Cute Dessert Ideas

These dessert ideas come from a recent event I threw (Recipe Bridal Shower).  I will have more pictures up shortly, but wanted to tease you all a little with some delicious looking pictures.  I did mini nutella waffle sammies and pop tart sticks.

Falafel Fever

One of my favorite things right now is falafel.  They are so easy to make and a healthy way to get your protein in.  I bake mine but you can certainly fry them as well.  I love putting them in salads, eating them in pitas or making mini falafel for an easy appetizer to dip in some homemade tzatziki sauce.

Recipe follows


Ingredients for falafel:
1 can garbanzo beans (rinsed) or 1 cup dried garbanzo beans soaked in water over night
½ white onion chopped very fine
2 cloves garlic chopped very fine
1 bunch parsley chopped very fine
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
1 Tablespoon flour
Directions:
Boil garbanzo beans until cooked through and soft.  Drain and either blend in food processor or crush with bottom of a cup until all beans are crushed.  Add onion, garlic and parsley and mix with salt and pepper.  Add egg and flour if needed to form a ball.  The mixture should be sticky and a little wet.  If too wet add more flour.  You can bake on a foiled baking sheet by forming the mixture into balls, slightly pressed down at 400 for 15 minutes or you can pan fry in a little olive oil for 3 minutes a side on medium high heat.  

Cozy Appetizers

These are some cozy appetizers ideas for any winter celebration.  Think comfort food!

Mini tomato soup shots with grilled cheese
Mini BBQ Beef Sliders with homemade onion rings

Chicken tortilla soup shots with mini quesadillas

Mini chicken pot pies with puff pastry crusts
Mini caesar salad cups
Mini beef wellingtons with sherry cream