Collection by Tuscan_Italian

Pistachio Twists

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Originally a recipe from the 1960's that was meant to be served with drinks for a St. Patrick's day celebration. Personally, I think these are good for any occasion!

Easy 3-Ingredient Cheese Pinwheels

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This is my go-to finger food for any party - it's super quick and easy to make and all you need is puff pastry, cheese, and herbed cream cheese.

Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Bell Peppers, Cream Cheese, and Salami

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
These puff pastry pinwheels are my favorite party finger food and people love them. The chopping takes a bit of time as you want to make sure that the bell peppers and salami are very finely chopped. I sometimes use half peppered salami and half regular salami as well to cut down on the pepper. They are easily made in advance and then you only have to bake them when your guests arrive.

Quick and Easy Party Pinwheels with Cream Cheese and Ham

Rating: 5 stars 2
I love using puff pastry for any kind of finger food and always have a package in the freezer so I can whip up something delicious in a jiffy. Great for parties, with a glass of wine, or just to snack on.

Cheddar Onion Drop Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
These tasty Cheddar and green onion biscuits have a savory cheese flavor. They are perfect with a bowl of chili or hearty soup in the winter or a main salad in the summer.

"Nutcracker" Mixed-Nut Brittle in the Microwave

What are the holidays without "The Nutcracker"? Inspired by all the mixed nuts that make their way into the house at this time of year, and by the many versions of "The Nutcracker" on TV and in live productions everywhere, enjoy this quick mixed nut brittle-type candy made in your microwave in minutes! Measure out all ingredients beforehand, because this recipe comes together very quickly.

Ranch Style Popcorn Seasoning

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
A tasty collection of simple spices and seasonings combined to create a ranch-like flavor for sprinkling onto lightly buttered or oiled popcorn.

Chef John's Refried Beans

Rating: 5 stars 80
I don't think I would ever sit down to eat just a bowl of refried beans, but they make everything they're served on, with, or in, infinitely better. Just as long as you use lard to make them.

Crab Cheese Fondue

Fresh snow crab is added to a decadent white wine cheese fondue that everyone will love at your next party or potluck.

Quick and Easy Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 339
A 20-minute refried beans recipe for busy evenings. Hello, Taco Tuesday!

D's Famous Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 1171
This is a Texas recipe I've developed and refined over many years. It's very fast, easy, and I usually have everything on hand. I often give it as gifts to my family back East.

Quesadilla Jalapeno Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
This is a delicious creamy jalapeno spread to use on quesadillas, tacos, or whatever you want. It tastes just like the one on Taco Bell's quesadillas.