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Dessert Cheese Ball


✓ 8 oz. cream cheese ✓ ¼ cup peanut butter ✓ 2 T honey ✓ ½ t vanilla extract ✓ 12 oz. milk chocolate/peanut but- ter chips mixed ✓ Graham crackers or vanilla wafers To a medium mixing bowl add the cream cheese, peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Mix until they’re well combined.


BAKED BRIE IN PUFF PASTRY


✓ 8 oz. wheel brie ✓ 3 T orange marmalade ✓ 2 T dried cranberries ✓ 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed ✓ 1 egg white Preheat the oven to 350. Place the puff pastry on a non-stick baking sheet. Cut the brie in half horizontally. Place the bot- tom half of the brie on the puff pastry. Spread the marmalade over the brie and sprinkle the cranberries over top. Place the top of the brie on. Pull the puff pastry up over the brie. Seal the pastry around the brie and trim excess dough. Flip the package over so the seam is on the bot- tom. Whisk the egg white and brush it over the top and sides of the pastry. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is gold- en. Serve hot with crackers.


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Spread half of the chocolate/peanut butter chips on a piece of plastic wrap. Use a spatula to form the cheese mixture into a circular shape and transfer it to the top of the chips. Use the remaining chips to cover the sides and top of the ball. Wrap the ball completely in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. It may fl atten out. Once it’s fi rm, reshape it into a ball while it’s still in the plastic wrap. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wa- fers, etc.


Turkey Cranberry Braid


✓ 2 cups chopped leftover tur- key (or rotisserie chicken) ✓ 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese ✓ ¼ cup parmesan cheese ✓ ¼ cup fi nely chopped onion ✓ 1/3 cup dried cranberries ✓ 3 T chopped Italian parsley ✓ ½ cup mayonnaise ✓ 1 T Dijon mustard ✓ ¼ t pepper ✓ 2 packages refrigerated cres- cent roll dough ✓ 1 egg white


Preheat the oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix together the tur- key or chicken, Swiss cheese, par- mesan cheese, onion, cranberries, parsley, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Unroll the crescent rolls and arrange them in a rectangle on a large sheet of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the seams together. Spread the chicken fi ll-


he holiday season is quickly approachingwhich means lots of parties with an abundance of food, but not much time to cook. For those hosting a party, or per-


haps taking a dish to a potluck, here are some ideas for appetizers that look and taste like they took a long time but are not time-intensive to prepare.


- Laura Araujo


ing down center of the rectangle, leaving approximately 3 inches on each side. Use a knife or pizza cut- ter to cut strips—1 ½-inches wide and 3 inches long—into the long sides of the rectangle. Pick up one of the strips, twist it once and lay it on top of the fi lling. Continue with all of the strips, alternating sides. Whisk the egg white and brush it over the braided dough. Transfer the parchment to a bak- ing sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden.


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