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You can bake and freeze the pastry for these little puffs in advance, but wait to add the cheesy, creamy herb filli...

  • PASTRY:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese with chive and onion
  • 3 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, snipped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill or basil, snipped
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.2/5 (26 Votes)

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These delicious puffed, golden pastries are stuffed with fresh spinach and brie cheese

  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 4 thin slices Brie, or more to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sesame and poppy seeds for decoration
4.3/5 (16 Votes)

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Banana bread made healthier with oatmeal

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 medium egg whites, beaten
  • 3 large bananas, ripe
  • 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
4.4/5 (48 Votes)

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Gourmet without all the work! Roasted fennel and prosciutto flatbread has all the flavor combinations and crispy cr

  • 1 pound bakery pizza dough
  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon bottled balsamic glaze
4.3/5 (8 Votes)

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Combine freshly shelled peas with garbanzo beans, herbs and spices in the food processor to make this easy crostini...

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh shelled green peas (from 1 1/2 pounds peas in pod)
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 25 thin baguette slices, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pea tendrils (for garnish)
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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Garlic Cloud Bread

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder or cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoons grounded oregano flakes
  • sliced mozzarella cheese or shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Honey, Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, or natural sweetener
  • non-stick cooking spray, avocado oil, or olive oil to grease pan
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
4.2/5 (14 Votes)

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Just a few ingredients and a couple of simple steps result in these delicious smoked salmon canapés that add class...

  • 1 package (8-ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, snipped or 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 36 slices cocktail rye bread
  • 12 ounces sliced smoked salmon or lox
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • Fresh dill sprigs, optional
4.3/5 (8 Votes)

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Puffy pastry is so easy to work with

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto, store bought or homemade (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, such as Montrachet (I used feta cheese)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Kosher salt (optional)
3.8/5 (24 Votes)

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A simple, rustic, and absolutely delicious dish

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 slices 1/4 inch-thick country style bread or ciabatta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Chervil or parsley leaves with tender stems for garnish
  • 12 thin slices Serrano ham or prosciutto
4/5 (7 Votes)

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This ringed ham and cheese masterpiece is a work of art no one can resist

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated Crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncinis
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 pound salami
  • 1/3 pound ham
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto
  • 8 slices provolone, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the dip, optional
3.6/5 (27 Votes)

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Many years ago, I took a trip to Hungary with a native of that country

  • 1 Russet potato (about 10 oz), peeled
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast (or 1-1/2 active dry)
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep-frying
4/5 (2 Votes)

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Make a classic Filipino Pandesal from the comfort of your own kitchen!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh milk (lukewarm)
  • 1 pouch rapid rise yeast
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
3.9/5 (7 Votes)

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