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blue cheese fondue

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped thymE leaves
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 pund Cambozla blue cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

In a small pan over medium low heat, cook the butter, thyme, and garlic until the garlic is soft (about 2 minutes). Be careful not t let the garlic brown. Add the cream and raise the heat to medium. Bring the cream to a simmer. Cook until the cream is reduced by 1/3. Lower the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the pepper and pour into a fndue pot set over low heat.

Serve with pre-cooked flank steak.


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½ cup may

¼ cup mango Chutney

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 cups diced skinless cooked chicken

6 tablespoons chopped walnuts

5 tablespoons fresh cilantro

¼ cup finely chopped celery

¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper


24      3 1/2 inch long pieces hearts of romaine lettuce


Whisk mayo, chutney and lime juice in a large bowl.  Mix in chicken, walnuts,2 tablespoons cilantro, and all the celery, and red bell pepper.  Cover and refrigerate (can be made in advance)


Place lettuce leaves on platter, spoon 1 heaping tablespoonful of chicken salad in the center of each leaf.  Sprinkle remaining  3 tablespoons of  cilantro over and serve. 


This is a nice low carb food, also great for girly parties (baby showers, bridal showers or game night with the girls).

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