Monday, December 26, 2016

Countdowns to 2017- Best Appetizers and Snacks

Everyone's doing it.  Well, maybe not everyone, but a lot of us are doing a round up of our favorite recipes for the year.

This is the Countdown to 2017...

For the next few days, I'll be featuring my best, appetizers, breakfasts, desserts, crockpot, and drum roll please, the most popular reader favorite from the past year.   This year's Countdown is  hosted by Fantastical Sharing, which is a blog by Sarah Ellis, our former leader for the Secret Recipe Club
And then...

January 2nd, the First Monday, I've invited a bunch of bloggers from the former Secret Recipe Club to tell you about their favorite recipe for the past month.  This will be a monthly feature for the first Monday of the month, every month.

Stay tuned, or stay online or keep checking me out...
First though.  HAPPY BOXING DAY- Had to get that out of the way before I could share some, just some, of the awesome Appetizers and Snacks I made this year.

And I'm so glad I'm not limited to just one.  Cause I made a few that I want to share.
Here we are with the first entry, from guess where? One of my Secret Recipe Club assignments.
I made this Dill Pickle Dip
Dill Pickle Dip
some Tomato Tulips

Tomato Tulips

  In April I made some Whole Shrimp for Fish Friday Foodies  Camarone Entero Mojo (whole Mojo Shrimp) 
Mojo Shrimp

In May I made some Mojo Spice Wings
Mojo Spice Wings

June was Shrimp Tempura

and for July's offering I got first prize for my Carrabelle Crab Cakes in a local contest.  (I'm still so chuffed over that). 
Carrabelle Crab Cakes

Then came August. And I got an Honorable Mention in a contest for these, Yakisoba Noodle Spring Roll with Shrimp
Yakisoba Noodle Spring Rolls

August was a good month for Appetizers.    I also made these Shrimp Burger Bites which were so good. (Did I mention I'm part of a group who posts fish related dishes on the third Friday of the Month.  It's called Fish Friday Foodies) This was one of the recipes I came up with this year.
Shrimp Burger Bites
 September came along and I shared this recipe for Stuffed Shrimp Pops. It was also a #FishFridayFoodies
Stuffed Shrimp Pops
We've still got October, November and December to go.
October I made this Curried Carrot Hummus.  It was part of a #ImprovCookingChallenge  I've made it a couple of times since then.  When you make something good, you should repeat it.
Curried Carrot Hummus
November was a Chunky Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Spread.  I made it as part of #FishFridayFoodies challenge.

Chunky Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Spread
 And finally...
December where I made these Cranberry Orange Chutney Wings.  Dare I say it?  They were finger licking good. 
There I said it. 
Cranberry Orange Chutney Wings

I also made my own Gyoza Wrappers this year.

Gyoza Wrappers
 along with some Salsa Taquera Roja which I learned how to make thanks to the Secret Recipe Club. I'm going to miss that club.
Salsa Taquera Rosa

There's lots more to look at. 
And Happy Boxing Day to all my friends who also celebrate this day.   I'm going to have some Smørrebrød, a glass or two of Aquavit and a beer. 

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Where to begin? They all look so fantastic!!!

    1. Thanks Colleen. I just couldn't limit myself to just one or two, I love my appetizers and make them as often as I can, or as often as I get invited somewhere that I can bring an appetizer.

  2. You are the shrimp queen aren't you? =) I know exactly where to stop by for amazing shrimp recipes. That tempura has my name all over it.

    1. *blush* What can I say, I love shrimp. And that tempura was great. I may need to make it again, soon.

  3. A lot of these were already on my to make list but now I have to add those adorable tulips.

    1. Thanks, I like playing with my food. The tulips were fun to make and eat.

  4. I love those tomato tulips!! So pretty!

  5. Both sets of wings look and sound incredible. As does that carrot hummus.

    1. Thanks, wings are one of my many weaknesses, and hummus and well, pretty much everything.


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