Old-Fashioned Stuffed Celery

For an uncomplicated appetiser, fill celery with a mixture of cream cheese, mayonnaise, chopped olives and perhaps some minced hot peppers. ©M-Jeanne de Mesterton

Elegant Stuffed Celery

To freshly washed celery segments, add a mixture of cream cheese, mayonnaise, and chopped olives. Here, I have added some minced serrano peppers. ©Jeanne “M-J” de Mesterton 2012

1960s Christmas Party Canapés

Pineapple and Cream Cheese Dip on Ritz Crackers: the Ideal 196os Christmas Canapés

This elegant dip straight out of the 1960s has two ingredients: pineapple and cream cheese. Drain and chop the pineapple–I prefer the canned type without added sugar–and blend with sightly-softened cream cheese. The crackers you serve with this cream-cheese-pineapple dip ought to be the original, plain Ritz brand. Acceptable substitutes are Townhouse or Waverly crackers.

©M-J de Mesterton 2011