Category Archives: Appetizer/Beverages

Kimmie’s Radish Dip

 

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Organic Dill Weed
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded radishes
  • assortment of veggies for dipping
  • 1 bag Bugles (original General Mills)

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly mix cream cheese, garlic, dill weed, salt and radishes.

  2. Serve with your favorite crudités, and... Bugles!

Buffalo Hummus

 

Buffalo Hummus

Course Appetizer, Side
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas rinsed, 15 oz each
  • 3/4 tsp organic minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 6 tbsp hot sauce* to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly-squeezed
  • 1 1/2 tsp organic smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp organic ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp organic ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until combined. Taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.

  2. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and serve with fresh veggies, or pita chips.

Recipe Notes

optional toppings: olive oil, roasted red peppers, sliced scallions, blue cheese crumbles, drizzle of cholula sauce.  

Cranberry Ginger Vodka Martini

 

Cranberry Ginger Vodka Martini

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Ginger Syrup

  • 4 inch piece ginger peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water

Martini

  • 1 cup whole cranberries mottled with the juice of one lime
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup ginger syrup

Instructions

Ginger Syrup

  1. Simmer sugar, ginger, and water together for 20 minutes, cool before making the cocktail.

Martini

  1. Combine all of the martini ingredients together.
  2. Pour into chilled martini glasses.
  3. Garnish with a twist of lime.

Cream Cheese with Cranberry Horseradish Sauce

 

Cream Cheese with Cranberry Horseradish Sauce

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup can cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup onion, medium minced
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • fresh cranberries to garnich

Instructions

  1. Combine cranberry sauce, sugar, minced onion, horseradish and sea salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour into a glass bowl, cool, and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Top cream cheese with Cranberry-Horseradish Sauce.
  4. Serve with crackers and smoked salmon.

Popcorn Seasonings

Try these yummy seasonings, for a unique topping twist on popcorn.

Black Truffle Popcorn
1 teaspoon black truffle sea salt
(Yup, that’s it. How easy is that?!)

Cajun Popcorn
1 teaspoon organic paprika
1 teaspoon organic smoked paprika
1 teaspoon organic minced garlic
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh organic ground black pepper
1 pinch organic cayenne pepper

Curry Popcorn
1 Tablespoon organic curry powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh organic ground black pepper
1 pinch organic cayenne pepper

Pesto Popcorn
2 
Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 
teaspoon organic basil, dried
1/2 
teaspoon organic parsley, dried
1/8 teaspoon organic granulated garlic

Pop your popcorn, and then toss lightly with oil (so that the seasoning will stick).
Season to taste.

These blends make enough for multiple batches of popcorn, so have a small airtight container handy for storage.