Deconstructed Capresi Salad

These little jewels are fast and easy and are a hit with guests at a cocktail party.  They are also great in the summer because they are light and fresh. Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes Mozzarella sticks or string cheese Balsamic pearls (technique below) Agar Agar Olive oil Balsamic Vinegar Basil Pesto Method: Balsamic Pearls: Place the…

Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sloppy Joes are a favorite summer and winter.  You can make them in the “traditional” flavor or let your imagination run wild. For some, traditional is crumbled hamburger with ketchup added.  Mine is a little more involved.   Ingredients: Hamburger                              …

Mini Tostadas

I love tostadas, but they aren’t usually on the top of the list when we have Mexican food night.  These mini tostadas are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party.  You can make them  with a variety of base layers, so you will have several options in one appetizer (or you can consider it 3-4…