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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hubby Likes to Cook

~This was made by my Hubby on his first wine pairing and tasting here in our home. Very, very tasty! Isn't this dish pretty? The outer circle is endive leaves with dollops of herbed goat cheese in them. The inner circle of this dish is Phyllo Crab Cups, by Cheryl Spiropoulos and published in April / May 2006 issue of TASTE of HOME.
Phyllo Crab Cups
1 package ( 8 ounces) softened cream cheese 2 to 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce 3/4 cup imitation chopped crab meat 1 tablespoon chopped green onion 2 packages ( 2.1 ounces each ) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells ( NOTE: we used phyllo dough cut in circles and pushed down into a tart baking pan. A pan that looks like it is for baking miniature cupcakes.) Paprika In a small bowl beat the cream cheese and horseradish until smooth. Stir in the crab and onion. Spoon 2 to 3 teaspoons into each tart shell. Sprinkle with paprika. Place tart shells on baking sheet or tart pan into 350 degree oven for 16 - 18 minutes or until tops begin to brown. Yields 2 1/2 dozen
~I set the table in preparation for this meal and tasting. We had 2 other couples over .~
~Here is my Hubby, reading over his wine list and talking about wine and food pairings. The food he prepares is oh so good. But the fellowship and fun of just being with special people makes this even better.
" Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting; to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one's labors in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward."Ecclesiastes 5:18


Anonymous said...

Thanks Kathy and Hubby for sharing such a delicious sounding recipe. Nalley loves crab, so I will definitely be trying this recipe.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Oh my that looks delicious even at 7 in the morning - your table settings are always so lovely, I'm sure your guests feel very special with wonderful food, beautiful surroundings and warm welcomes.

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Beautiful presentation! If it tastes half as pretty as he made it look I bet there wasn't much left! Thanks for the recipe, I will have to try this someday.

Shellmo said...

That dish was a work of art in its presentation! And I will definitely be making this dish as I love crab!!

Wilson Clan said...

WOW! What a beautiful presentation! Sounds like a great time of food, friends, and fellowship!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How neat that your husband is so talented. Has he or does he work in the restuarant business? I love Taste of Home magazine. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It all looked so delicious. blessings,Kathleen

Thistle Cove Farm said...

This looks delicious and I'm so hungry right now.

noble pig said...

What a great night! I love those crab cups....very, very nice.

Lanny said...

Yes indeed your husband is a great creator in the kitchen (cook is such a simple word for what he does)!

Word verification - dinessi! hmmmm

KathyB. said...

Mildred, I think this is one of my favorites, and I ate so many goat cheese filled endive too, they are delicious!

LindaSue, I am hungry for this again too!I think I will be stopping at the supermarket tomorrow.Please make sure you join us for a meal or two if you're ever in the area!

Shiloh Prairie, there was NONE left! I love this food, but so did everyone else!

Shellmo, my Hubby is pretty good with presentation of food. And I am pretty good at eating it!

Wilson Clan, it was a good time, and we were so full after wards.

Kathleen, Hubby has never worked in the restaurant business, he reads and studies recipes and cook books and cooking shows. Then he cooks. Yum!

Thistle Cove Farm, I am so hungry now just talking about the crab cups.....I need a snack.

Noble Pig, it was a wonderful night! This was the first 'tasting' Hubby put on and I was so impressed! Why, if I weren't already married to him, I would marry him again in a heartbeat!

Lanny, you're right, cook isn't a good enough description, is it ? And you were here for the dish in the picture...and the fellowship was the frosting on the cake of that night!( the cheese and butter on the bread?)

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy, beautiful and sounds so wonderful! Makes me want to make goat cheese again. I need to get on the ball.

Your table looked wonderful as well!

Daisy said...

Looks yummy! Your hubby does a wonderful job of making everything look so pretty and appetizing. :)