Appetizers & Starters

August 2, 2019

Black Bean Dip

Black bean dip, garnished with sour cream and jalapeno slices, is shown in a bowl, surrounded by chips
Start any party with this delightful vegan-friendly Black Bean Dip. Perfectly spicy and seasoned to impress, this dip goes wonderfully with fajitas, guacamole and various other TexMex dishes. The black beans are cooked down with onions, a green bell pepper, a jalapeño, oregano, bay leaves, sage, chili powder, cumin, orange juice, lime juice, rice wine vinegar and salt until they fall apart. Serve with tortilla chips to create the perfect vegan gameday appetizer.

July 17, 2019

Grilled Steak Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Close up of Grilled Steak Flatbread, sliced
Fire up the grill to make Grilled Steak Flatbread with Caramelized Onions and Tomatoes! Cook down onions until caramelized, then turn on the grill and cook a NY strip steak to perfection. Next, toast up the flatbread and add the onions, tomatoes and feta cheese. When toasted, remove the flatbread from the grill and add strips of steak. Whether it's for an appetizer or an entree, this flatbread recipe is a perfect for summer entertaining!

June 5, 2019

Strawberry Melon Salad

Overhead image of the final Strawberry Melon Salad in a white bowl with a blue napkin
Melon season is officially here! Gather friends or family for this super simple Strawberry Melon Salad. The lesser known Galia Melon stars in this summertime side salad. Paired with fresh strawberries, mint, lemon juice, feta crumbles and a balsamic glaze, the sweet green melon sings. Whether you're making this salad to pair with dinner or bringing it along for a summertime gathering, this Strawberry Melon Salad makes the perfect side dish.

May 4, 2019

TRISCUIT Crackers Cucumber Bites

TRISCUIT Cucumber Bites are served on a white platter with white wine in the background
TRISCUIT Cracker Cucumber Bites are the perfect warm weather appetizer for entertaining! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this appetizer celebrates seasonal flavors. Top Original TRISCUIT Crackers with cucumber rounds, feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of black pepper to make this easy cucumber recipe. Easily made in advance and in large batches, this summer finger food is perfect for a crowd and for outdoor entertaining. #ad

November 21, 2018

10 Easy Bruschetta Recipes for a Fall Party

Orange Cranberry Compote is served on toasted bread to create a sweet-savory Thanksgiving bruschetta and is served with Vinho Verde wines
‘Tis the season for parties and entertaining! Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving or having friends over for game day, homemade bruschetta and crostini are a delicious appetizer to feed to guests! These recipes, from The Speckled Palate and other food blogs, are perfect for a fall party. In addition to being easy to make, these bread-based appetizers offer a wide variety of flavors and are the perfect handheld appetizer for anyone to enjoy during this season.

November 12, 2018

Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos

A girl grabs a chip off of a sheet pan holding Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos
Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos make a tasty weeknight dinner-turned-entertaining centerpiece! Made easy with rotisserie chicken, this colorful dish is perfect for both kids and adults! Toss the chicken in barbecue sauce, then layer the nacho ingredients on top of tortilla chips and bake. When bubbly and delicious, garnish and serve. Whether you're hosting friends for the game or making a family meal, Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos are sure to please!