Sharing Some of My Favorite Food Bloggers’ Appetizer Recipes !

I recently began noticing that, at times, food bloggers share some of their favorite recipesfrom the bloggers they follow. So, today I’m sharing the links – and photos – for some appetizer recipes from “From the Bartolini Kitchens”, “Diane’s Kitchen Table” and “Normal Cooking – three food bloggers I really enjoy!

One of the added bonuses of being a food blogger is getting to know lots of new people – i.e. fellow bloggers.  I’m often blown-away by the dishes they create, as well as by the excellent photography and web design featured on their blogs. I highly recommend that you, too, become a loyal follower of the blogs listed below! So, without further ado – ENJOY !!

Cheech - Valentine's Day 2011(This photo was taken one Valentine’s Day when we lived in Malta. I thought it was appropriate ’cause I’m posting about food blogs I LOVE !! And – since I’m posting about “other people’s blogs” – I felt I needed a Little Bit of Me in this post!)

I’m starting off with one of my very favorite blogs –  “From the Bartolini Kitchens”. John’s blog features delicious Italian recipes which have been passed down, with love, for generations. John’s blogs are always fun to read, his recipes are wonderful and well-explained – and I guarantee you’re gonna fall in love with both John and his “Zia”, which he just reminded me means aunt in Italian.

– –   Crostini e Bruschette    – – –

ChoJohn - recipe Crostini e Bruschette

My next choice, “Diane’s Kitchen Table”,  features gorgeous photos of her travels and her gardens etc., plus delicious recipes. Her recent post “Easy Barbecue/Crock Pot Ribs & Tough Sales Calls” was such fun to read. I’ve chosen to share her recipe for Risotto Poppers from her recent visit to Provincetown, MA. They look awesome.  Enjoy!

++ Please don’t think it’s difficult to make risotto – it’s not !  I simply adore risotto but I haven’t made it in far too long….. And John (From The Bartolini Kitchens) told me he’s going to post his family’s risotto recipe soon. I can’t wait!

– – –   Risotto Poppers – – –

Risotto Poppers  - Diane's Kitchen Table

I’ve chosen Linday Ballen’s blog “Normal Cooking” as my third and final featured blogger. Lindsay just celebrated her one year anniversay as a blogger – and her blog is very, very popular. Good for you Lindsay !!  Reading a new post from her is like receiving a note from a good friend. Actually, all the bloggers I’ve included today have the same gift of making you feel like you’re sitting across a kitchen table talking with them.

– – –   Spinach and Artichoke Dip   – – –

Lindsay's - spinach-artichoke-dip

I know these recipes are on my list of “Gotta Try” recipes!!  Enjoy!