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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.


Ham Sandwiches with Blueberry Chutney

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's Elegant Sandwiches article.

I make this blueberry chutney and freeze it in small quantities. It's also wonderful served with brie as an appetizer.

Blueberry Chutney

3 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Cinnamon stick
Dash salt

Combine all ingredients, bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute and remove cinnamon stick. Cool, cover well and refrigerate. This makes a lot - you'll definitely have some left over. Just freeze in small quantities.

For each sandwich:

Thinly sliced honey smoked ham, or prosciutto
Whole grain bread
Butter lettuce

Assemble each sandwich just before serving.

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 is also the Home and Décor host for Bella Online. Make sure to visit her excellent site for design tips, articles, links, and recommendations relating to home décor.

Linda can be reached at dlarsen@rconnect.com.





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