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Stuffed Mushrooms

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Stuffed Mushrooms | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An easy appetizer.

I love making these. Quick, simple, and hearty. Crispy bits of cheese, a tangy cream cheese center, the depth and earthy substance of mushroom, bursts in each bite.

I like to layer seasoning with Himalayan salt and pepper or Trader Joe’s Onion Salt. But even a 3 ingredient layer of mushroom, cream cheese, and shredded cheese is good in and of itself.

The key to not having a soppy, wet mushroom is to dry wipe the mushrooms clean of soil. If you must use water to rinse them, be sure to thoroughly pat them dry with a towel, paying close attention to the gills. You can also wash the mushrooms the day before and leave them overnight in the fridge so they dry out a bit. Reason is because the mushrooms will absorb water, leaving you with a soggy appetizer.


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Ingredients

    STUFFED MUSHROOMS:
  • 1 pound mushrooms, any variety
  • Himalayan salt and pepper (Trader Joe’s Onion Salt optional)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheese, any variety, grated

Directions

    STUFFED MUSHROOMS:
  1. Prepare mushrooms as above, stems removed, place caps in pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C).
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper and sliver of butter over mushroom caps.
  4. Fill caps with cream cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with seasonings again, then sprinkle on cheese.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and golden.

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Savory Cheese Ball

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Savory Cheese Ball | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This savory cheese ball is full of flavor with an added kick.

Yesterday was National Cheese Ball Day and tomorrow is National Garlic Day, so here is a recipe that incorporates both celebrations. It’s perfect for parties or as a stay-at-home, enjoy the evening, snack. The options are endless. During the fall and winter seasons I like to add chopped bacon and a variety of toasted nuts.


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Ingredients

    SAVORY CHEESE BALL:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated cheese, reserve half, I like sharp white or parmesan
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro, finely chopped

Directions

    SAVORY CHEESE BALL:
  1. Over medium heat, stir together butter and brown sugar until melted, turn off heat, then stir in garlic.
  2. Combine together butter sugar garlic mixture into cream cheese, 1/2 cup grated cheese, chopped jalapeño, and chopped herb.
  3. Roll mixture into a ball and roll into remaining cheese and optional nuts.
  4. Serve with crackers or vegetables such as celery, carrot, jicama, peppers, or yellow squash.

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