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11.22.2008

A few recipes

With this being turkey week, I thought I'd share a few recipes that people are always asking for. The first is the easy and oh-so-yummy Feta-Artichoke Dip:

Feta – Artichoke Dip
Recipe Source: KraftFoods.com

Ingredients:
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 pkg. (8 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
1 jar (2 oz.) pimentos
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chopped artichoke hearts, drained

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350˚. Stir all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well blended. Spread into 8” or 9” round baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until center is hot and top is lightly golden.


Here's a great dessert I will be making this Thanksgiving:

Chocolate Cheesecake Flan
Recipe Source: KraftFoods.com

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
6 (1 ounce) squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, divided
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
4 eggs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 1 cup of the sugar in small heavy saucepan; cook on medium heat until sugar is deep golden brown, stirring constantly. Pour into 9-inch round cake pan.

Place 4 of the chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after each min; cool. Place milk and cream cheese in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and melted chocolate; cover. Blend well. Pour over syrup in pan. Place pan in larger baking pan. Add enough water to larger baking pan to come halfway up side of round pan.

Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean. Remove from oven. Place round pan on wire rack; cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before unmolding.
Melt remaining 2 chocolate squares in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until chocolate is melted, stirring after 30 sec. Use teaspoon to drizzle chocolate in 5 or 6 random crisscross designs onto a sheet of wax paper; let stand until firm. Carefully remove chocolate designs from wax paper and place on top of flan to decorate.

Yield: 12 servings

I am testing out a few new recipes for Thanksgiving this year too (a Martha Stewart Green Bean Casserole and some Easy Mini Quiches), so if they turn out well, I'll share the recipes as well.