I served this appetizer with a mixture of crackers at our Zaar pot luck tapas party ........ everybody said that it was delicious! I used a mixture of Roquefort & Blue cheese. If your food processor isn't large enough, use an electric mixer on low speed.
This recipe from Gourmet Magazine is an example of what one can expect to be served at a Spanish tapas bar. They are very quick to prepare and can be made up to one day in advance, keeping in mind that they should be brought to room temperature before serving. I only use 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes but you can use a whole teaspoon if you like your food spicy.
I came across a recipe for "beer dip" a few years ago that I tweaked to turn into this wonderful cheese ball. It has since become my standard cheese ball, requested at family functions. It's rolled in cheddar cheese, because that's my family's preference-- I'm sure it could be rolled in chipped beef or nuts if you prefer. Cooking time includes time to chill and form the cheese ball.
This sweet yet savory compote also turns plain roast pork or roast chicken into a special meal. It is very versatile. You can add port and ginger if you like or any infused flavor to match an accompanying dish.
These spring rolls, served with dipping sauce are a favorite at our house. While they are a little tedious to make, the recipe makes about 20, so they can be frozen and then just thawed the next time. Cook time is approximate, it will depend on how many you make, and whether you need to do them in batches.
Found this recipe in a beach house that we had rented and I copied it down! It seems like someone had given a container with the crabcakes (and the recipe attached) to the owner or previous tenant. What a nice idea. I made them without the tarter sauce since I didn't have the ingredients but I took some mayo, mustard and hot sauce and made a dipping sauce.
This recipe was a long time coming. I have been working on it for about 6 months. With the help of Bratty I was finally able to put it down on paper. It is all about the prep, chop before you start. This is not a whip it up in 10 minutes recipe but it makes enough for several meals. The number of egg rolls or eggrolls you get depends on if you add the bean sprouts. My friends and I get together and make them by the hundreds, of course that required more wine! Feel free to leave out any ingredient you do not like, there are no rules with these. Hope y'all like em.
Adapted from Gaia's Kitchen,by Julia Ponsonby. Roasted red peppers and eggplants provide the filling in this wonderful Mediterranean tart. In contrast to a regular quiche, no eggs or milk are included in the filling. Instead, there is rich base of cream cheese and basil, while either mozzarella or goat’s cheese melts luxuriously over the vegetables. This recipe has the advantage that you can prepare the various elements in advance and then assemble it at the last moment.
This is a very versatile dish from Bonnie Stern who has owned a cooking school in Toronto Canada for over 30 years. It can be served at a cocktail party, as an appetizer or as a main course with a side salad. My DH & I have been known to devour the whole thing, with a few glasses of wine, on a Saturday night!!
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!