Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Welcome to The Picky Stuff. I don’t mean picky as in choosy, I’m talking about the fun little snacks that everyone loves to pick on. From chips and dips to sliders and miniature meals stacked on skewers and toothpicks, this blog is dedicated to all of the bite-sized samples of deliciousness that keep us coming back for seconds and thirds. Whether you call them hors d’oeuvres, meze, tapas, cicchetti, amuse bouche, or cocktail party snacks, it’s all picky stuff to me.

I’m a cook with formal training from the Culinary Institute of America. I love to write and share my recipes, but most of all I like to have fun in the kitchen—and what could be more fun than picky stuff? Creating big flavors and petite presentations make it exciting to both eat and prepare. If you ask me, the picky stuff is the best part of a meal, if not an entire awesome picky meal in itself. 

If it’s perfect for picking, you’ll find it here. Consider it our virtual cocktail party. You bring the cocktails and I’ll bring the food.


Email:  marisa.musto17@gmail.com   

For more, non-picky recipes, please visit my blog Cook’s Book