RECIPE: Savory Cheesecake As A First Course

We love cheesecake. Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s a sweet cheesecake, but every once in a while we come across—or decide to bake—a savory cheesecake. There’s no sugar. Using a base of cream cheese—just like dessert cheesecake—it’s an unsweetened cheesecake that combines savory ingredients: herbs, vegetables, seafood and/or other cheeses. Savory cheesecakes are always…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brighten Up Winter Meals

[1] Start with grape salsa and bruschetta, with wine and beer, as a snack or a first course (photos #1 and #3 courtesy California Table Grape Commission). [2] Another savory appetizer/first course: goat cheese cheesecake. What’s missing? The grape salsa! Here’s the recipe from Love And Olive Oil. [3] Move on to the mains; here,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Cheesecake

For a delightful change of pace, try a savory cheesecake appetizer. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   When you want to serve something impressive and unexpected at your next dinner party or cocktail party, consider a savory cheesecake. Instead of sugar and vanilla, it calls for herbs, salt and savory components—cheeses such as blue…
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