Wrapping dates in bacon is only the beginning. Pair these sweet and umami treats with marcona almonds or a funky blue cheese.
Bacon wrapped dates may be a cliche worth making if only for making something both simple and classic for a cocktail party spread. Sweet, salty, savory. There’s a lot to praise and for an admittedly non-vegetarian option it will go a long way towards covering your bases. Or make it for yourself and don’t worry about quantities because it’s completely up to you how much you make.
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Summer is a time for birthdays. In early June we celebrate my birthday and in early July we celebrate David’s. Coming up with an appropriate appetizer, it turns out, can be as simple as making a salad to have with your champagne.
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“Linda bread” is something that David tried to explain to me around the first time we had family holidays together. Something about green onion and it being “really tasty.” At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about. Linda bread, I’ve since learned, is named after a family friend who usually brings this as an appetizer. Continue reading “Parmesan Scallion Bread (Linda Bread)”
I’ll start by saying this recipe is not traditional and is more loosely inspired by the classic Salad Lyonnaise than the “real” thing. Ok! Disclaimer aside this is one of the best salads I’ve had and it makes a perfect first course or appetizer. There is nothing like a salad with bacon, egg and crunchy croutons to make you rethink merely calling it a “salad.”
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Having cocktails is not something you should do alone. And just like drinking together is better including a snack to tide yourself over until dinner is a really good idea. David and I have gotten into making a few simple dips that go with pita chips. What’s not to love about pita chips? But I digress. This white bean dip is a quick and simple way to start an evening, takes almost no time to make and makes enough for 4-6 people.
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