festive presentation of a soft cheese topped with cranberries adds so much more to a celebration. The creamy richness of warm brie cheese is complimented by the tartness of the cranberries […]

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Yesterday, I started sharing recipes from my menu of miniature foods for a dinner party at my house with miniature lamb sliders. Today, I am pushing the small bites even further by making what resembles an even smaller version of the popular bacon-wrapped scallop appetizer. The second dish is bacon-wrapped water chestnuts. Why make bacon-wrapped […]

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Lamb Sliders and Tzatziki Sauce

When planning for a group to come over to my house, I decided to have a selection of finger foods (appetizers) instead of having a formal dinner. Although I did not have a “theme,” I did try to make as many miniature versions of dishes that I would normally make or serve in larger portions. […]

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