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Italian Skewers

Fun to make by yourself or a good way to gather your friends in the kitchen while you finish your last minute dinner party details. The size of your party will dictate how many skewers you make so your shopping list will vary. Easy enough !

Fun to make by yourself or a good way to gather your friends in the kitchen while you finish your last minute dinner party details.

 

The size of your party will dictate how many skewers you make so your shopping list will vary. Easy enough!

10—20 Fresh Basil Leaves

1-2 tubs Boccontini

2-3 pints cherry Tomatoes

Packet of long wooden skewers

Aged Balsamic Vinegar

 

On a wooden skewer start with a tomato,add a folded basil leaf, one Boccontini and repeat and Finish with a tomato.

Drizzle with Balsamic before serving.

 


Savory Pinwheels

I’m not shy about reposting really great and amazing recipes. This recipe is really nice , impressive and Fun!! Make them ahead of time and keep in refrigerator, slice and bake when your guests arrive. Enjoy again and again !

I’m not shy about reposting really great and amazing recipes. This recipe is really nice , impressive and Fun!! Make them ahead of time and keep in refrigerator, slice and bake when your guests arrive. Enjoy again and again !

Puff Pastry Sheet-Frozen is just as good when your in a pinch try Trader Joe’s or Waitrose brands.

make your Pesto first.

PESTO

1 big bunch fresh clean basil

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup grated parm cheese

1/3- 1/2 cup olive oil -add half at a time

Blitz all with a pinch of sea salt in cuisinart or blender.

 

Sun Dried Tomatoes:

buy them in a jar –  drain bout 10 tomatoes and chop  into small pieces

goat cheese

Buy and number of delicious brands in the refrigerated section of your grocers.

assemble:

Lay out chilled tart pastry, round or square.

smooth out pesto on top of pastry covering entire surface.

sprinkle with sundried pesto and goat cheese pieces .

roll  top 1/4  of pastry down

then the bottom 1/4 up

then again -the top another  1/4 down

then bottom another 1/4 up

at this point stack the two on top of eachother making one stack (this

makes the pretty palmier design!)

Place on cookie sheet and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour (the colder the

better when you go to slice these)

slice in 1/2 ” slices and place on cookie sheet

bake at 425 until gloden brown

20-25  minutes  keep an eye on it ,your oven may be hotter than mine.

 

 


Retro Quiche

This Quiche got its name because my mom used to serve this at cocktail parties in the early 70’s. She’d cool the quiche, cut into small squares, and skewer the pieces with a toothpick. Ive tweeked the recipe a little but if you play “The Girl from Ipanema” -You may just be transported.

Preheat oven to 190c/400f

Square 9×9” pan-greased

1/4 cup melted butter

8-10 eggs

1/4  cup flour

1  teaspoon baking powder

1        4 oz. can chopped green chiles or a spicy salsa

½    teaspoon salt

1    8oz. tub marscapone cheese

8 oz. cheddar cheese -grated

mix ingredients together.

Bake at 400* for 15 -20 watch closely when golden brown remove from oven.

Let sit before cutting.

Serve  warm with a green side salad


Savory Pinwheels

Really nice , impressive and Fun!! make them ahead of time and keep in refrigerator, slice and bake when your guests arrive.

Puff Pastry sheet

PESTO

1 big bunch fresh clean basil

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup grated parm cheese

1/3- 1/2 cup olive oil -add half at a time

Blitz all with a pinch of sea salt in cuisinart or blender.

Sun Dried Tomatoes:

buy them in a jar –  drain bout 10 tomatoes and chop  into small pieces

goat cheese

lay out chilled tart pastry, round or square.

smooth out pesto on top of pastry covering all.

sprinkle with sundried pesto and goat cheese .

roll  top 1/4  of pastry down

then the bottom 1/4 up

then again the top another  1/4 down

then bottom another 1/4 up

at this point stack the two on top of eachother making one stack (this

makes the pretty palmier design)

place on cookie sheet and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour( the colder the

better when you go to slice these)

slice in 1/2 ” slices and place on cookie sheet

bake at 425 until gloden brown

20-25  minutes  keep an eye on it ,your oven may be hotter than mine.