Category: Appetizers

Cherry Tomato Confit

This four-ingredient confit dresses up your cocktail hour’s crostini and bruschetta. Not only is this Cherry Tomato Confit a beautiful dish it’s also extremely rich in nutrition. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium. Tomatoes are heart healthy and help prevent cancer. Garlic’s antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory,…
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Herbed Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Tart

This tart is quite beautiful, delicious, easy, and an unusual Italian recipe for your family or guests. This yummy tart is packed with nutrition. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium. Tomatoes are heart healthy and help prevent cancer. Ricotta cheese contains 14 grams of protein…
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3 Easy Sandwich Ideas for School Lunches

It’s back to school time, which means it’s time to start making all of those school lunches again. If you’re tired of making the same things, or if your kids are asking for something new, these three back to school lunch ideas may be just what you need. These sandwich ideas for school lunches are…
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Quick Cajun Skewers on the Grill

What a perfect time of year to enjoy the last of our fresh garden vegetables on the grill. What’s not to love? Shish kabobs are easy to assemble and prepare, low in calories, and low in cost. This meal can be assembled using creativity and input from all family members or friends. Make it fun! Ask…
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Russet & Purple French Fries With Sea Salt

Did you know a 5oz russet potato contains almost 50% of the daily value for vitamin C and has more potassium than broccoli and bananas? The skin of the purple potatoes, compared to russet potatoes, contains 4 times as much antioxidants due to Anthocyanin, the purple pigment! Its high potassium content and antioxidant properties help…
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Grilled Parmesan Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are readily available in August. Grilled Parmesan Tomatoes are one of our favorite family recipes, and we have it at least once a week during the summer. It is low calorie and tomatoes are very nutritious. The American College of Cardiology reports lycopene, the red pigment in tomatoes, can reduce heart disease risk in…
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Quick & Easy Spinach Roll-Ups

Planning a menu for a party is easy. All you have to do is keep in mind that having a balance of savory and sweet items is important. Keep it simple by planning the menu around items that you already have in the pantry or the freezer like spinach roll-ups. Spinach pinwheels are easy to…
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Grilled Pineapple and Shrimp Skewers

It is officially BBQ month. Burgers and hot dogs are the usual barbecue staples, but why not try something a little different this year. Why not make pineapple and shrimp skewers with a delicious teriyaki sauce? It’s yummy, it’s good for you, and your cookout guests will love it. Health Benefits What’s not to love…
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Yummy Soy Shish Kabobs

The season is starting to heat up and it’s almost time to fire up your grill. If you’re in the mood for grilled meal, we’ve found a great recipe for you! It’s soy shish kabobs! They’re not only delicious and healthy—they’re also the perfect way to celebrate Soy Food Month. Soy-based foods are made from…
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Kentucky Derby Appetizers & Cocktails

Chef Kendrick Dopp has the perfect Kentucky Derby appetizer and party idea. In this video she shows you how to make a wonderfully tasty tomato basil bruschetta appetizer. She also shows how to make a Mint Julep – the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. Why is a mint julep the signature drink of the…
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