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Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs Recipe Food Network Giada De Laurentiss

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Giada De Laurentiis has an easy recipe for Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs on her cooking show Giada At Home. She uses, parsley, bread crumbs, grated onion, ketchup, Parmesan cheese, hamburger, veal, and more. The smoked mozzarella goes in the center for extra flavor.

 

 

 

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Crostini Tomato Basil and Pepperoni Appetizer Recipe

ID-100274289Crostini – An hors d’oeuvre (appetizer) made with various toppings.

This appetizer is easy to make and delicious. The toasted bread adds crunch and works well with the  pepperoni and cream cheese with chives at the bottom. The toppings bring a fresh, delicious blend with the Basil complimenting the spring greens. Top that with a bit of Parmesean and you have an appetizer nobody can resist.

You could substitute the Pepperoni for a thin salami, prosciutto or other deli style meat you prefer.

1 Loaf French Beget or Italian Bread
1/4 lb Sandwich Pepperoni or 1 Package small Pepperoni
1 – 8 oz Cream Cheese with Chives
1 Bag Salad Greens (Spring Mix is great for this recipe)
1 Tomato
3 TBS Fresh Basil Chopped
Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper

Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place on Baking Sheet and drizzle each with Olive Oil.
Place in 350 degree oven until golden – 10 to 15 minutes.
Slice tomato thin and cut each slice in 1/2 moons or dice into small bites.
Chop Basil into slices (Juliane).

To assemble Crostini:

Spread cream cheese over slice of toasted bread.
Add sliced Pepperoni.
Add salad greens and push down gently.
Add a a spoonful of Basil over the greens.
Add 2 slices or a couple of spoonfuls of tomato.
Salt and Pepper tomato to taste.
Grate Fresh Parmesan over top.
Add to a pretty platter.

Makes Approximately 14 appetizers

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Bacon Spinach Quiche Bites Easy Recipe With Just Five Ingredients

baconmockquichecloseup-150x150These quiche bites are yummy and with just five ingredients easy too make and serve. I made these for a party and should have made more.

2 Eight Ounce Packages Cream Cheese
1/2 LB Bacon (not thick cut)
6 oz Frozen Spinach
2 packages Mini Fillo (Phyllo) Shells
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Bring Cream Cheese to room temperature or place in microwave until soft.

Defrost spinach and squeeze out all the water you can until almost dry. I put mine in a few paper towels and ring the water out.  Set aside.

Cut slices of bacon into small pieces and cook on med until crispy. Remove to drain on paper towels. Keep the drippings in pan.

With an electric mixer on high, beat cream cheese until fluffy, about a minute. Add about 4 tablespoons of the bacon drippings and mix again until the drippings are well incorporated. Add spinach and mix again until blended with cream cheese. Stir in by hand, the bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Use cooking spray lightly on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Place mini phyllo shells on baking sheet   Fill each shell just to the top, about a spoonful each. Sprinkle the tops with more Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes or until the Parmesan on top is turning beige.

Makes 45 appetizers