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Compare yourself with those who on the Lord’s Day hear nothing except the dismal sound of the world. What a privilege it is for you to hear the proclamation of the gospel! Bakker, Frans.
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May Recipe Round Up:  Appetizers!

recipe%20round%20up.JPGI had a hard time picking out just one appetizer to share with you, so I am going to share two!  The first one is from my mother-in-law; she is the hostess with the mostess!


12-16 ounces frozen chopped onions (3-4 cups)
24 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups parmesean (one whole can)
½ cup mayo (not Miracle Whip)


Thaw onion.  Roll in paper towels and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible.  Preheat oven to 425.  Stir together onions, cream cheese, parm.cheese, and mayo.

Transfer to 2 qt. soufflé dish.  Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with an assortment of crackers.

The next one is one of my own creations:

olive.JPGKim’s 3 Olive Tapenade

1 cup pitted Kalamati olives, drained
1 cup pitted ripe black olives, drained
1/3 c. pitted green olives, rinsed and drained

Take about ten of each type of olive and pulse in blender until fine.  Drizzle in olive oil until a paste is formed.  Squeeze the juice of half a lemon.  Add minced garlic to taste.  (maybe a half teaspoon?—I just add until I like the way it tastes) Pulse until combined.

The remaining olives should be minced fine and placed in a bowl.  Add the olive paste to the bowl, about a tablespoon of fresh, finely minced flat Italian parsley and about a quarter cup of finely shredded, fresh parmesan cheese.  Mix well, adding additional olive oil, if needed to “bring it all together.”  Refrigerate for several hours before serving—gets better with time.  Serve with a crusty French loaf.  Makes approximately 3 cups.

We've got some great recipes so far!  I'll be posting updates as recipes are added.  Please get your recipes to me by 8 pm. CDT if you want them to be included in the Round-up.

Sesame Chicken Bites from Karen at Simply A Musing Blog 

Shrimp, Watermelon and Avocado Salad from LanaG! at Above the Clouds

Grilled Asparagus Proscuitto Wraps from Ellen at The Happy Wonderer 

 7 Layer Tex-Mex Dip from Rosemary at Seasonings of the Heart

Pam, from a rustling of leaves, shares several recipes: Smoky Salmon Spread, Crab Dip,  Bagna Cauda (Anchovy & Garlic Dip), and Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Cream Cheese Bruschetta from Kathie at A Sparrow's Home 

Mustard Pretzel Dip from Me

Artichoke Nibbles, Crab Goodies, Lobster Bisque Dip, Crab Rangoon Dip from Rabbit at The Hutch 

Easy Cream Cheese and Spinach Roll Ups from the Founder of the Recipe Round-up, Rebecca from Rebecca Writes 

Fried Ravioli and Homemade Marinara from Leslie at Lux Venit 

Blender Pesto, and Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip from Me, too

A Late Entry:  Chicky Baskets from Suzanne at ::adventures in daily living:: 

Reader Comments (13)

Thanks for hosting this Kim. Can hardly wait to try some of these.

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterellen b

The Tapenade looks divine - being the olive freak that I am! Hmmm, appetizers at 6:30am? No I better not!

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLana G!

Oh.My. This is NOT good for my new diet. Onion Souffle? Olive Tampenade? Hm...these are going to be transferred to my recipe book and tried out when I lose my first 30 lbs to celebrate! They sound postitively yummy.

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Mine is up Kim!

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIslandsparrow

Yummy looking recipes Kim!

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

My post is up! Thanks for hosting, this is gonna be yummy! :) Do fresh onions work in the souffle?

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRabbit

Kim-I have been so excited about this recipe round up because I didn't have a lot of appetizer recipes. Thanks ladies they all sound soooo good.

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

Thanks for doing this, Kim! I am going to try the Tapenade for sure.

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Hello, Rabbit!

No, I don't think I'd substitute fresh onions. I think it would be too wet. Getting the onions dry is the hardest part of that recipe but it is really necessary. I learned the hard way. . .

; D

May 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKim from Hiraeth

I've been so busy in the real world I totally missed the recipe round up--drats! It all looks great, can't wait to check them all out!

May 17, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlisa writes

I missed the round-up but will enjoy all your recipes and will add one to the next roundup. Love the button.

chickie baskets

May 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter:: Suzanne ::

Where's the next round-up?

June 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter:: Suzanne ::

Hi Suzanne,

The next round up is at Simply a Musing Blog on June 14th.


June 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKim from Hiraeth

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