Whether it's a special occasion like a bridal or baby shower, a gathering of friends & family to celebrate the holidays or just a casual get-together with neighbors, entertaining is something we love to do! At its heart, parties don't have to be fancy or stuffy...it's just good food and good company coming together, right?
Let's take a look inside...
As you can see from chapters like Breezy Breakfasts and Desserts in a Dash, Come On Over is aimed at keeping entertaining simple. It's filled with dishes that'll impress, like the one we're giving you today. It's from the chapter called Appetizers 1-2-3 and we know you'll enjoy sharing it...and tasting it too!
Cream Cheese Terrine
This party-perfect recipe was shared with us by Amy Palsrok of Silverdale, Washington. She writes, "This is also known as $20 dip to my friends & family because it looks (and tastes!) like it’s from a gourmet store. Serve with shaped crackers for the most impressive display."
4 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened and divided
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 t. dried basil
7-oz. pkg. sun-dried tomatoes
3 T. green onion, sliced
1/8 t. dried parsley
4-oz. pkg. crumbled blue cheese
1/2 c. sliced almonds
7-oz. jar basil pesto
Combine first package cream cheese and garlic; spread into a plastic wrap-lined 8"x4" loaf pan. Sprinkle with basil; set aside. Mix second package cream cheese with tomatoes and green onion; spread over first layer. Sprinkle with parsley; set aside. Stir third package cream cheese with blue cheese and almonds; spread over tomato layer. Set aside. Combine remaining package cream cheese and pesto; spread over blue cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour; remove to serving platter by gently pulling up on plastic wrap, invert onto platter and peel away plastic wrap. Serves 12.
Here's a fun (and easy!) tip
from Come On Over:
When setting the table with stemmed
glasses, open up colorful napkins,
gather each in the middle and slip them,
center down, into each glass...an instant
dress-up for the table!
Stay tuned all week long for more recipes and tips from our Cookbook of the Week.
Your turn: What's YOUR go-to party recipe?
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