Archive | Appetizer

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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No-Knead Cheesy Rustic Bread

No-Knead Cheesy Rustic Bread / Bev Cooks

You did see the word cheesy, right? (This post is in partnership with Harvesters! But we’ll get to that.) You know my obsession with Bittman’s no-knead bread. I make it 87 times a day and blab about it 157 times a day. It’s an unstable mental condition and I won’t do a single thing about […]

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Savory Mushroom, Kale and Cheese Galette

Savory Mushroom, Kale and Cheese Galette / Bev Cooks

WITH BRANDY IN IT. It has brandy in it, but I felt like the title would slap my face if I included that. This galette is a major problem, guys. Because. My whole vision was a holiday appetizer. You make one, you slice it up, and you serve tiny, adorable pie-shaped slices on a platter […]

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