Grinch Fruit Appetizers

Today’s recipe is an easy holiday fruit appetizer you’ve seen around the internet for years. Fresh strawberries or raspberries, seedless grapes, a banana, and little marshmallows make an adorable fruit treat when arranged with a toothpick.  If you make these fruit treats ahead of time, brush a little orange or lemon juice on the sliced banana to prevent browning.

 

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Halloween Spider Eggs

Today’s treat is another fun food art for your Halloween gatherings – Deviled eggs decorated with black olive spiders.  Like last Monday’s recipe for Monster Eyes, use your favorite deviled egg recipe or mine.  If you want a gross monster look, add a few drops of green food coloring to the egg yolk filling. I’m not crazy about food coloring, and I stayed with the traditional yellow filling. I think it’s still fun. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and fill with your deviled egg mixture. Read More

Maple Figs & Almond Brie

Any time is the right time for brie and fruit.  Add wine and your taste buds will dance. This elegant appetizer is perfect for late summer and early fall get-togethers. It is also a great dish for holiday parties. This is a fast, easy appetizer so begin to bake it when your guests arrive. Within about  20 minutes, everyone will be happily eating baked brie. This really isn’t a particularly inventive recipe. It is just 4 ingredients that will be a hit at the party! Read More

Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Many folks are cutting back on gluten and carbs for their health. For some time, cauliflower has been used to replace carb-heavy foods like potatoes and grains. Remember creamy cauliflower mash with garlic ?  You’ve probably also heard of cauliflower pizza where cauliflower is used for the crust. Today I’m sharing cauliflower pizza bites which  are similar, and a crowd-pleasing fun food to eat.

 

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Need a great appetizer filled with fresh fruit flavor? How about a great fruity dessert? Fruit salsa with cinnamon chips is the perfect answer.  Easy to make and loaded with the fruit of the season, fruit salsa is a great party food, dessert, or a snack.  I’m basing my salsa on fresh strawberries with apples and raspberries. Can’t find raspberries? Try a tropical twist with crushed pineapple. Yum! You can also substitute with the fruit of the season – peaches, nectarines, grapes, the list never ends.

 

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Colorful Carrot Patch Appetizer For Spring

I’ve been collecting and pinning ideas for years and decided this spring to start trying to make my versions of more of the inspirations.  This first one is a cute spring appetizer called “Carrot Patch.”  I’ve seen the idea several times online and always said “I’m going to do that.”  It’s a cute, tasty, and healthy spring and Easter snack, and it’s a healthier choice for any season.

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