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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Roast Beef Sandwiches with Roasted Garlic Spread

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's Elegant Sandwiches article.

1 head (yes, a whole head) of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 ounces softened cream cheese

Cut off the very top of garlic head, place on foil square and drizzle with oil. Wrap up, place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees 45-60 minutes or until very soft and light brown. Let cool. Remove garlic pulp from papery skins by turning inside out and squeezing. Blend the softened cream cheese with the garlic. Refrigerate. Makes enough for 8 sandwiches.

For each sandwich:

Crusty French bread, sliced
Cooked sliced roast beef
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh sliced tomatoes

Assemble sandwiches just before serving.

Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.

Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.

Linda is also the Home and Décor host for Bella Online. Make sure to visit her excellent site for design tips, articles, links, and recommendations relating to home décor.

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