Collection by Barbara Henning

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 594
Easy, no-cook sauce made with tomato paste, olive oil, garlic, and herbs.

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and garlic are the main flavors in this bright tapenade. This simple recipe can be used as a dip for vegetables and pita triangles or as a sandwich spread.
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Sausage and Cheese Fluffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Choose whatever kind of sausage you like--mild or spicy, pork or chicken--for these no knead fluffins.

Daisy Brand Potato Skins

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
Make your own baked potato skins--these are buttery, cheesy, filled with bacon, and topped with a dollop of Daisy and a sprinkle of chives!
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Rating: 4.5 stars 256
After having these shrimp as an appetizer at a restaurant I have been trying to duplicate them. Serve with bread to mop up the extra yummy garlic butter!

Dry Buttermilk Ranch Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 107
I never buy anything premade anymore. I have to know what I'm eating. Ranch dressing mix is one that I miss. I perused many recipes before coming up with my favorite.

Bacon Wrapped New Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
I was given some tiny fresh new potatoes from a friend's garden. I was grilling chicken and wanted an appetizer to throw on the grill. The bacon wrapped new potato was born. Serve with ranch dressing or BBQ sauce for dipping.

Blackened Steak Bites with Blue Cheese Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 11
This recipe is similar to an appetizer served at my favorite Italian restaurant. It is a nice change from the usual appetizers and always gets rave reviews! I have used tenderloin in the past, but have found that a good quality top sirloin works very well and is less expensive. Bernaise sauce is a good alternative if you don't like blue cheese.

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Rating: 5 stars 1
A creamy blend of roasted red peppers, parsley, garlic, and Parmesan and cream cheese is garnished with chopped parsley and served with crackers.
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Chef John's Bacon Jam

Rating: 4.5 stars 154
Crisp bacon, onions, brown sugar, and vinegar make a thick, flavorful jam.

BLT Cups

Rating: 5 stars 16
These appetizers are easy to make and very addictive. I have converted tomato-haters to lovers of these BLT cups. I love that they can be made ahead of time and then a quick spoonful in a cup to serve. You can never make too many - they will fly in a second. The BLT mix can be made in advance and kept refrigerated. Remove from fridge 1/2 hour before serving. You can use butter instead of olive oil, if desired.

Crab Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 161
Serve this crab and celery salad on crackers, lettuce or stuff it in puff pastry shells.