Tag Archives: appetizer

Quick and Easy Bay Shrimp Ceviche in Lettuce Cups

Here’s a light and flavorful dish that you can make pretty much year round.  I found some Oregon bay Shrimp at our wonderful neighborhood fish market, Portland Fish Market. They are individually frozen so you can just scoop out as … Continue reading

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Cucumber Gazpacho With Shrimp and Mint Oil

  This is so creamy you would swear it’s full of dairy, but (as long as you don’t pop a shrimp on top) it’s completely vegan.  Cool, crisp and slightly sweet, this is the perfect starter to any summer meal. … Continue reading

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Betty Draper’s Rumaki

Betty seems to love Rumaki. Last Night’s episode (705 The Runaways) marks the second time on Mad Men that she serves it to guests, this time at a progressive dinner party, where the guests have a different course at each … Continue reading

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Fig and Ricotta Canapes

This is a gorgeous fall dish to start a dinner party.  The homemade ricotta really makes the dish.  If that’s just not in the cards, then I would substitute mascarpone. 1 french baguette, sliced thinly 1 C. fresh ricotta click … Continue reading

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Fromage Fort

This sounds fussy and fancy but it’s actually just a form of cheese whiz, and it’s a great way to use up those end pieces of cheese.  The name translates to “strong cheese” but it can be rather mild depending … Continue reading

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Polynesian Party Meatballs

Once again, proving that eating things off of sticks is fun.  This is a great dish to bring to a party or make for Dad’s special day.  The nifty bamboo sticks came from the Asian grocery store, but you could … Continue reading

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White Bean Crostini

A terrific, quick, vegan appetizer.  You can make this with any canned bean and fresh herb combination.  Get creative!  When toasting the crostini you want them a little bit charred.  The nearly-burnt edges give it tons of flavor. 1 baguette … Continue reading

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