Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip
Submitted by: MM
1/4 cup Cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
3/4 cup (about 4 ounces) crabmeat (well drained if canned)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons chopped drained marinated artichokes from jar
2 tablespoons sliced green onion
2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons diced celery
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®) optional
Mix all ingredients together and serve with toasted baguette slices or other thin and crispy crackers.
Note from MM: I like to take the baguettes, slice and butter and broil until toasty. Yum Yum ;o))

Glacéed Nuts
Submitted by: Barbiel
2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup each almonds, pecan halves and cashews
Combine sugar, cream of tartar, and water in a small heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Wipe crystals from sides of pan. Boil, without stirring, to 240°F on a candy thermometer, or until syrup forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water. Add nuts and continue to boil to 300°F, the hard-crack stage, when a small amount tested in cold water forms a brittle thread. Pour into a large sieve; drain. Turn onto a buttered cookie sheet and separate the nuts quickly with two forks. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Mud Pie
Submitted by: Barbiel
18 Chocolate sanwich cookies, finely crushed
3 table spoons butter or stick margarine, melted
1 quart (2 pints) cofee, choclate or other flavor ice cream, slightly softened
1 cup of hot fudge topping
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted not required but if wanted.
sweetened whipped cream
Mix crushed cookies and butter until well blended, press on bottom and up side of pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches.. Refrigerate for 30 minútes. Carefully spread ice cream evenly in crush freeze about 1 hour or until firm enough to spread with topping. Spread hot fudge topping over top of pie. Sprinkle with almonds. Freeze for 2 hours or until firm remove freezer about 10 minutes before serving to soften. Top with whipped cream store wrapped in freezer.

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