These prosciutto and cheese rolls are easy to make, yet they are small little flavour bombs that have people’s mouths in ecstasy. You can see their eyes go wide as the combined warm Mediterranean flavours of prosciutto, goat’s cheese, lemon and olive oil h
Very common on cold buffet tables in America’s Pennsylvania Dutch country.
A classic North American 1950s dish to make and take to feed a crowd at gatherings. It was dubbed Funeral Beans because it was a stand-by crowd-pleaser for gatherings after funerals.
Dead easy cheeseballs to make, with surprise fruit-and-nut centres that give them a bit of sophistication.
Lovely puffs that actually feature zucchini, rather than attempting to camoflauge it.
A great, non-alcoholic refreshing summer drink.
An adult cooler drink.
Be wary of these, as they go down too easily, particularly on warm summer evenings.
A very refreshing cocktail for weary palates.
Great to have on hand in the fridge as part of a quick, salad-plate type meal.
Though it is a bit of a nuisance having to buy a bunch of fresh rosemary for this recipe, when you probably won’t end up using the rest, this is after all a pretty economical and low-fuss hors d’oeuvres recipe.
You can serve this as you would a pâté with crackers or biscuits, or if you put it into 4 separate small dishes or glasses, you could use it as a main course along with some bread.
These are great nibblies.
Set a platter of these out at a party, and stand back.
Dead easy, can be made a day in advance.
A mild, light drink.
This is a bit fiddly, but you can make it a day ahead.
A classic, pure Martini recipe.
Hummos on nachos? Who’da thought? But it is actually a fantastic, morish combination.
You can make the pie up to a day ahead; just don’t glaze it with the egg until it actually goes into the oven.
A hearty dip that will have people hovering by the bowl, so place it somewhere out of traffic flow. Serve with tortilla chips to scoop it up with.
Good make ahead recipe. You can even make it a day ahead — the flavours will get a chance to marry.
These are spicy chiles, stuffed with cheese, battered and deep-fried. Simply amazing.
Chalupas means little boats. They are made of cornmeal-dough, formed into little canoes, deep-fried and then filled with toppings of your choice.