Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tapas Time Party -Recipes from Nibbles and Bites

I'm so excited and so pleased you're joining us for my first virtual Tapas Time party, featuring recipes from my new cookbook, Nibbles and Bites. 
Nibbles and Bites A Compilation - Appetizers, Canapés and Finger Foods

I asked a few bloggers I know if they'd like to join me for the party and they said yes.  So here we are with what we made from my cookbook.

As usual at a Tapas Time Party, I made a variety of appetizers. 

I love appetizers, what can I say.

I did cheat and have this first though.
Rye Crisps with Cream Cheese and Raspberry Chipotle Preserves

Rye Crisps with Cream Cheese and Raspberry Chipotle Preserves
My late sister, Tania introduced me to this delicacy, as it were and between the two of us, we could polish off a large rye crisp cracker, spread with cream cheese and topped with Roasted Raspberry Chipotle preserves.  I didn't have any of the large Siljans Crispbread (they're 11 inches across) but did have rye crisp crackers a friend picked up for me from Ikea a couple weeks ago.

I dedicated the book, Nibbles and Bites to Tania. 

So Tania, here's to you and all the times we laughed and talked our way through a snack or a meal.

I always have some of these on hand, I call them Suncoast Crisps and when you serve them with an Herbed Spread or plain cream cheese or just by themselves,  they're especially delicious.  BTW, they're also a great energy snack when hiking or biking.  Nothing says you can't have food that is multi-purpose.  (Page 64 in the book).
Suncoast Crisps from Nibbles and Bites A Compilation - Appetizers, Canapés and Finger Foods

I also made up some Vegetarian Potstickers because it's been way too long since I've made them, and even if it's a bit of work to make them up, you can always freeze them and just pull out enough for a quick cocktail munch or starter.(Page 133 in the book).
OK, you got me, I make a meal out of them, a lot of the time.  But they make so many it's a great snack to keep on hand in the freezer.  And true confessions time, I actually made these last week and barely got to taste them, they disappeared fast. 
Vegetarian Potstickers from Nibbles and Bites A Compilation - Appetizers, Canapés and Finger Foods

I want to thank my fellow food bloggers for participating in this virtual party and making stuff from my book.  I'm a little partial to it myself and tried to include recipes that weren't the tried and true, but were also easy to make and somewhat budget friendly. 
It's also going to be fun to see what tweaks they made to the recipes.  As I keep saying, you're the cook and you need to make it to your taste and feel free to modify.  I know I do.

Wait, just a minute, my Danish side came out and I had to hurry up and light some candles to help make this even more Hyggeligt. 
Whew, that was close.

Here's what they all brought to the party.

Drum roll please...

From Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
She brought some Sweet and Spicy Wings to the party.
From Sally at  Bewitching Kitchen
Sally brought some of my Something Seedy Crackers
From Colleen at  Faith, Hope, Luck & Love Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
She used the Pine Nut and Parmesan Crisp recipe and then made it her own to fit.  And I'm so stealing that idea.  And guess what's in my pantry right now, yup Pepitas'.
From Karen at  Karen's Kitchen Stories
And brought the Chunky Shrimp and Smoked Salmon spread. Which goes great with the crackers BTW. 

Please feel free to check these great blogs out for even more fantastic recipes, even if they're not all out of my book. 

 Nibbles and Bites - A Compilation of Appetizers, Canapes and Finger Foods.  Available both in book form and as an ebook.


if you're in the Carrabelle or Apalachicola, Florida area, you can pick up an autographed copy of the book at either Shop by the Sea in Carrabelle or Downtown Books and Purl in Apalachicola.  Nibbles and Bites is also available at the Crooked River Lighthouse gift shop.  
My cookbook Hygge - Danish Food and Recipes would be a great gift for any foodies in your life. Available as a Kindle e book or in paperback. Autographed copies are also available at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa or on their website.

All recipes and their respective images are either original or adapted and credited, and are all the sole property of Sid's Sea Palm Cooking © 2011-2018, with all rights reserved thereof.  

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. Thanks so much for inviting me to this party Sid. I LOVE this cookbook and will be using the heck out of it during the upcoming holidays that mean constant entertaining in my house.

    1. I'm so glad you were able to make it to the party and you brought some of my Sweet and Spicy Wings. Something I love making and playing with. And eating as well. Glad to hear that you liked the cookbook and will be using it during the upcoming holiday season.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing and the cookbook. Those crackers and those potstickers look wonderful. I can't wait to dig into the wings and deviled eggs sections of your book next!

    1. You're very welcome and thanks for participating and sharing. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book.

  3. Sid, I'm so glad I was invited to the party! I am totally loving your cookbook and spending time flipping through it trying to decide what to make. I also can't wait to share my next recipe too...and I'm sure they'll be even more in the next few months with the holidays coming up. This cookbook has so many easy to make recipes that just sound so gosh darn yummy. Perfect party food!!! Oh, and I'm totally exited that one of my readers gets to have the same experience. I can't wait to see who the lucky winner will be!

    1. Thanks, and I'm so happy you were able to join in and post your take on my cheese crisps. I'm so totally going to try them with Pepitas. Anytime you want to make a recipe from the book and post about, feel free. Thanks again for participating and for the kind words. I do think that the majority of the recipes are easy but better yet, they're delicious as well.

  4. Congratulations on your new book Sid, it looks great and I can't wait to add it to my collection. These are great recipes that we will all enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks, I appreciate your kind words. And I was happy to share with you all.

  5. My friend mentioned to me your blog, so I thought I’d read it for myself. Very interesting insights, will be back for more! recipes


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