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Looking for new appetizer recipe for potluck!!  Actions...
Posted: by nickle048 on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 8:29:28 AM
Anyone have any good recipes?
TIA

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New in what way?  Actions...
Posted: by Marsha on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 11:17:40 AM
In reply to: nickle048 "Looking for new appetizer recipe for potluck!!"
It's hard to know what to suggest without knowing what sorts of things you usually make or have served to you that you consider "old hat", so to speak.  Also, do you want cold? Hot? How much effort are you willing to put in?  Without knowing something about your "standbys" it's  hard to know what's would be new.  Appetizers are my favourite part of any meal - I'd rather eat them than the main course or dessert!

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Posted: by Artemis on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 12:19:37 PM
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Me too Marsha -- and I frequently do eat an entire meal of appies! For lunch today in fact I'll be having a spinach dip, a sunflower seed spread, and some muhammara (middle eastern red pepper dip) all with an assortment of raw veggies and crackers. Smiley

“I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.”

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Prefer cold  Actions...
Posted: by nickle048 on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 1:31:09 PM
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Would like something cold as we are having a heat wave and don't think anyone wants their oven on. I quite often do rollups, or dips with crackers or veggies. One of my favourites is baked brie but that's out this time. Saw a pineapple salsa rollup on line but hate to try something entirely new that has no reviews.

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Epicure's Layered Pesto Pine Nut Pâté..always a success  Actions...
Posted: by Nanny G on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 2:07:11 PM
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Epicure's Layered Pesto Pine Nut Pâté

Epicure's Layered Pesto Pine Nut Pâté

Make ahead to save time — it’s ready when you are!

Cost Per Serving: 0.66

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) spreadable light cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) milk
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) coarsely ground Epicure's 4 Pepper Blend, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) prepared Epicure's Pesto
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) finely diced sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) coarsely chopped pine nuts, toasted

Instructions

1. Line a 2 cup (500 ml) sloping glass dish with plastic wrap, leaving the same size plastic extension over sides.
2. Blend cream cheese and milk until softened. Stir in 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) 4 Pepper Blend.
3. Spread 1/3 cream cheese mixture into dish. Top with 1 Tbsp (15 ml) Pesto, 1/3 sun-dried tomatoes and 1 Tbsp (15 ml) pine nuts. Repeat for next two layers.
4. Fold excess plastic wrap over top and press down gently. Chill for 1 hour.
5. To serve, gently unwrap pâté and invert onto a small serving plate.
6. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining nuts. Coarsely grind 4 Pepper Blend overtop and serve with crackers.

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ooooh...  Actions...
Posted: by MMV on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 6:53:18 PM
In reply to: Nanny G "Epicure's Layered Pesto Pine Nut Pâté..always a success"
Looks sooooo good!

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Posted: by nickle048 on Sun. 15 Jul., 2012 at 7:32:13 PM
In reply to: Nanny G "Epicure's Layered Pesto Pine Nut Pâté..always a success"
This looks very good, I'll have to get the Epicure ingredients before I can make it.

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You could try artichoke bites....  Actions...
Posted: by Marsha on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 2:07:42 PM
In reply to: nickle048 "Prefer cold"
This is one of my husband's absolute favourite appetizers.  I often made 4X the recipe and freeze them (they freeze and reheat beautifully).  You could make these ahead and reheat just before you leave and serve them at room temp. - they're just as good at room temp as they are warm.  Here's a link to a recipe very much like the one I make. I always at least double the recipe and bake them in a 9X13 pan.

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Posted: by nickle048 on Sun. 15 Jul., 2012 at 7:35:56 PM
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This is one I will definitely try!

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Posted: by Artemis on Fri. 13 Jul., 2012 at 2:38:29 PM
In reply to: nickle048 "Looking for new appetizer recipe for potluck!!"

Here's one I did last weekend -- a riff on the popular watermelon salad idea.

Watermelon Salad Skewers

~ Cut watermelon into bite-sized cubed. Sprinkle with a little sea salt (really makes a difference in bringing out the flavour), and toss with fresh squeezed lime juice.
~ Roll cream cheese or chèvre into small balls. Roll the balls in finely chopped walnuts.
~ Using cocktail skewers or toothpicks, spear a cube of prepared watermelon, a fresh mint leaf, and a cheese ball.
~ Serve.

I bet you could also do it with little rounds topped with mint & watermelon, instead of the skewers -- haven't tried that way yet though.

“I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.”

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Nice  Actions...
Posted: by nickle048 on Sun. 15 Jul., 2012 at 7:37:37 PM
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Another keeper, ty!

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Noooo  Actions...
Posted: by Nanny G on Sun. 15 Jul., 2012 at 8:14:23 PM
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I do not use Epicure spices..I just like the recipes.

Anything goes.

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Posted: by a.doll on Wed. 18 Jul., 2012 at 4:29:03 PM
In reply to: nickle048 "Looking for new appetizer recipe for potluck!!"

I will try for our big party in August.

Thanks all!

 

 
 

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