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« on: August 01, 2005 06:46:22 PM »

I just realized I am having a stamping party at my house Friday night, I thought it was on in October and was told today it is this Friday so I am not at all prepared.  I don't need many finger foods just a couple, but I do not want to do the standard veggie tray. I was thinking baked brie filled with a crabmeat and mushroom filling, maybe some vanilla sugared strawberries, maybe not, sometimes people think they are too pretty to eat.  I don't want standard fare but I do want it edible, no one in my group but maybe two of us would eat humus so nothing like that. If I go to gourmet, people do not eat it, but if I go too mainstream, well lets just put it this way, I am not mainstream and and I am a  snobby foodie and people know it and expect alot out of me.  Any easy but fancy and yummy foods?

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005 10:00:23 PM »

Re-reading your request... you've kind of got me confused :fancy, but not gourmet, not mainstream, not humus... aww heck.  I know what you mean- you want it to be good and pretty, to make people say Wow as they eat it, but to overall be spectacular!

I keep an online recipe archive of bites that particualrly please me... you might have fun looking through my "Little Bites" category.
I'm feeling lazy, so I'm not going to rewrite my recipes (yeah yeah, I know its only copy and paste...) but here's a listing of what I've got in the hor d'eovres category that might fit:
  • - Strawberry Salsa: best made with fresh strawberries (just make sure they're really flavorful!), is really good with sour cream.
  • - Black Sesame Blue Cheese Toasts: mixed up with cream cheese, these blue cheese balls are best when smeared on crostini, sprinkled with sugar and toasted.
  • - Funky Sushi Rolls: grapefruit and avocado with crushed smoked almonds,and wasabi mayo is a favorite (can you hear the drooling?), as are sushi rolls made with crunchy chicken tenders with a stripe of chili mayo- served with mango dipping sauce


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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005 06:54:08 AM »

Oh those sound just like what I am looking for.  Thanks, I have so much going on in my life right, just taking time to think of stuff I have done in the past is too much for me.  Thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005 08:11:24 AM »

Recipezaar is a great site that is just for people posting and trading recipes....there are even reviews, so you can see how other people felt about the finished product or any tips that might help someone else they found during the preperation of the recipe....the site has a great search feature and is divided out by catagories....not sure how they feel about posting links on this site, so just do a search for recipezaar.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005 09:54:43 AM »

McAuliflower..those sushi roles sound sooo good!! yumm i think i'am gonna try making these!

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005 09:58:02 AM »

Frozen puff pastry has saved my bacon literally before. You just cut it into whatever shape you want or small squares of it into mini muffin cups and bake. You can fill it with anything from cheese spreads to salsa to nut pie filling and it's automatically gourmet food. It's puff pastry after all. Easy to make ahead if your filling isn't too soggy.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005 10:07:25 AM »

a friend of mine made these for New Year's:

mini pumpernickel bread slices (you can toast them in the oven if you like with a little butter)
cream cheese spread on top
cucumber sclices on top of that
dried dil sprinkled on top of that

really easy and really yummy.l


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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2005 10:41:58 AM »

Oh I have done those cucumber rounds, I love those. See  all I needed was a littel kick start with a few ideas and I my creative cooking juices are flowing Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2005 10:49:20 AM »

I can wow a crowd with this appetizer every time.
It goes like this:
-slice a loaf of French bread into thin slices and toast in the oven.
-put some calamata olives, sundried tomatoes, crushed garlic, olive oil and fresh parsley into a chopper and blend into a thick paste.
-spread a thin layer of goat cheese on the toast
-top with a spoonful of paste
You can make them an hour (+) ahead and just pop them in a hot oven for a minute and serve.

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2005 11:15:52 AM »

Here's one I read about recently:

Asparagus spears, wrapped with a slice of prosciutto, brushed with a little olive oil and baked in a 450 oven for 15 minutes. 
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