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APPETIZERS

Cucumber Mousse

Cucumber Mousse

  Welcome back to the 70th. Some of us remember those extremely popular cucumber and salmon mousses and unrealistically bright jello were. When I moved to America from the Soviet Union my first books I purchased at the nearest used-books store were the Family Circle […]

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

  Two French creations – pate and terrine are always welcome guests on my holiday table. They can be easily “dressed” to catch your eye. They are delicious – I don’t know anybody who dislikes these dishes. Even my husband, who doesn’t care about the […]

Shrimp Tartar

Shrimp Tartar

  Since we both, my husband and I, like all kinds of tartar, this year I will step away from my traditional raw, broiled or smoked oyster appetizer for upcoming Valentine’s Day and make a shrimp tartar instead. I have wonderful huge shrimp in my […]

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Floured Chicken Wings with Mint Yogurt Sauce

  Usually, when I’m planning a ‘chicken wings’ dinner, I’m thinking of two quite different recipes. One could be a sweet and caramelized chicken wings, and another – hot and spicy, or floured wings.   If possible, I’m trying to avoid a deep fryer – […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Peppers

  The time I need to spend on writing and publishing this post will be longer than the time to make this appetizer. In Austria, in farmer’s markets, you easily can find this simple treat – containers with cheese stuffed jeweled red and yellow baby […]

Taco Sliders with Peanut Sauce

Taco Sliders with Peanut Sauce

  I love these tiny street taco sliders (this is their name on the package). They are quite versatile. Two-bite tacos can create a great appetizer or make a noticeable part of a brunch or lunch. Loaded with various fillings, from savory and spicy to sweet […]