Tag: APPETIZER

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Minerva Dairy. All opinions are entirely my own. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in a buttery sauce are so addictive, delicious, and easy to make. I partnered with Minerva Dairy to show you how I…

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is a fantastic appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. I grew up eating this tasty treat just stuffed with cow cheese mixed with eggs, then stuffed in the homemade dough. Many of you call…

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

I have been playing with some really easy recipes lately just like this tasty creamy spinach puff pastry.

I don’t think that we need to spend hours in the kitchen unless it is Thanksgiving, of course. However, even then I do not cook all day. It is all in preparation.

Anyhow, this creamy spinach puff pastry is extremely easy. I have been adding different toppings, which some those recipes are coming soon.

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Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Well, the point of my blog is simple and easy, so you cannot get any simpler than this. Don’t you agree? I just love simple recipes like this.

My family really enjoyed this one. You can totally serve it as an appetizer or with chicken or tofu if you are vegetarian. You can serve it with pasta or bring it to a potluck, just make sure to bake a lot. (haha)

To cut the story short, I really hope you bake this soon. As you can see, it is an incredibly easy recipe yet delicious.

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry Recipe

You can totally double the recipe if you appreciate this kind of food. In addition, you can add desired toppings; toss sauteed sausage, in-season roasted vegetables, crack an egg on top and voila. Amazing!

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Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry Recipe
Yield: Serves 4

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Easy recipe for a tasty Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry.

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 pack Cream of Spinach, slightly defrosted
  • 4 tablespoons Creme Fraiche
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • A drizzle of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (190C)
  2. Thaw your frozen puff pastry, preferably in the fridge, overnight.
  3. Unfold your pastry only when fully thawed.
  4. Flour your work surface and your rolling pin. Use restraint with your rolling pin and just slightly roll.
  5. Add Creme Fraiche on the top of the pastry then slightly fold ends of the pastry, as shown on the pic. If you do not have Creme Fraiche, check notes below.
  6. Meanwhile, defrost cream of spinach, but only half way. I like using a bag one that you can steam. I steam it half way, just enough for me to crumble on top of the Creme Fraiche.
  7. Bake between 15 and 17 minutes, depending on your oven. Pastry needs to be golden and cream and spinach bubbly.
  8. Take it out and allow it to cool down for a minute or two before slicing.

Notes

Easy Creme Fraiche Substitute:

  1. Mix 1 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup whole milk sour cream together.
  2. I like mixing it n the jar or a container with fitted lid but you can pour the mixture into a jar as well, cover and let stand in a warm place for about 8 hours.
  3. Then stir and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
  4. It will have buttery taste just like Creme Fraiche.
  • Also, I made this pastry before with room temperature cream cheese. If you do not have Creme Fraiche and don't feel like making your own just use cream cheese. For one Puff pastry sheet I use about 1/4-1/2 block of Room Temperature cream cheese. When it is room temp it sis easier to spread.

Air Fryer Zesty Rosemary Lime Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Zesty Rosemary Lime Chicken Wings

I dare to say that Zesty Rosemary Lime Chicken Wings are absolutely mouthwatering especially made in the Air Fryer. I mean, you do not have to be a chef or even a good cook to make these. So simple, yet packed with flavor. We just…

Lemon, Garlic, Butter, Shrimp Recipe

Lemon, Garlic, Butter, Shrimp Recipe

Lemon, garlic, and butter are just meant to be part of the shrimp meals. This is our favorite shrimp recipe, plus I totally toss these with creamy pasta. HEAVENLY! These shrimps are fantastic with cauliflower rice, zoodles (zucchini noodles), spaghetti squash or over bowl greens. If none of those is a good option for you, then take a loaf of…

Piglets in a Blanket

Piglets in a Blanket

Piglets in a Blanket

These super easy and delicious Piglets in a Blanket are a staple in my house appetizers or hors d’oeuvre, especially during parties.

Well, I must say that piglets in a blanket are one of my kids’ favorites quick after-school snacks. However, over the years I have brought these to school for holiday parties.

Furthermore, I send them to my husband’s work, I served them during birthday parties, and Superbowl as well.

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With that being said, since we have Superbowl gathering tomorrow I thought to finally post them on my blog. Perhaps some of you might make them as well.

I mean, it does not take a rocket scientist, but I am here to give an idea. Personally, I think they are just amazing bites.

Piglets in a Blanket

Anyhow, I think I posted them a long time ago, but pictures were somewhat catastrophic, so I am updating the whole post and a recipe.

To be honest, I really like using better quality wieners, and I love boar’s head products.

It’s not a secret, I have been using Boar’s Head for a couple of years now. I know they are a bit more expensive but you can’t deny the quality of their products. Additionally, the taste is absolutely amazing.

