3 Great Recipes

Happy New Year to all!
Here are 3 great recipes to help you bring in the new year!

3 Great Recipes
3 Great Recipes

Chutney Cheese Pâté

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Chutney Cheese Pâté


  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 ½ tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 ¼ tsp curry powder
  • 1 cup chutney
  • 1 to 2 green onions with tops, finely chopped
  • red pepper strips


Combine softened cream cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, dry sherry, and curry powder; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended. Shape mixture into a 10 inch circle on a 12 inch round serving dish; cover and chill until firm. Spread chutney over cheese mixture; sprinkle with green onion, and garnish with red pepper strips. Serve with assorted crackers.

Yield: about 5 cups

Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes


  • ½ cup cooked crabmeat
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green onions
  • ½ tsp dried whole tarragon
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • salt
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • fresh parsley sprigs


  1. Drain crabmeat well by pressing between paper towels; flake crabmeat with a fork. Combine crabmeat and next 7 ingredients; stir well. Cover and chill.
  2. Wash tomatoes thoroughly. Cut a thin slice from top of each tomato; carefully scoop out pulp, reserving pulp for other uses. Sprinkle shells lightly with salt, and invert onto a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Chill until needed.
  3. Drain crab mixture well. Beat cream cheese and milk until fluffy; stir in crab mixture and chopped parsley. Spoon mixture into tomato shells. Garnish with parsley.

Yield: 2 dozen

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Cookies
Chocolate Caramel Cookies


  • 1 package devil’s food cake mix
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 38 Rolo candies
  • chopped hazelnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg and oil. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Press a candy into each; reshape balls. Dip tops in hazelnuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Yield: 3 dozen

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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