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Zwiebelkuchen II (German Onion Cake with Bacon)

This easy to prepare German Onion Cake can be served as an appetizer or a main course. In Germany, it is traditionally served with a new (still fermenting) wine.

Prep time: 120 | Cook time: 30-35

Serves: 8-10


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Maangchi’s Mung Bean Pancakes (Bindae-tteok)

Based on a recipe by Maangchi, these hearty, crispy mung bean pancakes will be an instant hit in your home. Make a big batch and freeze some for later.

Prep time: Soaking beans and rice overnight plus 15-20 | Cook time: 6

Serves: 3-4


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Korean Green Onion Pancakes (Pajeon)

These remind me of my mother's potato pancakes when they're cooking. They are a savory pancake and can be eaten either as an appetizer or as an entree. Scrumptious!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: For each pancake, about 8

Serves: 6


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Vol au Vent

These are directions for making vol au vent from frozen puff pastry dough. These are fun to make and make an impressive presentation.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 20-23

Serves: 3-4


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Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vent

Vol au vent shells filled with whipped cream cheese and topped with a slice of smoked salmon make a unique and flavorful appetizer. Wonderful!

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 9


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Spinach and Feta Vol au Vent

This vol au vent makes a great appetizer. Use a smaller pastry cutter for bite size pieces. They'll disappear quickly.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 5

Serves: 6


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Marisolio Marinated Mushroom Appetizer

This is one of the easiest and tastiest appetizers you can make. Hardly any calories and everyone loves them. Make plenty, because they disappear quickly.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 5

Serves: 6


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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

At your next party, serve these delicious appetizers with the spicy sauce accompaniment. They are outstanding and will have people asking for the recipe.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 15-20


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Bacon Wrapped Balsamic Shrimp

For an upscale treat at your next party, try these marinated bacon-wrapped shrimp. The Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil and the Aged Balsamic make them pop!

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 15-17

Serves: 6-8


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Pickled Green Papaya

Pickled green papaya is delicious eaten by itself, as an accompaniment to meat dishes (especially pork), or used in a green papaya salad.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 30

Serves: 4-6


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Asian Dipping Sauce

This is about the easiest dipping sauce you'll ever find. It's sweet and spicy and can be used with any number of different Asian foods you like to dip in sauce.

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 8


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Italian Basil Pesto Sauce

Basil pesto is great on pasta, spread on sandwich bread, mixed with veggies or used in salads for more flavor. You decide how to best use this condiment.

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 4


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Cultured Cream Stuffed Eggs

These deviled eggs are made with sour cream and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to give them the probiotic boost you don't get from mayonnaise. Yum.

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: 15

Serves: 6-8


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Artichoke and Black Truffle Dip

This is a baked dip recipe. It uses cream cheese, artichoke hearts, Black Truffle Oil, shallots, and is topped with Parmesan. Very easy to prepare, yummy to eat.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 45

Serves: 4-6


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Stir-Fried Sesame Shrimp with Orange Sauce

This is a wonderfully quick supper. Briefly stir-fry the shrimp, thicken the sauce and dinner's ready! Perfect after an all-day Christmas shopping trip.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 15

Serves: 4


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Autumn Chutney

This delicious chutney is great served with any pork dish, served on crackers or toasted baguette rounds as an appetizer. A wonderful starter for any meal.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 30

Serves: 10


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Watermelon Chunks Mojito

This is a wonderfully refreshing way to serve watermelon. The watermelon can be used as an appetizer or a dessert. Perfect on a hot day!

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 4-6


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Booze-Infused Melon Balls

Wonderful dessert or appetizer during scorching hot weather. The melon balls soak up the pineapple and liqueur flavors and hit the spot during these hot summer days.

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Steamed Chicken Feet

Are you a dim sum afficionado? If so, here is a recipe for you. A bit time consuming to create, this delicacy is easy to prepare and delicious to eat!

Prep time: marinate 180 plus prep 15 | Cook time: total of about 120

Serves: 4-6


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Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings

Mmmmm, I can taste these already. So easy to make and yet so delicious. Just the thing for 4th of July picnics or watching baseball or football games,

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 25

Serves: 6


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Tandoori Chicken Wings

Love Indian food? Try this yogurt based marinade for your chicken wings and watch them disappear. Can be used as appetizer or entree. Either way, a hit!

Prep time: marinating time plus 15 | Cook time: 20-22

Serves: appetizer portions for 10


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Strawberry Cheese Appetizers with Balsamic Reduction

For a quick appetizer, this one can't be beat. All you need is cheese, crackers and Strawberry Balsamic Condimento, reduced.

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: 15

Serves: variable number of


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Camarocado (Shrimp in Avocado) in Plantain Cups

These shrimp-filled plantain cups are not only beautiful to look at but are a food-fiend's paradise. Everyone will love these!

