TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Hors d’Oeuvres

We topped a rice cracker with roasted red pepper, a bocconcino (mozzarella ball) and pesto. Photo by Melody Lan THE NIBBLE. Deck the “hors” and be sure to include some red and green hors d’oeuvre* at your holiday party. Some crowd-pleasers are very easy to make. Skewer: Take long toothpicks and make a skewer of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mini Layered Salad

Here’s another way to have fun with salad. It’s charming for everyday meals as well as special occasions. Build a layered salad in individual juice glasses or goblets. The recipe is easy: Pick any three salad items that can be cut into a tiny dice and will provide contrasting colors. Think red tomatoes, bell peppers,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low-Carb, Low-Calorie Bruschetta

Make this BLT bruschetta with more“L” when you serve it in endive or romaine instead of on bread. Photo courtesy National Pork Board. Bruschetta has become a popular hors d’oeuvre and snack. It’s delicious and supplies veggies, but it would be even better for you with less bread. While slicing the bread thinner is one…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: KC Classics Cream Cheese Dip & Spread

A jar of artichoke dip creates elegant snacks or canapés (photo by Evan Dempsey | © THE NIBBLE).   We hasten to say these are elegant cream cheese dips and spreads. KC Classic Cheese Dips and Cheesecake Fondues have nothing to do with a “queso,” the melted cheese dip enjoyed with tortilla chips. KC Classic…
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RECIPE: Salsa-Baked Cheese

Celebrate National Salsa Month with Salsa- Baked Cheese. Photo courtesy FronteraFiesta.com. For National Salsa Month, try a new way to use salsa. This is salsa’s answer to baked Brie: fresh goat cheese or cream cheese topped with a flavorful salsa and baked until warm. It’s from Chef Rick Bayless of FronteraFiesta.com. Serve Salsa-Baked Cheese with…
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