Spiced Bar Nuts

There are numerous versions of this recipe all over the internet, but few attribute the probable source - The Union Square Cafe Cookbook.  We've been making these amazing snacks for our catering and restaurant clients for many years, they're…

Hummus

This delicious Middle Eastern dip  is an excellent source of protein and B vitamins.  Easy to make in a food processor, it is great with pitas, breads or vegetables.  If you don't have tahini, substitute with a couple of teaspoons of…

Smoked Salmon and Chevre Toasts

Here's quick appetizer that's great when you're short on time.  It's absolutely delicious and comes together in minutes.  We like to garnish these with a little piece of lemon.  If you can get salmon caviar (or another caviar) it will…

Chicken Liver Pâté

Talk about easy, this pâté is a real crowd pleaser even for people that say they don't like pâtés.  You can substitute the pears for apples if you like.  Serve this pate with crackers and crusty bread and a nice preserve.   Chicken…

Black Olive Tapenade

Tapenade is a Provencal dish typically served with breads or vegetables, but can also be served with chicken or fish.   We use black olives here, but you can mix them up and use green, Kalamata, Nicoise, etc.   Black Olive Tapenade   3…

Spring Rolls

Also called summer rolls, these delightful appetizers can be filled with almost anything.  Consider adding a protein such as cooked shrimp, shredded pork or grilled beef.  To work with the rice paper, we recommend using hot water to soak…