Cinnamon Sugar Crisps
This is the easiest, yummiest snack around. It definitely satisfies a sweet tooth.
Hunter's Beet Chips
The better alternative to potato chips. Don't throw away the greens! Put them on a cookie sheet and brush with olive oil, salt, and pepper and cook for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Microwave Spiced Nuts
This is a great candied nut recipe I stole from my mom. She likes walnuts, I like pecans. It's dead easy and my wife says she needs to leave the house when I make them, so she won't eat them all! Try experimenting with the spices, maybe clove or allspice!
King Crab Appetizers
These crab tartlets have long since been a family favorite and are requested often at holiday get togethers.
These puff pastry-wrapped olives are our family's favorite holiday appetizer. We make them with a variety of olives - pimento stuffed green, plump kalamata, Provencal - just make sure they are pitted. We like to use strongly flavored olives; the flavor of canned ripe olives disappears in the puff pastry. You can make these ahead, and freeze; allow 30 minutes for the pastry to thaw before baking. Another advantage: the kids like to make them and eat them.
Chef John's Simple Spinach Toasts
Spinach toast is what happens when you have some leftover creamed spinach that you don't want to throw away. And as you know, a cook is only as good as his or her leftovers. This makes a super-nice, easy lunch.