Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sweet & Savory Fig Canapes

      This is going to be my go to party bite this fall Wonderfully sweet fig jam paired with savory Manchego cheese All tucked in between 2 layers of flaky puff pastry         Not only do they taste divine The prep is simple You can have them in the oven … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bbq Pork & Pineapple Pastry Puffs

  We have pulled pork frequently at my house, and it’s especially great for a crowd       HHjr puts a BBQ rub on a pork butt and then cooks it low and slow all day until it’s so tender he can “pull” it into shreds easily with 2 forks. You can get the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream

My friend Jodi tempted me with her Peach Puff Tartlettes last week I had the peaches and puff pastry, but sadly no almonds…hmmm…     I did have almond paste, do you ever use it?  It has magical powers  🎩     Mixed with sugar and softened butter it makes a Umami type paste that … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Puff Pastry Eggs

  I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Southerners will fry anything”     Yep, even pimiento cheese!  Whaaaaat!!  These Pimiento Cheese Fritters are one of my favorites at a local marina   TDF…{to die for} The balls of pimiento cheese are rolled in panko, fried, and drizzled with a heavenly sweet and spicy mustard … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Prosciutto & Pesto Puff Pastry Tree

How about a last minute Wow recipe…     A prosciutto and pesto filled puff pastry Christmas tree!     There was a gingerbread house decorating party on a recent cold Saturday afternoon at the North Pole, and we needed something warm and wonderful to nosh on     I remembered that I had a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Puff Pastry Timbale

This is easy enough for a weeknight supper, yet elegant enough for company…     Start by sauteing onions     Then add mushrooms     Add peas and carrots and seasonings when mushrooms are done     Then stir in mushroom soup and sherry     Bake shells until almost done     Fill … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sweet & Savory Apple Tart with Fennel & Prosciutto

  It’s raining leaves at my house     But they aren’t the pretty fall leaves you save and wax and put in your centerpieces or pumpkin pots       It was 97 degrees, dry as a bone, and I think they’ve simply given up!     I had to use faux leaves in … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry “Cigars”

Save some of your leftover Easter ham to make these savory puff pastry treats     They are short stubby little sandwiches, hence the name “cigars”     Perfect for parties, brunch, picnics or lunch     I used the same spinach spread I used for Garden Tramezzini       You can also use … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pork & Pineapple Hand Pies

The weekend before Christmas, HHjr came in with a huge pork butt… “Mom!  Check this out!  The store was running a special, spend $30 and you can buy a pork butt for $5, so I got the biggest one they had!” The men in my family get very excited about pork… and this thing was … Continue reading

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