These are delightful served slightly warm with pre-dinner cocktails. Slice and bake as your dinner guests arrive. And your house will smell great!
This bruschetta is reverse because you dip the bread into the topping instead of spooning the topping onto the bread.
Mini Piri Piri Pita Pizzas
Piri piri sauce packs a punch in this delectable little hot hors d’oeuvre.
Easy Cheesy Soufflé
A fabulous dish to have in your repertoire, soufflé makes a great entertaining dish. All the work is done in advance- you can entertain your guests once it’s in the oven, then bask in the oohs and aahs when it comes out!
Porcini Tortelloni in Brodo
Tortellini means little twists and are a small, stuffed pasta; tortelloni are large tortellini. “In brodo” is Italian for in broth. This makes a great starter to one of our PC lasagnas.
Mozzarella and Artichoke Pizza
White pizzas such as this are not tomato-based as are many pizzas and somehow seem more elegant. A rich, quick and easy appetizer.
Serrano Ham and Roasted Pear Salad
Serrano ham is a Spanish dry-cured ham, similar to Italian prosciutto but drier and firmer. It has a salty bite, so we’ve used it sparingly here, wrapping it around roasted pears for a delicious play of sweet and salty.
Melted Cheddar and Dill Bites
Cheddar and mango chutney are a classic sandwich combination. We’ve given it an Indian twist by using naan bread and our new Memories Curried Mango sauce.
Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Crostini
Making little toasts for crostini under the broiler is a bit fiddly, but this wire-rack oven method reduces the chances of burnt toast. Ricotta is a delicious and unusual topping.
Maple Balsamic Fig Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
In the winter, sweeter Mission figs are in season, in summer the less sweet green figs. Walnuts give this salad a bitter edge to balance the sweetness of the vinaigrette and figs.