Articles Categorized in: Appetizer

Portuguese Cod Croquettes

Portuguese Cod Croquettes

Let’s talk about the obsession of Portuguese people for codfish. I’m not talking about an occasional weekly meal with cod, oh no. They have a complete section in the supermarket dedicated to cod. Frozen, salted, fresh, cod croquettes, cod salad, cod shampoo, cod everything (and let’s not mention the smell, really stingy). They love this fish beyond any measure.     Codfish and I .. well not the best relationship that you may think of a girl living in codland...
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Loaded Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms

Loaded Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms

These loaded cheesy portobello mushrooms are out of this world! I can’t even write this sentence without my mouth watering just thinking of the strings of mozzarella cheese and pieces of crunchy bacon inside these mushrooms. HEA-VEN-LY!     Can you guess the source of all the flavor of this recipe? Indulgent and greasy stuff. I do not even regret this because the result is to die for. Unhealthy alert! Discretion is advised. Tons of crunchy bacon, runny yolks, and...
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Leek Dip – A 20-Seconds Delicious Dip

Leek Dip – A 20-Seconds Delicious Dip

This super cheesy leek dip is my favorite quick snack to have in the fridge waiting for the cravings. Only 4 ingredients and 20 seconds and you are ready to empty that big bag of crackers.     Yep, you heard it right, 20 seconds. And this is not clickbait. I can guarantee you’ll spend more time reading this article than making this dip. The best thing is that it can get you out of a bad situation. Picture this:...
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Bacon and Corn Dip

Bacon and Corn Dip

What is a good party without good dips? Is it just me or do you also evaluate a party/social meeting according to the food? This bacon and corn dip is my trick inside my sleeve for game days, birthday parties and even as a simple afternoon snack.     Well, I will give you the secret for a party winner dip that you can put together in 10 minutes. Easy and delicious! This is another of my family recipes. My...
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Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

These cheesy zucchini fritters are ridiculously easy and amazing at the same time. Serve them with some sour cream or mustard sauce and you have a crispy and tasty appetizer.     You probably will notice that my last three or four recipes include zucchini in any way. Even though I like them, it’s not so common for me to have zucchini all week.  The thing is that I have a humongous amount of zucchini in my fridge. Thanks to...
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How to Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

How to Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

The day has finally arrived. Yeap, the day I’m finally adding this beloved recipe to The Cookware Geek recipes. Today I’m going to make Venezuelan tequeños 🙂   I previously talked about our main ethnical dish that is arepas. Well, tequeños are the arepas of social events. How’s that? Let me explain: In Venezuela, tequeños are serious business. I mean, you cannot have a respectable party —wedding, birthday, graduation, any special occasion— that doesn’t involve these tiny fried cheese sticks...
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Baked Soy and Honey Chicken Wings

Baked Soy and Honey Chicken Wings

YESSSS I made these baked soy and honey chicken wings for the weekend and they turned out AMAZING. I only need these chicken wings and a Sherlock marathon to complete my staycation dream — and a cold beer of course.     These baked wings are perfect for any game night, friends reunion, movie marathon, etc. For me, chicken wings have a special place in my foodie heart. The reason is really cheesy, so prepare to hear it —read it—...
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Easy Microwave Eggplant Hummus

Easy Microwave Eggplant Hummus

I`m a huge fan of hummus with flavors so strong that make me travel to the other side of this wide world.   The classical Baba ganoush (eggplant hummus) is made of roasted eggplant and includes tahini -a paste made from ground sesame seeds-. The problem is that tahini is sometimes hard to find in local supermarkets.       That’s why I wanted to make an easy microwave version without tahini that will get you out of troubles when...
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