Easy Holiday Appetizers for Relaxed Entertaining

I’m convinced that the secret to relaxed holiday parties are easy holiday appetizers. Serving appetizers and cocktails keeps things informal, your guests relaxed, and makes things easy on the hosts as well. All of the appetizers I’m sharing in this post are either easy to put together at the last minute or make ahead wonders Read More…

Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad Recipe

If you love seafood, you will love this Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad recipe. Fresh, light and wholesome, it couldn’t be easier to make. My Shrimp and Crab Appetizer Salad makes a fantastic starter or you can serve larger portions for a light lunch alongside some good brown bread (buttered and with the crusts cut off, Read More…

Peach Proscuitto and Parmesan Salad

I first published this Peach Proscuitto and Parmesan Salad recipe three years ago, during a British autumn unlike any I have known in the over twenty-five years I have lived in the UK. It reminded me of the autumns I remember in Canada with the sound of crisp leaves underfoot, lazy late afternoon sunshine and evenings spent in Read More…

Quick and Easy Crab Melts

My Quick and Easy Crab Melts are seriously delicious and oh so versatile. They are great for a light lunch or brunch with some chips or a salad, or you can cut them into small slices or squares and serve as appetizers, on a buffet, or at a cocktail party. Perfect for warmer days when you Read More…

Easy Bacon and Cream Cheese Appetizer

This Bacon and Cream Cheese Appetizer features at so many of our parties, particularly this time of year. It’s the creation of my wonderful cousin, Esther. Fried onions, bacon and creamy cheese are encased in a pastry shell that is easily made from refrigerated crescent roll dough (croissant dough over here in the UK). This is Read More…