This is a relatively easy menu. Four of the recipes can be made ahead and frozen, only two items are served warm, and all dishes are served on platters or bowls, not individually plated.
Pressing the crust into mini muffin cups is easy if you use the pestle from a mortar and pestle. Dip the end in flour before each use.
Gruyere cheese has a more delicate, nutty flavor than its cousin, Swiss cheese.
If you wish to freeze theses muffins, don't glaze them until after thawing.
For easy preparation, purchase jarred mango slices from the refrigerated part of your grocer's produce section.
These tangy muffins taste great with a slice of ham and a spoonful of citrus marmalade.
This showy slaw is packed with a variety of flavors and textures -- chewy dried fruit, crunchy nuts, creamy blue cheese, and crisp cabbage.
To have enough to serve 50 guests, make one 10-inch cake and forty-eight 4-inch cakes. Make the cake and icing recipes five times and the frosting recipe twice.