Caponata: A Delicious Appetizer You Can Make in Advance

I got more eggplant in my CSA box a few weeks ago, and my daughter was getting burnt out on Eggplant Parm (which would never, ever happen to either my husband or to me), so I went looking for a good way to use this eggplant. I wanted an appetizer I could make in advance. […]


Yummy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made with chickpeas, that is often eaten with pita bread, or fresh vegetables. This yummy hummus dip recipe is easy, delicious, and one that I’ve been using for years. I’ve served it at parties, as an appetizer, because you can really dress it up to look elegant. But it’s also […]


Appetizer for an Italian Feast: Mixed Antipasto

The title originally attached to this post, The Big Night, is a reference to a movie I enjoyed many years ago about two brothers who own an Italian restaurant that is, sadly, about to go out of business. In order to keep from having to close the restaurant, they decide that a little publicity is […]