Brie en Croute; golden puff pastry filled with Brie cheese and surrounded by yellpear and red apple slices

Brie en Croute

  I make this Brie en Croute every time I host a holiday as an appetizer. It's always one of the favorites and goes quickly. It's surprisingly easier to make than you would think.You can top the Brie with some Pecan Praline Sauce (pictured here), Pear and Cranberry Chutney, Fig jam, or any other topping before wrapping to make it extra special, or just leave it plain, either way is delicious. Serve it with some…... view full recipe

Toasted Crostini topped with melted white Gorgonzola cheese, golden caramelized onions, and sweet fig jam

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions, and Fig Jam

I love appetizers, almost as much as desserts! Every holiday we have about a dozen appetizers before the main meal. These Crostini with Gorgonzola cheese, Caramelized onions, and sweet fig jam are one of my favorites. I have to confess, I actually have several favorites, this is just one of them. You can make the jam and onions ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to assemble. Just pull…... view full recipe

Black fondue pot with melted cheese and dipped bread with wine and more bread and cheese in the background

Cheese Fondue

Who doesn't love Fondue?! We do! I have tried numerous fondue recipes over the years and this by far has been our favorite cheese fondue recipe. And there is so much more to dip in this rich cheese sauce other than a good bread. Try veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and carrot slices, for example. Freshly sliced apples and pears, along with some grapes are also an excellent accompaniment to this delicious cheese sauce.…... view full recipe

Mango Peach Salsa

Mango Peach Salsa

Around the middle of August every year we start getting shipments of peaches from a Colorado Orchard in Palisade, and it's one of my favorite times of year. I just LOVE the fresh peaches that come from the orchard, they are absolutely the best. Not to bash the peach state of Georgia, and I've had Georgia peaches a few times when I've been out there visiting family, and though Georgia peaches are good, these are…... view full recipe