French Cheese Puffs (Gougères)

French Laundry Gougeres

Gougères are classic French cheese puffs made from pâte à choux. Think cream puffs. Only savory with cheese in the batter. Light and eggy with rounded, crackly tops and hollow centers that are perfect for filling.

These are stuffed with cream cheese, tomato and fresh thyme. Insanely and crazily delicious. Two-bites per puff will leave you wanting more…. 

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Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Cocktail Meatballs

Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own.

Spicy, little cocktail meatballs seasoned with PHILADELPHIA’s new spicy jalapeño cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and spices like chile powder and oregano with a homemade ranch dressing on the side for dipping. Inspired by jalapeño poppers.

PHILADELPHIA is bringing the heat to the cream cheese case with the launch of their newest cream cheese spread Spicy Jalapeño. The new spicy jalapeño spread packs a punch of heat with real, diced jalapeños in every delicious bite…. 

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Bacon and Brie Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded sweet potato skins with brie, bacon, sour cream and chives makes for a tempting and unforgettable appetizer, snack or side dish.

I’ll remember this winter as one where I fell fast and hard for sweet potatoes and discovered how good they are paired with brie.

I’ve been cutting them into wedges and oven-frying them, twice baking them, mash potato-ing them and making potato skins. All the while melting lots of brie over top…. 

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