Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year's Eve

One of our close friends purchased a house this year, and after a couple months of fixing it up, it was finally ready for its debut on New Year's Eve. The party was a pot luck of sorts, and I was volunteered by the hostess to bring the following items:

Black Bean Hummus
Asparagus Roll Ups
A Dessert of my choosing - I chose Cappuccino Cakes out of my new Chocolate cookbook.

You can view the hummus recipe in an earlier post here. Check out my next post for the Cappuccino Cakes.

Asparagus Roll Ups

A couple months ago, I was looking for a really simple appetizer recipe that I could whip up in a couple minutes to take to a bridal shower. The bridesmaids, me included, decided we could cut costs a little bit if we all made one appetizer and one dessert. Since it was for about 60 people, you might understand why I wanted something relatively easy. These roll ups fit the bill perfectly.


One can of Pillsbury breadsticks
24 asparagus stalks
ground black pepper
Parmesan cheese, shredded


Open the can of breadsticks and cut each in half (so you end up with 24 pieces of dough, instead of 12).

Snap the white part of the asparagus off of the stalks and twist a piece of dough around each of the 24.

Sprinkle with black pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375 F for about 12 minutes, or until breadsticks start to turn golden brown.


  1. What a great appetizer! I never thought of wrapping croissant dough around asparagus!

  2. Oh how interesting, I never made anything like this before. It seems pretty practical for party, especially if you have tons of guests.