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Burrata Cheese

“We see the beauty within and cannot say no” ~ Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Burrata cheese has a beautiful essence about it.  It is a fresh Italian cheese made from water buffalo and/or cows milk mozzarella and has a center filled with a rich and silky cream.  It is also my latest culinary obsession.  It’s common knowledge among my family and friends that I love cheese, all types of cheese but Burrata has a metamorphic quality that I find very provocative.  I cannot say no.

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Game Day Recipes: Roasted Jalapeno Peppers

Those interested in effortless game day snack ideas will love these roasted jalapeno peppers.  This appetizer has been a perpetual crowd-pleaser at our parties. The melodious combination of the heat from the jalapeno peppers & smoked chorizo, along with the spicy blend of cheeses, makes this recipe a superb addition to your menu for Super Bowl Sunday and fiestas beyond.  They can easily be assembled the morning of the gathering and popped in the oven when your guests arrive. If you prefer the make ahead method simply cover and refigerate until it’s time to roast them. Serving while the cheese is still hot and bubbly is your best bet.

Ingredients

12 large jalapeno peppers, sliced in half lenghwise and seeded

4 ounces of cream cheese, softened

1 cup of shredded pepper jack or other Mexican cheese blend

2 ounces of crumbled feta cheese

1/2 lb of bulk smoked chorizo sausage, cooked and cooled

4 ounce can of chopped green chilies, drained

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Place sliced jalapeno peppers open side up on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Mix the cheeses, cooked chorizo sausage and green chilies in bowl until well combined.

Spoon the cheese & sausage mixture into the peppers.

Roast for 15-17 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is golden & bubbly.

Serve immediately and preferably with an ice cold cerveza!

Yield: 24

Pizazz: exuding charisma and magnetism.  Something catchy and immediate.  This appetizer has it!