“We are in the area and thought we would stop by” these are the words that strike terror to many a hostess. Never fear, with a few simple ingredients you can have Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta ready before they ring the doorbell.
At this time of year friends and family are bound to stop by for an impromptu visit. Those of us who cook feel the need to feed. Keeping cheese on hand can take the stress out of those last minute visits.
In the summer we like nothing better than a bruschetta style snack — garden fresh tomatoes and cheese with crackers or baguettes. But alas it winter and tomatoes are not in season. Never fear grape or cherry tomatoes, especially those on the vine are still sweet and delicious. I have found that purchasing them on the vine gives them a longer shelf life and remember DO NOT put tomatoes in the refrigerator it makes tomatoes grainy and yucky!
Feta is a pickled curd cheese that has a salty and tangy taste enhanced by the brine solution. It is creamy white with small holes, a crumbly texture, in square cakes with no rind. It can also be purchased crumbled and flavored.
Keep a block on hand, and you are ready for a quick and easy appetizer. Continue reading “Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta”
Appetizers are a must have for the Holiday season or anytime you have a gathering. Meatballs are easy to make, can be made ahead, and hold beautifully. All of that is true for Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs. Juicy little meatballs covered in a thick apple cider glaze that is sure to be a hit.
Even though Christmas is fast approaching, I still have a few Thanksgiving carryovers. Apple cider is not something I drink…just not a fan, but I had a recipe that called for it. Let me share this with you, at least in my neck of the woods you cannot buy just a small container of apple cider. The smallest amount I could find was a half gallon. What was I going to do with all the leftovers? Continue reading “Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs”
One Holiday down…one more to go. The Christmas season is full of parties and food. Appetizers top the list of party food for the season. Garlic Ginger Orange Scallop Wontons are a pretty addition to your appetizer list.
In the world of seafood shrimp, scallops and lobster are my top three. As I have mentioned in many a post, my best inspiration for recipes come from trips to the grocery store. A couple of weeks ago I was running into the store for just one thing. LOL. Continue reading “Garlic Ginger Orange Scallop Wontons”