January 28, 2014

Apple Butter Flatbread with Caramelized Onions, Pancetta & Goat Cheese Plus a Musselmans Giveaway #AppleButterSpin


Both my husband and I enjoy heat in our food, I however think I enjoy sweet and spicy even more!  There is just something about getting a taste of sweetness followed up with a kick of spice that makes me swoon bite after bite, after bite! Yum!!

Here is a sweet, spicy, savory & delicious idea for your next gathering!  Musselman's sent me a jar of their Apple Butter as well as some fun recipe cards and asked me to either recreate one of their recipes or come up with a fun dish for game day.  Inspired by their pizza recipe I came up with this fun flatbread, which gave me the sweet and spicy flavors I crave!  It was delicious and in my opinion easy to make!

Have you ever had Musselman's Apple Butter?  It has such a nice flavor, you get a burst of slow roasted apples followed by a wonderful burst of spices!  It's great spread on toast, muffins and fruit, however you can do SO much more with it.  A friend once used in on her grilled chicken and it was to die for.  Another friend won a recipe contest with her Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp(Hmmm sweet and spicy...so I'm not alone here in my obsession!)

Check out Musselman's Pinterest Board for more recipe ideas to make your game day any day...delicious!

This flatbread is SO easy to make, it literally takes minutes to make, requires no resting time and cooks quickly.  I love coming up with fun ways to top it as well as various ways to add bits of flavor to the flatbread itself.

This dish can be made all at once or you can make the components of it, then reheat and assemble them later if you choose.  I love that the apple butter is used as the sauce for this and it required no work from me - sometimes you just have to love a good shortcut...especially when it's this tasty!


To celebrate gameday, Musselman's has partnered with Wilton Armetale who makes creative cookware that doubles as a servers.  Cook on it on your grill, oven or stove then take it right to your guests or dinner table! I think that is so cool - but what is not cool is...your food.  Wilton Armetale cookware also keeps your food hot longer...I love that!!    I also love that it is made right here in my home state of Pennsylvania, just a couple of ours from where I live. You have to check out their selection, the have silver finishes as well as pewter-like finishes on their pieces.  They have a serving tray designed for every state...what a wonderful & unique wedding gift that makes!  I am also in love with their Americana line, I have my eye on both a flag and the star tray...gorgeous! In addition to the Pizza Tray that I am giving away, they have everything else you can think of in their Grillware line.

One of my close friends has a number of serving pieces from Wilton Armetale, every time I see one of her pieces out, I tell her how cool it/they are. She has been collecting them for years.  Now that I have gotten more familiar with them and looked over their robust offerings and know they are local...I am beginning to collect them myself - This is my next piece...isn't it gorgeous?

I made my flatbread right on my Wilton Armetale Pizza Tray in my oven, then served it right off of it, gotta love having less dishes to do!!

If you enjoy flatbread, here are 2 of my favorites for you to also try - Potato & Caramelized Onion Flatbread and/or Spicy Chicken & Bacon Flatbread with Avocado Cream.

One of you will win this fun prize pack which included Musselman Apple Butter, a Wilton Armetale Pizza Grillware Tray and recipe cards to get you inspired. ARV $55.00 - Good Luck!


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Apple Butter Flatbread with Caramelized Onions, Pancetta & Goat Cheese

Flatbread
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus a little bit more of water if necessary
1/3 cup grapeseed oil or olive oil plus 1/2 TBS more for brushing
1 TBS Apple Butter (optional but it lends the bread a hint of sweetness)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Make a small well in the center, add the water, oil and apple butter to it and move the mixture around until a dough forms with a spoon or spatula. Then, gently knead the dough for a few minutes, form into a rustic shape with your hands and flatten a bit with a rolling pin (your call how thick or thin you like it - cracker like or pizza dough like).  Brush the top of the dough with a little grapeseed or olive oil bake it on a parchment lined baking sheet or directly on a greased pizza pan like the Wilton Armetale above for 15-20 minutes (the thicker you make it the longer you bake it).

You can also make 2 smaller flatbreads (which is what I did this time.  I made one for my lunch and the other I reheated once my husband was home for him to try.)

