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Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter

This is not only pretty but also delicious! I made this for a Christmas Day late afternoon repast. I think I will also make for a New Years get together we are attending.

Slice French bread at an angle and brush with olive oil. Toast both sides under broiler. Arrange on tray and add: pepperoni or whatever meat you prefer, marinated mushrooms, sundried tomatoes in oil, marinated artichoke hearts, olives: Castelvetrano olives (nice unique teal color, has firm texture with a buttery flavor), kalamata olives (soft texture and salty with strong flavor), Sundried tomato stuffed olives (nice combination of flavors: salty, sweet), and marinated mozzarella balls.

I also made a cheese platter and was going to post but the photos didn’t come out. So, here are the details!
Three Cheeses –
Triple Cream Brie: soft cheese with a milder Brie flavor. I absolutely love this cheese and it’s a great addition to a cheese plate. I used the Wegmans brand triple cream.
Blue Cheese: Soft and very strong cheese. You either love it or you hate it. I used the Buttermilk Blue brand
Parmesan: Nice firm cheese that goes great with everything! I used the Belgioioso brand.

What makes cheese platters so entertaining is all the great bits you can serve with it. We used grapes, candied pecans, and cranberry orange bread. You can also add anything from the antipasto trey or I’ve also had jellies and dried fruits to accompany.

Blue Cheese Walnut Spread


Blue Cheese Walnut Spread

This is not for the faint of heart as it is full of strong flavored ingredients. I happen to love it and most of our friends who have tried it absolutely love it.

1 cup Walnuts, chopped
1 6oz tub of crumbled Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola
1 small Red Onion, diced fine
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 T Balsamic Vinegar
3 handfuls of Cilantro, chopped


Fold all the ingredients together. I serve it with apple or pear slices, and crackers. We’ve also tried it on top of steak filets. Thanks to my sweet friend, Betsy, for this one! Enjoy!