Cook. Nourish. Heal. Celebrate.

Posts tagged as appetizers

Bacon-Wrapped Dried Plums with Rosemary Honey (AIP, Paleo) and Slim Palate Cookbook Giveaway WINNER!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 27, 2014 at 4:30pm
Bacon-Wrapped Dried Plums with Rosemary Honey | Fresh Tart (AIP, Paleo)

First up: congratulations to Elaine Harbaugh Heffner for winning last week’s The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook’s giveaway! Happy cooking to you, Elaine, I know that you’ll love it. You’ll of course recognize these little tasties as a twist on Devil’s on Horseback (dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon; they’re marvelous). I started playing…

Continue reading »

Tostones (Fried Plantains) with Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:00pm
Tostones with Pineappple Salsa

I had such a hard time deciding what to focus on for this post. The pineapple salsa, so gorgeous with fish, also gorgeous made with ripe-right-now peaches? Or the tostones (twice-fried plantains), which are so easy to make, although if you’d rather have fresh corn tortillas, those would be heavenly too? Or the black bean…

Continue reading »

Morel Flan

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 2, 2013 at 9:48pm
Morel Flan | Fresh Tart (gluten-free, grain-free)

Sometimes, when the weather is dark and cold, and so is life in general, one just needs to get the hell out of town. Both circumstances were true back in April, when my lovely friend Kathy Yerich suggested a road-trip down to southern Indiana for the Brown County Morel Mushroom Festival. I’ve written about Kathy…

Continue reading »

Baked Garlic with Rosemary & Blue Cheese

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:31pm

I’ll confess, I meant to get this recipe to you before New Year’s Eve. But in the crush of the holidays, and illness, it did not happen and…well, Happy New Year? The good news is that New Year’s Eve is not the only winter night to invite friends for dinner, and this easy appetizer is…

Continue reading »

Cheese Crackers with Rosemary & Black Pepper (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 27, 2012 at 4:09pm

While you’re busy baking holiday sweets, don’t forget a nod to the savory. Homemade crackers are a thousand times tastier than their boxed counterparts (just like cookies!) and are a breeze to whip up. The cheesy, nutty crunch of these almond-meal cheese crackers needs no topping, just a measure of discipline to not inhale a…

Continue reading »

Party Popcorn!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:59pm

As we head into holiday entertaining and craziness, don’t forget about popcorn! I am NOT talking about microwave popcorn, I’m talking about the real deal, popped in a pan, which takes about 5 minutes to make and tastes 50 million times – maybe 100 million times – better. When you’re done, you have a bowlful…

Continue reading »

Frico (Parmesan Crisp) with Zucchini

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 23, 2012 at 1:03pm

Do you invite people to your home for dinner or do you break into a January-in-Minnesota sweat at the thought? I love eating in restaurants, but the nights spent with friends and family in our home, or in theirs, are the best of all. When I was a newlywed, I was so excited to be…

Continue reading »

Andrew Zimmern’s Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:40am

Along with my father-in-law’s famously fabulous crab cakes, my other favorite is Andrew Zimmern’s version, via our mutual friend Carol Mack. Both recipes have in common a very, very small amount of breading. Crab cakes should be mostly crab! Really, really good lump crab, in fact. Recipe for Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes at Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen…

Continue reading »

Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:29am

Like some sort of mad fryentist, give me a pan of hot oil and I will riff on and on an on… See below – Fried Cheese Curds – for what was really Part II of my latest fry tear (and a delicious one at that). Part I began last Friday night, when my cousin…

Continue reading »

Fried Cheese Curds

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:27am

You probably don’t want to know this, but it’s seriously easy to make fried cheese curds at home. In fact, in the time you spend in line at the Minnesota State Fair, sweating your brains out while standing on a smushed-curd covered floor, you could have whipped up a batch at home and EATEN it….

Continue reading »