To make the Topping
2 TBS butter
1 large sweet onion, sliced thin
1 TBS balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup diced pancetta
3/4 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (red pepper)
4-6 oz of plain goat cheese, crumbled


Melt your butter in a large frying pan over medium heat then scatter your onion in, toss your onions around to coat them with the butter.  Allow the onions to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes, then give them a stir as well as a pinch of salt and pepper and allow them to sit for another 3-4 minutes.  Watch them to ensure they do not burn (you may lower the heat since stoves vary).  Add in the balsamic vinegar and give them another toss and lower the heat to med-low and continue cooking your onions until they are the texture you enjoy anywhere from 5-10 minutes more.  Once onions are finished, remove them from the pan and set them aside until assembling your flatbread.  In the same pan, saute your pancetta for 2-3 minutes or until it begins to crisp.  Remove it from the pan and set it aside until ready to assemble flatbread.  Meanwhile, stir your Cayenne pepper into your apple butter and set aside.
When ready to assemble flatbread, spread your apple butter mixture over-top the flatbread, scatter onions over, then pancetta, then goat cheese.  If you like things spicy, sprinkle just a bit of additional Cayenne pepper over the top and serve.


Enjoy & good luck!!


185 comments:

  1. My FAVORITE party appetizers are sliders.

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  2. I am excited to try the recipe, it sounds delicious.

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  3. i love the recipe! I'm gonna try it!

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  4. I love spinach and artichoke parmesan dip

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  5. Spinach and artichoke dip or my new Spicy Fish Taco minis because they are amazing.

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  6. BTW, that pizza looks AMAZING!

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  7. My favorite party appetizer is wings!

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  8. I love the flatbread recipe. I am a huge fan of flatbread and love the ingredients for the toppings!

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  9. I love the flatbread recipe- it's very unique.

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  10. The flatbread with apple butter with carmelized onions sound really delicious and creative.

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  11. My favorite appetizer is bruschetta - easy to make and delicious.

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  12. Anything with bacon or cheese. or onions...or bread...or cream.... I love food!

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  13. I think this recipe looks amazing. I love all those flavors together!

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  14. You can never keep me away from the hummus! Yea, it's a rare party appetizer, but it's usually gobbled up quick, which is why I try to bring it. :)

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  15. I think THAT looks amazing. Love goat cheese AND apple butter, never thought to put them together! which is why I love this blog :)

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  16. My favorite party appetizer is pretzel bites dipped in spicy mustard. Thanks!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  17. Using apple butter as the sauce for your flatbread is very clever. I've never been a fan of caramelized onions, but the pancetta and goat cheese combo sounds delish.

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  18. My favorite party appetizer has got to be chips & guac!

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  19. I already follow you on Twitter and G+ :)

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  20. this looks so good. I love apple butter too! very nice post! great photos.

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  21. I love stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer.

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  22. Love your use of apple butter --- looks delicious!

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  23. Wow! This is a fantastic prize pack! We're getting into making pizzas now so we'd love this! Plus, apple butter, YUM!

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  24. I'm definitely a spinach dip lover!

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  25. Your flatbread is making my mouth water!!! YUMMMM!

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  26. your flatbread recipe sounds yummy!

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  27. Fried Mac 'n cheese balls with buffalo dipping sauce.

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  28. Fried Mac 'n cheese balls with buffalo dipping sauce.

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  29. I'm going to try this flatbread over the weekend!

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  30. I am simple I guess because my favorite is cheese and crackers

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  31. I'm not sure I would like that flatbread recipe but it is unique

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  32. I can tell by reading the recipe (and the photo doesn't hurt either... : - ) that this is a dish that my Honey/Hubby will LOVE. He's given up most of his bad/junk food habits - but it's great when I can create healthy dishes of the kind that will replace and make him forget the old temptations.

    As for Game Day weakness we STILL can't resist: Spinach/Artichoke Dip (ME!) - Wings (baked are fine!) Quesadillas, Meatballs, Veggie and Antipasto platters - good Bread!

