Dec 1, 2008


Organic Turkey - salt and pepper the top, in the oven at 325 for 3 hours. What a difference organic makes. It came out juicy as can be. I stuffed the inside with a head of garlic cut in half, some onion quarters and rosemary. Couldn't taste any of it...

Sweet Potatoes with pineapple and marshmallows

Phyllo dough caps filled with portabello mushrooms



1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fine diced onions
1 cup small diced portabella mushrooms
1 cup small diced button mushrooms
2 tablespoons small diced roasted red pepper
2 tablespoons white wine
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Dash of salt and pepper
15 Athens® Mini Fillo Shells (1 box)

In a medium skillet, heat oil. Add onion, mushrooms and pepper. Sauté for 8-10 minutes. Add wine and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add heavy whipping cream and reduce by half. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of filling into each Fillo Shell. Bake in preheated 350°F. oven for 7-10 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes 15 Appetizers

Brie with raspberry jam - I got inspired by the recipe below. Instead of fresh raspberries, I used a teaspoon of jam in every cap in between two slices of brie cheese. Big hit.


Recipe Photo

5 oz. Brie cheese
15 Athens® Mini Fillo Shells (1 box)
15 fresh raspberries

In a food processor, pulse Brie cheese (including rind) until smooth. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of Brie into each Fillo Shell. Top with one raspberry. Bake in preheated 350¯F oven for 5 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Serve Warm

Makes 15 Appetizers

Green bean casserole - my mother in law made this

Lingonberries - now, everybody dislikes the crappy cranberry form a can and I didn't have any time or any more hands to make another dish, soooooooo, when we were at Ikea last we purchased two glass jars of lingonberries. Much more tastier!

The Lingonberry, or dry ground Cranberry, is a common wild fruit species found in our northern forests. It is closely related to the bog cranberry, which is the cranberry that is widely used in North America and Europe for holidays and special occasions. Traditionally, northern people around the world have made extensive use of the Lingonberry. People from Northern Europe, Canada, as well as Alaska consider this fruit to be an important diet staple. Historical references suggest that many European explorers, and Native people considered Lingonberries one of the most important edible wild fruits.

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