Appetizers and Lite Bites

Cranberry Bourbon Meatballs

Growing up my mom always used to make bourbon meatballs around the holidays which we would devour on little tooth picks feeling oh so fancy. This year I wanted to try making a new version that incorporated some of my homemade cranberry sauce (available for purchase through Preserve International) and […]

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I know that lately everyone has been obsessed with the Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Panera Bread, but I can assure you that once you make this recipe at home you will never go back. This soup is so delicious, so comforting and although made completely from scratch, takes only 30 […]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Now I love a tradition butternut squash soup with apple and sage and all of that scrumptiousness. But sometimes I want something a little difference and this curried take on a classic really hits the spot. This recipe utilizes curry powder, garam marsala and ginger to really elevate the humble […]

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

My British husband has lived in the States nearly 5 years now and by and large he is a pretty big fan of the food here. But one of the things he will never understand about the American cuisine is its complete lack of sausage rolls. And by sausage rolls […]

Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto

When you are in need of a simple, delicious appetizer that is sure to please any crowd you can never go wrong with a crostini! And this recipe using Preserve International Balsamic Fig Jam, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and fresh Basil is one of my very favorites! So fresh and with […]

Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Mini Tarts

Call me crazy but I honestly have very little need for a turkey at Thanksgiving. Sure it looks great in the center of the table and I do love me some post-Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches but appetizers and sides are definitely my favorite parts of the holidays. These […]