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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 (25 Votes)

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Try these Marinated Olives with Rosemary, Orange & Chili! This will be your guest's favorite appetizer

  • 8 cups caselvetrano olives
  • 4 cups olive oil
  • 4 oranges
  • 4 six-inch sprigs rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 8 garlic cloves
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Lemony Baked Ricotta is simple to prepare but a fancy enough appetizer to serve at your next party or get together

  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta, about 2 cups
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil, optional
  • crackers to serve
4.3/5 (9 Votes)

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Don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds! Here’s how to make toasted pumpkin seeds that are addicting

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • table salt (kosher is too large)
  • olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • Optional: cumin, chili powder, seasoned salt
4.3/5 (10 Votes)

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Energize with this delicious fall-flavored granola, with pumpkin, cranberries, oats, pepitas, sunflower seeds, peca...

  • 4 cups thick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, hulled
  • 1 1/2 cup pecans, shelled
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup puréed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup cranberries, dried
4.3/5 (4 Votes)

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What a clever and tasty appetizer! Using pretzel sticks for the handle is a great idea, just make sure to insert th...

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Manchego cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked
  • 1 cup Marcona almonds, finely chopped
  • 36 pretzel sticks
4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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Deviled eggs topped with a crispy shallot gremolata are packed with zesty flavor and are sure to be a hit at your n...

  • 12 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced into rings
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 large star tip
  • 1 pastry bag
4.1/5 (7 Votes)

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Nutty tasting manchego cheese gets tossed with zesty marinated olives for tapas or an appetizer that is unique and

  • 24 pitted Gordalolives
  • 4 ounces Manchegocheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon, rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoonthyme, minced
  • 4 ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoonWorcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
4.3/5 (3 Votes)

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