Archive for the ‘Appetizers & Dips’ Category

Four Fantastic Julia Child Recipes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

On what would have been her 105th birthday, we have selected four fantastic recipes from Julia Child herself that definitely warrant space in your recipe box. Take a look below.

Potato & Leek Soup

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The smooth and creamy consistency of this soup would make a great first course during a dinner party, or a light lunch at home.


Julia Child’s ratatouille is hearty and delicious, and tastes great freshly made or the day after!

Pâte a Brioche

Light and sweet and rich; you won’t want to ever be without this Brioche recipe.

Apricot Sherbet

Since it is summer after all, we had to include a cool and tasty dessert. While this sherbert recipe does have a long prep time (it needs to be almost frozen, after all), it is so worth it.

What is your favorite Julia Child recipe? Share on Facebook or in the comments below.

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Parmesan Crostini with Garlic Butter Recipe

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

French BaguettesLooking for an easy appetizer recipe for a mid-afternoon soiree, or want to include a complementary appetizer at your wine and cheese party? Look no further than the Parmesan Crostini!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 French baguettes,
    cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1½ cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F and set out two large baking sheets.
  2. Arrange baguette slices onto the baking sheets.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic. Drizzle half of the mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Turn the slices over and drizzle remaining mixture over the slices. Return to the oven and continue baking for 50 minutes – 1 hour (or until golden brown), flipping the slices over every 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle the top of each slice with grated Parmesan cheese. Serves about 14 people.

If you would like to know more about wine and cheese pairings, take a look at this guide by WineEnthusiast, and learn more about the different types of cheeses here.

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Five Foil Pack Recipes for Summer

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Slice and dice your way to a delicious summer meal with little cleanup required. Foil packs are perfect for grilling or cooking over an open fire, as well as making dinner in your oven at home. We recommend doing some prep the day or night before in order to make the process a little faster, but either way, you will be able to make a hearty dinner for family and friends in no time!

Cheesy Potatoes and Ham Foil Pack via Tablespoon

Cheesy Potatoes Foil Pack

Cheese and potatoes may be the best comfort foods, and are especially enjoyable on a camping trip. Add ham, breakfast sausage or bacon and eggs to make it a breakfast dish everyone will love.

Paella Foil Pack

Chorizo and Arborio Rice cook beautifully around a fire, and can be cooked in single serve foil packets for those wanting to add ingredients of their own.

Sausage and Vegetable Foil Pack

This recipe calls for zucchini, tomatoes and green pepper, but you could also add summer squash, eggplant, mushrooms and more to fit your tastes.

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Foil Pack

This foil pack packs a savory punch with its herbs and seasonings, delivering a mouth-watering meal to your campsite.

Lemon Chicken and Potatoes Foil Pack

A straightforward ingredients list combines with a low-maintenance way to cook delicious lemon chicken.

Lemon Chicken and Potatoes via Damn Delicious

What do you love cooking in a foil pack? Leave your ideas in the comments and let us know if you try any of these this summer.

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