Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

My first Tasty Tuesday entry is finally here! This was probably the fifth time in my life when I cooked something entirely by myself.  Amazingly, the fire department never had to be called! 

Despite my limited workspace and prehistoric knife set, I still was able to produce delicious results.  This is a true testament to how simple the recipes in this fabulous cookbook really are!

 The first appetizer I will be featuring is Artichoke Crescent Rollups.

I will admit, I was a little reluctant to cook this recipe because I'm not a big fan of artichokes or mushrooms.  However, to my delight, the combination of flavors is so delicious, I didn't even know I was eating vegetables.  Healthy and tasty, what a surprise! 

Since I was only cooking for myself, I did not halve the crescent rolls.  They weren't as delicate and dainty looking as the one's portrayed in the cookbook, but they were delicious none the less!

Jeanie's next featured appetizer is Chili Cheddar Pinwheels.

The greatest thing about this meal, in my opinion, is that you can modify it.  For example, I prefer milder flavors, so I added a minimal amount of hot sauce and left out the chili powder.  If spicy food is more to your liking, give your bottle of Texas Pete a few extra shakes. 

After allowing the crescent rolls to chill in the refrigerator for an hour, I popped the sliced pinwheels in the oven, and before long, they were ready to be served.  It is the prefect finger food for a cocktail party or small gathering of friends.

Both recipes are easy to follow and do not require a lot cook time.  The longest part of this experience was shopping for the ingredients. Before beginning my journey to culinary success, my kitchen was limited to salt, pepper, and on occasion, crackers and cheese.  Most of the ingredients are very common and can be found in any pantry.

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