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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Charcuterie - Cheese Board

Charcuterie (pronounced "shahr-ku-tuh-ree") is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. But, many people use the term charcuterie to refer to an assortment of meats that are paired with different accompaniments, such as toast, fruit, cheese, and sauces. OR an over the top cheese board. 

I made this in less than an hour - during Christmas madness. I wanted the hors d'oeuvres on the dining table and I didn't want a lot of small plates. This was a hit. It can get expensive depending on what you put on the board. But your imagination is the limit.

On my board, I used a new cutting board. You don't have to go buy a board I just happened to see this board when I was out shopping at a bargain price. I had planned on using an old one. Either could have worked just as nicely.

For the meats, I used hard salami rolled around mozzarella cheese, regular salami, rolled ham, and pepperoni.

Cheeses, I used medium-hot pepper jack cheese and cheddar cheese sliced. In two cups I used sharp cheddar cheese spread. In two cups I use spinach, artichoke, and parmesan spread. 

Then I added mixed sweet pickles and hummus in cups.  I have 3 types of crackers. Red and green grapes, blueberries and raspberries. Some fig preserves and some HOT jelly.  A handful of Hershey's chocolate and a little parsley for garnish. 


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Brie and Fig Crostini

Brie and Fig Crostini


  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces of brie.
  • 4 ounces of fig preserves
  • candied walnuts (optional)


  1. Slice the French bread into 1/3” – 1/2 “ slices lay on a baking sheet and sprinkle olive oil. 
  2. Place into a preheated oven at 400 degrees – bake 6-10 minutes
  3. Spread the brie on the crostini 
  4. Spoon on the fig preserves 
  5. Top with the candied pecans.

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