Category Archives: Appetizers

Perfect Guacamole

I realized recently that I don’t have a recipe on Cook AZ I Do for guacamole.  Considering how much our family likes guacamole, that just is not acceptable.  I think the reason I haven’t put it on here is most … Continue reading

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Classic Deviled Eggs and an Easy Peeling Method That Really Works

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to have found an easy way to peel hard-boiled eggs. We usually celebrate Easter at our house by going to church, and then having a big Easter dinner with lots of … Continue reading

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Christmas Reflections of the Disorganized Kind and Caramelized Bacon Tater Tots for New Year’s Eve

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!  It is hard to believe it has come and gone already.  I always have mixed feelings about our Christmas celebration.  I love the time spent with family and friends, all of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Caramelized Pear Crostini with Honey and Thyme

With all of the holidays coming quickly upon us, I am always on the lookout for a delicious appetizer to start off the evening.  This crostini is perfect because it has all the flavors and colors of fall, yet can … Continue reading

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Homemade Chipotle Salsa

I have a recipe I am very excited to share with you today (actually I feel that way every time I share a recipe so what’s new?).  But this recipe involves Mexican food and salsa!  Salsa is a pretty big … Continue reading

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Valentine Cheese Board

I was in Trader Joe’s the other day when I was inspired to create a Valentine’s Day cheese board.  The thing that made me think of it were 2 incredible cheeses that I ran across.  They were giving out samples … Continue reading

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Melty, Caramelized Ham and Cheese Sliders

I have to say this is one of the strangest and yummiest recipes I have made.  I have had this recipe in my “to make” file for quite a while, but had never gotten around to trying it.  It was … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Glazed Meatballs

I debated about what to call these meatballs because I wanted to convey just how wonderful they are.  I thought about “the best meatballs in the world” or “Mom’s amazing meatballs” because they are both of those things.  I have … Continue reading

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Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Bruschetta Board Appetizer

With the holidays coming and lots of potential company, I wanted to post this recipe for Kalamata Olive Tapenade.  It is one of the favorite appetizers I have made this year.  I know that sounds weird for something that looks like … Continue reading

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Make Your Guests Comfortable With Pesto Hummus Dip

I just love appetizers.  Especially any kind of appetizer that involves dip for vegetables, crackers, or chips.  Not only do I love eating them, but I enjoy serving them at a party or when we have friends over for dinner … Continue reading

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