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Reinvent your game day apps


Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By: Kaila Narum, Purveyor of Awesomeness at Man Cave

This year you can put away the meat and cheese tray, and surprise your guests with flavorful, reinvented appetizers that will blow them away.



These recipes are updated classics that pack a punch of flavor and leave your guests begging for the recipes. Creating these easy, yet different appetizers is the perfect way to switch up any appetizer menu.

Cheese and spinach stuffed mushrooms


Monday, December 30, 2013

Whether you’re hosting a party or headed to a friend’s house for dinner, simple appetizer recipes are always a good trick to have up your sleeve, especially when there’s little time to do the cooking.

This recipe is meant to make you look like a chef, without all the work that goes into it. What I really mean is this recipe is simple – you combine a few ingredients, stuff a few mushrooms and throw it in the oven. *Insert fun cooking catch phrase you’ve created now that you’re a chef.*

Giving Cheese a Sweet Side


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cheddar cheese with apple pie is an American classic, but why? Laura Werlin, author of several books, including The All American Cheese and Wine Book and Cheese Essentials, noted that the habit of pairing savory cheese with sweet accompaniments like jams, honeys, or chutneys gives you the classic savory and sweet contrast that people love in dishes such as ham with pineapple or duck with orange sauce.

Want to try this for yourself? You don’t want to just plop a dab of the same jelly you use on toast atop cheese; there are a few guidelines you’ll want to keep in mind.

Tap into Spanish Tapas

Merritt Steidl, deli category analyst
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

If you love snacking, socializing and sipping on wine, tapas are right up your alley! Tapas are small plates of food, traditional to Spain, that are served before either lunch or dinner. These plates typically have unique flavor combinations and are different than appetizers because they’re much smaller, so your group is able to sample many foods at a time. Tapas are shared in a casual environment and paired with a glass of beer or wine.

Holiday Cheese Picks

Merritt Steidl, deli category analyst
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tis the season for holiday cheese! Specialty cheese is elegant, festive, and a delicious addition to any party. And, with so many options to choose from, there is something to please every crowd. Here are a few of my favorite cheese-based appetizer ideas for the year. Enjoy!

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