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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.

Orange Muffins With Smoked Turkey

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's An Appetizer Party article.

It's really easy to vary this recipe - and it's not really a recipe, more a serving suggestion. The orange with turkey is my personal favorite. I look for miniature muffins at my bakery. They can be made to order, if you plan ahead. Try orange flavor, blueberry, plain vanilla, or other fruits like raisin or cherry. Or you can make your own mini muffins ahead of time using a quick bread or muffin mix and those mini muffin cups. So. You have your muffins. Now slice them in half and make tiny sandwiches using chutney, smoked turkey, different types of cheeses, and other jams. Offer an assortment of muffins, meats, cheeses and toppings and let your guests assemble their own! These wonderful little bites always disappear quickly.

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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