Category Archives: Appetizers and Small Bites

Chocolate and Fruit

The season for chocolates and fruit is upon us, darlings! When is it not, right? Remember that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…hint, hint!

The strawberries that are showing up at the markets are sweet and juicy. Perfect for dipping in chocolate! It is ridiculously simple to do this yourself and priceless to give your sweetie a homemade treat. Much more economical too!

Or you can be non-traditional and dip dried fruits and nuts to make this spectacular Dried Apricot and Chocolate Sunflower. They are super delish!

All you have to do is melt the chocolate in either the microwave or double boiler, dip the ends, and place on a waxed paper lined tray and allow to set in the fridge. The center of this sunflower is filled with chocolate covered peanuts that I tossed with the left over melted chocolate and spooned onto waxed paper as well. Isn’t it so pretty? Just think how impressed your honey will be.

Please keep watching for more Valentine’s Day ideas!

Loaded Baby Bellas

loaded baby bellas

Loaded Baby Bellas are so delicious! Who does not love stuffed mushrooms? These would make a perfect side dish to a fancy supper or a wonderful appetizer for your up coming holiday dinner party.

Loaded Baby Bellas
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12-14 mushrooms 20 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
12-14 mushrooms 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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12-14 mushrooms 20 minutes
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20 minutes
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Servings: mushrooms
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Instructions
  1. Clean and scrub mushrooms. Separate caps from stems. Place caps in a 9x13 glass baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  2. Blend mushroom stems and shallot in food processor. Sauté mushrooms and shallot in a skillet with butter.
  3. Add the spinach and cook until fully wilted.
  4. Mix thoroughly in a bowl with cheese, egg, panko, and spices until well blended.
  5. Fill mushroom caps with stuffing mixture. Top with a little more cheese. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
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