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Champagne Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe

appetizers, snacksSheri SpalloneComment
Champagne Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe

Champagne Asparagus Roll-Ups Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

We love it when friends from across the country send us recipes using our gourmet products.  This quick and easy asparagus recipe comes to us from Sharon Brookover, in Chester Springs, PA, and it features our award-winning Champagne Mustard.  This appetizer comes together in minutes and can be made early in the day and baked at the last minute. 

Grace your Spring brunches or gatherings with these tasty, buttery, asparagus, ham and cheese roll-ups. Make sure to grab a plate for yourself, because these delicious morsels will disappear in minutes!

Try this recipe with all three of our mustards and comment below on your favorite combination!

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  • 6 asparagus spears, blanched in boiling water for 3 minutes

  • 6 slices soft white bread

  • 6 Teaspoons (tsp) softened butter ( 1 tsp. per slice of bread)

  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) softened butter

  • 6 slices ham, thinly sliced, cut in half

  • 6 slices Swiss cheese, cut in half

  • 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) Cherchies® Champagne Mustard (using 1 teaspoon (tsp) per slice of bread).  (or, try this recipe with our Hot Banana Pepper Mustard or Cranberry Mustard)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  

In a medium skillet, add enough water to cover the asparagus.  Blanch asparagus for 2-3 minutes in boiling water, drain, cool, and set aside.

Remove crust from bread with a sharp serrated knife and roll out until very flat and thin.

Spread each slice of bread with 1 teaspoon (tsp) butter and 1 teaspoon (tsp) of Cherchies® Champagne Mustard. 

Cut each slice in half. Place a thin slice of ham on six slices of bread and six slices of Swiss cheese for the other six slices of bread.

**Note, the original recipe called for this method. I personally prefer to add both the ham and cheese. (Unless, your guests are vegetarians or have a dairy intolerance, then consider doing it this way).

Cut the cooled asparagus in half.  Top the ham or cheese slices with one half of each asparagus.

Roll up and brush with melted butter.  Place seam side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.  

Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Can either serve whole or cut roll-ups in half to serve a crowd.  




Shrimp Ceviche Shooter Recipe

appetizers, lunchSheri SpalloneComment
Shrimp Ceviche Shooter Recipe

Shrimp Ceviche Shooter Recipe

I am obsessed with small plates or aka Tapas!  My hubby and I love to have friends over for an appetizer evening to nosh and talk.  I had these cute shot glasses I had purchased a while ago and I took these shooters to a party last weekend.  Guess what? They were a huge hit!  Our Cherchies®Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning added that nice zing to the ceviche.  

For this recipe, I used frozen shrimp because I was short of time and had it on hand.  The idea of ceviche, with all the citrus, is to "cook" the raw shrimp, so feel free to substitute raw shrimp.  (I used shot glasses. If you'd prefer to put in martini glasses as an elegant appetizer, then roughly chop all the ingredients).


  • 1 lb. frozen shrimp, defrosted and chopped (reserve whole shrimp to garnish as many glasses as have)

  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • Juice of two limes

  • Juice of two lemons

  • Juice of half an orange

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning (more to taste)

  • 1 bunch of Cilantro, chopped (amount according to taste)

  • A splash of Chardonnay wine (optional)

  • Several drops of Sriracha hot sauce according to taste


In a medium bowl, combine the sriracha, Cherchies®Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning, the juice of the orange, the limes, the lemons, and the Chardonnay (optional).  Add remaining chopped ingredients (I add the whole shrimp pieces I'm going to use as a garnish) to the marinade.  Mix everything together. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Assemble shot glasses.  To prevent them from sliding for transport, I used what I had on hand...Crayola's model magic, and I rolled a tiny amount into a ball and placed under each shot glass.  When I arrived at the party, I removed the clay.

Fill each glass with a generous amount of the ceviche and garnish with a whole piece of shrimp!  Ole!


Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

entrees, appetizers, glaze marinade & sauceSheri SpalloneComment
Sweet & Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Difficulty:  Easy

There is something so darn comforting and fun about meatballs.  These quaint little globes are simple to make; the flavor combinations are unlimited, they can be served with your favorite sauce over noodles or rice, or piled into sandwiches, or served as tasty appetizers with toothpicks.  Quite the versatile little ball!  So let's talk meatballs friends, in particular, Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatball Recipe.  Are you ready to get rolling?

Why order takeout when you can eat in with a meal that is quick, easy, and just as flavorful as the take-out version, but a fraction of the cost?   I usually make these meatballs as an appetizer to share with guests and serve with toothpicks, but I recently served them to my family over rice for a quick and easy meal, and as suspected, dinner was a hit!  Everyone loves meatballs, and this recipe with sriracha, ginger, Cherchies Garlic Seasoning, and Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, is so flavorful, your family will ask for seconds.  

So, get the "ball rolling," grab some Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, spices, and make these delicious sweet and spicy meatballs today!  For a complete meal, serve this dish with our Cranberry Spinach Salad and our Best Darn Garlic Bread to sop up the sauce. 

Let us know your thoughts on this recipe and thank you for visiting our blog!


  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey, chicken, or pork

  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon (tsp) tsp black pepper

  • 4 green onions chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce

  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) freshly grated ginger

  • Cooked Rice (optional- to serve over)

For Sweet and Spicy Glaze

  • drippings from meatballs

  • 1 jar Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) sesame oil

  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) chopped green onions- green part (scallions) only (optional for garnish)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the meatball ingredients and mix with your hands to combine.   Do not over mix the meat.  Use a 1 1/2" ice cream scoop to measure out perfectly-sized meatballs and place on the greased baking sheet.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until meatballs are golden brown.

While the meatballs are cooking, add the sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan.  Whisk to combine.  Turn the stove on low and cook the ingredients, whisking occasionally, until smooth.  Turn off heat.  With a slotted spoon, remove meatballs from baking pan and transfer to a large skillet.  Add the pan drippings from the meatballs, and the sauce to the skillet.  Turn the skillet on low and cook for a couple of minutes, or until heated through.

Serve the meatballs over cooked rice for a meal, or use with toothpicks as an appetizer.  Garnish with chopped scallions.


Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe


Cheesy Corn Dog Bites Recipe

appetizers, parties, snacksSheri SpalloneComment
Cheesy Corn Dog Bites Recipe

Cheesy Corn Dog Bites Recipe

Cook Time:  12 minutes

Difficulty:  Easy

Makes 32 appetizers

Do you like football?  Our home is crazily obsessed with football, and considering our favorite NFL team is in the playoffs, life is good here in Pennsylvania... unless you are a Pittsburgh fan. Game Day is all about the snacks and finger foods, so let's talk about Game Day Food.  Do you have a favorite go-to recipe? 

Cheesy Corn Dog Bites are one of our family's most requested Game Day recipes.  Although we try to eat fairly healthy, hot dogs seem to sneak into the Game Day plans on occasion.  Everything in moderation, right?  These savory wieners, enveloped in a super moist, cheesy, corn muffin and tinged with Champagne Mustard, will score a touchdown with your gang; but, grab a few for yourself because they will disappear right before your eyes.  They are "doggone" good!



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Add the cornbread mix to a medium mixing bowl.  Add the egg, brown sugar, milk, and grated cheddar cheese to the bowl, and mix all ingredients thoroughly.  

In a small bowl, add the Cherchies Champagne Mustard or Cherchies Hot Banana Pepper Mustard (spicier).  Add the wiener halves to the mustard, mixing to coat. 

Lightly spray the mini muffin tins with cooking spray.  Spoon mixture into the mini muffin tins, filling them 3/4 full.  Place one half of the coated dog in the center of each muffin tin.  Cook for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Turn on the game, and serve these corn dog bites with Champagne Mustard or ketchup!  For more Game Day recipes, check out this link on our blog!

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Cheesy Corn Dog Bites Recipe

Cheesy Corn Dog Bites Recipe