Artichoke Mushroom Cannelloni Lasagna
This dish is wonderful served as a pasta course or first course. It is simple to do because you can make most
of it ahead of time.
Asparagus and Avocado Wraps
These appetizers are fabulous and
also low-fat and low calorie! Sure to impress your guests. My friend, Roxanne Sienkiewicz of Newberg,
Oregon made this wonderful appetizer for our Gourmet Dinner Group.
California Rolls - American-Style Sushi Rolls
Making sushi at home is easy
to do. Ingredients and equipment can be found at Japanese and Asian foods
stores as well as at most large food or grocery stores. I did a large amount
of reading on how to make sushi rolls before attempting my first ones. Sushi
making does requires a small amount of initial practice. Don't be afraid to
This recipe is courtesy of Jane Butel. Janes says, "I created this dish for a
light luncheon, while consulting for Conrad’s restaurant, named for
Conrad Hilton, the former owner of the historic landmark hotel where our
cooking school was located. To display them attractively, I make every
other cut on an angle and then arrange the longer angular side of each
cut toward the outside and arrange them in fours, making them look like
flowers, especially when centering each “flower” with a piece of
Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
Often served as part of a meze (appetizer) plate. Too often they come
from a can and are not fresh. Homemade are far superior to the canned. If you have never
tried fresh dolmades, now is the time. They are very easy to make and so delicious!
Stuffed Grape Leaves with Gorgonzola and Olives
These wonderful appetizers are great to serve with wine and cheese!
Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey
If you love figs, goat cheese and honey,
then you'll pop these onto your grill immediately.
Hawaiian Spam Musubi
A favorite Hawaiian way to eat Spam is in the form of a musubi (pronounced
moo-soo-bee, with no accent). It is a fried slice of spam on rice pressed
together to form a small block, then wrapped with a strip of
seaweed. The Spam musubi is eaten as a sandwich or a snack, and it is perhaps
the Island's favorite "to go" or snack food. Spam musubi is literally everywhere
in Hawaii, including local convenience stores, grocery stores, school
cafeterias, and even at the zoo. Eating a Spam musubi seems to serve as a rite
of passage for newcomers anxious to attain "local" status.
James Beard's Onion Sandwiches
Beard refers to these sandwiches in his book Beard on Food.
I first tasted these wonderful onion sandwiches at a wine
tasting. They are fantastic!Excellent with wine! This is quite possibly the
perfect reward, along with a glass of wine, for yourself and your guests.
Lettuce Wraps or Lettuce Tacos
This is also a
great way to lower your consumption of carbohydrates by replacing the bread with lettuce. Lettuce
wraps are very easy to create with an almost endless array of ingredient
variations. You can also use the same ingredients that you use in burritos,
tortillas, pita bread, or spring rolls. Jut let your imagination and taste
buds be your guide.
Prosciutto & Gruyere Pastry Pinwheels
The recipe is from the April 2003 Bon Appetit Magazine.
The perfect appetizer with Champagne.
Salmon Spring Rolls
A very easy Spring Roll to serve to your family and friends.
Savory Garlic Rolls
These rolls would make a delicious appetizer. The best part about making this
savory roll recipe is that the dough can be mixed and the rolls filled, shaped, and frozen long before you want to
Smoked Salmon Roulades
These are very easy to make and so
delicious! I took them to a wine tasting and they were well received.
Smoked Salmon Sushi Squares
This is an interesting and easy way to
make sushi. You could substitute any sushi filling that you desire. Give it a try!
How about a Spring Roll or Summer Roll? It's a cool, easy, and an efficient process that yields a delectable prize.
Did you know that Spring/Summer Rolls are Egg Rolls that are not fried?
Because they are not fried, they are very low in fat and calories! Not only are these Rolls tasty, but they are also healthy.
These are good as a starter or a main course.