Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

  Every year I need to rerun this post for “Party Mix,” “Nuts N Bolts” or “Doo Dads.” My family expects bowls of this addictive snack for Christmas.  I start making the mix mid November and put in the freezer before adding the liquid ingredients. Each bowl is labeled for a particular family member. This solves the […]

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  “Nuts N Bolts” or “Doo Dads” are a favorite family holiday snack. I start making the mix mid November and put in the freezer before adding the liquid ingredients.  Each bowl is labeled for a particular family member. This solves the problem of one not wanting salt, one not liking nuts, or one wanting extra […]

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I’ve never quite understood the appeal of the traditional shrimp cooktail. I mean, what could be less interesting than cold boiled shrimp dipped in a lackluster mixture of ketchup and prepared horseradish. Here’s a shrimp cocktail with gumption, featuring chile-rubbed, grill-seared shrimp served over a colorful, chunky salsa of avocado and sweet corn. You can […]

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Grilled shrimp, sliced mango, hearts of palm, a bit of herb oil and cilantro lime sauce are combined for a great taste sensation. Chef Nick at Four Seasons Hualalai serves the shrimp lettuce wrap at the Beach Tree Restaurant or poolside.   INGREDIENTS 9 halves Grilled Shrimp (large) 3 Leaves Butter Lettuce 2 oz. Julienned […]

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  The Four Season Resort’s Chef James is sharing one of his personal favorite recipes. This isn’t on the menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, but this Thai Beef Salad recipe knocks it out of the ballpark. Serve it as an appetizer or a main course. Don’t be put off because you haven’t seen some of […]

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Whenever my husband and I go to our friend’s house for dinner, we know we’ll have great food.  Linda is a gourmet cook and her husband, Hal, always pairs wines perfectly with each course. So this particular evening,  I was fascinated by Linda’s quail egg crostini appetizer, as I had never cooked or eaten quail […]

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  Quail egg crostini was a gastronomique surprise for me. I had never tasted  quail egg before. I loved this appetizer from my friend, Linda, who created the crostini appetizer as the first course for a fabulous gourmet dinner.   SERVES:    10 appetizers   INGREDIENTS l    Baguette 10 slices mild Coppa (this is […]

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  Holidays are always a fun time to connect with family and friends. July 4th is no exception. We have friends from Florida, Nevada and California who join us every year, and of course, the Blue Baker,  granddaughter, is the first off the plane. Mr. Baker is beautiful today and we have a great weekend […]

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University Seafood is a fourth generation, family owned seafood and poultry business known to locals in Seattle, Washington for over 67 years. If you phone in an order from anywhere in the world, you’ll probably talk to Dale or Jeanette Erickson, or you might as easily connect with their grandson. It’s a tradition for this family […]

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      If you really want to impress your friends, serve fresh, Dungeness crab at your next party. A delicacy from the Pacific coast and particularly the Pacific Northwest, most people have never tried it. Named after a small town and the shallow bay inside the Dungeness Spit on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington […]

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