By Holly V. Gray

Tag: appetizers

Baby Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Baby Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Black olives are kind of a big deal with all the girls in this house.  Littlest One insists (and I am happy to accommodate) on double olives when we order pizza while my Big Girl inhales them almost daily as an afternoon snack.  So, adding […]

Crustless Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Crustless Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Upon seeing what I was serving for dinner last night our oldest son, who is 22, commented that he was, “afraid the spinach taste was just going to be too much”. This, before he took the first bite and then proceeded to inhale his portion […]

Marinated Cheese and Olives ~ Game Night Snack

Marinated Cheese and Olives ~ Game Night Snack

This was our Thanksgiving night snack as we were all gathered around the dining table, playing Taboo, which has recently become my new favorite old game. We all enjoyed the briny-cheesy-carby goodness so much I’m thinking this may make an encore appearance as part of […]

Easy Beer and Cheddar Dip

Easy Beer and Cheddar Dip

This dip is amazing with pretzels!  Don’t think about the calories, just eat it!  But wait a day or so, if you can.  While the dip is good right away, it’s even better the next day so it’s a great make-ahead appetizer or snack. The […]

Apple and Blue Cheese Crostini

Apple and Blue Cheese Crostini

I’ve been kicking around the idea of serving these for Thanksgiving and decided to do a test run last night.  What I love is the simplicity of the flavors and also the way you could put everything together in advance or just spread out the […]

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Because I had three full bags of baby spinach in the fridge that I needed to use or lose, spinach was the theme of last night’s dinner.  We had a delicious spinach and tortellini soup, more on that another day, and these little mushroom bites. […]

Oven~Baked Refried Bean Dip

Oven~Baked Refried Bean Dip

Hi! Welcome to This Wife Cooks! Today we’re all about snack time!  This warm bean dip is the perfect addition to your Game Day (or any day) snack menu!  So grab a bag of chips and dig in! Another favorite dip option is my Caramelized Onion […]

Savory Stuffed Red Potatoes

Savory Stuffed Red Potatoes

I recently found myself with half a bag of baby red potatoes and no real plans for them.  A few more days and they would go out with the trash.  That seemed wasteful though and I’m trying to make more of an effort to actually […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Pepper Bites

Goat Cheese Stuffed Pepper Bites

At a recent event with my husband, there were trays of bite size appetizers made up of all sorts of complicated combinations floating around.  The one we both seemed to enjoy most though was the simplest.  A little spicy, a little sweet, a little creamy, […]

Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

For an appetizer that seems as if it took more time to prepare than it really did….stuffed mushrooms! I made this particular recipe last night to serve with our spaghetti dinner and had to stop myself from continuously eating the filling right out of the […]


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