Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Appetizer Recipes

I promised recipes so here they are... I will be posting more from previous cooking classes, all very easy and delicious!I will also be posting recipes from an Italian Christmas featuring great ideas for the Feast of the Seven Fishes!!!!
 I just made my cookbook LIVE, LAUGH, COOK available as an e book! It is filled with wonderful easy recipes and great fun to read short stories and it is also filled with the most important ingredient in the world!!!!~LOVE!!!!!! Just go to my web site to order

Cranberry Jewel Topped Brie

1 large wheel of brie (2 LB)
1 ~ 12 ounce packs fresh cranberries, rinsed
1 cups sugar
1/4 cup triple sec
1/4 cup orange juice
~in saucepan combine all ingredients except brie, bring to boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until all cranberries burst, top brie with mixture and put brie in 350 oven for 15 minutes , serve with bread slices.

Caramelized onion & goat cheese pizza
2 large onions sliced thin
3 tbs melted butter
salt & pepper
1 tbs brown sugar
~in melted butter saute onions until golden, add salt, pepper, sugar, drain if too wet
pre-baked pizza shell
1 cup goat cheese crumbled
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
~spread onions on pizza shell top with goat cheese and sprinkle with grated Parmesan, bake in 350 oven for 10 to 15 minutes

Orange Mulled wine
4 cups white wine                 one orange sliced
1/2 cup sugar                       1/2 cup triple sec
1/4 cup honey                       1 tbs cinnamon
~combine in saucepan & serve warm

2 lb. beef cut into strips
6 inch bamboo skewers
~thread beef onto skewers and bake in 350 oven for 15 minutes
Spicy dipping sauce
2 cloves garlic minced                       ~combine in a saucepan,heat until
1 generous dash hot sauce                     fragrant~10 minutes or so
1 tbs. sesame oil                                       pour over cooked beef skewers
2 tbs. olive oil                                          ~can be made ahead & reheated
2 tbs. brown sugar
4 tbs. teriyaki sauce
1 cup ketchup
scallion for garnish

1/2 cup bottled blue cheese dressing
3 tbs. Franks Hot sauce
~combine in a bowl

2lbs boneless chicken, cut into strips
~dip the chicken into the blue cheese mixture and thread onto a skewer
bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, 350 for 15 to 20 minutes
You can make additional sauce for a dip


6 Granny Smith apples sliced thin
3 tbs. melted butter
3 tbs. brown sugar

1 cup blue cheese crumbed
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Bread slices
~in saute pan cook apples in butter & sugar until soft and caramelized
Layer on bread slice and top with blue cheese crumbles & sliced nuts, put into a 350 oven for 10 to 15 minutes

1 comment:

  1. I was given Susan's book as a gift 5 years ago. It is wonderful! I think I have made more than 1/2 the recipes and have never been disappointed. Thank you for the additional recipes Susan!
    I have been reading your blog since getting the recent email.
    Wishing you peace and health this Christmas season. Sincerely, Debbie (Wallingford, PA)