Appetizers

Mediterranean Salsa

I know southern Californians are spoiled when it comes to weather, and I know people don’t have a lot of sympathy for us when we complain about it, BUT…this heat is ridiculous!! Come on, 93 degrees in October!! I am dying to cook some yummy, cozy, warming fall dinners, but […]

Sweet and Savory Corn Cakes

Who says pancakes have to be for breakfast? I made these little corn cakes topped with myย ย Tomatillo and Avocado Relish as an appetizer for a party. I also served them for dinner for my family and topped them with black beans and cheese. Sort of like a tostada but with […]

Hummus

This is my basic recipe for a simple hummus. I make it often because my family loves it. I have never been a big fan of store bought hummus because it usually has a lot of cumin added and I don’t care for the flavor.ย  This recipe is can be […]

Layered Greek Dip

With summer just around the corner, this simple make-ahead dip will be a great addition to your appetizer arsenal. It is the same idea behind your typical Mexican 7 layer dip…only with Mediterranean flavors. It goes great with pita chips and would also be fabulous spread onto a slices of […]

Broccoli, Mushroom, and Prosciutto Empanadas

I made my second attempt at Empanadas a while back. These brought rave reviews from the food critics (my husband and kids). My other empanada recipe has a Mexican flavor profile, this one is all about Italian yumminess.ย  I grew up in Santa Barbara and used to go to a […]

Chicken and Roasted Green Chili Empanadas

I LOVE empanadas. They are a great party food and the possibilities of fillings are endless. Not too long ago I discovered how easy they are to make and now I love experimenting with different types of fillings. Last night I was craving one of my famous  margaritas (well…famous amongst […]