Browsing Category : Appetizers & Snacks

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies | Mountain Cravings

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies


Savory cookies kinda feel like cheating… mostly because I can eat them a whole handful at a time like crackers. No sugar! They’re practically good for you! Right? Right! Think goldfish-cheddar-cracker meets sweet-spicy-jelly meets the easiest five-ingredient thumbprint cookie. These make me want to invite anyone and everyone over for a good wine night! Anyone feeling like a trip to…

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Currywurst Bites | Mountain Cravings

Currywurst Bites


Let’s talk about street food: I’m completely obsessed. It’s a little bite of the local culture wrapped up to eat right away! With zero fear of outside germs (immune boosters!) it’s the best way to jump right in to local food. Which is everything I’m about every time I travel anywhere, including the next town over. I really, really like to…

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Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine | Mountain Cravings

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine


I’m completely obsessed with this poutine! This puts an Indian spin on the dish, layering saucy chicken tikka masala and fresh paneer cheese over extra-crispy sweet potato fries – I’m in love. The sweetness of the fries, the spicy of the tikka masala sauce, and the rich cheese cubes meld together beautifully. Hand to heart, I swear the entire pan…

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Cheeseburger Eggrolls | Mountain Cravings

Cheeseburger Eggrolls


It’s almost time to start planning the greatest game day menu! All the beef + onions + cheddar + pickles goodness of cheeseburgers, wrapped up in crunchy eggrolls with an easy dipping sauce. (Think fast food ‘special sauce’, made even better.)

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Dolmas | Mountain Cravings

Maisano Family Arabic Dinner & Dolmas


The annual Maisano family dinner has come and gone, and 2016 was one of the best! This year we celebrated with Arabic foods and every dish was a hit. A little bit of the story: our whole American-Sicilian family gets together once a year, usually the Sunday after Christmas, for an enormous feast. Every year has a different theme – cuisine, region,…

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Clams Casino Dip | Mountain Cravings

Clams Casino Dip


Have you had clams casino? Open-faced fresh clams are steamed in white wine and butter, heaped with buttery bacon breadcrumbs, and broiled to perfection. Fresh clams are stunning but feeding a party gets expensive fast. This dip is the answer for high-class flavor at a quarter of the price! We’re taking all the elements of the traditional open-faced version and baking…

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Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Clusters | Mountain Cravings

Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Clusters


Because we haven’t had enough sweets yet, right? Right! I’d be a little embarrassed to call this a recipe if it wasn’t the holidays. It’s all of 4 ingredients. And they’re all in the title, because I have no restraint with words. But they’re such good ingredients! Caramels melted into pretzels, drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt!…

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Wine, Cheese, Bread, Happiness | Mountain Cravings

Wine, Cheese, Bread, Happiness


Before we dive all the way into my very favorite season – cooking season – I’m celebrating my friends with everything good in life (see: title). Christmas is my time with family, Thanksgiving is my time with friends. No matter how long it’s been – we spread out across the country after college – I love these women so deeply and it…

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Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread | Mountain Cravings

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread


Currently obsessing over this too-easy spread that I’ve made twice in the past few days! Like so many good things this is almost too simple: simmering jalapenos in raspberry jam and spreading it over cream cheese and devouring with pretzels. Good old-fashioned pretzel sticks work just fine, but Pretzel Crisps (not sponsored, just addicted) are perfect for scooping.

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Stuffed Portabellas with Bacon, Bleu Cheese, & Sundried Tomatoes | Mountain Cravings

Stuffed Portabellas with Bacon, Bleu Cheese, & Sundried Tomatoes


These stuffed baby portabella caps are going to be the biggest appetizer hit ever at your next dinner party! Or more accurately, these are so good that they’ll make you want to throw a dinner party, but still totally eat them all by yourself. Bacon, bleu cheese, and sundried tomatoes just work so beautifully together. All my favorite flavors, stuffed and…

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