SOURCE: Family Features

December 10, 2007 10:07 ET

Gather Round This Holiday Recipe

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - (Family Features) -- It's time to celebrate the season best shared with family and friends. Delicious recipes, which are surprisingly easy to make, will impress guests without keeping you tied to the kitchen. Add B. Smith's stylish entertaining ideas to the mix -- then simply sit back and wait for the doorbell to ring!

"Entertaining shortcuts are a must, especially during the bustling holiday season," said B. Smith, national style expert, who also is a restaurant owner, cookbook author and radio host. "I'm a fan of quick scratch recipes that start with convenience products. All the makings for a memorable season are within reach with some planning, a little prep and a lot of fun!"

This delightful appetizer recipe is popular with B. Smith's guests when she entertains at home.

Deviled Crab and Cheese Biscuit Cups
Serves 16
   3/4   cup whipped cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container)
   1     tablespoon fresh lemon juice
   1     teaspoon red pepper sauce
   1/4   cup finely shredded mild Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
   2     tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)
   1     teaspoon paprika
   1/2   cup garlic and herb bread crumbs
   3     cans (6 oz each) white crabmeat, well drained
   1     cup chopped celery
   1     can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers refrigerated
         buttermilk biscuits
   2     tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

- Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 16 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.

- In small bowl, mix cream cheese, lemon juice, pepper sauce, Cheddar cheese, green onions, paprika, bread crumbs, crabmeat and celery until well blended.

- Separate dough into 8 biscuits; then peel in half to make 16 biscuits. Press or roll each into 5-inch round. Place 1 biscuit round in each muffin cup; firmly press in bottom and up side, forming 1/4-inch rim over edge of cup. Place 2 tablespoons crab mixture in bottoms of muffin cups.

- Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until filling is set and edges of biscuits are golden brown. Sprinkle each with chopped parsley; lightly press into filling. Remove biscuit cups from pan; serve immediately.

Consumers: For more great recipes from Pillsbury, visit www.Pillsbury.com. For other delicious recipes from other top food companies, visit www.Culinary.net.

Editors: This food feature has four additional recipes. To get the complete feature with hi-res photos, please visit our Web site or contact Wendy MacDonald by e-mail at wmacdonald@familyfeatures.com or by telephone at 1-888-824-3337 ext. 235.

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