Garlic Parmesan Knots
Here’s a recipe from The Comfort of Cooking that’s not only quick, but kid friendly! Little ones will love tying the dough into knots. All you need is biscuit dough, butter, and Parmesan cheese... ok, ok, and some spices!
1 can (7.5 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
A pinch (1/2 t.) each of garlic powder, oregano, parsley, and a touch of salt.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Roll each biscuit into a 12-inch rope and tie into a knot. Tuck ends under. Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, Parmesan, and spices. Brush knots with half of butter mixture. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Brush warm knots with remaining butter mixture. Yum!
Mini Stuffed Peppers
These colorful party-pleasers from A Spicy Perspective use only three ingredients: mini bell peppers, seasoned goat cheese, and honey. Simply halve the peppers, remove their seeds, and fill with the goat cheese - this recipe recommends a garlic and herb seasoned chevre goat cheese. Drizzle with some honey, and bake!
1 1/2 pounds of mini bell peppers
12 ounces garlic and herb seasoned chevre goat cheese
1 tablespoon honey
Top with various herbs, balsamic glaze, or smoked paprika
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut all the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Spoon the seasoned goat cheese into the center of each pepper. Lightly drizzle the peppers with honey, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes, then serve warm.
Cranberry Brie Bites
You’ll fool everyone with this easy but sophisticated side dish from Crumb. Little will they know, these mini hors d’oeuvres are just puff pastry, cranberry sauce, and brie cheese! A beautiful and delicious side for Thanksgiving dinner.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray the cups of a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray, and set aside. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 24 equally-sized squares. Press the pastry into the cups of the tin. Put a cube of brie into each pastry cup, then top with a pinch of green onion. Drop a teaspoon-size spoonful of cranberry sauce to top of the brie. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden-brown on the edges.
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