Caprese Panini

Ingredients 8oz ball fresh Mozzarella 4 slices bread 4 Tbsp pesto 2 Tbsp butter or margarine 4 slices fresh tomato fresh basil or spinach (optional) Directions Slice mozzarella ball into 1/4″ thick slices Spread each slice of bread with 1 Tbsp pesto on one side and 1/2 tbsp butter on the other Place 2 slices … More Caprese Panini

Butternut Squash, Rosemary and Goat Cheese Risotto

Ingredients 7 cups vegetable broth 3 Tbsp butter 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion 2 lbs butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 large squash) 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped, divided 2 cups Arborio rice (risotto) 1/2 cup dry white wine 4 cups (packed) baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 … More Butternut Squash, Rosemary and Goat Cheese Risotto

Sweet Baby Cheesuses

  Ingredients 1-2 fresh baguettes 1 recipe pimento cheese 1 recipe candied jalapeños Directions Heat oven to 350*F Slice bread into 1/4″ thick slices, arrange on baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, or just tops and bottoms are ever-so-slightly toasted. Spread a layer of pimento cheese on each slice of bread. Top each slice with … More Sweet Baby Cheesuses

Zucchini Feta Orzo

Ingredients 2 small zucchini 2 small yellow squash 1 small onion 1/2 box (8oz) orzo pasta 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup fresh spinach leaves 1 6oz pkg crumbled feta cheese Salt and pepper Directions Cut zucchinis and squash in half length-wise, then cut lengthwise again so they are quartered. Chop lengths … More Zucchini Feta Orzo

Potato Gratin

Ingredients 2 garlic cloves Salt 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 6 large red skin potatoes (about 2.5 lbs), peeled and sliced about 1/8-inch thick 2 cups half-and-half 2 Tbsp dijon mustard black pepper nutmeg 1 cup grated Gruyère (or Emmentaler) Directions: Preheat oven to 400° F. Chop garlic into a mushy paste.  Sprinkle generously with salt. Combine … More Potato Gratin

Easy Pimento Cheese

Ingredients: 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar Cheese 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional) 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained salt and black pepper to taste Directions: In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. … More Easy Pimento Cheese

Feta Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust 1 1/3 cups (about 35) sesame seed cracker crumbs 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup Butter, melted Filling 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 2 (4-ounce) packages crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomato 3 Eggs 1 (4 1/4-ounce) can chopped pitted ripe olives, well-drained 1/3 cup sliced green onions 1 teaspoon … More Feta Cheesecake