Appetizers

Chinese noodle and chicken salad

Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad

This Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad is so good!  Serve it warm or at room temp…both the Loon and I love the peanut sauce….

Party Spanish Meatballs

Party Spanish Meatballs

I spend countless hours scouring cookbooks, magazines, my mom’s recipe files, and the internet for inspiring new dishes that I’d like to try out…

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding

Fresh Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding is amazing.  The Loon and I really love brunch…that’s why we call it Cele-Brunch.   You can…

Mushroom and Tofu Steamed Dumplings

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

These mushroom and tofu vegetarian steamed dumplings literally explode with flavor.  Who cares if there’s no meat in these…they are amazing.  (oh, and by…

Edamame with a Garlic Kick!

Edamame with a Garlic Kick!

Edamame with a Garlic Kick! We put this out at a party…and it’s literally gone instantly.  You just can’t have just one…and by the…

Italian-Style Braised Artichokes are amazing!

Italian-Style Braised Artichokes

These are really a great appetizer.  If you want to make them 100% vegetarian, use veggie stock…I use my standard chicken stock…either way..they’re chock…

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes with Citrus Kale Salad

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes On a Citrus Kale Salad

Well, lately, I can’t think of two more trendy, but delicious and healthy food items than quinoa and kale.  Seems like everywhere you look,…

Stuffed mushrooms with Italian Sausage and peppers

Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Peppers

These are mouth watering good.   Another great dish for serving at a party, or as an appetizer to a wonderful Italian dinner party….

Asian Shrimp Balls are wonderful for parties

Amazing Asian Shrimp Balls with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I made these last Thanksgiving as one of the appetizer dishes as people started to arrive…these were definitely the most popular…and were gone quickly….

Texas Caviar is perfect for parties - especially the big game!

Texas Caviar

This is an awesome dish to serve at parties – especially on the big game day.   It’s easy to make, low cal (don’t…