Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Appy

Tis the season of extra entertaining, get-togethers and pot luck dinners.  As I am always thinking of ways to share my love--this is a great time of year for me! :)  I love to see people enjoying the fruits of my labour!  Eating is such a big part of  socializing--they go hand in hand--a great event is coupled with great food.  I don't know about you, but I enjoy the snacking almost as much as the socializing!

This recipe is a fave at every function--so fancy, and so easy!  Nobody will guess how easy it was to prepare when they are  raving about how delicious it is!

Sun dried Tomato and Walnut Cheese Spread

1/2 block of cream cheese
3/4 cup walnuts finely chopped
1/2 jar of sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
1tbsp dried pesto mix (Epicure has a great one if you are in Canada--if not a combo of oregano, crushed garlic, a little dried rosemary and thyme will do the trick, or your favourite herb and garlic mix...)

Mix tomatoes and  herb mix--add a little bit of the oil from the sun dried tomatoes--let sit.

Cut the Cream Cheese in half lengthwise to make 2 squares.  Press all sides of each square into the walnuts, pressing nuts in lightly to adhere well.  Layer one nut coated square, the sun dried tomato mixture and the last walnut coated square.  Wrap up and leave for at least a couple of hours--even better if you can leave it overnight.  Serve with your favourite crackers at room temperature.

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