Cuisine: Snacks

Cheddar Cheese Coins

These Cheddar Cheese Coins are really addictive and great to serve with drinks. They are made in a food processor and rolled into logs, which can be stored in the fridge or freezer to slice a bake later.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins

Bacon Wrapped Pickles

I know it sounds crazy, but if you love pickles, you will love these Bacon Wrapped Pickles. They are quick and easy to make and will surprise your guests! You can experiment with different dipping sauces. This one has a spicy ranch sauce, but I think some sort of spicy hot cheese sauce would also be good.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

Tsukune is a Japanese chicken meatball which is basted in a sweet and salty glaze. The make a great appetizer or snack. These Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs are broiled and not actually grilled. They are easy to make and easy to eat!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Smoked Olives

My sister-in-law Rhonda brought us these smoked olives from the Suffolk Smokehouse and Deli in the UK. People go crazy for them. They go great with cocktails, beer, and wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: Makes 3 cups

Baked Chicken Taquitos

These Baked Chicken Taquitos are a healthy, non-fried version and less mess on your stove than the traditional fried ones.They make a great snack.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Cheesy Chili Dip

This Cheesy Chili Dip is probably the best dip ever. I'm not kidding, it is just perfect! When I serve this, everyone loves it.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Herbed Chickpeas

 

These Herbed Chickpeas are crispy, salty, very flavorful and so quick and easy to make. Chickpeas were one of the most nutritious members of the legumes family. They are a healthy, low-fat, high fiber, whole food snack.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes about 3 cups

Marmite Popcorn

I happen to love snacks. In fact, if I could, I would eat snacks instead of real meals, but that would send the wrong message to my (now adult) children. One of my favorite snacks is from the UK called Twiglets. It's definitely an acquired taste. It's marmite covered twigs. Doesn't that sound appealing?! Since they are difficult to find here and rather expensive, this Marmite Popcorn fits the bill.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Cook: 5 mins

Baked Chicken Wings 2 Ways

Chicken Wings 2 Ways is a great appetizer for any party. Traditional chicken wings are pretty spicy. I added a non-spicy version. You can divide the recipe in half and make both to satisfy everyone. The key to crispy chicken wings is boiling them first. These seems counter-intuitive, but it works. Make sure you pat them dry before roasting. Moisture is the enemy of crispiness!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 2 - 4 Servings

Lemon-Parmesan Popcorn

Lemon-Parmesan Popcorn is my new favorite snack! It's so lemony / peppery.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings