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Thats Chef 2 U


Little Poll Parrot
Sat in his garret
Eating toast and tea;
A little brown mouse
Jumped into the house,
And stole it all away.

Appetizers are an assortment of foods eaten before a meal meant to stimulate the appetite....

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheese & Herbs


8 large portabello mushrooms                                                2 slices of bread                                                                     1/2 cup cheddar cheese                                             4 tablespoons butter                                                  2 tablespoon minced fresh thyme                                           2 tablespoon minced fresh oregano                                        2 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary                                      2 cloves garlic                                                                      salt and black pepper to taste                                            olive oil.


Wash mushrooms cutting off the stems. Combine bread, mushroom stems, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until evenly mixed. Brush the tops of your mushroom with olive oil and place about 1/2 tablespoon of butter inside. Place on hot grill for 4 minutes. Remove from the grill and stuff with breadcrumb mixture. Return to grill and cooking an additional 4 minutes.

Artichoke Crostini


jar (6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped


green onions, chopped


tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided


tablespoons mayonnaise


slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)


1. Preheat broiler. Combine artichokes, green onions, 3 tablespoons cheese and mayonnaise in small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

2. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

3. Spread about 1 tablespoon artichoke mixture onto each bread slice; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

4 Servings




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