No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Cheese Please! Three Quick and Delicious Appetizers
- 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
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.