Holiday Brie

brie with toppings

Looking for a festive and easy holiday appetizer? I’ve got just the thing. Brie – not just a slab of cheese, but jusshed up a bit (how DO you spell jusshed??). I like to slice off the top of the rind and add seasonal toppings. For the holidays I like to use chopped dried cranberries and […]

Easy Quesadillas

Quesadillas

Two weeks ago, I was sick with the crud.  Not the flu (yea!), but a nasty cold, upper respiratory infection – ICK!  Anyway,  few days in I had HAD IT with soup. Fortunately, I had bought a rotisserie chicken (while I was stocking up on my ‘sick’ supplies) and I had flour tortillas in-house – hmmmm, quesadilla time! […]

Baked Sole Almondine

Baked Fish Almondine

A few weeks ago , we surprised my Mom for her 80th birthday. Since the party was 3 weeks in advance, she was totally surprised. Our hostess went all out, making homemade scalloped potatoes, freshly steamed veggies and bread pudding. It was all delicious, but I was completely impressed with the easy preparation of the Sole Almondine. This recipe is definitely an example of less is more.

Quick and Easy Appetizers

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Cream cheese is not just for bagels any more!
If you need a quick appetizer idea, your answer may be as close as your fridge. Cream cheese (or the lower fat Neufchatel cheese) is a great item to have on hand. I’ve found lots of easy, quick appetizer ideas with cream cheese as a base. Here are four of mine – maybe one of these will be the perfect thing to bring to your Super Bowl Party this weekend?

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