The hostess has asked you to bring an appetizer, what to make?  I had a 2 lb. bag of Costco large uncooked shrimp on hand and tried this delicious yet easy recipe.   Dad skewered and barbequed the shrimp while I made the two easy sauces.  This impressive dish received many compliments and will be a definite repeat!

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mustard-Dill Dressing and Black Olive Yogurt Sauce Recipe : Bobby Flay : Food Network.

Queso Fundido

April 24, 2013

Counting the days until all of you get here for Noelle & Steve’s engagement party!  I know queso is one of your favorite orders at Mexican restaurants so I hope that you like this one.  It’s Corbination for the weekend!  Ole!!

 

Queso Fundido Recipe at Epicurious.com.

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

November 8, 2012

I recently found this excellent do-ahead appetizer that compliments any holiday gathering.  Make it a day ahead and pop it into the oven just before your guests arrive.  Easy and elegant!

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe at Epicurious.com.

If you’re thinking about going retro with the standard onion dip and chips, try this updated version using blue cheese and shallots (they look like small brown onions, don’t be shy, just ask the produce person if you aren’t sure).  When Bret was a new, return resident to Dallas, invited to an old friend’s barbecue, he needed an appetizer to share.  He put this together and reported that it was a hit.  This simple dish can be made ahead and I can guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one chip.  Try the Hawaiian or kettle chips, they’re addicting!

Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Dip Recipe at Epicurious.com.