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Veggie Crescent Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? This “pizza” is a little different because it’s made with refrigerated crescent rolls for the crust. And instead of a tomato-based pizza sauce, this has a cool and creamy Ranch-flavored filling. It’s a cold-style pizza (the crust is the only thing that’s baked), with toppings of fresh veggies and cheddar cheese that go over the filling, making this a great appetizer or snack for the warm weather seasons!

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita is one of my favorite appetizers. I have always loved the cheesy spinach filling and flaky phyllo crust! I first made this recipe when I did a review of 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes: Sweet to Savory. The Spanakopita recipe in this book sounded really good and I just had to make it!

There’s no need to make any dough for this recipe, since it calls for purchased phyllo dough. If you haven’t ever used phyllo sheets in a recipe, you may find it a little tricky to work with because they are so thin and delicate…but after folding a few spanakopitas, you’ll get the hang of it! 🙂

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Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip

This is a great time for making a yummy, cheesy dip, with all the game-watching going on! Even if you’re not game-watching, you may want to make a nice hot dip just to snack on! Like this Hot Cheese and Bacon Dip that’s baked in a bread bowl! It has onion, green chiles, garlic, and crumbled bacon to give it a good savory flavor.

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Wallace Station Pimiento Cheese

If you’re not familiar with Wallace Station, it’s a popular restaurant just outside Midway, Kentucky. It’s one of the “family” of restaurants in that state owned by Ouita Michel, one of the authors of the new cookbook Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places (Sara Gibbs and Genie Graf are also coauthors of the book). This hardcover cookbook features recipes that patrons of Michel’s acclaimed restaurants have come to know and love. I was excited to review this cookbook because I have a special place in my heart for timeless southern recipes! 🙂

The Wallace Station Pimiento Cheese caught my eye because I’ve been wanting to make pimiento cheese for the longest time! But there are so many other wonderful-sounding recipes that I still want to try from this book, including: Breakfast Sandwich Omelets, Inside Out Hot Brown, Smoked Roast Beef Po-Boy, Big Brown Burger (rated by Guy Fieri in 2010 as one of his top 5 burgers of all time), Super Foods Salad, Cheesecake Brownies, and Spiced Pecan Pie. You’ll find delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert to keep you well-fed all day long! 🙂 Although this book does not include any photos of the recipes, I believe you can be confident of the quality of all of the recipes, since Ouita Michel is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee and was a judge on the Top Chef series! Also, for those of us who enjoy reading cookbooks, there are stories and traditions about the recipes shared throughout the book.

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Chiles Rellenos Bake

Just a warning here…this Chiles Rellenos Bake is very addicting! Made in a square baking pan, you cut it into squares, and it makes such a great, cheesy appetizer or snack—or even a tasty brunch side dish! It’s really hard to stop eating!

The flavor of the chiles blended with the cheese is so good! Whatever the occasion or meal you make this for, I’m sure it will be a big hit! If you need more servings for a larger crowd, double the recipe and make it in a 9 x 13″ pan. If you happen to have leftovers, it reheats in the microwave well too!

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