Category: Appetizers

Feb 11

Arancini di Funghi (Mushroom Risotto Balls) by The Brunette Baker

Arancini di Funghi (Mushroom Risotto Balls) by The Brunette Baker Ingredients 1 cup Arborio Rice ½ cup finely chopped onion 1 cup crimini mushrooms, finely chopped 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 3-4 cups chicken broth ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup Pecorino cheese, shredded Sea salt, to …

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Jan 21

Perfect Pair Pear Puffs

While holiday entertaining has its rewards, it can also be a hectic job. This year, host with ease by relying on versatile and simple-to-make recipes. These Perfect Pair Pear Puffs work splendidly as a crispy, creamy and completely delicious appetizer or brunch treat. More seasonal recipes are available online at www.tenderflake.ca. Perfect Pair Pear Puffs …

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Jan 17

Brie and Hazelnut Stuffed Mushrooms

by Kath of Kath Eats Real Food Brie and Hazelnut Stuffed Mushrooms (NC) Ingredients 12 crimini mushrooms, washed and dried 24 whole hazelnuts plus 1 tbsp crushed hazelnuts 2-3 oz triple cream brie cheese 1/4 cup dried cranberries or mixed dried berries 2tbsp hazelnut oil 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 tsp kosher salt Method …

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Dec 23

Delight your guests with Turkey and Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Using a butter puff pastry is the host or hostess’s best friend. Try this delectable nibble for your next party and your guests will be coming back for more. Turkey and Brie Puff Pastry Bites Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 22 minutes Ingredients ½ PC Butter Puff Pastry, thawed but still cold 5 oz …

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Dec 23

Mediterranean Mushroom-Stuffed Tomatoes

Mediterranean Mushroom-Stuffed Tomatoes by Mardi Michels of eat. live. travel. write. Ingredients (Serves 4*) 4 medium-large tomatoes 4 teaspoons table salt 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups mixed fresh mushrooms (e.g. a mix using 2-3 varieties – white button, crimini, portabella, shiitake, enoki, oyster or king oyster), diced ½ large zucchini, finely diced 1 tablespoon …

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Dec 02

Sweet Potato Fries with BBQ Mayonnaise

Sweet Potato Fries with BBQ Mayonnaise Ingredients 2 lbs.  sweet potatoes [or  yams ], peeled and cut into 2-inch-long thin wedges 1 cup  Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, divided 1/4 cup  barbecue sauce Directions Preheat oven to 425°. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil, then spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Combine …

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Dec 01

The Modern Cottage Cheese Plate: Italian

Go Greek with fresh, flavorful ingredients like cucumbers, red peppers, herbs and olives. And, when you’re craving the rich flavors of Italy, look no further than the Modern Italian Cottage Cheese Plate. Dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon and pine nuts mixed with cottage cheese combine for a guest-worthy salad or dip when served with baguette …

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Nov 25

Give baked Brie a festive turn with grapes

(NC) Brie baked in puff pastry (Brie en croute) is a cocktail party classic.  The cheese comes out warm, easily spreadable and delicious.  To make this appetizer even more festive, stuff it with fresh grapes – in season from California through January.  The result is simply luscious, not overly sweet, the grapes still juicy, savoury …

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Nov 25

Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad Recipe

Tips for hosting a holiday party that shines (BPT) – Entertaining with family and friends is one part of the holiday season that we all look forward to. But holiday hosting can sometimes be harried. To keep you and your guests merry this season, consider hosting a wine party that shines. David Mirassou, wine expert …

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Nov 22

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms & Broccoli & Ham Salad Recipes

Serve allergen-free menus to family and guests (NC) – Until you combine olives, sundried tomatoes and pepperoni as a stuffing for your Portobello mushrooms, you are going to deprive your guests of a tantalizing taste sensation. Take a look at this allergen-free recipe, plus an equally delicious allergen-free salad idea, courtesy of Piller’s Fine Foods: …

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