Recipe: Holiday Cheese Truffles

Here’s a great appetizer to try for your upcoming holiday gatherings. They are easy to make and festive.

Holiday Cheese Truffles

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/4 cup  chopped green onions
1-2/3 cups PLANTERS Chopped Pecans

BEAT cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic powder and ground red pepper until well blended. Divide in half. Add roasted red peppers to one half and green onions to the other half; mix each half until well blended. Cover.

REFRIGERATE several hours or until chilled.

SHAPE each cheese mixture into 24 balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in pecans. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers, bread, etc.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays to all!



Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on December 21st, 2007 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Visualize your New Kitchen…

A friend of mine always has to “visualize” things before actually doing something. With that said, imagine, new granite countertops, new appliances, new floors, and new lighting.

During the holiday season the kitchen is usually the most highly trafficked area in the house. Wouldn’t it be fun to have an updated, functional kitchen that reflects your personality and needs? We have all heard about the decline in new home construction, why not remodel your existing home to accommodate your lifestyle? At the same time, you will be adding value to your home and making your living area more enjoyable.

Paramount Granite Company would be happy to provide you with an estimate on granite countertops to get the process started. Either fax, or email us your drawings and we will send you a bid within 24 hours! If you have qustions feel free to contact us.

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Posted in Business, Company, Granite on December 19th, 2007 by Angie | | 0 Comments

It’s Here!

Some of you may remember a previous blog I wrote, mentioning that we’ve been playing a little musical chairs with our equipment. Well…I’m glad we prepared ahead of time, because it made today’s CNC mill installation go smoothly. The guys are used to unloading 900 lb. slabs, but it’s not every day that they get to unload a 13,000 lb. machine. The new mill will be used in conjunction with our other mill, bridge saws, edge polishing machine, etc. and will allow us to operate more efficiently. We are looking forward to the new year and producing some beautiful granite countertops just for you!

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Posted in Company, Granite, Industry News on December 18th, 2007 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Recipe: Jalepeno Baked Brie

Here’s a good recipe to try for one of those holiday get togethers. It is easy to make and a works great for an appetizer.

Jalepeno Baked Brie

2 (4 oz) packages crescent rolls
1 (8 oz) wheel of Brie cheese
2 Tbsp. Tabasco green pepper sauce
1 egg beaten

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Work crescent roll dough into thin circle large enouhg to completely wrap the Brie. Place Brie in center of dough circle. With fork, poke top of the cheese several times. Slowly pour 1 tbsp. Tabasco green pepper sauce over top of cheese, allowing it to sink in.

Add the rest of the Tabasco green pepper sauce, poking a few more times with a fork (some green pepper sauce will run over side of the cheese). Fold the dough over the top of the cheese, working it together. Bruch edges with beaten egg to help seal.

Bake approximately 10 minutes, following directions on crescent roll package. Do not overbake, or cheese will run. Serve immediately with crackers. Makes 8-10 servings.


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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on December 14th, 2007 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Recognizing A Job Well Done

I don’t know about you, but it always brings a smile to my face when I open the mail and come across a thank you card amongst the usual bills. It is funny, but most people these days don’t take the time to send a hand written thank you note, so when we receive one it always special. We often hear verbal comments such as “our granite countertops turned out beautiful,” or “your intstallers did a great job,”  but a hand-written note, or e-mail is always meaningful. At PGC, we always make sure that these notes get passed around to the entire team, so everyone can feel positive about their work and a job well done.

To see what our customers are saying about us, please make sure to visit our testimonial page.

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Posted in Company, Granite on December 13th, 2007 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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