This recipe requires a sleeve of Petri Dishes, but Food.com won't let me include that in the Ingredients, since they are not food. Petri Dishes can be purchased from Amazon in packs of 20 for --$10, if you can't find them locally.
Originally seen in Parents Magazine, Oct 2011, Pg. 148-9 under the name "Germy Jigglers". Those were without the vodka, of course!
Found this recipe on pg. 96 of the January 2011 issue of Food & Wine magazine. I'd never attempted focaccia before and this was super easy (although time consuming) and tasted fantastic! The recipe below is as listed in the magazine, but when I made it I doubled the pear and blue cheese. I think next time I'm going to add some chopped and roasted walnuts.
I got this recipe from All About Apples.com (http://www.allaboutapples.com/cooking/miscellaneous/000186.htm)
I looked it up when we had a bumper crop of apples in the backyard last year. I'm posting it now so I can refer to it in my mini apple pie recipe!
This jam is also fabulous in plain or vanilla yogurt for your own fruit on the bottom treat!
My mom made this all the time when I was a kid, I love it! Sometimes I do meatballs and sometimes just get stew meat and toss that in instead to make it super easy. A couple of cloves of garlic don't go amiss in this recipe either. It's very versatile.
This is a fabulous recipe for parties and get-togethers! You can make it a few days ahead of time and store the mushroom filling in the fridge and the toast cups in an air tight container at room temp for a few days or in the freezer for up to a month. I have actually lost this recipe recently, so everything here is from memory. I'm a bit of a slap-dash cook anyways, so feel free to alter the amounts to your own taste.
This is a family recipe that I got by watching my Oma and Opa cook. Amounts are estimates since they use terms like "about like so", "enough", and "til it's good" to describe how much to use...like every experienced cook. <3