Friday, November 18, 2011

Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese

Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese is a yummy appetizer for the holidays. The salsa is served over the brick of cream cheese with crackers.

Ingredients:1-12-ounce bag or 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small jalapeño
peppers, seeded and minced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh
cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely-grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed
lemon juice
2-8-ounce packages cream cheese
Cranberries or cilantro sprigs for garnish

Directions:
Step 1: Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, discarding all that are soft or bruised.
Step 2: Place cranberries in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.
Step 3: Place crushed cranberries in a bowl; mix together with jalapeños peppers, onions, sugar, ginger, cilantro leaves, and lemon juice.
Step 4: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop , otherwise it will be too tart.
Step 5: On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the dip.
Step 6: Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.



Source:
What's Cooking America

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Make Bread Dressing



My husband prefers Bread Dressing to Cornbread Dressing. I am a Cornbread Dressing lover. So I also make a recipe of each to please us both. This is a favorite recipe I like to use.
Ingredients: 
4 cups bread cubes 
1/4 cup finely chopped onions 
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 
1/2 cup chopped celery 
2 eggs, beaten 
1/3 cup butter 
1 teaspoon pepper 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
chicken broth
Directions: 
Step 1:Sauté onion and celery in the butter until tender. 
Step 2: Combine onion mixture with bread, pepper, eggs, salt, sage and poultry seasoning in a large mixing bowl. 
Step 3: Stir in broth until well moistened. 
Step 4: Bake in a greased foil-covered shallow baking dish at 325° for about 35 to 45 minutes. 
Step 5: Take the cover off the last 5 minutes to brown.
Source: 
About.com


Image by Glenn  Gutierrez

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turkey Cheese Puffs


Turkey Cheese Puffs are a good way to use left over turkey from the holiday turkey. Serve with a garden salad and you will have a delicious meal.
Ingredients:
1-3 ounce cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons milk
|2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1-8 ounce can crescent dinner rolls
Directions:
Combine cream cheese and butter; beat on medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.
Add milk; beat until smooth.
Stir in turkey and black pepper.
Unroll dough, and separate into four rectangles; press perforations to seal.
Spoon ½ cup turkey mixture in center of each dough rectangle.
Moisten edges of each rectangle with water; bring the four corners to the center over filling, pinching edges to seal.
Place
on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degree for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
Yields 4 servings.

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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