sides/appetizers tagged posts

Quick and Easy Guacamole


This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s easy and tasty and I could eat it for days on end. It’s right up there with tzatziki as far as snacks that I really love.

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Crescent Roll Taco Ring


It’s football season, which to me means one thing: appetizers. I don’t really care for football, but I’ll hang out and watch a game if there are good friends and good food present. Today, I’m bringing you the ultimate party app – crescent roll rings!

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Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)


I was at a Brazilian steakhouse this week and it reminded me of an awesome little recipe I tried a few months ago: pão de queijo, or Brazilian cheese bread. It’s gluten-free and wildly cheesy. Fresh out of the oven they’re like little cheese lava buns – crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.

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Canned Salmon Salad

canned salmon salad

One of the things I really love about this salad – besides the fact that it’s served cold – is that it’s super healthy AND it tastes great. Plus, it’s easy to throw together and stores well.

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Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan couscous salad

Couscous salad is a side dish with staying power, studded with fresh flavors. Cold couscous is mixed with chopped vegetables, herbs, and a light dressing to create an easy summer side salad.

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Moroccan Taktouka

moroccan taktouka

I talked about my favorite family tradition of choosing a new cultural cuisine to try each Christmas, and this recipe is part of a short series based on our Moroccan Christmas. Last week I made harissa, and this week I’m using that harissa in a delicious appetizer that reminds me of a stewed salsa.

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Two versions of zucchini bread just aren’t enough. Plain zucchini bread is good, but chocolate zucchini bread with chocolate chips is irresistible.  Eating your veggies was never so easy.

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Zucchini Bread, Two Ways

When I was in Michigan, I helped my mom out with her glut of zucchini by hauling a bunch back to SC.  I proceeded to make massive amounts of zucchini bread, including a lemon-rosemary loaf! Each recipe makes two loaves, so every batch made one for eating and one for giving away/freezing. 

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Wild Rice Salad

This recipe has been in my back pocket for several years now. It’s my go-to potluck recipe, and I always get compliments on it. I haven’t shared it until now!

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Tomato Salsa with Lime and Cilantro

restaurant style salsa

I’m not sure how it happened, but in five years of blogging, I’ve never shared a go-to salsa recipe.  I’ve got the rainbow salsa, a tart cherry salsa, and of course salsa verde, but a regular tomato salsa?  Lacking.

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