Appetizers and Munchies
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Delicious and healthy video recipes from Robin Benzle.com. Check out some of our truly unique ideas, like bison burgers, quail eggs, mouth watering bruschetta, canellini dip, foie gras and triple pepper cajun shrimp.
One of the oldest recipes known to man. Features stuffed dates, cinnamon honey and crushed almonds.
Warm, crunchy strips of Italian bread covered in Antipasto Butter.
Triple pepper square meatballs that will light up your mouth. Serve with Sweet & Sour Tomato Chaser.
My daughter's addicting appetizer featuring sofrito and Spanish Manchego cheese.
Savory Scotch Eggs, baked instead of deep-fried, served warm with a dollop of mustard.
Toasted whole almonds in a not-too spicy coating to fill the nut dish when company comes.
Chunks of grilled tomatoes, seared with a tangy barbecue sauce.
An addicting mixture of munchies that has a thousand uses...and vitamins and protein to boot.
3 ingredients! A friend told me about this recipe and swore it would be gone in five minutes. She was wrong. It disappeared instantly!
Three ingredients, ten minutes, perfect with red wine.
Traditional bruschetta from the hills of Tuscany in Italy involves toasting pieces of bread over a wood fire, then rubbing them with whole pieces of garlic, drizzling with extra...
A Southern U.S. inspired snack for when you're in a pickle for what to serve for a munchie.
In the islands, where we use lemons, they use limes. On everything! These tasty grilled strips of chicken feature lots of lime zest and just enough cayenne to leave a nice, warm...
These paper-thin slices of marinated raw steak are very Italian and very gourmet. I'd had it in restaurants a couple of times, but only when my daughter requested it recently as...
I've been tossing these out to company for 20 years, and they go like hotcakes.
Mexican-inspired flippers featuring mole sauce that has a little unsweetened chocolate in it to make a rich-tasting deep brown sauce.
Crispy bite-sized pieces of oven roasted, breaded brown sugar bacon. Great party food. Makes 100, freezes well.
Lasagna noodles make great ‘bread’.
Breaded and fried until crispy on the outside, tender in the middle - with the perfect dip.
It is rare to find a gathering where there isn't cheese and crackers, a staple of entertaining...but, doesn't it seem that they're the one thing that there is always leftovers o...
With just a touch of blood, a nicely gross hors d’oeuvre.
This is a delicious, refreshing hors d'oeuvre that's a cinch to make.
Hilarious video of kids just being themselves. Join me, along with Olivia and Abigail (ages 3 and 6) in their Aspen, Colorado kitchen as we prepare an appetizer with a sen...
Pan-fried Foie Gras with Brandied Peach
Crispy, seasoned, oven-roasted wings for a casual party. A very funny video, a seriously good recipe.
The hardest part of this recipe is finding this very special cheese. It's called Halloumi. It's from Cyprus, Greece and it's made from 100% sheep's milk. It comes in a plastic c...
Crispy, batter-coated sprigs. Probably the only time you'll ever see parsley eaten on its own.
Healthy, crunchy, baked apple chips. Only 2 ingredients!
Pureed cannellini beans with fresh tomato and cilantro. The answer for those tired of hummus.
An addicting cheese that is made for grilling - or frying in a pan. Add one ingredient and you have a delicious appetizer to serve with red wine.
The combination of sweet honey; salty, creamy Gorgonzola and chewy bagels is a winner for when company comes knocking. And it’s only 3 ingredients.
I use a lot of nuts in my cooking. Whenever I'm sautéing nuts in butter, it never fails: family and friends file past the stove and pick at them until they're half gone. ...
Warm, eggy, puffy Spinach Balls - my favorite! Make 75.
Braised in apple juice, dusted with oregano and lightly browned, these two-bite riblets make for perfect finger food.
In four minutes, you can make crispy, addicting crackers using fresh pasta.
Inspired by the cookery of the Middle Ages - Pork meatballs with Roquefort cheese and currants with a Mustard-Almond-Cinnamon dipping sauce.
Exotic, savory appetizers for the grill.
Slam-Dunked in Raisin Sauce
Cheesy meatballs in a deliciously different raisin sauce. When it’s showtime, this recipe is a definite 3-pointer.
A roasted pepita (pumpkin seed) dip inspired by a trip to Merida, Mexico.
So I had some big, beautiful Portabello mushrooms in the fridge and I also had some regular white button mushrooms and I decided to combine the two. Heaven for mushroom-lo...
Completely addicting (and healthy) baby soy beans tossed in a savory spice mixture.
Great crackers to serve with red wine! Two ingredients!
I've been on such a kebab kick this summer, especially when friends come over. They're easy, look good, and you can make several kinds. I use the 6" wooden ske...
I love bagels. I love pesto. I love shrimp. Put them all together and you have a tasty, eat-with-your-hands hearty appetizer.
With Pesto and Shrimp
An elegant hors d'oeuvre with 3 ingredients.
Polenta is a staple of Northern Italy and is basically cornmeal mush, which can be served soft like...
A wine-poached pistachio salmon filet with cucumber and radish scales. Absolutely beautiful. Absolutely delicious.
Completely decadent warm potato chips blanketed with a creamy blue cheese sauce.
Tapenade is 'The Salsa of Provence': a strong, filled-with-flavor mixture of black olives, capers and anchovies among other things. The French like to serve it spread on s...
A miniature version of Egg Foo Yong for parties.
A simple, fancy hors d'oeuvre for small groups. You can also serve this as a complement to a main course for dinner.
Hot popped corn, drenched in addicting Sweet Whiskey Sauce.
An addicting, healthy snack from the Southern United States.
Breaded ravioli, fried and served with a dip. Party food! Legend has it that a chef in St. Louis dropped a ravioli in some breadcrumbs and rather than throw it away, he fr...
Dried figs, stuffed with creamy Buffalo Mozzarella, wrapped in Prosciutto and grilled until crispy.
Elegant taste treats topped with chocolate walnuts.
Party food! Guy food! Football food!
I just never get tired of tuna. This is easy and tasty for a summer party.
Fortune Shrimp - A real conversation piece: