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5 Dishes To Serve Up At Your Next Open House

You’ve got an open house coming up and you want to impress that next potential home buyer.  You could put some cookies in the oven or buy a bunch of chips and salsa, but everyone does that.  Make your house stand out from the others by making a good impression with some scrumptious culinary delights.

Here are 5 dishes you can serve up at your next open house that will leave prospective buyers craving a contract.

Grilled Corn Salsa

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10 large ears corn, husked
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 vine-ripened tomatoes, about 1 pound total
1 cup diced red onion, 1/4-inch dice
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, or more to taste
1/2 cup julienne fresh basil leaves

Full preparation directions here


Mini Shrimp Rolls

mini-shrimp-rolls-940x560Don’t these look delicious?  Nothing says “class” like mini shrimp rolls.

Servings: 6 (adjust ingredient amounts as needed)

Kosher salt
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 small celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Freshly ground black pepper
24 mini soft dinner rolls (each about 1 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch; such as Martin’s potato rolls or King’s Hawaiian)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup celery leaves or crushed potato chips

Learn how to make them here


Potato Salad Bites

490a7e46927327075d9dcf37e6b44d2fAdding a new twist on an old favorite will definitely please your guests.  Don’t blink because a plate of this will turn into crumbs before you know it.


7-8 medium red potatoes, halved
7 hardboiled eggs, cooled, peeled and chopped
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp parsley
¼ tsp paprika, plus some for sprinkling on top
½ tsp salt
1 tsp white vinegar
green onion for garnish

Click here for directions


Roast Beef Summer Rolls

200909-r-roast-beef-rollsA deliciously different take on roast beef!


1 large garlic clove, smashed
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Thai green curry paste
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/3 cup mayonnaise
4 cups coleslaw mix
1/2 pound rare deli roast beef, thinly sliced and cut into 1/2-inch strips
24 six-inch-round rice paper wrappers, plus more in case of breakage

Here’s how you make them


Party-Perfect Meatballs

party-perfect-meatballs-mIf it works for Ikea, why not for selling a house?

1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1/2 small red onion, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons lemon zest $
3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
2 large eggs $
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground beef $
1 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed $
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
3 cups beef broth
1/3 cup hot pepper jelly

Recipe directions here

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