Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pinecone Deliciousness and Pretty Too

  All the packages are wrapped and my mess is cleaned up, even the sink and dishwasher are empty..
Now that's a mini miracle for sure:)

 My friend Jean made this for a party she had at her house.. It was so pretty and yummy I just have to share it.
 Just 3 ingredients and so easy to make . It doesnt get better than  that, does it.
I adore that plate she used too. I have a special place in my heart for anything with Birds.
Talk about a transformation- woooohooooo.. To get there, all you have to do is, have a block of creme cheese and 1 pack of sliced almonds..  Ya'll know how to toast almonds but if not , just google that and lots of folks give instructions.   She used a small piece of pine but a rosemary sprig would be great too.  Thats probably what I'll use since I have whats now a rosemary tree growing in a pot lol..
 Dont forget to set out a variety of crackers too..I'll be adding an olive plate along side mine. I love creme cheese and olives but in case folks dont, I plate them seperate and then folks can choose .
Allow the creme cheese to come to room temperature and then with a flat knife just start smoothing the edges till you get the pinecone shape..   Then starting at the edge bottom start adding your almonds. Once you get started you'll see this is super easy to do. then pop in your pine or rosemary top and viola~!
Everyone will oooooooooooo and ahhhhhhhhhhhh and think you are a culinary artist and if they dont-just stand up super straight, tilt your nose in the air and" TELL THEM you are", using your very best Martha Stewart voice.  rofl.. Yea, if it works for Maaaaaaaaaaaaaatha, it'll work for you and me.

I'm joining Susan @ Between naps on the Porch

I hope you'll go and visit Her and the folks who have posted their transformations.. I learn so much and have a great time viewing other people Blogs and I know they appreciate it, cause I sure love when folks visit me.
I  read every comment and sometimes I come back and read them a few more times.


  1. What a great idea, Sonny. Thanks for shating the directions, so pretty....Christine

  2. So cool. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and yours.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  3. How cute is that?! I love simple that doesn't look simple. If I ever have a get together at my house, I'll try to remember this.

  4. Oh Yum!! I'm going to make this to take to my granddaughter house for her Christmas..Thanks my dear friend..Hugs and love Gloria

  5. This is adorable and I am making it for our Christmas Eve get-together. They will all love it. And, I may have to run put on high heels, a dress and PEARLS when I serve it. :))
    xo bj

  6. It's so pretty and it looks great on that special plate too! Merry Christmas Week Sonny-enjoy:@)

  7. Hi Sonny! Boy that looks so good and easy, just what I like!
    Merry Christmas and thanks for all your sweet comments this year!

  8. Too cute! Dropping by from BNOTP. Happy holidays.


  9. That is very neat looking, Sonny! I love that plate, too! I do like cream cheese and this sounds easy enough for even me to do.

  10. Hi Sonny! Oh, this is a pretty appetizer and so easy! I'll have to try this.
    thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. I love that pinecone pretty! I try to get my Maaaaaaartha on,...sometimes!!
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Hi darling, this is just the most creative thing I've ever seen.. going to try it this w/k. I know the family is going to love it..the plate is gorgeous!! Your pictures are always wonderful, you must have a "great" camera... hugs ~lynne~

  13. Sonny, that is so festive and lovely. How wonderful to serve this to friends!

    Wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas.

    Barb ♥

  14. That sounds wonderful, thanks for the great idea! Hugs, cindy


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