Friday, December 3, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy PINK Saturday!!

Christmas is such a marvelous time to enjoy the tempting flavors we all love.. for me it isnt Christmas if I dont have these very special ham biscuits:

Ham Biscuits
Categories: Appetizers
Yield: 24 servings

2 sticks butter, softened
1 med Finely grated onion
1 T. Poppy seeds
2 ts Dijon mustard
1 T. Worchestershire sause
24 ea Small dinner rolls
1 lb. Smithfield Country deli ham slices
8 oz Sliced Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 325 F.
Beat butter, onion, poppy seeds, mustard and Worchestershire together
in small bowl. Split rolls. Spread butter mixture on one cut side
of rolls. Place 2 pieces of ham and 1 slice cheese on bottom half of
each roll. Replace tops and place on cookie sheet. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.
These freeze very well.

One of the things I treasure from my childhood and being at grandmas's house at Christmas was raiding the cookie jar and finding her delicious soft ginger cookies.. The savory taste of ginger will forever bring back these wonderfully homespun memories ...
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cups margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
Combine dry ingredients; set aside. Cream margarine, sugar; add egg, molasses. Roll in 1 1/4" balls, roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet or stone with plenty of room between. Bake at 300-325 degrees about 12-15 minutes

Whether it is Christmas or any special occasion this fabulous warm cheese spread will delight everyone...its rich full bodied flavor stands up to all other items on the side board or stands alone with slices of crisp apples or pears!
Three-Cheese Walnut Spread
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
Apple wedges, pear wedges or assorted crackers (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place walnuts in a Baker. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly toasted.
2. Meanwhile, in Bowl, microwave cream cheese on HIGH 1 minute or until softened. Add blue cheese, mozzarella cheese and black pepper; mix well.
3. Remove baker from oven to Cooling Rack. Carefully pour walnuts into cheese mixture; mix well. Spoon cheese mixture back into baker, spreading evenly.
4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted. Garnish with parsley. Place baker on serving platter; surround with apple or pear wedges or assorted crackers, if desired. Serve spread using Spreader.
Enjoy PINK Saturday!!!

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  1. G'morn ~ I see fabulous recipes everywhere ... & more junk in my trunk. TY for sharing, they will go in the recipe box for sure.

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    Have a beautiful winter day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Every recipe sounds out of this world! I'm the newest follower of your lovely blog and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy PS!

  3. I really want to try the ginger cookies. They are always a fave so a new recipe will be fun. Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Those recipes sound so good and I love your photo. Happy Pink Saturday.


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