Bruschetta with Sautéed Mushrooms

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● Italian bread, sliced ● 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra ● 3 cloves garlic, chopped ● 1 pound mixed mushrooms, chopped (recommended: shiitake, Portobello, crimini) ● 1 handful fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and freshly chopped ● 1 small handful fresh thyme, leaves picked and freshly chopped ● Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste […]

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Bruschetta with Fontina and Greens

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Bread, Cheese, Recipe, Spinach | No Comments

Ingredients For Toasts: ● 1 1-pound loaf ciabatta bread, trimmed and cut into 14 – 1/2 inch thick slices. ● Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling ● 1 garlic clove, halved For Topping: ● 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ● 3 cloves garlic, minced ● 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ● 12 ounces baby spinach ● Kosher salt ● 4 […]

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Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients Assorted crackers and/or sliced fresh fruit For Cranberry Sauce: 1 cup fresh cranberries 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon orange juice 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel For Brie and Pastry: 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1/3 cup sliced almonds 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1-14 to 15 oz. round Brie cheese 1 egg, beaten Directions In 1-quart […]

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Brie en Croute

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Nuts, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted ● 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ● 1/2 cup walnuts ● 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon ● 1-8 ounce wheel Brie ● 1/4 cup brown sugar ● 1 egg, beaten ● Crackers, for serving Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Sauté the walnuts in […]

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Brie en Croute

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Preserves, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 1-8 oz. wheel of Brie 1 refrigerated roll of crescents 1 egg white, beaten 1/2 cup orange marmalade Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet, and spray it with Pam. Unroll the crescent dough, and cut it in half so you have 2 squares. Peel all of the white […]

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Brie and Onion Puff

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Onions, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ● 4 large Vidalia or Spanish onions, thinly sliced ● Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper ● 1/2 cup water ● 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed ● 2 (5-inch) rounds brie cheese ● 1 large egg, lightly beaten Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Melt the butter in a large […]

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Breakfast Layers

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Bacon, Breakfast - Brunch, Casserole, Cheese, Eggs, Potatoes, Recipe, Sour Cream | No Comments

Ingredients 2-22.5 oz. pkg. frozen hash brown patties 10 eggs 1/2 c milk 10 to 12 slices bacon or leftover ham or browned sausage 1 1/2 c sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup freshly shredded Cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to  350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole pan and set aside. Cook potatoes according to package directions. […]

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Baked Fresh Ricotta with Olives

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Eggs, Olives, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 1/2 cups fresh whole milk ricotta ● 2 eggs ● Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper ● 1 orange, zested ● 1 cup pitted mixed olives in oil ● 1 large baguette, sliced Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the ricotta in a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and let stand […]

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Baked Fontina

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Herbs, Olive oil, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 1/2 pounds Italian Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese, rind removed and cut into 1-inch cubes ● 1/4 cup good olive oil ● 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ● 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves ● 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves ● 1 teaspoon kosher salt ● 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ● 1 crusty French baguette, […]

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Baked Brie

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Honey, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 small wheel of brie ● 4 tablespoons honey Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet, and spray it with Pam. Place the brie on parchment paper and drizzle with the honey. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until it starts to ooze but not melt. […]

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