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Peppery Party Cups

You will need:
6 ounces soft goat cheese
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts or chopped pecans
1 ear sweet corn, cut from the cob
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large Bibb or romaine lettuce leaves 
Fresh chives

In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese, nuts, corn, peppers, cilantro, garlic, hot sauce and salt. Mix thoroughly. With the inside of the lettuce leaf up, carefully spread the cheese mixture on each leaf. You may have to break the center rib. Starting at the base, tightly roll up each leaf. Tie wraps with fresh chives to secure. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chicken Meatballs with Gorgonzola Cream

Yield: 3 to 6 servings

Note: Can be made up to 8 hours ahead of time.

Wine Pairing
Pair with Vivance from DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards.