Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs

In the spirit of the upcoming Super Bowl, I present to you… Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs. A new recipe has been a long time coming, and this one is worth the wait.

Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs

It seems like forever since I have been in my kitchen or behind my camera. Let’s say that the Holiday season was not so jolly at our house. Sinus infection, stomach flu (Christmas Day), abscessed tooth, root canal. UGH!!

But, it’s a New Year, and I’m back to doing what I love, creating recipes and photos for the blog. While I was recovering from all that ailed me, I was able to do some research. It seems that 2019 will be the year for Pacific Rim food. Researching trends is a part of keeping things fresh in my world. Continue reading “Pacific Rim Chicken Meatballs”

Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta

“We are in the area and thought we would stop by” these are the words that strike terror to many a hostess. Never fear, with a few simple ingredients you can have Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta ready before they ring the doorbell.

Caprese Style Broiled Feta

At this time of year friends and family are bound to stop by for an impromptu visit. Those of us who cook feel the need to feed. Keeping cheese on hand can take the stress out of those last minute visits.

In the summer we like nothing better than a bruschetta style snack — garden fresh tomatoes and cheese with crackers or baguettes. But alas it winter and tomatoes are not in season. Never fear grape or cherry tomatoes, especially those on the vine are still sweet and delicious. I have found that purchasing them on the vine gives them a longer shelf life and remember DO NOT put tomatoes in the refrigerator it makes tomatoes grainy and yucky!

Caprese Style Broiled Feta

Feta is a pickled curd cheese that has a salty and tangy taste enhanced by the brine solution. It is creamy white with small holes, a crumbly texture, in square cakes with no rind. It can also be purchased crumbled and flavored.
Keep a block on hand, and you are ready for a quick and easy appetizer. Continue reading “Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta”

Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs

Appetizers are a must have for the Holiday season or anytime you have a gathering. Meatballs are easy to make, can be made ahead, and hold beautifully. All of that is true for Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs. Juicy little meatballs covered in a thick apple cider glaze that is sure to be a hit.

Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs

Even though Christmas is fast approaching, I still have a few Thanksgiving carryovers. Apple cider is not something I drink…just not a fan, but I had a recipe that called for it. Let me share this with you, at least in my neck of the woods you cannot buy just a small container of apple cider. The smallest amount I could find was a half gallon. What was I going to do with all the leftovers? Continue reading “Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs”