Appetizers & Snacks
Looking for a super-quick and simple appetizer for your soiree? Give this one a try!
One sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
Raspberry Jam (optional)
1 Egg, beaten
1-2 T. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If using raspberry jam, cut brie in half horizontally and spread a thick layer of jam on one half; top with the other half.
Wrap entire brie wheel in the puff pastry and press edges together to form a seal (make sure there are no holes). It's okay to bunch the dough where it meets at the top, but you can also cut away some of the excess if it is too much. Place covered wheel on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Mix together egg and water and brush over exposed areas of the wheel. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Remove and serve with crackers or french bread slices and some grapes for a nice touch.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Satisfy that craving for buffalo wings with a fraction of the fat, calories and MESS!
2 cooked chicken breasts or 1 large can chicken, drained
1-2 large stalks celery
1-2 large carrots
2 T. cream cheese, softened
2 T. blue cheese dressing
2 T. wing sauce
Shred the chicken and finely chop the vegetables; combine in a medium bowl and set aside. In a smaller bowl, mix together cream cheese, blue cheese dressing and wing sauce. Add to chicken mixture and toss to combine. Serve with crackers or corn chips.