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Friday, October 16, 2009

Easy Appetizer with a Flair


Good Morning!  I thought it was time I join in with Designs by Gollum to share a recipe today. 



While preparing for my Seasonal faux floral shows and creating over 100 arrangements I also enjoy coming up with some delicious appetizers and of course some sweets to welcome my guests/customers.  It’s quite a task because I have so much going on to prepare for these shows.  Lucky for me friends and family often times volunteer to prepare some of the food too.


It’s great when I can find something that has eye appeal And is delicious AND easy all at the same time.  The recipe I’m sharing today fits that description. 


 Don’t you think this has great presentation?  I love that it’s so colorful.

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Pesto Dip

1 (8 oz. ) pkg cream cheese, at room temp

Tub of Buitoni prepared pesto

(or your own that might be in the freezer now)

oil packed, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thinly

Pine nuts, lightly toasted and salted

1.  Beat cream cheese until light and smooth.  Spread on a small platter or dinner plate.

2.  Spoon pesto over cream cheese, leaving a bit of the cream cheese showing around the edge.

3.  Arrange the sun dried tomatoes evenly over the pesto layer. 

4.  Sprinkle with pine nuts and refrigerate for an hour or so to blend the flavors.

5.  Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.

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I always know it’s a hit when several ask for the recipe! 


Take time to stop over at Michael’s and see what others are sharing today!



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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great recipe! Beautiful presentation! Thanks for sharing!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so beautiful and look sooooo good! I am going to have to try this one!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely presentation and I bet the house smells heavenly with these ingredients. Thanks and have a great weekend.

southerninspiration said...

hang on, I"ll be right over!!! Can you say YUM?????? that is so pretty!


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely presentation of a wonderful dish. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful day.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I can practically taste it already!


Unknown said...

Love pesto! This looks terrific :)


Cathy said...

Beautiful presentation! Looks very yummy.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

YUM! It's too pretty to eat. ;)

Lynette said...

Looks to pretty to eat - but I could get past it!!

Happy Friday !

Unknown said...

I really like the blend of flavors for this. Thanks for sharing it. Welcome to Foodie Friday. I would love for y ou to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday.

Sue said...

This would be lovely at any time of year! And how easy... Thanks for sharing.
:-) Sue

Miss Janice said...

Yes, I do love the presentation and would love some right now!