I made these for Christmas 2005 with my daughter. She enjoyed making and eating them. The plate was empty in a few minutes. This recipe came from a little book called 'Bites' by The Australian Women's Weekly - Creative food
Quick and easy appetizer that tastes and looks like it was prepared by an expensive caterer! Ever since my dear friend NCMysteryShopper sent me some Black Olive Paste for Christmas, I have been searching for just the right recipe to try it out! VIOLA! Revised from a recipe found on epicurious.com.
I am always on the look-out for finger food for our many appetizer parties. This recipe came about from my love of Bleu Cheese and my desire to have a nibble that was easy to eat at a standing room only party. Add or reduce cream cheese to bleu cheese ratio to suit your tastes.
I prepared these little puff pastry wrapped olives last Christmas and saw them disappear very quickly. You could use the jalapeño stuffed, garlic stuffed, anchovy stuffed, or even kalamata olives instead of the pimento ones. They can also be rolled in sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or grated Parmesan cheese before baking to give a bit more flare. This recipe was originally published on Allrecipes.com. That site stated that they could be made ahead and frozen, allowing 30 minutes for the pastry to thaw before baking.
In my quest for cranberry recipes, I came across this little gem. Try it, you'll like it! From the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. This fits into the Mid West, New England and Canadian regions.
Because of the contrast between the tart cranberries and sugary coating, the flavor of this snack pops in your mouth. The berries are steeped in hot sugar syrup to tame their tangy bite. When entertaining, serve these in place of nuts. For gift-giving, package in parchment-lined tins. Present with a small bottle of the reserved cranberry cooking syrup for the recipient to use as a cocktail mixer. If you can't find superfine sugar, make your own by processing granulated sugar in a food processor for a minute