Sunday, December 23, 2012


I told you I would be sharing some of the great recipes from our recent Dinner Club.  I haven't received many of the recipes yet, but I thought I would share two that I have.....Linda's Cheeseball and Lynna's Onion Sandwiches.



2 packages 8 oz. cream cheese
1 package dry Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing

Bring cream cheese to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and the package of Italian Salad Dressing.  Beat until smooth.

Form into a ball and chill.  

Roll in chopped pecans.
Serve with Wheat Thins or other crackers. 

Lynna's Onion Sandwich Appetizer

Lynna made these onion sandwiches for her appetizer.  The recipe is one of James Beard's recipes.  They were very popular when Beard's catering company introduced them on the New York social scene in 1938.



8   slices firm-textured white bread
8   tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1    large sweet onion, peeled and sliced into paper-thin slices
      Sea salt
2    tablespoons mayo
4    tablespoons of finely minced parsley


Using a small glass or an 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut out two small rounds for each sandwich from the slices of bread.

Spread each bread circle with butter.  Place a thin layer of sliced/chopped onions over the butter on half of the bread circles.  Lightly season the onions with salt.

Assemble the sandwiches with remaining bread slices, pressing lightly to make them adhere.

Spread some of the mayo around the outside rim of each sandwich round.  Roll the rim of each sandwich in the minced parsley to coat completely.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for a few hours.

Makes 16 sandwich rounds.

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