    Thanks!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. My favorite is potato skins. Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  34. Cheese and crackers are my favorite.
    Ross Olson
    rcolson@charter.net

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  35. The recipe looks good! Thanks!
    Ross Olson
    rcolson@charter.net

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  36. I like lots of things - Crab dip, Bruschetta, Shrimp cocktail, onion dip, pizza bites

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  37. I follow you in G+ as Diane Sallans

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  38. My favorite is buffalo chicken dip or homemade guacamole!

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  39. Sounds and looks delish! Makes my mouth water.

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  40. love cheese on crackers as well chip beef dip on crackers

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  41. jodi frasier/lasherJanuary 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    We like to have Taco Dip and Tortilla Chips. Thanks

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  42. For parties, I usually like to put out small nibbles like spiced nuts for guests to enjoy but not get too filled up on, so they'll be able to enjoy the meal.

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  43. I really like Hot wings and Pizza :) you can personalize them quite a bit and everybody loves them!

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  44. spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips!

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  45. I love guacamole, and my sister makes these little quiche things that are to die for.

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  46. The recipe sounds very interesting! I would love to try it.
    I already follow on twitter and google+. :)

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  47. I love spinach dip as an appetizer.

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  48. The flatbread recipe sounds delicious. I would love to try it.

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  49. the flatbread recipe looks delicious!

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  50. Anything with bacon. I had some wonderful bacon wrapped figs that were stuffed with goat cheese at a party earlier this month. They were devine.

    fmstill@gmail.com

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  51. My favourite is Sweet and Sour party meatballs made in a slow cooker! YUM!

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  52. My favorite appetizer is chips and dips

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  53. My favorite is Sausage Cheese Balls.

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  54. The Flatbread recipe looks so good!

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  55. My favorite party appetizer is stuffed mushrooms!

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  56. My favorite appetizer is bbq meatballs, any kind of meatballs really.

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  57. I like the recipe but its a little fancy for my bunch plus I wouldnt even know where to buy goat cheese.

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  58. If it isn't my house and I don't have top worry about the mess, you can't go wrong with buffalo wings.

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  59. buffalo chicken wings
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  60. Google plus follower-https://plus.google.com/106346770044414550533/posts

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  61. I love Jalapeno Rollups - thank you.

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  62. Follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama

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  63. Flatbread recipe looks just delish & I love how easy it is to make.

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  64. I like soft pretzels and cheese dip
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  65. I love dip of all kinds...made a delicious spinach one for this year's superbowl festivities.

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  66. My favorite is still cheese and crackers.

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  67. I've always been a chicken wing kinda girl. But I do love when there are fresh fruits and fruit dips along with it. So yummy

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  68. My favorite is Rotel cheese dip and chips.

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  69. The flatbread recipe sounds interesting ;-)

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  70. I like simple. Cheese and Crackers!

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  71. I think your flatbread recipe looks delicious, and you can invite me over any time. :-)

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  72. Fruit pizza is my favorite party appetizer

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  73. Flat bread recipe has clear simple instructions, something I think I could make without goofing up!

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  74. Chips and homemade queso is my favorite appetizer!

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  75. I like brie with preserves, wrapped in crescent dough.

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  76. bacon wrapped stuffed jalepeno peppers

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  77. The flatbread recipe sounds wonderful!

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  78. i love spinach dip with pumpernickel bread

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  79. I like spinach dip, fried cheese, or quesadillas.

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  80. The recipe looks easy, I might actually be able to pull it off!

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  81. My favorite appetizer is cocktail meatballs :)

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  82. I already follow @soufflebombay as @bbarnes60 :)

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  83. I already follow Souffle Bombay on Google + as Betsy Barnes :)

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  84. The flatbread recipe looks amazing! I would have never thought those ingredients would be combined to make something so beautiful. :)

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  85. My fav appetizer is jalapeno poppers

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  86. The flatbread looks delicious...like something I'd order at a restaurant.

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  87. chips and multiple dips -- hummus, salsa, queso, and guac

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  88. somebody else's idea of spinach and artichoke dip is a good thought. i also love quiche.

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  89. My favorite is Veggie Pizza...it is actually made with cream cheese & it is served cold!

