Sunday, January 22, 2012

SUPER BOWL EATS & TREATS PARTY!

It's The Patriots and The Giants!

Well, the Super Bowl is only 2 weeks away, and I am busy trying to decide what to serve to our family and friends at our big Super Bowl XLVI  Party. And  I am loving every minute of it! My favorite thing to do is to throw a party. I love fussing over the perfect decorations, the delicious food, just the right beverages, the cute dishes, the perfect guest list, and making sure everyone is having a great time! So guess what? We
are having a party to celebrate the big party at The Freshman Cook!!! 









Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cheese Straws and a Giveaway!

This is the book we are giving away! It's such a wonderful cookbook full 
of such things as party planning, beverages, pastries, sliders, cheese, 
seafood, dips and so much more!!
You will love this book!!!

Just stop by, leave a comment telling me what your favorite appetizer is,
and you are entered. But do it quickly!!!
Sunday is the last day to enter. The drawing is on Monday.

Contest is Now Closed!

These delicious, savory Cheese Straws were made from a recipe in the cookbook.
Here it is:

Parmesan Cheese Straws
2 ounces Parmesan Grano Cheese-grated
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry~thawed
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Water

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
Mix the cheese, basil, and garlic powder together. Set aside.
On a floured surface, unroll the puff pastry and cut the sheet in half.
You will now have 2 pieces measuring 12 X 7.
Mix together the egg and water for an egg wash.
Gently brush both pieces of pastry with the mix.
Sprinkle the cheese mixture over one side of the pastry.
Take the other piece and put it on the piece with the cheese on it.
The brushed side should be down.
Push down on the edges, and press the air out across the piece.
Using a pastry wheel, or pizza cutter, cut crosswise pieces
1/2" wide. 
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Twist from both ends while they are on the sheet. Secure by pushing
ends into the baking sheet.
Bake 9-11 minutes, but check them at 8 minutes.
Cool slightly.

You will love this recipe, and there are so many great ones, 
just like this one, in the book!
Enter today!!
Good Luck!!

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