Appetizers

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Hot or cold, this carrot and ginger soup garnished with toasted coconut can be served as a hearty appetizer or...

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White Bean and Artichoke Puree

One of our favorite restaurants in Covington is Del Porto. Husband and wife team David and Torre Salazzo create changing...

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Crawfish in Phyllo

It is springtime and crawfish season here in south Louisiana. What, crawfish are not available where you live? You can...

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Swiss Chard Fritters

You can make these fritters with any kind of leafy green or a combination of leafy greens. Try them with...

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Marinated Chèvre

Marinated chèvre or goat cheese, is another one of my easy no cook recipes for a quick and simple appetizer....

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Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller are a great and well recognized New Orleans tradition. Antoine’s Restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in America,...

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Chinese New Year Dumplings

Chinese New Year is this Saturday, Year of the Rat! We will celebrate like our friends and family in China...

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Seafood Gumbo

It’s time to get out the gumbo pot and make a roux. My mom taught me everything I know about...

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Baba Ganoush

I love middle eastern food. In keeping with a Mediterranean diet, this Lebanese appetizer or dip is silky, smoky and...

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Ichiban Japanese Eggplant with Ginger and Garlic

I love the silky smooth texture of ichiban, the deep, dark, long and slender Japanese eggplants.Try this recipe to serve...

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Caponata

Caponata is a traditional Sicilian dish. There are many interpretations of caponata. However, the basic ingredients include eggplant, tomatoes, onion,...

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Christmas Olives with Kumquats

Whenever I think of my friend Leslie, I think of bright sunny colors, much like the orange and yellow hues...

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