When your life is being the “host with the most,” throwing the perfect party is all in a day’s work. Chuck Pennington, innkeeper of Wilmington’s four-diamond bed and breakfast inn, The Verandas, is a party pro. He follows the same party planning protocol for the …
We are in love with Loco Peach jam from Ghostal Carolina. They are truly the “Pepper People.” One of the super simple ways to enjoy Loco Peach jam is to add a dollop on top of soft cream cheese on a Ritz cracker. Easy and no effort.
Mini stuffed peppers are great for game day appetizers, and a winner at a pot-luck. They are spicy, but not overwhelmingly hot.
Apricot Almond Goat Cheese with Peach Mango Preserves Combine roughly equal measurements in a shallow dish: Crushed roasted, salted almonds Chopped dried apricots Chopped fresh parsley Roll a 4 or 8 oz log of soft goat cheese in the mixture so that it is completely coated, …
Cheese is always a winner. This simple version of baked Camembert is from my Mah Jongg buddy, Jean. Our weekly game night has turned into a minor gourmet feast. Anything cheese is always a winner, and if it’s warm, and savory, all the better. Bake the Camembert in a small oven proof dish that you can also serve it in – this goes straight from the oven to the buffet.
1 whole Camembert
3/4 sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
2 gloves garlic, sliced into paper thin pieces
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly oil the oven proof dish and place the Camembert in it.
- Arrange the sun-dried tomatoes and sliced garlic on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with thyme.
- Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes.
Serve with sliced French bagette or Carr’s table water crackers.
Yes, it’s garlic-wonderful, so everyone must sample to keep things friendly!
Hummus roasted grape tomato flatbread is a simple appetizer that makes a colorful and lively presentation on an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Using hummus as a base for a “pizza” type offering is more elegant than serving hummus dip in a bowl with chips, and with …