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: 10-15

Serves: 6


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Easy Olive Puff Pastry Appetizers

Drop in company? Don't panic. Impress your company with these quick to assemble appetizers. Nobody will guess how simple these are to make!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 10

Serves: 6-8


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Anticuchos (Grilled Beef Heart)

A favorite in Peru and several other South American countries, this dish will surprise you with its "heat" and wonderful slightly peppery and nutmeg taste.

Prep time: 360 | Cook time: 3-5

Serves: 4-6


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Stir-Fry Thai Basil Pork

Spicy Thai pork flavored with garlic, red chilis and Thai Golden Mountain Sauce makes an easy, most delicious quick dinner.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 10

Serves: with rice, 2-3


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Blinchiki/Blini (Russian Crepes)

Blinkchiki or blini are Russian-style pancakes which are really just crepes. They can be filled with either sweet or savory fillings.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 30

Serves: 60-70


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Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

A Greek street food favorite, this baked dish features a filo dough base and topping with a spinach, cheese, eggs, and onion filling. It is wonderful!

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: 60

Serves: 6-8


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Siopao (Filipino Steamed Dumplings) with Pork Filling

The pork filling of this Siopoa is flavored with onions, garlic, soy, sugar, oyster sauce, and hoisin and gives a wonderful surprise when you bite into it.

Prep time: 45 | Cook time: 60

Serves: 8


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Spicy Slaw for Sopes

This slaw is meant to accompany the Sopes with Chorizo Refried Beans recipe. It could be served as a stand-alone, too. It is hot and spicy and quite refreshing.

Prep time: 15-20 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: With sopes, 6


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Sopes with Chorizo Refried Beans and a Spicy Slaw

These sopes have a delicious masa harina base that holds a filling of refried beans with chorizo, a refreshing spicy slaw on top, and chile sauce drizzled over the whole thing. Yumm!

Prep time: 60 | Cook time: 50

Serves: 6


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Myrna’s Asian Lettuce Wraps

For a quick dinner in any season, try Myrna Dake's yummy Asian Lettuce Wraps. Brought to our year-end potluck party, these were a group favorite. Yumm!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 10

Serves: 4-6


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Grilled Prawns with Roasted Garlic-Cilantro Sauce

If you love prawns, this is a wonderful dish that can be served as an entree or as an appetizer. It's so easy, yet so delicious. Everyone loves these prawns!

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 3-4

Serves: 4-6


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Lavash Wraps with Shrimp, Orzo, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

A beautiful and colorful wrap made with Mediterranean lavash flat bread. Filled with shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes and orzo, this is a filling wrap, just right for lunch or light dinner.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 8


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Gyoza de Vegetal y Pollo

This adaptation of a Dianne Phillips recipe will become a new favorite. Probably new to most of you, but not difficult to make, try these for a tasty new dish!

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: 20-30

Serves: 10-12


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Crab and Shrimp Doujia

What an interesting way to wrap an appetizer! The crunchy wrapper and the creamy filling makes for a delightful treat. Be creative: try cheese/nut combinations, too.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Spanish Honey-Topped Eggplant Fritters

This eggplant dish makes a wonderful accompaniment to lamb, especially, but will pare well with any other meats, and proved both savory and sweet flavors.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: Each slice, 2-4

Serves: 6-8


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Rachel’s Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Marinated and Grilled Eggplant

Using our new Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic, this eggplant dish packs a punch! We think you'll love the Italian flavors and will enjoy serving it to guests.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: each slice, 6

Serves: 1-2


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Eggplant Fries

Try these eggplant fries for a delicious alternative to potato fries. Sprinkled with Honey Ginger White Balsamic at the end, they remind one of English chips.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: per batch, 1-1/2

Serves: 4


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Baba Ganoush (Eggplant Appetizer)

This is our version of a favorite Middle Eastern appetizer. It's so delicious, you might just make a meal of it.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 4-6


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Grape Truffles with Chevre (Goat Cheese)

Our grape truffle appetizers are a tasty treat for summertime parties. Cool and crunchy, they will pleasantly surprise your guests.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 3-4


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Chee Cheong Fun – Rice Noodle Rolls

Make your own rice noodles with this recipe. Similar to a crepe but done in the microwave with rice flour, the rolls are thin, translucent and yummy.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 2 to 3.5

Serves: 4-6


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Freedom Fritters (Greek Zucchini Fritters)

Fritters with a Greek taste. Feta, dill, and mint make these a delicious side dish to the meat or fish of your choice.

