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Recipe of the Week

Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Fresh Fruit In Watermelon Basket

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's Last Minute Fourth of July Bash Menu

Use the most wonderful fresh fruit you can find. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, use your own produce for the best flavor. And farmers markets are brimming with great fruits this time of year.

Slice a watermelon lengthwise and carefully hollow it out, saving the flesh to use in the salad. You can cut the edges of the melon in a zigzag or star pattern for an extra-special look. Place the fruit in the melon, wrap well and chill.

Serves 12

Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.

Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.

Linda can be reached at dlarsen@rconnect.com.





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