Category Archives: Appetizers

Deviled Eggs


Deviled Eggs are a family favorite. They are easy to make, delicious and very pretty to serve. I like to make them for special occasions, and I even have a special crystal serving dish for Deviled Eggs. When Don and … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mushrooms


Stuffed mushrooms make delicious party food. They are easy to eat while standing. Two bites and you finish them. No mess. This recipe has very good flavor and I love to make them when I have dinner parties. I think … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup


French Onion Soup is one of my favorites. This is a┬árich, homemade soup, topped with melted Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. It is easy to make and looks beautiful. This is another recipe from Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook, one of my … Continue reading

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Greek Mint Meatballs


These meatballs are very tasty and work great as an appetizer. I work at James Madison University in the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery where we hold resident training sessions to train landmine action senior managers from around the … Continue reading

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Football Food!


The Green Bay Packers played the Philadelphia Eagles today, so it was a good day for “football food.” I made some Guacamole Dip for us to enjoy while watching the Packers beat the Eagles. ­čÖé Guacamole Dip Makes 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Mexican Dip


This is a favorite at any party. It is especially delicious in the summer. Mexican Dip Serves 8-12 2 cans bean dip 4 avocados or 2 containers of frozen avocado dip lemon juice salt and pepper 1/4 cup mayonnaise black … Continue reading

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Finger Foods


Did you ever watch the┬á1990 movie Mermaids? Cher played the mother. She was a mom who never made anything for her kids to eat except finger foods. And most of it was served on a toothpick. I tried that approach … Continue reading

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Pickle Wraps


With the holidays almost here, I thought I’d get started on putting up some of our family favorites. Whenever we have a family gathering, we generally have Pickle Wraps. They are easy (but messy to make), delicious and pretty on … Continue reading

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Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts


I used to make these every holiday season because they are easy and tasty. Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts are delicious. A bit salty and crunchy, this is a good appetizer for a crowd during the holidays. Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Serves 10 … Continue reading

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