Thursday, April 24, 2014

Springerville Heritage Center for Historical League tour

Bonnie Newhoff, Zona Lorig and Mary Parker ready to learn the history
Springerville Heritage Center has much to offer visitors and historians.

 Our 3 day Historical League tour made it's first stop at this facility on Main Street. We were delighted to learn the history of the area, thanks to the introductory movie, the many exhibits and Administrative Assistant Cindy Johnson.
Mary Garbaciak learns about the Udall family

Cindy Johnson guides us through the museum.

Brandied Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Crostini

Ever the creative hostess, Georgia Desmarais served these appetizers at a recent dinner. They were delicious served warm and toasty!

Brandied Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Crostini
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brandy
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
16 baquette slices
1 ripe pear, thinly sliced

Bring cheese and butter to room temperature (30 minutes). Mash with a fork until smooth.
Stir brand and walnuts into cheese mixture.
Place baguette slices on cookie sheet. Toast one side under the broiler. Turn and place slice of pear on untoasted side. Top pear with teaspoon of cheese mixture.
Broil 4-5 " from heat for about 2 minutes, or until cheese melts and is bubbly.
Serves 8.

Thanks to Best of Bridge, Calgary, Alberta for the recipe. If you like the fruit, Tastes & Treasures has several recipes using Pears.