Side-Dishes & Salads

Devilled Eggs (an Egg-Stravaganza)

Devilled Eggs (an Egg-Stravaganza)

What better way to begin a summer barbeque than a platter of chilled, delicious deviled eggs? Having a variety of tastes is a great way to please everyone without having to spend the whole day in the kitchen making a multitude of different dishes.

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Recipe: Tomato, Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

Recipe: Tomato, Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

This could also be made as one large nine-inch tart, but I like it better in single serving size.

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Thai-Inspired Dumplings

Thai-Inspired Dumplings

I am always on the look-out for finger foods for parties and dinners. I love the idea of a meal that consists solely of appetizers. These would be great with a Thai themed meal, with spring rolls and tiny bowls of noodles and maybe some fish cakes.

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Recipe: Vegetarian Cold Noodle Salad

Recipe: Vegetarian Cold Noodle Salad

While this might be called “vegetarian” it certainly doesn’t have to be. It would also be great with warm or cold cooked chicken… or! MMmmmmm… with medium-rare, thinly sliced beef strips. Yum.

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Sweet Potato Chips with Wasabi Sour Cream

Sweet Potato Chips with Wasabi Sour Cream

These chips are so simple to make and so delicious as a snack or pre-dinner bite. They would be good with just about any kind of dip; caramelized onion, articoke and cheese, yogurt and curry…I could go on…

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Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Terrine/Torta/Pate

Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Terrine/Torta/Pate

This appetizer always garners tons of complements whenever I serve it. I try to make a few small ones (in ramekins) every few months and keep them in the freezer for unexpected guests and dinner parties.

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