GOAT CHEESE & PROSCIUTTO TARTS

1 pkg. phyllo tart shells 4 oz. goat cheese, room temp. zest & juice of 1/2 lemon 1 T  fresh basil 1 T fresh chives, chop 2 slices prosciutto,finely diced 1 T half & half to thin, possibly more 1/4 C toasted pine nuts salt & pepper Preheat oven to 350.  Combine cheese, lemon zest …

HOT ARTICHOKE & CRAB DIP

8 oz. crab meat (o.k. to use canned) 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped, drain 1 C mayonnaise 1/4 C roasted red pepper, jar, diced 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1/3 C onion, finely chopped 3/4 C grated Parmesan cheese-fresh Chopped parsley, scallions, and/or shaved parmesan cheese for garnish Preheat oven to 375. Mix ingredients together.  …

BAKED BRIE IN PUFF PASTRY WITH GUAVA

1/2 package frozen puff pastry,thaw 1 (8 oz.) package brie cheese, round 1/8  C toasted almond slices 1/4 C guava preserves Preheat oven to 400.  Lightly grease cookie sheet. Roll puff pastry out slightly. Place cheese wheel on top, leave rind on. Place guava on top of cheese, then almonds, bundle up , Bake 20-25 …

EASY CHEESE SOUFFLE

3   8 oz. packages cream cheese 4   eggs 1   lb. swiss or gruyere cheese Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Place all ingredients in mixer, mix until blended. Place in small souffle dish and bake for 1 hour and 15 min. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips and strawberries scattered for presentation. Optional: …

SALAMI AND MOZZARELLA BITES

12 thin slices of salami (Boars Head) fresh basil leaves cherry tomatoes, cut in half fresh mozzarella jar, sun-dried tomato in oil (drained) small skewers Good balsamic vinegar and olive oil Place one slice of salami, one basil leaf, 1/2 cherry tomato, cube of mozzarella, and one sun-dried tomato on skewer. Drizzle with balsamic & …