Arugula and Edamame Crostini Appetizers

We discovered this recipe on Epicurious a few weeks ago, and it’s become one of our go-to appetizers for holiday fun. The bright green flavors taste like springtime, which can be super welcome in the grey and drizzly environs of Seattle.

Arugula Edamame Appetizer Spread
Arugula Edamame Appetizer Spread

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Boat Street Cafe Pickled Raisins – An Easy Appetizer Enhancer!

We still long for the original Boat Street Cafe. Concrete floors, whitewashed walls, big chalboard with the day’s offerings, thoughtfully placed spotlights, and a super simple menu with good ingredients. But all good things must evolve, and it’s been fun to watch the Boat Street evolution – the new Boat Street Cafe is more sophisticated, and equally delicious. And with the new Boat Street came the pickle line.

Boat Street Pickles
Boat Street Pickles

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Ham and Cheese Empanadas – Great Super Bowl Appetizers!

Time to start thinking about super bowl appetizer recipes! Our friend Jessica spent some time in Argentina – much to our benefit. She came over and cooked us up these delicious snacks recently. These ham and cheese empanadas – from The South American Table cookbook – are delicious!

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Cream Cheese Pickle Wraps With Prosciutto – Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer

This easy Thanksgiving appetizer is great for the guest who hasn’t yet planned (or started) making anything. The recipe hails from the region of Bothell, Washington, and is also apparently popular in the midwest. The tangy pickle, creamy cheese and salty meat make for a surprisingly awesome combination.

Pickles Wrapped in Cream Cheese and Prosciutto
Pickles Wrapped in Cream Cheese and Prosciutto

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