Posts Tagged With: appetizers

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January 2, 2011

Recipe: Goat Cheese, Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Torta

I know I haven’t posted much about our Christmas dinner. I’ll just say this. The food rocked. I plan on making all the dishes again, so the recipes will pop up here anyways. The first recipe that I made is this layered “torta” that my mom put together for Christmas. The other appetizers I was doing were a bit more labor intensive, so she wanted something that was quick, easy- and delicious. Goat Cheese, Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Torta via Bake Space (from “The Bride and Groom’s First Cookbook”) Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese, softened 4 oz goat cheese,…

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August 3, 2010

Macaroni & Cheese cups

These were a last minute addition to my lineup. How last minute? I ran to the store the morning of the baby shower to buy a few ingredients. Aside from my contributions, we had a lovely curry chicken salad made by the mother to be’s grandmother, fruit supplied by her mother, and two types of sandwiches made by the grandmother. However, she’d made them two days in advance! My mother-in-law and I were concerned that it was too soon and they might be soggy. So I decided to make these- a double batch so that I could make 48 for…

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August 2, 2010

Mini Quiches

When I was thinking of things for the baby shower, I wanted it to be easy to eat. Something that anyone would feel comfortable grabbing and enjoying a bite. Which led me to mini quiche. I admit, I’m not a big fan of eggs. But when you have eggs, milk and cream mixed together with some cheese and fillings in a flaky pastry? It’s one of my favorite things to have.

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August 11, 2009

Pan-fried Crostini w/ Bruschetta

Recipe time! After seeing the movie- I prepared the first meal that we see Julie Powell make (pre-Project, for those wondering). Bruschetta with a pan-fried bread. It’s quite a simple recipe (I made it in practically no time at all- even after I accidentally burnt the first batch of bread) Bruschetta ala Julie and Julia from The Hungry Novelist Ingredients For the crostini: French bread (the wider loaf, not a thin baguette- though if you’re doing a party, those are great, too) Olive oil One clove of garlic For the bruschetta: Tomatoes (good quality) Fresh Basil Olive oil Salt &…