Crescent Rolls with Feta & Spinach – The Fastest Moving Appetizer

Cheese and Spinach Appetizers

    These crescent rolls are a hit.  I have never seen appetizers disappear off a plate faster than these did.  It was only a couple of minutes after putting them out when I realized that I hadn’t snapped a   Read More »

Olive Tapenade

Fresh Olive Tapenade

  Photo by: David Beeler   Tapenade originates in the Provence, where it started as a paste made of capers, anchovies, and garlic – ingredients readily available in the South of France.  It became popular very quickly and was adapted   Read More »

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta


  Photo by: David Beeler   Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer (antipasto) that originated in Central Italy.  Many of us think of Bruschetta as the picture above: a slice of bread topped with diced tomatoes and some basil.  The word   Read More »

Salmon Week – Trio of Salmon Mousse Appetizers

Endive Boat with Salmon Mousse Appetizer

  Photo by: David Beeler   So, this week the California Salmon Council and a bit of my own research have taught us about the nutritional benefits and environmental aspects around California King Salmon.  Now, I wouldn’t be me if   Read More »

Salmon Week – Smoked Salmon Pizza With Caviar

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar

  Photo by: David Beeler   Look at that photo!  This Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar screams “rustic chic” to me.  “Rustic Chic?” you ask?  There is nothing more rustic to me than making your own pizza, serve it on   Read More »