Appetizers

Spokane’s Crockpot Chicken Cheesesteaks

This was inspired from my favorite cheese steak spot Bruchis in Spokane, Wa. I suggest using take-and-bake bread so it’s nice and warm when you serve. If you don’t have a crock pot you can use a [...]

Light 8 Layer Dip

Make Ahead: This dip can be made up to 2 days ahead, keep covered tightly with plastic wrap. Ingredients 3 avocados ¼ cup yellow onion, minced 2 Tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon garlic, minced ¼ [...]

Golden Parmesan Potato Slices with Golden Honey Mustard Dip

Makes about 20-24 slices Make Ahead: Up to 2 days ahead, follow steps 2, 3 and 5. Keep the potatoes and the sauce fridge, take of the fridge about 30 minutes before you want to cook them. Finish [...]

Sweet and Chewy Granola Bars

Makes 12 bars I came up with this recipe for a ski weekend at Whistler. We wanted to get in as much skiing in as possible, so we decided to ski through lunch. I knew we needed some energy [...]

Dungeness Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Makes 20-24 Ingredients ¼ cup shallots, finely minced 1 egg white 1 Tablespoon light sour cream 2 Tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon parley, minced 1 ½ teaspoon [...]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This slim version of the classic artichoke dip will be a hit at your holiday party. To make things easier, you can make it ahead of time, wrap it with foil and then freeze it (unbaked) for up to [...]

Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Makes 24 These are perfect for a party or tail gating, you can assemble them a day or two before your party, just keep them in the fridge wrapped in plastic. Pan sear and bake just before [...]

Parmesan Pesto Quiche Bites

Makes 36 Mini-Quiches This is great on a brunch menu or accompanying an appetizer tray. You will need 3, 12 cup mini muffin tins or you can work in batches if you only have one. How to Make Ahead: [...]

Shrimp Surf Kabobs

This recipe was featured on Jill’s Father’s Day segment on Fox Q13 Morning News which aired on Friday, June 18th, 2010. Click here to watch the video of Jill preparing this recipe and for the other [...]

Dublin Smoked Salmon Crostini on Rye

Serves 4 Ingredients 3 slices rye bread, toasted 2 oz smoked salmon 2 Tablespoons crème fraiche 1 Tablespoon Chives, minced Directions Slice the crust off the bread, then slice the bread into [...]

Herb and Parmesan Toast Points

Serves 8 Make Ahead Tip: You can make the butter mixture up to 2 days ahead and then keep in the fridge, covered. The toast points can be sliced and baked 1 day ahead and kept unwrapped at room [...]

Mediterranean Red Pepper and Feta Dip with Sauteed Pita Bread

Serves 8 Follow along with Jill. Click here to watch the Make Ahead Meals web segment for this recipe! Ingredients 1 1/2 cup roasted red peppers 1 cup Feta 3/4 teaspoon garlic [...]

Apple Chip Pork Bites

Makes 22 Make Ahead Tip: Up to 3 days ahead, make chutney. 1 day ahead sear tenderloin. Refrigerate both until ready to use, then allow to come to room temp. If you want to assemble ahead of time, [...]

Superbowl Sliders

Makes 22 Sliders Sliders are the perfect appetizer for the Big Game, no matter what side your friends are rooting for, these sliders will be a winner! Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 12 oz or 1 cup [...]

Kickoff Potato Skins with Chili and Cheese and Bacon and Blue Cheese

Makes 16 Large or 32 Small Potato Skins Get ready for Kickoff with two varieties of my delicious potato skins, Chilli and Cheese and Bacon and Blue Cheese, two fun twists on the classic [...]