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Old 12-15-2015, 12:39 PM   #61
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Okay, I will post in a bit!
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:51 PM   #62
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msmofet, do those have Parmesan cheese mixed into the cream cheese? Your photo reminded me of a cheese ball I used to make decades ago that was really good. Off the top of my head, it was Parma cheese and chopped, stuffed green olives mixed with the cream cheese (maybe other things too? Don't remember..). After you formed the cheese mixture into a ball, it was rolled in finely chopped nuts - walnut, I think. I loved that combination so much.
No Parmesan cheese. just mold cream cheese around large green stuffed olives then roll in chopped walnuts. Chill till firm and slice in half.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:53 PM   #63
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If I can make it to Costco tomorrow after I get another ultrasound of my knee in the morning, I will be making a family favourite, Cheese straws. It is basically just a pastry with old cheddar in it and a little cayenne to give it a "bite". They are tedious to make but well worth it.

I will be sending them with TB for his work part on Thursday and giving some to Kay for the kids. I will also be packing them up for presents for our two pastors and some close friends.

I can post the recipe if anyone is interested. It is not a family secret because my Mom had it published in a Ladies' Auxiliary cookbook in the 50's!
Sound great! I'd love the recipe also LP.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:20 PM   #64
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Spicy. Baked. Cheese.
http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes...y-baked-cheese

I'm thinking DH and I might have to nosh on appetizers on Christmas Eve 😋
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:52 PM   #65
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Sorry to be so store bought, but a major chain store supermarket stocks a simple crab-cheese dip that's kind of pinkish orange in color. My brother always buys some and serves it at his x-mas party. It's delicious. I forget what kind of cracker he serves it on.

I wouldn't even begin to know how to concoct such an appetizer as that on my own, should they no longer stock it. I'd have to start with fresh or artificial crab meat (as a convenience).
Nothing wrong with store bought, Caslon! I've had some really good pre-made dips and goodies from the markets.
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Uruguayan Spicy Baked Cheese | The Splendid Table

I'm thinking DH and I might have to nosh on appetizers on Christmas Eve ��
That looks and sounds amazing.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:43 PM   #67
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Spinach-Artichoke Bites - Healthy Holiday Appetizers and Drinks Recipes - Cooking Light
We were invited to a New Year's Eve Cocktail party of 100+ folks.
I LOVE Spinach-Artichoke dip, this would fit that bill perfectly!
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... BUMP!

This thread was brought up in another and I re-read the whole thing,
and yet again, I'm looking for some fresh eyes to add to this thread.

I'll definitely be making this again!

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Very simple:
Small squares of Pillsbury Crescent rolls as the crust
in mini muffins tins, filled with Spinach Artichoke dip,
top with cheese,
bake, serve, GONE!

Funny story:
The New Year's Eve Party we attended that I took
these as my offering... We didn't know many people at this
party, so I thought, okay, I'll walk around the home (it was next door to us) with my platter of goodies and serve folks a nibble.
TWICE in the course of the evening, I was assumed to be the cocktail waitress and would I "be a dear and get another XYZ drink" for them
On top of that, several guests thought that I was the Caterer and could I do their next party
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:36 AM   #69
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Bread Cups and Baked Brie

Years ago, I made little bread cups; plain bread cut into rounds, then molded into cups in a muffin pan and toasted in the oven. I filled them with some kind of seafood salad, crab maybe (not krab. NEVER krab!) I seasoned the bread with olive oil and Cajun seasoning. Not really very innovative, but they disappeared very quickly!

I put up a lot of pepper jelly this summer, so for MILís Christmas feast, I may do a Brie wrapped in (gluten-free) puff pastry, baked, and topped with some of my pepper jelly. Itís delicious (I know, food writers are supposed to avoid that word like the plague, but itís true!)and attractive!
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:42 AM   #70
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Pretzel sticks and beer/cheese dip

Need I say more? Since Iím obsessed with my bread maker this year (last year it was canning, and the year before, sous vide), but am really bad at forming pretzels, I thought Iíd make little pretzel sticks with a cheese and beer hot dip. Donít know what Iíll make for everyone else!
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