Goat Cheese with Lemon Garlic and Rosemary

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Fresh and light, this Goat Cheese with Lemon and Rosemary is an easy and tasty appetizer you can serve in both in the summer and winter.  I first enjoyed this when my sister served this before a holiday meal.  Bring it to a potluck or a party.  Your guests will Ooo and Ahh!

The secret is fresh rosemary.  I have it growing in my garden and I love the aroma as well as the flavor it brings to so many dishes.

Goat Cheese with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary

6 ingredients
1 5 oz. log of goat cheese
zest of one lemon
1/8- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
salt to taste

Mix all ingredients but the goat cheese together. Place the goat cheese on a small dish with a lip and pour the mixture over the cheese. Marinate for 4 hours to allow the flavors to mingle. Sprinkle with a little more rosemary to taste and garnish with a sprig. Serve with water crackers. Enjoy!

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Pasta Americana a la Tomi

Pasta Americana

My sister Tomi is a great cook and has the gift of hospitality. One Christmas she and her family were visiting us from the east coast and we decided to throw a cocktail party to introduce them to several of our neighbors and friends. At about 8pm the cocktail party turned into a dinner party and we looked at each other saying “What can we make for a party of 12?” Tomi quickly offered to whip up a hearty pasta dish sure to satisfy the hungry bunch. Sure enough, the super easy and delicious pasta was a hit.

I now make it for Sunday night dinner and always think of my sister when I make it. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! The recipe below is modified for 6-8 people.

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Aunt Lillian’s Crab Dip

Lillian's Crap Dip

We make this classy appetizer every holiday.  My Great Aunt Lillian Vogt gave me the recipe when I was a child. She has since passed away but I always think of her when I make this and it makes me smile.  I hope it makes you smile too.

 

Aunt Lillian’s Crab Dip

1 can cream of celery soup
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese (look for reduced fat cream cheese that is labeled Neufchatel. It is healthier)
1 cup celery, finely minced
2 small cans of crabmeat
2 small bunches of green onions (finely chopped)
1 envelope of gelatin

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Emma’s 10 Cup Cookies – Old Family Recipe

This recipe came from my Great Grandma Emily!

This recipe came from my Great Grandma Emily!

Emma’s 10 Cup Cookies

1 C. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 C. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 C. raisins (I like dried cherries)
1 C. flaked sweetened coconut
1 C. Quaker oats (I use regular but quick cooking oats works too)
1 C. vegetable shortening (Crisco)
1 C. creamy peanut butter
1 C. granulated sugar
1 C. lightly packed brown sugar (light or dark)
1 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 eggs

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