No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Cheese Please! Three Quick and Delicious Appetizers

Caprese Skewers

  • 2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • About 24 Small Mozzarella Balls – Bocconcini
  • About 24 Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
  • Basil Leaves
  • Skewers

Stir the oil, seasoning, red pepper flakes and sea salt together in a ziplock bag. Toss the mozz balls in with them. Set aside for a few minutes, then load the skewers with the seasoned balls, tomatoes and basil leaves.

Cheese and Herb Stuffed Peppers

  • 1 Bag Peppers (your choice sweet or hot), sliced in half lengthwise, ribbed and seeded
  • 1 (8 oz) Log Goat Cheese, smashed together with ¼ cup chopped fresh *herbs
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 400F. Fill the peppers with the goat cheese and herb mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan and place in oven for 5 minutes or until warm and gooey.

Brie with Nutty Honey

  • 1 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • 1 Round Brie or Camembert

Toast the Nuts in a 400F oven for 5 minutes or until fragrant. Pour half the honey into a small jar add the nuts and top with the remaining honey. Pour over the brie and serve with crackers or apple slices.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

*Making the goat cheese stuffing is a great way to clean out the stray herbs in your veggie drawer. Almost any herb mix will be wonderful! The only herb I would exclude in this recipe is mint, and I would avoid using too much rosemary. Both of those herbs are delicious, but might be a little overpowering in the peppers.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

These three recipes are from a segment on NBC’s Atlanta and Company, where I shared them with fun host Christine.  If you’d like to watch the recipes in action, click here!

No. 4 : Cheers!

A to Z Wineworks
Willamette Valley OR About $15

Creamy, rich chardonnay is the perfect partner to a spread full of cheesy goodness. This chardonnay is full of tropical fruit  flavors, like pineapple and ginger, but sees no oak, so it also has a crisp minerality and bright flavors all the way to the end of your glass. A to Z wines are some of the best quality to price wines from Willamette Valley, and this bottle is no exception. 

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