As we are all very very very aware, Christmas is almost here! How is it December 10th already? Time needs to slooooooooow down just a little so I can get my shopping done, my work done, my baking done and my holiday food planning done. Oh, and have some fun somewhere in there too.
Are we all in the same boat, or are you ready? If you’re planning your treats, appetizers and meals, I have an idea for you! This Brie with Sundried Tomatoes from the Best of Bridge cookbooks is perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s one of those appetizers that is ready in less than 15 minutes, and it’s pretty much a crowd pleaser. The first time I tried this recipe I was a kid and I was at my Auntie Val’s home for the holidays. I still remember tasting it and wondering how I had never tasted something so delicious before! And since then this appetizer has made appearances at many family get togethers. It’s just so good and so simple to make.
Most recipes from the Best of Bridge cookbooks are reliable, realistic and so good! If you read my blog regularly you likely know of my love for the Best of Bridge. Every woman in my family owns these books and they are still making appearances under the Christmas tree! They have a new book this year called The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbook Volume 3, and it is a compilation of all 350 recipes from their classics: That’s Trump and Aces. So if you have a foodie in your family, this book would make a great gift! A really great gift.
So to tease your tastebuds, here is the recipe from one of my most favourite cookbook series
via the Best of Bridge:
Brie with Sundried Tomatoes
- 4 oz of sundried tomatoes in oil, finely chopped (a generous ½ cup)
- 3 - 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 6 oz Brie cheese
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Slightly drain the sundried tomatoes, then chop them finely.
- Mince the garlic and mix in with the tomatoes.
- Pile the tomato mixture onto the Brie, then sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
- Heat in the oven for a few minutes, until the cheese is soft.
- Serve with crackers or a sliced baguette.
Recipe from The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks, Volume 3, www.robertrose.ca.
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So invite some friends or family over and enjoy this appetizer with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the holiday season!
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