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Category: Appetizers

Kyle manages to make the appetizer portion of our Gr8 Dinners look effortless. She always has delicious choices and she always says, “Oh, that’s so easy!” As we go along, we will be posting these “easy” ideas so you, too, can create Gr8 Dinners!

Smørrebrød – A Danish Traditional Sandwich

Smørrebrød is a fun word to say and it’s the Danish word for their open faced sandwiches. Now, how did little, old me come to make smørrebrød you ask? Vince and I decided our recent Great 8 Dinner theme would be A Danish Christmas. So, of course, I called upon Vince’s business partner for some tips. Ole is Danish and I figured he would be a good resource. Well, he sent me…

Pomegranate Avocado Salsa

This Pomegranate Avocado Salsa is my favorite appetizer to make during the Christmas season. I was inspired by a recipe I saw many years ago in Cooking Light magazine, and it has been my “go to” since. My first attraction was the colors of all the ingredients and how I thought together they would make an attractive and colorful addition to any table!  And I knew the flavors together would be a Gr8 combo. The first time I…

Savory Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we definitely want to make it stress free when it comes to entertaining. Warm and delicious stuffed mushrooms is a favorite “go to” signature appetizer that is easy to prepare and an obvious crowd pleaser. There are many versions of stuffed mushrooms, but I believe this one is the best and will be an instant hit at any holiday event. While raw mushrooms are bland with an odd texture, once cooked…

Super Simple Spinach Balls!

I have been making these Super Simple Spinach Balls for many many years! My dear friend Karen gave me a spinach ball recipe way back when and, because the kitchen is my playground, I have taken her original recipe and “kicked it up a notch.” It was an obvious appetizer to serve for our Gr8 dinner with the theme “Gr8 Goes Green.” This is an easy recipe to prepare, freeze and have on hand for those…

“Nacho” Typical Nachos

Where do I begin? Okay, I know….first off, who doesn’t like Nachos? Anyone? Didn’t think so! Let’s get this party started! Well friends, these are Nacho Typical Nachos!Whether you’re at a bar watching a game, at a tailgating party getting ready for a game or just at home with some friends with the game on, Nachos are a Gr8 dish to share with friends, gathered together over some melty, cheesy, chippy goodness!Some…

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