Archive | Appetizer

Garlic and Chive Gougères

Garlic and Chive Gougères / Bev Cooks

THEY WORKED. The gougères that I was having a mammoth anxiety attack over before I even started making them. THEY WORKED! What’s a gougère? It’s a French cheese puff! A pastry of sorts. Savory. Life giving. And you know, I don’t know why I was so sissified to make them. They’re actually quite easy. You […]

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Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches

Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwiches / Bev Cooks

Ask, and you shall receive. Reggceive? Reggceive. No. Let’s make egg salad! NOW, I REALIZE that screaming isn’t necessary right now. So I’ll chill out and start over. Now, I realize that egg salad is is a classic, delicate flavor that shouldn’t be willy nilly’d with, or else grandmothers all over the world (and graves!) […]

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Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread

Sriracha Gouda and Ham Pull Apart Bread / Bev Cooks

CAN’T. FEEL. FACE. What is it about pull apart bread that has every single human being rightly coming undone at the seams? Is it the bread? The cheese? The pulling? The apart? Or all of the above? WELLLLLLLL. I thought I’d give you lassies and lads something to gorge your life away on, especially if […]

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Easiest Fondue Night!

Easiest Fondue Night / Bev Cooks

MORE LIKE FUNDUE. (oh please, you 100% saw that coming.) Baaaaack in the day, when Aaron and I were freshly married and living in our downtown loft in Kansas City and I had a good tight neck, we hosted annual Christmas Fondue parties. Like, every year for YEARS. For maybe three years. So not every […]

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Chickpea Shawarma Flatbread

Chickpea Shawarma Flatbread / Bev Cooks

Am I the only one who desperately wants to pet those little chickpeas and call them Frank? This appetizer! First of all, I can’t take credit for it. It’s not mine. But I did inhale 5/8ths of it in 12 minutes flat. Does that count? My sweetie pie/travel partner gal friend Sonja of A Couple […]

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Buffalo Chicken Twist

Buffalo Chicken Twist / Bev Cooks

It’s not too early in the year for buffalo, is it? (THIS IS WHERE YOU SAY “NEVER.”) It’s a buffalo chicken twist, you guys. And it is a bloomin’ game-day show stopper. And EASY. And you get to shred a rotisserie chicken so there’s therapy involved. And buffalo sauce. Praises. So awwwwl yew gonna do […]

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Blue Cheese, Bacon and Candied Pecan Puff Pastry Bites

Blue Cheese, Bacon and Candied Pecan Puff Pastries / Bev Cooks

I put blue cheese first in the title because BLUE CHEESE. Okay, let’s talk about New Year’s Eve, please. What do you do?! Venture out? Hermit in? Invite your best pals over to play Pictionary? (“Draw something resembling ANYTHING.” <–name that movie.) Stay up past midnight? Go to bed at 8pm like normal? GUYS, I’m […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Waffle Fry Stackers

Shepherd's Pie Waffle Fry Stackers / Bev Cooks

YES I’M THAT PERSON WHO PUT SHEPHERD’S PIE ON WAFFLE FRIES. (sorry to scream.) I think the question is, why wouldn’t we? Plus it’s been forever since I’ve had a good ol’ waffle cut fry, so the idea of a crunchy, baked carby canoe o’ bliss shoveling all that beefy shepherd’s pie filling straight into […]

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Sausage and Smoked Gouda Phyllo Cups

Sausage and Gouda Phyllo Cups / Bev Cooks

Four ingredients. FOUR. Four! f o u r. And one of them is cheese, so you’re clearly already ahead in life. Let’s talk Christmas appetizers! My goal here for you is ease. You know those old-school sausage cheese balls that we all made in the ’80s and ’90s for the church potlucks? OKAY, it’s that, […]

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