Posts in Appetizers
Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak and chimichurri is a famous combination in Argentina!  Chimichurri is a mixture of herbs, olive oil and aromatics that just works perfectly with a grilled steak.  This recipe uses steak on skewers to serve as appetizers or over a green salad.  Of course, you could also grill whole steaks to serve as a main course.  If there’s leftover sauce, add some more olive oil and dress a lettuce salad for a blast of great flavor.

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AppetizersSavanna Givens
Chicken Tikka

Tikka is an Indian dish of meat marinated in spices.  This is the recipe I’ve been using for years as a base to my Tikka Masala.  The yogurt and spices in the marinade make the chicken so tender, and it’s a perfect appetizer served with the yogurt dip or topped on a green salad. 

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AppetizersSavanna Givens
Spicy Maple Wings

Chicken wings are one of the easiest things to make for a meal or a snack.  These are spicy and sweet, and virtually mess-free because they’re baked in the oven on foil.  You can make the marinade days before you want to roast them, and whip them together in just a few minutes. 

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Smoked Salmon Pâté

Do you need an easy appetizer or light lunch that’s packed with flavor and looks so pretty? Not only is this pâte all that, it can be made a few days ahead, or even frozen for the day you just don’t have time to cook and you need a perfect dish. 

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Mulled Wine

This drink is the perfect holiday cup of cheer on a chilly night!  The toasted spices and orange peel give it a little “kick”, but the Calvados apple brandy is what really puts this wine in a special league of its own.  I usually make this with Malbec wine, but you can use any dry red wine.

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Oregano Meatballs with Mustard Sauce

Meatballs are so versatile!  This is my favorite meatball recipe because there is a blast of melty cheese when you bite into them.  And the fresh oregano makes them taste so earthy and delicious!  These are great appetizers for a party when you serve them on picks with the Mustard Sauce on the side. 

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AppetizersEvan Wei-Haas