Category: Appetizers and Starters

Big Food for Good Times:  The U-Boat Sub

Big Food for Good Times: The U-Boat Sub

The U-Boat Sub is party food. Big bites for people with big appetites. Perfect for big games or big parties or just a bunch of hungry teenagers.

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Chipotle Chicken Salad

Quick and easy Chipotle Chicken Salad is a great for a tailgate party while also being a foodie-worthy appetizer.

Found Recipe:  Smoked Salmon 7-Layer Dip

Found Recipe: Smoked Salmon 7-Layer Dip

This Smoked Salmon 7-Layer dip from Bon Appetit is very festive and just right for a holiday party.

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.

Creamy Jalapeño Dip, AKA Stephanie’s Green Dip – Great for Game Day

Creamy Jalapeño Dip, AKA Stephanie’s Green Dip – Great for Game Day

My colleague and friend Stephanie makes the most marvelous dip, and we pester her to bring a batch to us at least monthly.  It’s ‘formal’ name is Creamy Jalapeño Dip, but we mostly refer to it as Green Dip.  And sometimes, Crack Dip (because it’s addictive). […]

Found Recipe: Churrasco’s Chimichurri

Found Recipe: Churrasco’s Chimichurri

Churrasco’s chimichurri sauce is sooooo good: foodie-worthy and simple to make.

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

Radishes with pesto-butter and sea salt are a garlicky-good appetizer.

Warm and Yummy First Course: Toasted Goat Cheese Salad

Warm and Yummy First Course: Toasted Goat Cheese Salad

A perfect salad for the autumn table.

Found Recipe: McCormick’s Remoulade

Found Recipe: McCormick’s Remoulade

My Aunt-Mom turned me on to this terrific and easy recipe for remoulade a few years ago. The recipe on the McCormick’s web site suggests serving it with boiled shrimp, which is how I first encountered it, but it is good in many, many other ways.

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas

Avocado and Arugula Tostadas are a quick and easy but still satisfying dish for the long hot days of summer.

Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread

We love salmon at Glover Gardens.  Smoked, baked, grilled – you name it.  Occasionally, there are leftovers, which we regard with glee, because that means we can make this salmon spread.  We prefer to make it with Tom’s Smoked Salmon, but any smoked or cooked […]

Tom’s Smoked Salmon

Tom’s Smoked Salmon

The Grill-Meister is also a Smoke-Meister. His wood-smoked salmon is truly awesome. Even people who don’t like fish love Tom’s Smoked Salmon. It’s just that good.

Crab Quesadillas

Crab Quesadillas

OK, who doesn’t love quesadillas? They’re like a tiny, warm little sandwich your mother made for you to eat after school. Yum. Portable, finger-food, dip-able, easy to make. Did I say yum? Did I say easy? I’ve got a dozen quesadilla approaches, maybe more.  Today I’m […]

Glover Gardens Salsa

Glover Gardens Salsa

I might be a Condiment-aholic.  I love-love-love condiments. Especially those with southwest flavors.  One of the simplest, oldest and best of the southwest condiments is salsa. I found a wonderful fresh salsa recipe years ago in a cookbook called Jane Butel’s Southwestern Kitchen, her Garden […]

Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread

Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread

With its appealing colors and burst of Mediterranean flavors balanced by the tangy saltiness of the cheese, this dish is one of my family’s favorites.

Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

At Glover Gardens, summer brings lots of grilled shrimp, and sometimes we have leftovers. This creamy, spicy dip is quickly assembled and makes the most of leftover grilled shrimp and is the perfect appetizer for a summer barbecue.

Quick& Elegant Appetizer – Belgian Endive with Brie & Grapes

Quick& Elegant Appetizer – Belgian Endive with Brie & Grapes

Throw down a quick appetizer with bright summer flavors by adding brie and jam to Belgian endive.

Pico de Gallo Makes Super-Quick Guacamole

Pico de Gallo Makes Super-Quick Guacamole

A few simple steps transform Pico de Gallo into a simple and delicious guacamole.

Antipasto Fresca

Antipasto Fresca

Only a half hour’s notice that guests are coming and in need of an appetizer? These fun little finger food treats can be pulled together in ten minutes. #recipes #food #appetizers


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