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Asparagus Brie Soup

Asparagus Brie Soup

Ingredients

  • asparagus- 1 1/2 lbs, trimmed
  • butter- 3 tablespoons
  • flour- 2 tablespoons
  • chicken broth- 1 15oz. can or 2 cups
  • heavy cream- 1 cup
  • brie cheese- 7 oz.

Instructions

  1. saute asparagus in butter until tender, approximately 3 minutes
  2. add flour and saute until flour mixes with butter to make a roux
  3. add broth and cream; bring to a boil
  4. transfer asparagus with fluid to blender and blend until asparagus is completely mixed in with fluid to form soup, but do not over-blend
  5. return soup to pan and bring back to boil
  6. add brie cheese and mix until melted, approximately 2 minutes
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asparagus brie soup recipe

Asparagus Brie Soup

 

This soup honestly photographed so well, I couldn’t decide on just one image.

asparagus brie soup recipe

Asparagus makes the perfect Spring dish, with many local farmers markets and grocery stores offering great deals on this healthy vegetable.

My mother, who has always disliked soup, absolutely loves my Asparagus Brie Soup.  I made it first for her years ago when she was recovering from surgery, and now it’s the only soup she’ll eat.

asparagus brie soup recipe

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Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Ingredients

  • Cantaloup- cut into small chunks
  • Proscuitto- 1/2 – 1 lb
  • Figs- Fresh, quartered or dried figs
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Wrap cantaloup and fig together with prosciutto secured with a toothpick
  2. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving or serve with a dipping bowl of balsamic vinegar
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Prosciutto with Melon and Fig.  Can you get more old-school Italian than this decadent appetizer?

In fact, I believe the proper way to pronounce “prosciutto” in Italian is to leave off the “o” sound at the end with just an ever so slight “t” sound.  It sounds like “pro-shoo…..t“.

Not to mention, it makes a beautiful appetizer.

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Here’s a photo tutorial for this simple recipe.  And for a short story about my favorite summertime appetizers: Summer No-Cook Appetizers

Ingredients:

  1. Cantaloup- cut into small chunks
  2. Proscuitto- 1/2 – 1 lb
  3. Figs- Fresh, quartered or dried figs
  4. Balsamic Vinegar
  5. Toothpicks

Directions:

Wrap cantaloup and fig together with prosciutto and secure with a toothpick.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving or serve with a dipping bowl of balsamic vinegar.

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Figs

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Sliced Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Prosciutto with Melon and Fig

Delicious

 

For another delicious summer appetizer, check out Caprese Salad.

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Caprese Salad- Summer Appetizers Made Simple

 

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad Recipe

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Caprese Salad

Ingredients

  • Beefsteak Tomatoes- 2-3
  • Fresh Mozzarella- 1 lb
  • Fresh Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Find Your Cutest Serving Plate
  2. Slice Tomatoes into half-inch slices
  3. Slice Mozzarella also into half-inch round slices
  4. Assemble tomatoes and mozzarella on plate
  5. Place a basil leaf in between each slice of tomato and mozzarella
  6. Wait until just before serving to drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
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Caprese Salad is one of my favorite summertime appetizers, and here’s why:

1.) I can put some of that basil from my garden to good use.

Basil

Fresh Basil

2.) I can assemble it ahead of time in just a few minutes and pull it out of the refrigerator just minutes before serving.

3.) There’s no marinating or cooking involved in this simple recipe.

 

Here’s a photo tutorial for this simple summer recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. Beefsteak Tomatoes- 2-3
  2. Fresh Mozzarella- 1 fresh loaf
  3. Fresh Basil
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Balsamic Vinegar

    Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

    Caprese Salad Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Find Your Cutest Serving Plate
  2. Slice Tomatoes
Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Slice Tomato

3.  Slice Mozzarella

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Slice Mozzarella

4.  Assemble tomatoes and mozzarella on plate

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

arrange tomato and mozzarella slices

5.  Place a basil leaf in between each slice of tomato and mozzarella

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

place a basil leaf in between each slice

6.  Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

drizzle with olive oil and vinegar before serving

7.  Enjoy with your guests.

Caprese Salad By Toni Spilsbury The Organized Cook

Enjoy

 

For another favorite summertime appetizer, check out Prosciutto with Melon and Fig.

Prosciutto with Fig and Melon

Prosciutto with Fig and Melon Recipe

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Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

Ingredients

  • avocados, ripe- 3-4
  • cilantro- 1 fresh bundle, ripped from stems and chopped
  • orange- one half
  • lime- 1
  • Pico de Gallo- 7 oz. or 1 cup (combination of tomatoes, onions and peppers)
  • salt- 1-2 teaspoons

Instructions

  1. scoop avocado from skin and mash
  2. add cilantro
  3. squeeze in juice from orange and lime
  4. add pico de gallo
  5. season with salt to taste
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How to make homemade guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

 

How To Make Homemade Guacamole Photo Tutorial

For a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make homemade guacamole:

Homemade Guacamole

How To Make Homemade Guacamole Tutorial

 

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