Individual Baked Brie

Mini-baked brie with caramelized balsamic onions, poached pear, and candied walnuts. Personal-sized brie topped with caramelized onions, baked in flakey puff pastry, garnished with poached bosc pear, and brown sugar balsamic walnuts. This recipe has a lot of steps. Below are some tips that will hopefully make the process easier. Poaching pears is easy, but […]

Olive Stuffed Sausage Balls

Chorizo spiced sausage mixed with manchego cheese and wrapped around manchego stuffed Castelvetrano olives. These are a dressed-up version of classic sausage balls. With the briny olives, salty cheese, and spicy sausage, these balls are the perfect appetizer to serve with martinis or red wine. Making these olive stuffed sausage balls isn’t much different than […]

Cranberry Goat Cheese and Almond Crackers

Creamy goat cheese with spiced cranberry jam and homemade almond poppy seed crackers. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a seasonal cranberry goat cheese log at Costco. I was curious, so I bought one to try. I thought it was quite good, especially for holiday snacking. The following year I looked for the cheese […]