Cannoli Dip Beauty - I was reading the comments and others said to use a higher grade of ricotta than what is sold at Walmart (maybe even Kroger). Impastata is the high grade of ricotta and is not grainy. Mascarpone can be used because it is not grainy but a slight difference in the taste, it will still be good. There was also a suggestion for using strawberries.
Mini Pecan Pie Tarts. Crust ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened 3 ounces cream cheese 1 cup flour Filling 2 tablespoons butter, melted ¾ cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup pecan pieces