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Tequila-Spiked Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado

Apr 23, 2014
Tequila-Spiked Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Avocado | cookincanuck.com

Kick of your Cinco de Mayo celebration with this fresh and booze-spiked shrimp ceviche. Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post and helping me to share this recipe with you. Picture this. You’re stretched out on a chaise lounge by the pool, with a view of the crashing waves beyond. In your hand is [...]

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Mini Mushroom & Gorgonzola Bites Recipe

Feb 12, 2014
Mini Mushroom & Gorgonzola Bites Recipe | cookincanuck.com

Things are about to get amorous! Pour a glass of red wine and serve up these easy mushroom and Gorgonzola cheese phyllo bite appetizers to kick off the evening. If it were up to me, candy and cinnamon hearts would be banished from the Valentine’s aisle and replaced with mushrooms and cheese. Okay, the chocolate [...]

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Best New Year’s Eve Recipes: Cocktails & Appetizers

Dec 29, 2013
Best New Year's Eve Recipes: Cocktails & Appetizers | cookincanuck.com

It’s not a New Year’s Eve celebration without cocktails and appetizers. It’s time to ring in the New Year with some of these nibbles and bits. For our family, New Year’s Eve isn’t about Dick Clark (now morphed to Ryan Seacrest) and his rockin’ countdown. It’s not even about the champagne and the sparkly party [...]

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Sweet Nectarine Crostini Recipe with Feta Cheese

Jul 29, 2013
Sweet Nectarine Crostini Recipe with Feta Cheese  | cookincanuck.com

Sweet nectarines, serrano chile and feta cheese come together for a fantastic salty and sweet crostini appetizer topping. I met Lori Lange of Recipe Girl a couple of times since I started blogging, but really didn’t have a chance to get to know her until we shared a hotel room at the end of Georgia [...]

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Mini Grilled Stuffed Peppers Recipe with Sausage & Basil

Jul 15, 2013
Mini Grilled Stuffed Peppers Recipe with Sausage & Basil | cookincanuck.com

Mini Peppers are stuffed with zesty turkey sausage, fresh mozzarella and basil, then cooked on the grill to make bite-sized appetizers. When a recipe involves sausage, mini peppers, fresh mozzarella and the grill, I tend to think that it has everything going for it. I first became enamored by these mini sweet peppers when I [...]

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Grilled Zucchini Roll Recipe with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers

Jun 26, 2013
Grilled Zucchini Roll Recipe with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers | cookincanuck.com

Grilled Zucchini Roll Recipe with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Capers is an easy and flavorful vegetarian appetizer. “No solicitors and no zucchini!” This is the sign that I need to plaster across my front door. You see, zucchini season isn’t far away and it’s only a matter of time before some mystery neighbor leaves [...]

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Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese

Jun 19, 2013
Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese | cookincanuck.com

Grilled Endive Recipe with Pistachios, Dried Cherries & Feta Cheese Once the grilling season starts, it’s everything my family can do to rip the tongs out of my ash-covered hands. Really, once I stepped forward with my How to: Grill LIke a Girl post, there was no way I was going to relinquish control of [...]

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Mini Asparagus & Olive Tapenade Fillo Shells Recipe

Apr 24, 2013
Asparagus & Olive Tapenade Fillo Shells Recipe by Cookin' Canuck

If I had my choice, all cocktail parties would be sit-down affairs. Balancing a cocktail while trying to delicately nibble an hors d’oeuvres on a napkin inevitably turns into a messy handshake, a cocktail-doused dress or an hors d’oeuvres on the ground (gasp!) And there’s no such thing as the 5-second rule at cocktail parties. [...]

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Asparagus Hummus Recipe for Healthy Snacking

Apr 1, 2013
Asparagus Hummus Recipe for Healthy Snacking by Cookin' Canuck #vegetarian #vegan

The baskets of Easter candy are trying to lure me into the pantry. But I won’t go. They can’t make me. To resist their persistent beckoning, I am turning my mind to healthy snacks, such as my newly found loves, No-Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites and this hummus, spiked with one of springtime’s wonders…asparagus. And [...]

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