This appetizer proves that cheesecake is not just for dessert. Very good and the presentation of this is impressive. Enjoy! HELPFUL HINT: When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands and avoid touching your face. Prep time includes overnight refrigeration.
so tasty topping desserts. so useful in cooking. This takes no time at all to mix up, but make it the night before you need to use it in a recipe (at least) as it does need 12-14 hours for the cream to sour.
Pineapple cream cheese makes this treat perfect. No one would ever guess the pineapple was in there! When I don't have pineapple cream cheese on hand, I just mix together cream cheese and crushed pineapple.
Bearnaise Butter melts over hot grilled or broiled steaks of your choice, making for a delicious entree that tastes like you really slaved (but you didn't). We love our steaks very rare (black & blue), but the butter's great and enhances everything from rare to well done steaks. Perfect for company! Make sure you have some bread to soak up the juices and butter. (Adapted from a recipe on epicurious.com)
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.
Pizza toppings are baked inside flaky crescent layers, and then sliced into triangles perfect for dipping in pizza sauce or ranch dressing. Our favorite dip for these melts is ranch dressing with blue cheese crumbles.