Piglets in a Blanket

You may also like:

Caramelized Onion Tart

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Creamy Spinach Puff Pastry

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Piglets in a Blanket
Yield: Party Food

PIGLETS IN A BLANKET

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These delicious appetizers are a staple in my house during parties for many, many years. One of the kids' favorites quick snacks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Croissants Rolls/8 rolls each (or more)
  • 24 fully cooked cocktail wieners I used boars head cocktail beef frankfurters and large frankfurters
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. Dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • Sesame seeds *Optional

Instructions

  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a larger pot and drop wieners in for about 3-4 minutes. It takes away a lot of packed sodium and it tastes much better. This step is not necessary but I think it tastes so much better.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F and Grease baking pan.
  3. For smaller cocktail wieners or frankfurters, cut each triangle in half, lengthwise. Place 1 wiener on the shortest side of each triangle; roll up to an opposite point. Place, point side down, on greased cookie sheet.
  4. For larger franks, cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles and as you see on my picture roll from one end to the other using all three cuts out pieces on one frank since it is triple the size compared to the cocktail wiener.
  5. This is not necessary as well, but it tastes so amazing: Melt unsalted butter, then ADD dried parsley and garlic powder. Brush it over each roll and you can add some sesame seeds if you have any. I had only black sesame seeds and that is what I have used.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  7. Serve them with mustard, ketchup or any condiment that you desire.

Notes

You may use any brand of wieners and any brand of Croissants, Rolls.

Avocado Toast with Spicy Chickpeas

Avocado Toast with Spicy Chickpeas

I call this Avocado Toast with Spicy Chickpeas a perfect Avo Toast. They are so popular these days and extremely versatile. I just love them as well as my kids. You can make them vegetarian or vegan, or add bacon, chicken, eggs, etc. I also…

Meatless Chili Nachos

Meatless Chili Nachos

Meatless Chili Nachos Recipe

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

 

 

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Do you have a napkin near you? No! Go get one, because these Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings are going to make your mouth water. Here I am with one more batch of chicken wings. I think birds already know that I live wings drenched in BBQ sauce!

Who wouldn’t love these, right? They’re so addictive and so delicious, and most of all very easy to prepare.

I don’t know many people who would turn their heads away from the chicken wings, at least not in my circle.

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Usually, I serve them with some crunchy fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery, mixed greens, freshly baked rolls. Sometimes, we would serve them with baked fries. Of course, I can’t forget Ranch dressing and extra hot BBQ sauce.

Game night or not, these wings are a winner in my book even on the midweek side with potatoes and salad.

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

A couple of years ago, I posted a recipe for my chicken wings with Sriracha sauce, and everyone is in love with them. I got pretty amazing reviews too, but these are equally “lick-your-fingers” DELICIOUS!!!

 

Now, you can double the recipe if you wish, and it is recommended especially if you have eaters with a larger appetite.

NOTE: Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods at the grocery store and in the refrigerator.

OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES:

Slow-Cooked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Spicy Sticky Baked Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

Fried Chicken Wings 

Marinated Baked Chicken Drumsticks

AIR FRYER ZESTY ROSEMARY LIME CHICKEN WINGS

recipe with chicken

The low-carb option would be if you served these wings with cauliflower and cheese. It goes perfectly together. also, use sugar-free BBQ Sauce for Keto-Friendly meal. You can check out my cauliflower and cheese

  • Chill: Enjoy your leftovers! Refrigerate them at 40ºF or below within two hours.
  • Clean: Wash surfaces and utensils after each use. Wash fruits and veggies before preparing food, even if you plan to peel them.
  • Separate: To prevent cross-contamination, always use separate cutting boards and plates for produce and for raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.
  • Cook:  Always use a food thermometer to ensure cooked food reaches a safe internal temperature. (165ºF for poultry – 145ºF for fish, pork, beef, veal, and lamb – 160ºF for ground beef, pork, veal, and lamb).

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Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings
Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Easy recipe for tasty Spicy Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds Whole chicken wings separate into sections
  • Rub:
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink salt or any on hand
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons Chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Parsley *optional
  • 2 tablespoons All-purpose Flour gluten-free for those that are sensitive
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce any of your choice (Sugar-free for low carb option)
  • 1/4 cup Hot sauce OR MORE, I love adding sriracha but you can use any on hand
  • Garnish:
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F/ 230 C
  2. In a large bowl, place chicken wings. Separate chicken drumette from the flat and the tip. Usually, I freeze chicken tips for soups. You do not have to separate them, but it bakes much faster.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the rub. Add half to the chicken and mix it until chicken wings are coated, then add the other half and mix again. This way you will know that all the chicken parts are well coated.
  4. Place chicken on the baking sheet in one single layer (you may line the baking pan/sheet with parchment paper or you can use baking wire ton top of the baking pan to bake chicken wings).
  5. Bake chicken for 15 minutes, then turn each chicken wing on the other side and bake for another 15 minutes. Flip again, and turn the broiler on and bake under a broiler for 5-7 minutes that is for extra crunchy chicken wings. Please monitor it so the wings don't burn. Some ovens take shorter time like 2-3 minutes and some longer, so watch on them by opening the oven and checking until you reach desirable crunchiness.
  6. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together.
  7. After the chicken wings are finished baking, brush the sauce on both sides, then you may pour the rest over it and use as a little or as much as you wish. The wings need to be completely drenched in sauce. Serve immediately!

Notes

You can make these in Air Fryer. Recipe HERE

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu is such quick tasty bites that you must make. So, in my opinion, you either like tofu or you do not. Yes, that would be my explanation. It looks like cheese, but it tastes nothing like cheese. It doesn’t have any flavor whatsoever.…