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Appetizers are usually considered small bites you eat before dinner. They wet the appetite and prepare you for the main meal.  They are great to serve at parties.  These days since I no longer eat as much as I used to, I enjoy eating them as my dinner.  Often times we will make a meal of a few appetizers, enjoy a glass of wine and sit around the coffee table listening to music. Makes for a great evening!

Some of my favorite appetizers are:

Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip

Spicy Lasagna Appetizers – these can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer until guests arrive.

Wild Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Zucchini and Truffle Oil – This is great as an appetizer cut in small pieces or as a lunch or dinner portion.

Delicious Spicy Jalapeño Poppers with a Healthy Twist

Tomato Ricotta Jam Jar Appetizer

Years ago, I had the most delicious tomato ricotta jam jar appetizer at Nordstrom Cafe. It was a layered appetizer with ricotta cheese, tomato jam and was served in a little jar with crispy toasted bread. I loved having my own jar of yumminess! Sadly they don't serve it anymore. But I created my own bacon tomato ricotta jam jar and it's a bit healthier and even tastier! What jars should I buy? Can I serve it another way? I use a Ball half pint jar with the wide mouth, but you can use ...

Crispy Wonton Chips

Looking for a low calorie/point chip to dip? Try these crispy wonton chips! These chips are super simple to make in your air fryer or oven and take only minutes to make! Delicious, salty low calorie/points make the perfect dipper for my Tomato Bacon Jam recipe or my Tomato Ricotta Jam Jar Appetizer. These Crispy Wonton Chips go great with my Tomato Bacon Jam! Nutritional comparison between these chips and Mission tortilla strips These chips are about 64 calories for 1 egg roll ...

On the Go! Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups

I love these Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups (or as some people call them breakfast egg muffin cups). They are my "go to" for an easy meal prep breakfast. You can make a batch in under an hour, freeze them for later and have a quick breakfast for 24 days! I eat one for breakfast with a banana and a hot cup of tea. I even take them in a cooler frozen when traveling. Previously published on March 13, 2018, updated with new pictures and information. Quick easy breakfast in 1 1/2 min! Low in ...

Air Fryer Chicken Tapenade Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Chicken Tapenade Egg Rolls are crispy on the outside with tender savory black olive tapenade filling on the inside. They are super easy to make and you fry them in your air fryer -or bake them in your oven (see notes in recipe for oven directions). So delicious and so much healthier for you than traditional frying! Eat them by themselves or dip them in a good quality balsamic vinegar. These healthy homemade chicken egg rolls were inspired by my recent trip to Salt Lake City, ...

Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip

aka: "Pig Dip" or "Pig Out Dip" While staying at Aulani (our time share) in Hawaii this year, I discovered a great new appetizer in their ‘Ōlelo Room. It's so yummy and can easily be made with the left overs from my Kalua Pig recipe! Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip! Yes, it's a mouthful, I think I'm calling it, "Pig Dip," or even,"Pig Out Dip," for short. They call theirs, Kālua Pork Gratin which is a great name, I just think it needs some explanation because it is to die for! I ...

Thai Chicken/Pork Wrap

These healthy Thai Chicken Wraps can also be made with grilled or cooked chicken as well as from leftovers from my Kalua Pig recipe. Super easy to make but be sure you make the homemade hoisin sauce to put inside of them. The sauce is the, "Wow," factor in these wraps and makes them go from ordinary Thai chicken wraps to out of this world delicious! This recipe has been updated. The original post was published September 14, 2017. It's so easy to make these wraps left over grille...

Wild Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Zucchini and Truffle Oil

Ever since I purchased my Breville Pizzaiola oven, I've been dreaming up new ways to do pizza/flatbread. This Wild Mushroom Pizza with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, Garlic, Zucchini and Truffle Oil pizza was inspired by my absolute favorite pizza, from La Bicyclette in Carmel, California. Theirs is called, "Champignons," and is oh so delicious! If you love mushrooms, this is the pizza for you! I'm sure theirs has a ton of calories, you can just taste them as it's so rich! How is My Wild ...

6 Healthy Appetizers for Super Bowl Parties

I'll admit it, I've never been much into watching the Super Bowl except for half-time and when the Seahawks play. That's what living in Seattle has done for me! Go Hawks! But I love to make healthy appetizers for Super Bowl parties. Are you shocked? Me - love to make food for parties? Yep, you know me so well! Or if you don't, you will soon if you sign up for my newsletters! Just started your New Year's Diet and don't want to blow it? Need some healthy appetizers for the Super Bowl? W...

10 Healthy Recipes You Need to Make Now Before the Holidays

Why Do You Need to Make These 10 Healthy Recipes Now? Because of the craziness and stress of the approaching holidays! It's fall, you can feel the holidays approaching fast. Furthermore, you know the craziness that will be here in just a few short weeks. Yet you feel a bit helpless, as you have some time now, but know that's all going to change very quickly. These food centric holidays are coming and can be a nightmare at times for those of us trying to lose weight or even ...

Homemade Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Mini Scones

Some of you may not know that I owned a tea room and tea company (Afternoon to Remember) for 14 years. During that time I made a million scones, all different varieties. You can find the recipes in my various tea room cookbooks and I even have an e Book- The Scone Recipe Collection (digital, pdf). Not long ago I came across a bakery with Jalapeño Scones. Why in the world didn't I ever think of that combination before? I have lots of fruit scone recipes, cheddar scones and savory ham and ...