Prep time: 45 | Cook time: 8

Serves: 4-6


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Popcorn with Grated Asiago, Cracked Black Pepper and Wild Mushroom Sage Olive Oil

For a real treat, try this version of popcorn. You'll never want plain popcorn again. Thanks, Veronica Foods!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: N/A

Serves: 2-3


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Ricotta-Basil Olive Oil Spread

With an aioli-like consistency but with no eggs, this spread is smooth and rich. Serve as a dip, slather it on toasted bread, or spread it on grilled fish.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Curried Butternut Squash and Bartlett Pear Soup

Try our smooth, creamy butternut squash soup. The curry adds a special "fall" taste to the butternut squash and the pear/apple combination. A meal in itself!

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 90

Serves: 8


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Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Open-Faced Sandwiches

Having company? These open-faced sandwiches make a healthy appetizer, substantial yet light.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 6


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Puff Pastry Onion & Brie Appetizer

This appetizer is shaped like palmiers but is savory, rather than sweet in taste. The puff pastry rolled up and baked with brie, onions and caraway is delicious.

Prep time: 45 | Cook time: 12-14

Serves: 6-8


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Indo-Chinese Sesame Honey Chili French Fries

A hot and spicy potato dish that combines Indian and Chinese flavors. This will be a hit with adults and kids alike!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 45

Serves: 4


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Avocado Sunflower Surprise Pesto

Avocado and sunflower seeds make a tastychange from the usual basil/pine nut pesto. Try this on pasta, with cooked veggies, or in sandwiches. Use your imagination!

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 4


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American Truffled Eggs for Company

For a delicious take on deviled eggs, try this recipe which is greatly enhanced with the addition of truffle oil. Sumptuous!

Prep time: 25-30 | Cook time: 10

Serves: 12-24


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Malabar Egg Curry

A wonderful vegetarian dinner for your family. Tasty, spicy, and delicious! Serve this egg dish over rice or with roti (an Indian flatbread).

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 2


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Scotch Quail Eggs

This dish can be an appetizer for adults or a meal for children. The quail eggs are just the right size for small hands and will delight the little ones.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 10

Serves: 3-4


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Salsa Verde Italiano

Not to be confused with Mexican salsa, this Italian sauce is full of fresh herbs, capers, lemon, garlic, and anchovy. Delicious on meats, fish and vegetables.

Prep time: 30 | Cook time:

Serves: 4


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Mint and Pea Hummus

A wonderful party dip with a touch of Middle Eastern flavors.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Angelo’s Greek Style Dungeness Crabs

This is a wonderful way to prepare fresh whole crab. You will delight in the mix of garlic, olive oil and parsley. Eat with fresh sourdough and a glass of wine!

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: variable


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Asian Cracked Dungeness Crab (adapted from Sunset Magazine)

Cracked Dungeness Crab with an Asian Twist. Savor the flavors of Honey Ginger and Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Condimentos.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 5-7

Serves: 3-4


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Dungeness Crab Omelet

For a filling breakfast or an easy dinner, try this special crab omelet. Choose from a variety of condiments to make for a uniquely personal omelet.

Prep time: 30-40 | Cook time: 5

Serves: 1


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Granola with Whole Fruit Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil

Great for breakfast or a snack, this granola beats anything you can buy in a store. Fresh, healthy ingredients help you keep your New Year resolutions.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 30

Serves: 9


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Quesadillas Portobellas Barbacoa

For a delicious appetizer or a main dish, try our wonderful barbecue-flavored Portobella mushroom quesadilla. It's a keeper!

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 10

Serves: 4


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Marisolio Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise)

This garlicky fresh mayonnaise goes with everything, from a spread on crunchy toasted French bread, as a dip for vegetables, as a topping for seafood.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 4


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Chipotle Salsa

Tasty side dish with chicken or fish. Add a little Mexican flavor to your meal.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 4


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Pickled Carrot and Daikon Radish

Looking for a refreshing side dish for those hot summer days. Try these pickled carrots and daikon radishes. Can be used in a variety of ways to add zip to your meals.

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: 5

Serves: 4


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Baklouti, Bacon and Tomato Dip

Spicy with the taste of a BLT. A perfect dip as you watch the sports events of your choice this month with friends and family.

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 4-6


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Mushroom Fondue

A garlicky mushroom dip. Perfect with vegetables, cubed chicken, bread sticks or chunks of salami. A hearty dip to delight the hungry people in your life.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 15

Serves: 4-6


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Marisolio Reuben Fondue

Small bites with a reuben sandwich taste. Delicious appetizer for game day!

Prep time: 15-20 | Cook time: 120

Serves: 4-6


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Spicy Spinach, Artichoke and Tomato Dip

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 6-8


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Salsa de Fresa (Strawberry Salsa)

Try our Salsa de Fresa as a dip, a side dish, or a spread. Whichever way you use it, it will delight the senses and bring the freshness of spring to your palate.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6


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Henrietta’s Spinach or Broccoli Crustless Quiche

What could be nicer for lunch, dinner or even as an appetizer than Henrietta Sparkman's Spinach/Broccoli Quiche. Lighter than the usual quiche but just as delicious!

Prep time: 15-20 | Cook time: 55

Serves: 4-6


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Grilled Fava Bean Pods with Red Pepper and Lime

Eat the whole pod or pop the beans out to eat.....either way you end up with a delicious, citrusy snack or side dish.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 5

Serves: 6


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Savory Pie Crust

Freeze our Organic Butter Olive Oil and it will behave like butter. Use in our savory pie crust recipe and fill with your favorite pot pie filling.

Prep time: 75 | Cook time: 50

Serves: 4


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Nutty Spicy Garbanzo Snack

Looking for a tasty, healthy, low-cal snack that isn't full of strange ingredients? Try our healthy garbanzo bean snack. Delicious and good for you.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 25-30

Serves: 4


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Irish Potted Beer and Cheddar Spread

A cheese spread with a little zip. Best spread on crackers, rye bread and/or apples. A great Irish treat!

Prep time: 20 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Hot Chile Dip

Looking for a dip that's not heavy on the sour cream? Try this easy, refreshing dip that's perfect with tortilla chips, pita crackers, or spread on pita bread triangles.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 8


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Almond-Edamame Pesto

Healthy spread for your holiday parties. Use on crackers, pita bread, or baguette slices. Great for dipping veggies, too.

Prep time: 25-30 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Quesadilla de Calabaza (Pumpkin Quesadilla)

Delicious quesadillas filled with pumpkin and Jack Cheese. Great for lunch, dinner or cut in wedges for appetizers.

Prep time: 20-30 | Cook time: 15

Serves: 4


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Oven-Baked Pumpkin Fries

Pumpkin fries, either savory or sweet, low in calories, nutritious and easy to make---these will become a fall staple in your home!

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: 30

Serves: 8


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Pumpkin Licuado Drink (Smoothie)

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 1


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Sangria

Refreshing, cold wine drink. Great for a large party.

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Balsamic Watermelon Cubes

These wonderful appetizers combine the natural sweet flavor of the fruit with a sour tang from the balsamic condimento. Make lots....they won't last

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: 30

Serves: 20


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All Natural Olive Oil Peanut Butter

Peanut butter without the usual harmful additives. This is the healthiest peanut butter you can eat!!

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: n/a

Serves:


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Tzatziki (Cucumber Yogurt Dip)

Serve this refreshing dip/accompaniment alongside Greek Zucchini Fritters (Freedom Fritters on 4th of July Menu) or with fresh vegetables

Prep time: 15 and then 120-480 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6-8


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Star Spangled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Do-it-yourself proportions make for a creative appetizer.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 25

Serves:


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Revolutionary Robust Olio Nuovo Empeltre EVOO Focaccia

Rosemary flavored focaccia bread is a delicious accompaniment to soup or your main meal. Use as appetizer, too.

Prep time: 135 | Cook time: 40

Serves: 8-12


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Stuffed Peppers with Goat Cheese

Hot, spicy and yet refreshing, a tasty appetizer to serve before your main meal.

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 25

Serves: 5


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Fig & Walnut Tapenade with Goat Cheese

A wonderfully unique appetizer for your next party.

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: 10

Serves: 20


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Asparagus with Parmesan Crust

Crisp but tender asparagus spears with cheesy topping

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 15

Serves: 4


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Shrimp Spring Rolls

Refreshing cold appetizer or main meal for a hot day. Serve with satay or peanut sauce.

Prep time: 25 | Cook time: 15

Serves: 4


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Italian Spinach Frittata

Prep time: 15 | Cook time: 45

Serves: 6-8


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Toscano Fagiolo Bianco Spread

A classic and simple appetizer with light and savory flavors that is also versatile to use FS17, Ultra Picholine, or Ultra Picual EVOO to your taste!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 240

Serves: 16


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Sun-Dried Tomato Almond Pesto

An easy to prepare almond pesto, that is wonderful on fresh Italian bread or tossed with pasta

Prep time: 5-8 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6


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Chevre Cheese with Organic Basil or Organic Tarragon Olive Oil

An easy spread for crackers, pita bread rounds cut in eighths, or baguette bread slices.

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: n/a

Serves: 6


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Whole Fruit Lemon Fused Oil Parsley Puffs

Salmon filled pastry puffs with spicy flavor of horseradish. Wonderful way to start a party!

Prep time: 30 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 15


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Organic Persian Lime Fused Oil and Chile Cashews

Just the thing to start your party....a spicy, citrus cashew appetizer!

Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 20

Serves: 8


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