Friday, 9 December 2016

Brie Stuffed Mushroom's

post signatureI am seriously drooling....yes, they are that good! 

For some reason during the holiday season my taste for decadent food goes up 100%. Shopping in the grocery store is a lot more fun, as all the yummy ingredients are placed at the end of the isles and somehow make their way into my cart! Costco....well forget about the list.... Haha, my son-in-law will stop right here! He is one who sticks to the list at Costco....come on, who sticks to the list? I like to take pictures of my overloaded cart and send to him, with my list in the foreground....hahaha!

These decadent delicious mushrooms are a classic revisited and the little surprise piece of brie inside...yum! Plus, they take very little time to make!

Brie Stuff Mushrooms

12 Button mushrooms
1 small wedge Brie Cheese
1/4 c. Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup Petit Basque Cheese (substitute Pecorino, Gruyere, or another flavorful cheese)
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp. Thyme, fresh or dried
Salt(kosher) and pepper(freshly ground pepper)
olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Clean the mushrooms and remove the stem. Place them bottom side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat. Brush them with a little olive oil. Put about 1 teaspoon round of brie into each of the mushroom cavities.

In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.Stuff the mushroom cap with the bread crumb mixture.

Place the caps on the baking sheet and transfer to the oven, bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Remove and serve. Enjoy!

These can be reheated in oven or microwave for left over treats!

I will be posting one more appetizer very soon, then onto the Prime Rib and Twice baked potatoes! Enjoy this beautiful holiday season!!!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Caramel Apple Streusel Pie

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Baking a homemade apple pie will make you feel like a kitchen champion, in that really awesome ’50s housewife or grandma way. However baking this Caramel Apple Streusel Pie will make you feel like a superhero. This pie is outrageously good and puts all store-bought apple pies to shame. Yes, making homemade pie dough and peeling and slicing a bunch of apples can be laborious but I promise you it is SO worth it. If you are looking to wow your friends and family this Holiday Season, this is the pie! The bonus your entire kitchen will smell like heaven on earth.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Proschiutto and Brie Panini with Fig jam

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I seem to be on a soup and sandwich roll, so, here's one more before we jump into Christmas! I thought I had tried almost every combination of sandwich there is, but, when I came upon this at a restaurant.....OH MA GAWD is all I can say. This is one of those died and gone to heaven concoctions!! Every bite is a party in the mouth. This is by far the most superior sandwich I have ever tasted!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

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One more recipe to finish up those Thanksgiving leftovers. This is so yummy! If you do not have any stuffing left over, you can just make some "Stove Top"....yikes, did I say that!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Gobbler! Turkey and dressing Panini!

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Wee Bear just about flipped when I served him this for lunch! The components are all his favorites! Left over oven roasted turkey, my sausage stuffing and mayonnaise.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Panini

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Thanksgiving is over and now we have all the delicious left overs! Over the next two days, I'm going to give you a delicious answer.....

Saturday, 19 November 2016

JJ's Waldorf Salad

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The Waldorf salad may be over a century old, but even today, it remains a timeless American classic. The apple and walnut salad was first created in the late 1800s at New York's legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel. My first encounter with a true Waldorf Salad was in Home Economics. My Mother had a version of it that was popular in the 60's, that involved "Dream Whip"! Do any of you remember Dream Whip? It of course was sweet and my Mom loved her sweets. We had Waldorf Salad with Dream Whip about once a week!