Small Bites

I’m not big on hors d’oeuvres before a dinner party—if I leave them on the coffee table, the dog is too tempted and we have to lock him away, plus it’s an extra set of dishes to wash and napkins to iron…and people tend to eat too many so my meal becomes tomorrow’s leftovers. Having said that,  I love a good first course. It seems a very organized way to  drag out the dinner (which, hopefully, is a good thing) and allows me to perfectly time  entree (usually 20 minutes after we sit down).
Also included in this section is extra stuff that doesn’t fit in any other section…like the incredible Upside-Down Apple-Sausage Muffins (do yourself a favor and give ‘em a try…right now!) and the Phyllo-Feta Torte. We’d all love to hear from you—share your favorite bitty bites.
smoothieEmma’s Fruit Smoothie
taboulehdetailTabbouli (Reader Recipe)
walnutdipMuhammara–Lebanese Walnut Dip (Reader Recipe)
wholefilo
Phyllo-Feta Torte (The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
horsdoeurvresplatter2
Two Hors d’Oeuvres (Reader Recipe, The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
pearsandwichOpen-Face Pear and Blue Cheese Sandwiches (Reader Recipe, The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
burataBuratta Sundae (The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
bananacut1Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins (Reader Recipe, The First Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
buns1Upside-Down Sausage-Apple Muffins (Reader Recipe, The First Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
spread1Parmesan Cheese Spread (Reader Recipe, The First Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)
orzoOrzo with Pine Nuts and Basil
duck-tacos1Duck Tacos with Chile-Cherry Compote
leblanc_oils-550-4861Ravioli with Hazelnut Oil
guac1The BEST Guacamole
chsstraCheese StrawsI’m not big on hors d’oeuvres before a dinner party—if I leave them on the coffee table, the dog is too tempted and we have to lock him away, plus it’s an extra set of dishes to wash and napkins to iron…and people tend to eat too many so my meal becomes tomorrow’s leftovers. Having said that,  I love a good first course. It seems a very organized way to  drag out the dinner (which, hopefully, is a good thing) and allows me to perfectly time  entree (usually 20 minutes after we sit down).

I’m not big on hors d’oeuvres before a dinner party—if I leave them on the coffee table, the dog is too tempted and we have to lock him away, plus it’s an extra set of dishes to wash and napkins to iron…and people tend to eat too many so my meal becomes tomorrow’s leftovers. Having said that,  I love a good first course. It seems a very organized way to  drag out the dinner (which, hopefully, is a good thing) and allows me to perfectly time  entree (usually 20 minutes after we sit down).

Also included in this section is extra stuff that doesn’t fit in any other section…like the incredible Upside-Down Apple-Sausage Muffins (do yourself a favor and give ‘em a try…right now!) and the Phyllo-Feta Torte. We’d all love to hear from you—share your favorite bitty bites.

dsc_0083Fig and Pine Nut Tart (Reader Recipe, The Third Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)

dsc_0109 Cheese Beorag (Reader Recipe, The Third Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)

okra3 Pork-Wrapped Okra

fondue Cheese Fondue Tastings

DSC_0015 Icy-Cold Somen with Dipping Sauce and Goodies

3pphorsdoeuvres Puff Pastry with Gruyere and Proscuitto

smoothieEmma’s Fruit Smoothie

taboulehdetailTabbouli (Reader Recipe)



walnutdipMuhammara–Lebanese Walnut Dip (Reader Recipe)


wholefilo

Phyllo-Feta Torte (The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)


horsdoeurvresplatter2

Two Hors d’Oeuvres (Reader Recipe, The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)


pearsandwichOpen-Face Pear and Blue Cheese Sandwiches (Reader Recipe, The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)


burataBuratta Sundae (The Second Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)


bananacut1Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins (Reader Recipe, The First Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)


buns1Upside-Down Sausage-Apple Muffins (Reader Recipe, The First Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)


spread1

Parmesan Cheese Spread (Reader Recipe, The First Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinner)



orzoOrzo with Pine Nuts and Basil

duck-tacos1Duck Tacos with Chile-Cherry Compote

leblanc_oils-550-4861Ravioli with Hazelnut Oil

guac1The BEST Guacamole

chsstraCheese Straws

Responses

  1. these are cute ideas


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