Recipes for Holiday Party Appetizers

We had the pleasure of hosting a party this week for a group from Northern Minnesota who came to Duluth on a bus to tour our Inn, have dinner and attend the Manheim Steamroller concert.

We served Firelight Inn Sugar Cookies, Spiced Cranberry Chutney on water crackers, Avocado Crostinis with Kiwi Salsa with bacon. Those recipes are on our website. The group also enjoyed a Christmas cream cheese tortilla appetizer and stuffed mushrooms and those receipes follow.

Christmas Cream Cheese Tortilla Appetizer

1 package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 spinach-flavor flour tortillas
Mix all ingredients except tortillas. Divide mixture among tortillas spreading to edges of tortillas. Roll up tightly. You can press each torilla roll into a triangle (to look like a Christmas tree) or keep round (to look like a Christmas wreath). Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours. To serve, cut the rolls into slices. Enjoy!
The recipe for stuffed mushrooms is Jim’s recipe. He made these for me when we were dating and I had never enjoyed mushrooms before that time. Now we make these alot for appetizers and snacks and they are delicious!
Jim’s Stuffed Mushrooms
Wash and break the stem out of the mushroom cap being careful not to break the cap. Dry the mushroom cap upside down on a paper towel. Chop pepperoni slices into small pieces and stuff each mushroom 3/4 full. Stuff the remaining portion with shredded cheddar cheese. Broil mushrooms for approximately 4 minutes, watching them closely so they don’t burn. Yummy!
There’s still time to give a Firelight experience for the holiday season.¬†They can be purchased in any amount and never expire! Order securely online or give us a call! Merry Christmas!
Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
Celebrating 100 years of history in 2010