Category: Appetizers

Our easy, delicious vegan appetizers, all together for your quick use! We have appetizers for all occasions and get-togethers.

vegan cream cheese basil bomb spread
Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Fall & Winter Holidays, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Game Day, Gluten Free

Vegan Cream Cheese Basil Bomb Spread

This ultra delicious recipe for a vegan cream cheese basil bomb spread is a redo of an old family favorite. I started making it in the 1990s and my daughter remembers it fondly from her high school years. At the time, we were having dinner parties and cocktail parties fairly frequently. This dip was a […]

Appetizers, Condiments, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Snacks, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Giardiniera Italian Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been buying giardiniera (jar-din-AIR-uh) Italian pickled vegetables for years. But, after making these, I will always make it at home. This recipe has a lot of variations to suit your taste or cravings. Vegetables that can be made into giardiniera include cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers (of all colors), onion and celery. Flavor adding garlic […]

Appetizers, Brunch, Gluten Free, Mother's Day

Cucumber Orange Hummus Appetizers

I credit Covid-19 with the creation of these delish cucumber orange hummus appetizers! One good thing about being in isolation due to the coronavirus is that we are getting inventive with food. Using only the food available in our pantries can be a challenge, if we don’t want to just eat plain foods. These appetizers […]

delicious spicy queso blanco
Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Father's Day, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Game Day, Gluten Free, Mexican Cuisine

Delicious Spicy Queso Blanco

I love this delicious spicy queso blanco, adapted from 40 Aprons. It’s quick to make and has such great flavor. And you can adjust the ingredients to your own taste! The first time I made it, I found it too hot (Mr. Key Lime loved the spice!). But for me, it was a bit too […]

Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Game Day, New Year's Eve, Oil Free Recipes, Southern US Cuisine

Black Eyed Pea Dip with Lime Avocado Topping

I love the flavors in this black-eyed pea dip (which really resembles more of a salsa). I especially like the tanginess of the green olives and lime juice. The dish is so refreshing and satisfying! I like to serve mine with avocados tossed in lime juice, then topped with cracked pepper. You can either mix […]

Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Game Day, Mexican Cuisine, New Year's Eve, Oil Free Recipes

Fresh Homemade Tomato Salsa

Nothing is better with chips or a Mexican meal than fresh homemade tomato salsa! And salsa recipes are perfect for adjusting the ingredients to meet your own taste. Make this salsa ahead of time for taking to potlucks, picnics, cookouts or any get-togethers. Keep it on hand for celebrations, too. With New Year’s Eve, Mardi […]