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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

Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

You've got to try this Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken! Tender, crispy pieces of chicken - first marinated to tenderize the chicken, then lightly breaded in a spicy, salty flour mix, then air fried to perfection! How to serve it: This popcorn chicken: makes a great appetizer with my Healthy Adobo Dipping sauce (recipe coming soon!) is a fabulous fried chicken salad with spring mix, cherry tomatoes, red onions and topped with my Skinny Blue Cheese dressingperfect in a wrap with ...

Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders

These Healthy Jalapeño Adobo Turkey Sliders are a variation of my Scrumptious Turkey Sliders and use my Homemade Chipotle seasoning.  They are on the spicy side but not too hot. (You can always adjust the heat by using less chipotle seasoning, jalapeños and chipotle peppers). Serve with my Slider Bun, a dollop of my Jalapeño Cream and a nice salad on the side. If you have the chipotle turkey sliders and buns in the freezer, you can reheat them in a jiffy for a quick lunch or dinner. ...

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas are so easy to make! These homemade flour tortillas are made using your food processor. Only 5 ingredients! Make up batch and freeze some for later. Have you ever decided to make tacos at the last minute and realized you didn't have any tortillas? Well this happened to me once so I decided to make them. Most people have all of the ingredients on hand with the exception of lard, but you can substitute butter if you need to. After I made them once, I realized how easy ...

Roasted Tomatillo Green Salsa

Fresh roasted tomatillo salsa is simply the best! I've been making this tomatillo salsa recipe for years. It's super easy, very few ingredients and takes little time. This recipe is also in one of my previous cookbooks, Entertaining with Amy (definitely not a smart point friendly cookbook and thus the reason I ended up joining Weight Watchers).  For a lower carb option serve with fresh jicama chips! Updated May 7, 2021 Tomatillo Salsa 3 Ways! Green - This version is mild and ...

Broiled Scallop Prosciutto Bacon Bundles

These broiled scallop bacon bundle appetizers are quick to put together, delicious and make a great impression on your guests. They are a simple, yet elegant appetizer. These broiled scallops are also great as a main course. I like to eat a few of them along with vegetables and a salad - a nice light, great tasting and healthy dinner. Why use prosciutto and not bacon to wrap the scallops? Of course bacon always tastes great but using prosciutto is a bit healthier. Plus prosciutto when ...

Jicama Tortilla Shells

Jicama tortilla shells are a great low carb option instead of corn or flour tortillas. They are crunchy, easy to make and taste great! You can slice them and use them cold, or heat them up and serve them warm! What is jicama? Jicama is a root vegetable with papery skin and is white when you slice it open. Jicama comes from Mexico and is also known as yam bean, Mexican turnip, Mexican water chestnut and even Chinese turnip. It's crunchy, slightly sweet, and nutty. It's packed with lots ...

Skinny Delicious Blue Cheese Dressing and Dip

Updated (Originally published May 26, 2017) Homemade Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing Looking for an easy and fast healthy delicious blue cheese dressing recipe? This homemade blue cheese dressing made with greek yogurt is simply the best! Only 4 ingredients! It makes a perfect dip as well. What blue cheese should I buy? You can use really any blue cheese. Originally I used Treasure Cave Blue Cheese Crumbles and Salemville Amish Blue Cheese because the crumbles were easier. ...

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls – Kona Style!

These delicious homemade OMG melt in your mouth pepperoni rolls make the best appetizers or even a delicious dinner along with a side salad. Dip them into ranch dressing and marinara sauce for the ultimate bite. They actually aren't hard to make and can be super quick to put together if you already have the dough made. I suggest using my homemade thin crust pizza dough but you could also substitute any pizza dough (you can often find ready made dough at higher end grocery stores in the ...

Crispy Air Fried Reuben Egg Rolls

These crispy air fried Reuben Egg Rolls make an amazing appetizer or even a light dinner. Serve them with my Healthy Thousand Island Dressing or a dab of course mustard. Easy to make and perfect to take to a Superbowl Party or St. Patrick's Day party! You can "fry," them in your air fryer or even bake them in your oven. Inspiration for these delicious air fried egg rolls Inspiration from The Forge in Carmel, California I first had a version of these egg rolls about 15 years ago at one ...

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 ...