Our dinner group was getting together for paella and we were asked to bring an appetizer. I was looking for something Spanish and found this on Allrecipes where it was called "Dip for the Stars". It looks quite nice when unmolded and the combination of feta, sun dried tomatoes and pesto tasted great! We used it as a spread instead of a dip. I used salted butter because I had it and chopped almonds instead of pine nuts. The original says gin or vodka may be used instead of vermouth.
This is a beautiful appetizer dish or side dish. It's great for potlucks and it always gets lots of compliments. The key is to use the freshest of ingredients. I buy the fresh basil and tomatoes from my farmer's market or (if it's winter) our local fresh market. NOTE: If you can't find little cherry sized mozzarella, you can buy the large sized balls and cut them into bite sized pieces.
Cayenne makes this spicy! I'm a wimp so use less. Serve it piping hot with thick slices of warm crusty bread. Adapted from Rebecca Field Jager in her cookbook How to Make !ove and Dinner at the Same Time.
A quick and easy way to get ready for your party! In addition to sandwiches this flavorsome spread makes a pretty appetizer on top of crackers. Cutting the sandwiches into quarters will yield 24 servings.
These are wonderful! My cousin brought them as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner one year, and I got the recipe. I make them for work parties, and even quick snacks at home. You can always make more or less by using more or less cream cheese and crescent rolls! Trust me, these are excellent!
I got this Buffalo chicken dip recipe from a respiratory therapist at the hospital where I work. He brought it to a party and everyone asked for the recipe. I appreciate all the reviews that have been written about this recipe since I posted it so long ago. I see more and more that people are making it with freshly cooked chicken - great idea. I also like the idea of using rotisserie chicken. The original recipe used canned chicken for convenience, but I agree with all of you that the fresher meat tastes better. Barb
P.S. Thank you to everyone who has reviewed this recipe. I love it, too, and it makes me feel so good that so many of you have enjoyed it. Thanks again.
You may adjust the ingredient amounts to taste, for extreme heat use two jalapenos, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder may be used in place of fresh --- if desired the pepperoni may be minced or finely chopped and added to the cream cheese mixture --- the complete recipe may be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake -- serve this dip hot or warm with tortilla chips or butter crackers, your going to *love* this! :)
This is from a recipe card collection called Healthy Meals in Minutes. I got a huge box of these cards at a garage sale dirt cheap, so I'm sorting through the good looking ones to post on here for safe keeping!