The Worst Appetizer You Should NEVER Order At A Restaurant, Experts Say (It Has Over 1,000 Calories!)

There’s no harm in treating yourself to a nice dinner out every week or so, but ordering the wrong foods at a restaurant may seriously disrupt your health. When we cook at home, we can maintain full control of every ingredient that goes into our meals. But at a restaurant, it can be very easy to eat a lot of fattening foods without even realizing it.

And usually, the worst foods we can order tend to be appetizers. Most of us don’t see appetizers as having much potential to be unhealthy because they are usually small portions or shared with

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Let Me Do You A Flavor: Appetizers

Hey and welcome back! I’m so glad you decided to take a break from the heat and sit down and read my little corner of the paper that is bursting with flavor. This week I am bringing you two recipes for appetizers or potluck dishes that are sure to please. So, pour a cold drink and grab those scissors because you will want to write this down!

I like to get together with friends, especially when it’s nice out and we can hang out outside. I also like to bring tasty treats to the gatherings so I wanted to share

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Simple, healthy tomato appetizer recipes

Whenever I am tasked with cooking a fancy meal, I always check for tomatoes in the fridge because a tomato with a bit of touch up can never go wrong as an appetizer. These tomato dishes (or plates) are super simple and healthy yet fancy to make for any formal or informal event, including a romantic dinner or a quick hearty snack. The pop and contrast of color between the red tomatoes, green basil leaves and white almonds or mozzarella cheese gives a holiday aesthetic and makes it perfect for the camera. Each of these directions makes four servings, but

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July 4 food: 5 quick & easy appetizers for last-minute picnics

If you’re invited to a potluck picnic on July 4 and don’t feel like cooking, have we got some recipes for you.

Even a kitchen novice can handle the ingredients and preparation required for these five appetizers, all of which were pulled from “Centennial Collection: Favorite Recipes From the Newspaper Employees.” It’s a cookbook published in 1988 by The Birmingham News in honor of its 100th year.

The spreads are quick and easy to make, requiring little more than a visit to your neighborhood supermarket. Even better: Most of the recipes are delightfully retro, reflecting the times, trends and tastes

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Behold the 3-ingredient asparagus wrap

If you’re looking for a too-easy-to-believe appetizer, then this recipe is for you. It requires a mere three ingredients and just minutes to prepare. The asparagus are easily assembled in advance and ready to pop into the oven or on the grill when you are ready to serve. They make a great appetizer to pass around while the rest of your meal is cooking and require only your fingers for eating.

Yet, as simple as this recipe is, there are also a few (simple) tips to ensure success.

To trim asparagus, snap the ends off first. The ends will easily

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Fourth of July Appetizers and Recipes for Easy Desserts

The typical foods featured in Fourth of July festivities include barbecue dishes and picnic spreads, with finger foods, salads, dips and soups.

Here are some ideas for appetizers and simple desserts for the Independence Day celebrations, courtesy of USDA SNAP-Ed Connection and its MyPlate Kitchen program which developed a 4th of July summer menu.

Appetizers for Fourth of July

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

This refreshing starter is great for a day when it’s too hot to cook.

Cantaloupe Soup
Illustrative image of cantaloupe soup.
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Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 1 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded and cubed)
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 1
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