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dish type: Appetizers


olive and fig tapenade

This is a bit of a twist on traditional tapenade. The figs add sweetness and soften the salty bite of the olive. They also provide an interesting texture. Serve this with toasted baguette rounds. It makes an interesting pizza topping, or try it as a filling in a...

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lesley’s swiss fondue

lesley’s swiss fondue

Swiss fondue is a classic, that makes a delicious appetizer for any gathering. In addition to being rich and creamy, it can appeal to a variety of tastes by being served with a selection of accompaniments like: cured meats, seafood, boiled potatoes, vegetables, fruits and lesley stowe raincoast crisps®. Whether you prefer shrimp and asparagus or lesley stowe raincoast crisps® cranberry and hazelnut with salami, a night gathered around a pot of fondue is a night well...

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lesley’s baked camembert

In our house, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or holiday, getting together with family and friends means cocktails and canapés. Hosting an hors d’oeuvres party doesn’t have to be complicated nor a lot of work. Make entertaining easy with a few key passed...

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artichoke spread

This spread is so easy to make and is delicious warm or cold, but I prefer it when the flavours are quickly melted together under the broiler. For a simple and savoury snack, try spreading on lesley stowe raincoast cheese crisps™ parmesan and...

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new orleans style muffuletta

Muffuletta originated in New Orleans, where it’s used as a sandwich filling. Bursting with flavour, it makes an interesting addition to soups, tomato sauce, pizza and pasta and it’s great all on its own. It’s a staple in my fridge; I love to serve it on the original raincoast crisps® or baguette slices, either straight up or partnered with fresh Canadian mozzarella burrata or fresh...

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caramelized onion and canadian blue cheese dip

Looking for some last minute entertaining inspiration? This dip cooks up in just minutes. Be sure to give yourself an extra 30 minutes to chill it in the fridge if you can, and serve with some extra caramelized onions for...

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canadian cheddar and guinness dip

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate all things Irish – including one of our favourite brews, Dublin’s own Guinness beer. I love the complexity of Guinness - its depth of flavour mixes so well with other bold notes like chocolate or chillies, and it’s phenomenal with a good aged Canadian cheddar cheese. This dip whips up so quickly I’m sure you’ll be serving it all year round. If you can’t...

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basil and baby shrimp dip

Spring is here and what better way to enjoy than with recipes that are easy to prepare, fresh and delicious. This dip is one of my favourites to make for when guests pop in over a weekend. Serve alongside lesley stowe raincoast crisps® salty date and almond and a glass of...

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edamame hummus

If your holiday schedule looks anything like mine, every night is a big night for entertaining. Whether you’re having guests at yours or heading out to visit others, this recipe is a super easy and delicious twist on a traditional party dish. Serve it up with your favourite crackers or offer it in a pretty container as a hostess gift; either way the Asian fusion flare gives this a fresh and surprising flavour guaranteed to please a...

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sweet pea and avocado hummus

Fresh sweet peas are back! And this dip is a super fast and easy way to enjoy them. If you’re using peas straight out of the garden be sure to blanche them for 2-3 minutes in boiling water and then cool them quickly in an ice bath so that they retain their brilliant colour, but fresh frozen will work just as...

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red pepper feta dip

Roasting peppers at home is super easy and adds a delightful smoky flavour that I find lacking in most commercial varieties. Perhaps it's the freshness of them, but the home-roasted variety can't be beat! Other than the peppers, this dip whips up in literally under two minutes so it's the perfect dish to serve when unexpected guests pop over for a...

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