Enter the Duluth News Tribune recipe contest

Do you have an appetizer that people rave about? How about a dessert that’s so good everyone wants the recipe? Enter those appetizer and dessert recipes in our latest recipe contest: Starters & Finishers.

You can submit recipes online, or e-mail them to cookbook@duluthnews.com. You also can mail them along with your name, address and phone number to DNT Recipes, 424 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802.

Enter as many recipes as you’d like.

The top 10 recipes will be chosen for a tasting event to be held Oct. 4. Prizes to be awarded include a $500 gift certificate to Food Service Marketplace, $300 gift certificate from the Blue Heron Trading Co., $150 gift certificate from Dunbar’s Supply Inc., a small kitchen appliance prize from Johnson Mertz and a Weber grill from the News Tribune.

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  1. 1/3 cup water
    1/3 cup butter
    1/2 cup flour
    2 eggs

    Filling:
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp curry powder
    1 1/2 cups cooked chicken
    1/3 cup slivered almonds
    1 green onion, chopped

    In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and a dash of salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.

    Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake 425F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside.

    In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, salt, curry powder and pepper until smooth. Add chicken, almonds and onion. Spoon into puffs; replace tops.

    Yield: 2 dozen

    These savory bites have such a nice mixture of lightness and crunch. I’ve served them at cocktail parties and they were a big hit.

    Footnote: I filled the puffs with nutella for an easy dessert at the lake this summer!

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