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Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Truffles

5 Feb

First things first: if you don’t like goat cheese you’re probably not going to like these. There. I said it. (You can substitute the cheeses so you do like it!)

Now, if you do like goat cheese, then you’re probably going to like these! I know truffles are traditionally sweet, but I thought little mini cheese ball ‘truffles’ would be cute to put out at a party with vegetables and crackers instead of one monstrous one. Plus, I really like toasted almonds and making smaller ones increases the cheese to nut ratio. Its weird that I think about stuff like that but I do. Creamy, crunchy, savory and slightly sweet, these truffles are sure to please goat cheese loving guests or family members alike.

[FYI–Goat cheese is becoming more and more common in grocery stores making it more affordable. I bought a small 4 ounce package of Chevre for $3. Almonds and nuts in general are pretty pricey too, so look for them to be available in the bulk foods section. Everything seems to be much Continue reading

Fancy Chicken Salad

2 Feb

Planning a baby shower or brunch OR are you sick of the same old thing for lunch?! Well, this is your ticket, my friend! This chicken salad has got it all: sweet, salty, spicy and crunchy! Its my version of chicken salad veronique and its one of the easiest and yummiest things I’ve made in a long time….so good in fact that I just finished the last of it as I typed that last sentence. (A great midnight snack too!) Only a few extra ingredients are needed to take your old boring chicken salad to something fabulous (that you may or may not become addicted to……um…no comment)

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