Posts tagged appetizer
Sweet & Savory Roasted Nuts

A Cocktail Party Classic

What's better then smelling a whiff of hot roasted nuts? (That's what she said?!) In all seriousness though, I am an absolute addict to spiced roasted nuts, and find that there's no better time to make them than for the holidays!  This cocktail snack can be made weeks in advance and is the perfect thing to set around your house while entertaining guests.  They're sweet, savory, spicy and completely addicting.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Crostini Craze!

The Ultimate Finger Food

I LOVE crostinis! You can literally take a bunch of random ingredients from your fridge and turn them into something snack worthy by putting them on a piece of toasted bread.  I am always creating crostinis out of leftover ingredients and I am going to share some of my favorites with you below!  Let me know what your favorite crostini toppers are by using #hangrydistrict in your posts!

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Raspberry Brie Puffs

Holiday Hors D'oeuvres

These brie and jam puffs are one of the first recipes I ever came up with for my first catering gigs. I absolutely love baked brie and wanted a bite sized version to serve as passed hors d'oeuvres.  Behold the brie and jam puffs.  A party favorite for all seasons, these bite sized beauties can be transformed into a savory snack with bacon jam or nuts, or served as a sweet treat with fruit preserves and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.  Whatever you decide, they are destined to delight!

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Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

The Girls Luncheon series continues on my YouTube channel with Prosciutto Wrapped Melon!  This seriously easy appetizer keeps the hanger at bay, while your guests catch up before the main eating event. My best friend Kari is in the kitchen with me to lend a helping hand.  If any of your friends offer to help you before a party, always say yes!  Those extra sets of hands always come in HAND-y....(sigh). Dummy-proof recipe below.

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Seared Scallops with Pea Puree

Don't be Shellfish...

Here's a fun fact: I auditioned for the NBC show Food Fighters in 2013 and made it through five rounds of interviews and challenges.  During one of the rounds I had to make a signature dish and describe it.  I made this. It was the first time I had made it, soooo I guess it wasn't really a signature? Maybe that's why I didn't get cast on the show?  Shit.  Anyway - it BECAME a signature dish of mine and now I make it all the time. It's simple, fresh and perfect for Spring.  I challenge you to make it this season and tag me along the process using #hangrydistrict!  Check out how you can make it below.

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