Posts Tagged ‘entertaining’

Mmm Bacon…

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Like most people, we love bacon! We especially love when bacon is paired with something sweet. There is nothing like combination of sweet and salty. One of our favorite ways to combine sweet and salty is with bacon wrapped cheese stuffed dates. The combination of the salty bacon with the sweet dates and creamy cheese is absolutely delicious. This recipe is great to share with friends and family during the upcoming holidays! There are only 3 ingredients to the recipe making it great for a last minute appetizer. We recommend using our goat cheese but our blue cheese would be equally as delicious!


1 pound dates

4 oz goat cheese

1 pound bacon



Preheat oven to 350. Prep the dates by slicing each date down the middle and removing the pit. To prep the bacon you’ll want to take the slices and cut them in half. Next, take the pitted dates and stuff with the goat cheese. Then wrap the date in the bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Place finished dates seam side up on a baking sheet. Then place in oven for 10 minutes. Take them out and using the toothpicks, turn them to the other side. Continue baking for another 7-8 minutes or until your desired crispness.

The dates can be prepared 1 day in advance and then baked day of serving.

If you are looking for some sort of sauce or dressing, we recommend balsamic vinegar and olive oil drizzle lightly on top.

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Brie Tuna Wantons

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Here’s Jane’s delicious-looking recipe for brie tuna wantons – perfect for parties!
Check out more of Jane’s recipes at her blog Little Corner of Mine!


This recipe came about when I decided to create a recipe for brie. Usually brie is best to serve it with crackers or even toasted English muffin or bagel but I wanted to think outside of the box. I wanted it a be a healthier combination and also delicious. So, I created this appetizer or finger food for party or any occasion.

My idea came from cheese wanton but totally different in a sense that I used canned tuna and a slice of brie and some seasoning. I wrapped it differently too. After I done deep-frying, it was the taste test time. I gathered my girls and asked them to try it. We all loved it and Edda thought it was pork as a filling, LOL! It’s slightly sweet and savory at the same time and brie and tuna came out well together. It’s hard to believe I was actually eating a tuna wanton.

I was at a friend’s house during a Chinese New Year Party and she was serving some crackers with Brie as an appetizer. That was the first time I had brie because I don’t normally had cheese in my house or tried any sort of cheeses out there in the market. My hubby and I were blown away at how creamy and delicious it was but when asked, the host forgot which brand of brie she bought. I tried one brand in the market and it was not it and tasted horrible. Then, I think I finally found it, it was this Ile De France Le Brie that she was serving at that time. This cheese was mild and creamy and totally yummy. This brand is awesome!

Party Profile: Super Sunday Recap

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Cheese lover (and recent free cheese recipient!) Dustin McCall served several trays featuring Ile de France cheeses at his Super Bowl party:


“The pictures show hors d’oeuvres I made with your Le petit Pain grille. I topped it with a Greek olive tapenade and a sprinkle of your herbed goat cheese. The flavors were wonderful together.


I also served brie wedges with fresh gingercrisp apples, and as a play on traditional football food I made a Spicy Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Blue Brie. No one had ever tried your blue brie before, and it was a fantastic success,” he said.


Are you interested in having your party profiled on the Cheese Lover’s Blog? If so, e-mail with your party details!