Appetizers recipes

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    5-Ingredient Roasted Garlic Dip

    • Our foolproof 5-ingredient roasted garlic dip couldn't be simpler to make. Serve it with your favourite vegetables, or alongside festive Christmas...
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    Aged Cheddar and Bacon Tartlets

    • Tartlet Shells: In food processor (or in bowl using 2 knives or pastry blender), pulse butter and lard into flour until in coarse crumbs. Pulse...
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    Air-Dried Bison with Roasted Beet and Pear Salad

    • Air-dried bison is a specialty product you can replace with air-dried beef, a Swiss item known as bundenfleisch. In a pinch, prosciutto provides a...
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    All Natural Tahini Chocolate Shake

    • This is absolutely my favourite shake. It's protein and energy rich and tastes like Chocolate shake but there is no added sugar at all.
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    Allison's Mussels

    • Sitting around a bowl of mussels, dipping them into their white-wine cooking liquid or melted garlic butter is a grand way to start a summer party....
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    Amagine Pine Cone Cheese Ball

    • This cheese ball is very simply, fast to make and can be prepared ahead of time. I have raves all the time when I make it and it gone in a flash....
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    Anchovy Puff Pastry Straws

    • Crunchy golden straws make perfect party munchies with a glass of bubbly. The puff pastry must be cold and firm to make straight straws, so remove...
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    Antipasto and Canadian Cheese Salad

    • In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook broccoli just still crunchy-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water. Drain well and pat dry....
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    Antipasto Platter

    • Scout farmer's markets for tasty offerings from local cheesemongers and butchers selling house-made salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and other dry...
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    Antipasto Tomato Salad

    • All the savoury flavours of an antipasto platter are present here. For a hearty main-course salad, add 1 cup (250 mL) cubed salami.
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    • Serve warm. My husband and I experienced something called antojitos (Mexican inspired appetizer) at a restaurant once, but they were deep-fried...
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    Apple and Canadian Blue Cheese Tartlets with Icewine Glaze

    • These sweet-tangy pastries are ideal for easy  holiday entertaining. Bake them straight from  frozen for instant hot hors d'oeuvres or pair...
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    Apple Cheese Danishes

    • Family and friends will be amazed at how impressive these treats look and taste. (How easy they are to make can be your secret.) Look for pressed...
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    Apple Walnut Chutney

    • This sweet-and-sour chutney has a crunch from the walnuts and makes the perfect complement to the Chopped Liver Pâté. Save any extra chutney for...
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    Apple Walnut Phyllo Triangles

    • This perfect fusion of cheese, apple and walnuts hides inside crisp, buttery pastry in this recipe from our Holiday Baking: Sweet & Savoury...
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    Apricot Jalapeno Cheese Topper

    • This fruity topper is divine with cream cheese on crackers. Or spoon it over a round of Brie cheese and warm just until melting. – Heather...
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    Artichoke Dip

    • Full of basil's peppy fresh colour and flavour, this spread is a snap to put together before you leave home. Serve with crackers or vegetable sticks.
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    Artichoke Green Olive Dip

    • Simple Mediterranean ingredients create a rich and creamy dip without any dairy products. Serve with flatbread crackers.
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    Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise

    • For a succulent intro to a leisurely meal, pluck each tender leaf with your fingertips, dip it into the mayonnaise, then draw it through your teeth.
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    Artichokes with Two Dipping Sauces

    • Artichokes: Trim off each artichoke stem so artichoke stands level. As you work, rub cut surface with lemon to prevent discolouration. With...
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    Asian-style shredded salad

    • Put all the ingredients for the ume vinegar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Then, puree the ingredients in a food processor and strain into a...
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    Asparagus and Ricotta Crostini

    • Asparagus and radishes add warm-weather freshness to simple toasts.On another night,  blanch asparagus using the same method and add to your...
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    Asparagus Cream Soup

    • Tender young asparagus yields the best results. If you don't have the homemade Chicken or Vegetable Stock, you can substitute the commercial...
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    Asparagus Frittata Bites

    • Delicious served warm or at room temperature, these appetizers are great on their own or on small toasts.
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    Asparagus Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

    • Stir cheese with mayonnaise. Trim crusts from bread. With rolling pin, roll bread to flatten slightly. Spread with cheese mixture; top with...
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    Asparagus With Herbed Dipping Sauce

    • This flavourful dipping sauce is made with rich crème fraîche, but you can use sour cream instead, if desired.
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    Avocado Green Salad

    • In salad bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and sugar. Add lettuce, onion and avocado. Toss to coat.
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    Bacon and Onion Cheese Balls

    • Easy-to-make one-bite appetizers are the epitome of savoury goodness. Prepare them ahead of time and they'll sit conveniently in the refrigerator...
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    Bacon Blue Corn Sticks

    • Place 4 cast-iron corncob pans in 450°F (230°C) oven. In large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, corn, bacon, baking powder, salt and hot pepper...
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    Bacon Corn Fritters With Tomato Chutney and Buttermilk Greens

    • I fell in love with corn fritters (or hush puppies) when I visited the Acme Oyster House in New Orleans. They're a rare treat, surprisingly easy to...