The clock is ticking, time is short, and Christmas is just a few days away.And yet there is shopping to be done. I believe that any one who loves to cook would be thrilled to have Michelle Stone's "Merry Christmas from Kentucky," a cookbook with recipes for the season. An attractive hardback book with a red cover and green accents, the book is filled with recipes for appetizers and beverages, breads, breakfast and brunch, soups and salads, side dishes, entrees, desserts, candies and cookies and gift-giving ideas. Not counting the index, the book contains 156 recipes.
For a different appetizer, try sausage and broccoli party squares. Unroll one eight-ounce package of refrigerated crescent rolls and put onto the bottom of a nine by nine-inch baking pan, overlapping and pressing to fit; set aside.
Combine 2/3 cup finely chopped, fully cooked smoked turkey sausage and two teaspoons brown mustard in a bowl and spoon evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup finely chopped broccoli, 1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper, 1/4 cup hopped onion ad 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minute or until golden. Cool and cut into 25 squares. Delicious!