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  90. I think the Flatbread recipe sounds wonderful! I am gonna give it a try because it sounds like my family will love it!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  91. The Flatbread recipe sounds very good but I would leave out the onions. I plan to try the recipe.

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  92. i like breadsticks and nacho cheese :)

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  93. seven layer dip and tortilla chips :)

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  94. recipe sounds very easy... a huge plus!

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  95. I would leave out the panchetta but omg the rest sounds fabulous!

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  96. It looks like a pretty easy recipe and I also like the fact that it would be both sweet and savory.

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  97. We like spinach balls and buffalo wings.

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  98. The flatbread looks so delicious and filling.

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  99. My mommy's homemade Chili Wienies.

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  100. we love the pigs in a blanket snacks

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  101. the flat bread recpe sounds really good

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  102. Spinach artichoke dip

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  103. My favorite appetizer is Spinach dip with Hawaiian bread

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  104. I think the flatbread recipe sounds amazing, and would definitely like to try it

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  105. a lot of my friends and family make FANTASTIC dips, so I'm going to have to say dips for sure!

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  106. I would say mozzarella sticks!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  107. I follow you on google + https://plus.google.com/+MyaMurphy/posts myamurphy@mail.com

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  108. The flatbread recipe, to me, seems beyond heaven and a must-try!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  109. I love almost any kind of dip. I really love a poppers dip and chips.

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  110. I love sliced medium rare beef tenderloin as an appetizer!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  111. The flatbread recipe looks beautiful and I bet it tastes delicious.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  112. I love teriyaki chicken skewers! And I also love dips, especially hot artichoke dip!

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  113. I think the flatbread recipe looks delicious, and it's something guests would think was very original. And it looks pretty easy to do!

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  114. I love your flat bread, and going to try it this weekend

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  115. Tomato and mozzarela quesadillas

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  116. There is a baked pita bread pizza with caramelized red onions, olive oil, and goat cheese that I love.

    Holly Storm-Burge

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  117. I love flatbreads, but have never made one. This looks yummy!

    I already follow you on G+. Thanks!

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  118. My FAVORITE party appetizer are sausage balls.

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  119. The flatbread recipe looks absolutely scrumptious.

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  120. One of our favorites are Jalapeno Poppers.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  121. I know cooking well enough to know intuitively your flatbread recipe is a winner! I would also like to sink my teeth (and taste buds) into your friend's Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp...

    Flatbread is a great "staple" that we always have on hand - almost everything is good on top of it (leftovers too.) We love it with smoked salmon, cream cheese, onions, cucumbers, capers and fresh dill on top! Fit for a king!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. This recipe looks delicious! I can even see having it as a small dinner alongside a nice pork chop.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  123. My favorite is a Blooming Onion

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  124. I love stuffed mushrooms
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  125. I looks delicious as an appetizer or as a main entree, yummy

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  126. My favorite is ham roll ups with a pickle inside.

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  127. My favorite is stuffed mushrooms with Italian breadcrumbs and crab! My mother has been making them for years and it's something everyone looks forward to for every holiday and party we have.

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  128. I love this! The flavors blend together well, great idea! I will be making my own this weekend! Yum!

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  129. My fave is macaroni and cheese balls.

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  130. I like sweet and sour chicken wings.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  131. The flatbread recipe sounds very good to me.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  132. Hmmm....I will go with sliders....either cheeseburger or bbq pork.

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  133. The flatbread recipe looks yummy. I like the combination of flavors....very imaginative.

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  134. Crab-stuffed mushrooms. Crudite w/ artichoke dip.

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  135. I follow you on Google+. You're in my Foodies Circle.

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  136. I like the combination of flavors of the flatbread--a bit of sweetness from the apple butter, saltiness of pancetta, heat of cayenne, and tang of onions.

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  137. The flatbread recipe looks so simple and delicious!!

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  138. Fave appetizer is chicken wings of course you can never go wrong with those

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  139. we love flatbreads so much we are going to make this tomorrow night sounds delish!!
    thanks

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  140. nachos!

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  141. My favorite party appetizer is this spicy chili cheese dip my husband makes.

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  142. My favorite appetizer is probably spinach feta triangles.

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