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Cashew Cheese

1 review

Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It also makes a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary sandwich spread! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Peach Bruschetta

As a starter or light snack, this bruschetta is a wonderful way to savor the season with just a bite...


Orange Appeal

2 reviews

Oranges add color and great taste to winter meals! This dish looks very bright and appealing served in a glass...


Goat Cheese Mushrooms

3 reviews

Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine...

Fennel Spinach Saute

1 review

Spinach and fennel are two of my favorite veggies, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This...


Roasted Cauliflower

13 reviews

Roasting is a simple way to prepare cauliflower. Seasoned with a wonderful blend of herbs, this side is easy enough...

Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms

1 review

Enhance your menu anytime using this flavorful recipe. Toasted almonds add crunch to the medley of green beans and mushrooms.


Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

2 reviews

This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side...


Tangerine Tossed Salad

3 reviews

My mother taught me how to cook when I was a young girl. The sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds...


Rosemary Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

3 reviews

Roasted potatoes are amazing. Add some rosemary and caramelized onions and they are over-the-top delicious! —Mary Jones, Athens, Ohio

Mamma’s Caponata

4 reviews

This is fabulous as an appetizer, but you can easily turn it into a meal. Instead of having it on...


Italian Vinaigrette

6 reviews

What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your...


Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers

6 reviews

Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of...


Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

A nice side for winter meat entrees, this bright and flavorful dish is a delicious way to get your greens...


Spinach Salad with Raspberries & Candied Walnuts

3 reviews

I created a bright spinach salad with raspberries for a big family dinner. Even those who don't normally like spinach...

Smoky Cauliflower Bites

4 reviews

These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds...


Autumn Bisque

3 reviews

I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...


Shallot & Basil Green Beans

When you have fresh basil on hand, you'll definitely want to utilize it in this tantalizing side dish.


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Pickled Pepperoncini Deviled Eggs

3 reviews

It's hard to resist these adorable deviled trees on our buffet table. The avocado filling has pepperoncini and cilantro for...


Portobello Gnocchi Salad

2 reviews

Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The...


Mini Italian Frittatas

I created this recipe when my friends and I had a picnic breakfast. I wanted an egg meal that was...