Warm artichoke dip

Easy to throw together and a crowd pleaser.


Smoked salmon pizza with capers, red onion, and cream cheese

Start with the pizza crust recipe. For the smoked salmon pizza as an appetizer, I like to make the pizza a little smaller and thinner; therefore, one pizza crust recipe will make about 2 smaller pizzas. Incorporating some dill into the pizza crust goes particularly well with this one.


Smoked salmon dip

So easy to throw together and always a crowd pleaser. Goes great on a charcuterie platter with an assortment of sausages, olives, crackers, etc.. It’s easy to smoke your own salmon or simply buy some good quality stuff at the store.


Basil pesto

When basil is plentiful in the summer, I like to make gobs of this stuff. It freezes well too. There’s nothing better than whipping out some fresh basil pesto in January!