Apps in a Snap
Apps in a Snap: Zucchini-Kiwi Guac
Get an extra serving of fruit and veggies in this dip with a twist! Zucchini and kiwi take the traditional avocado guacamole to a whole new level.
Apps in a Snap: Edamame Hummus
Impress guests with our so-good but so-simple edamame hummus. Serve it with pita chips or veggies, then just wait for the compliments to roll in.Apps in a snap: Edamame Hummus. Here's what you'll need: 1 clove garlic , 1 16 oz. bag shelled edamame, 3 tbsp. tahini, 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. EVOO, and 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice . Using food processor, chop 1 clove garlic . Add 16 oz. edamame, 3 tbsp. tahini, 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. EVOO, 1/4 cup water, and 3 tbsp. lemon juice to
Apps in a Snap: Shrimp Salad "Spoons"
Give your go-to shrimp cocktail recipe a break, and instead whip up this new take on shrimp in endive leaves. Your guests will be eating it by the spoon-ful!lemon juice, 1/2 lb. cooked shrimp, 2 tbsp. mayo, 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil , and 24 endive leaves. Mix 1 sliced scallion, 2 tbsp. mayo, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. sesame oil . Fold in 1/2 lb. of cooked shrimp. Spoon mix onto endive leaves. Season with salt and pepper. For more recipes and tips
Apps in a Snap: Battered Okra Bites
Use okra -- a signature southern vegetable -- to fool your friends into thinking this fancy appetizer is anything but fast!Here's what you'll need: 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. lemon zest , 1/2 lb. okra, halved, 3 tsp. ground cumin, 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro , 2 tsp. cornstarch, and oil. For the dipping sauce, mix 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tbsp. lemon zest , 2 tbsp. cilantro and 1/2 cup yogurt. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, 2 tsp. cumin, 1/2 cup
Apps in a Snap: Thai Chicken Salad Bites
Take this lunchtime fave and whip it up in appetizer form. It's just satisfying enough to hold guests off until dinner is served, but a cinch to make.Next, in a medium bowl, make a Thai style dressing for your chicken salad . Combine 1/4 of cup vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of lime juice , that's about 1/2 lime. 1 tablespoon store bought chili-garlic sauce and a teaspoon of sugar. Last but not the least, to give it a fresh peppery note, grate in about 1 teaspoon fresh ginger . That's it. Stir it all together. To finish the salad, add in your chicken. And for crunch and color, toss in 2 tablespoons top roasted peanuts and 2 tablespoons each chopped fresh mints and cilantro. Give it all one more toss. Instead of using chips or toast, use a cucumber. Slice one into 1/4 inch
Snacks in a Snap: DIY Honey-Almond Butter
Here's a nutty idea: why now make this almond and honey spread to pair with fruit for a fast and easy snack?tbsp. honey. Process 1 1/2 cups almonds and 1/2 tsp. salt in food processor until smooth. Stir in 2 tbsp. honey. For more recipes and tips go to RachaelRayMag.com.
Apps in a Snap: Creamy Fruit Dip
Start guests off with a small bite that's sweet (literally!) and simple. Serve our Creamy Fruit Dip with apples, pears and pineapple slices.Dip. Here's what you'll need: 1 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint , 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro , 1 tbsp. fresh orange juice, and 1/8 tsp. orange zest. Mix 1 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp. mint, 1 tbsp. cilantro, 1
Apps in a Snap: Artichoke Bruschetta
Forget the tomatoes, this twist on the classic bruschetta swaps out the red fruit for artichokes, is just as yummy and will wow guests and family alike.Apps in a snap: Artichoke Bruschetta. Here's what you'll need: 2 cans artichoke hearts , halved (14 oz.), 1/2 cup chopped parsley , 8 cloves garlic , minced, 1/4 cup EVOO, 2/3 cup dry white wine, 8 slices ciabatta, toasted, and 1/2 cup parmesan. Cook 2 cans artichokes, 1/2 cup parsley and 8 cloves garlic in EVOO over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add wine and simmer until liquid evaporates. Spoon onto toasts and top with cheese.
Apps in a Snap: Spiced Olives
Give olives your own flavorful touch with our spiced-up recipe. It's an great appetizer to personalize and still a total crowd-pleaser!Grab a small sauce pan and pour in half a cup extra virgin olive oil . Next, using a vegetable peeler, peel in 2 long strips of lemon zest , just the yellow part not the white. And two long strips of orange zest. This going out the freshness to the olives
Apps in a Snap: Pear & Cheese Crisps
Take pitas to a whole new level with this party snack. Creamy blue cheese and pear combine for a flavor-packed, easy appetizer.gonna love this kicked up version that you uses fresh pears, creamy blue cheese and crispy pita wedges. Start by making your pita chips. This is really easy using store bought pita breads. Just flip them open, then cut each half into 6 wedges. Using a pastry brush , brush each with a light coating of olive oil . Then remove them over into a rim baking sheet. Now get to work on your pears. Cut them in half. Then use a melon baller to scoop out the centers. Finally, place them into thin pieces. Top each pita wedge with 2 slices of pears, sprinkle on one cup of crumble blue cheese which I love because it has a sharp flavor and creamy texture . And one tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary.. Now just bake these off in a 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Arrange the