Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Corn Dog Muffins

Ingredients 2 (8.5 ounce) packages cornbread mix 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese 9 hot dogs, cut in half Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease muffin tins. Stir together cornbread mix and brown sugar in large bowl. Whisk eggs and milk in small bowl until […]

Grilled Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Sticks

Ingredients 6 sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 2 tablespoons cider vinegar Prepare outdoor grill or stove top grill pan. Directions Pierce potatoes with fork. Place potatoes on piece of paper toweling in microwave oven. Microwave 10 min. […]

Roasted Plums with Ginger and Pecan

Ingredients 1 cup Riesling or other sweet white wine 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1 large egg yolk 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted 9 plums, halved and pitted 2 cups vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Bring wine to […]

Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries

Ingredients 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch strips (about 1 1/2 pounds) Cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 5 ingredients in small saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer […]

Stromboli Wraps

Ingredients 4 8-inch flour tortillas 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded 4 oz. Provolone cheese, thinly sliced 4 oz. salami, thinly sliced 4 oz. ham, thinly sliced 1/2 cup (4 oz. jar) roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and cut into strips 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded Marinara or pizza sauce, […]

Homestyle Potato Chips

Ingredients 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin 3 tablespoons salt 1 quart oil for deep frying Directions Place potato slices in large bowl of cold water as you slice. Drain, and rinse, then refill bowl with water, and add salt. Let potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 30 minutes. Drain, then […]

Beef Sirloin Kabobs with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce

Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick 2 teaspoons coarse grind black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika 2 cloves garlic, minced Dipping Sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 jars (7 ounces each) roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained, finely […]

Cheesy Chicken Crunchers

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour Salt and pepper 4 egg whites 1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk 1 1/2 cups cornflakes 1 cup (4 oz.) reduced fat, shredded Cheddar cheese 6 chicken breast filets; cut into strips Non-stick cooking spray Directions Preheat oven to 375 ° . Set up three bowls with the following: 1) […]

Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients 3 cups white sugar 4 quarts water 14 slices fresh ginger root 4 cups fresh lemon juice 2 lemons, sliced Directions In 8-quart saucepan combine sugar, water and ginger root. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Cool 15 minutes. Remove ginger. Refrigerate lemonade at least 1 hour, or […]

Herbed Popovers

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup non-fat or low-fat (1%) milk 2 tablespoons cooking oil or butter, melted 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed Eggs Goldenrod*, optional Directions In small mixing bowl at medium speed, beat eggs until foamy. Beat […]

Italian Tidbits

Ingredients 6 eggs 1/2 skim or low-fat (1%) milk 1 all-purpose flour 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt cooking spray 1/3 bottled pizza sauce 1 (2.25 oz.) can sliced ripe olives, drained 1/2 chopped green or sweet red pepper 1/4 chopped green onions with tops 1/2 (2 oz.) shredded […]

Italian Tidbits

Ingredients 6 eggs 1/2 cup non-fat or low-fat (1%) milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt Cooking spray 1/3 cup bottled pizza sauce 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained 1/2 cup chopped sweet red or green pepper 1/4 cup chopped green onions […]

Spinach Cheese Rolls

Ingredients 1 10-inch sheet pre-made puff pastry 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 6 oz. soy mozzarella cheese, grated 1/4 cup soy parmesan cheese 1 small leek, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup soymilk (soy milk), or as needed Directions Thaw pastry for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400° . Thaw spinach. Squeeze […]

Fried Tofu Sticks

Ingredients 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 16 oz. soft or firm tofu 1 3/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup olive oil 2 large eggs, beaten Honey mustard Directions Toast bread crumbs in dry skillet over medium heat, stirring […]

Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 (6 z.) can crab meat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed 1/2 diced green pepper 2 green onions, diced 2 tablespoons Italian-seasoned bread crumbs 1 teaspoon cider or white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon dill weed 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Cut a thin slice off tops […]

Deviled Crab And Cheese Biscuit Cups

Ingredients 3/4 whipped cream cheese spread (from 8-oz container) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce 1/4 finely shredded mild Cheddar cheese (1 oz) 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped (2 medium) 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 garlic and herb bread crumbs 3 (6 oz.) cans white crabmeat, well drained 1 celery, chopped 1 […]

Garlic, Cheese And Tomato Bread Bites

Ingredients 10 frozen soft white dinner rolls 1 (6.5 oz.) container garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese 1 tablespoon diced sundried tomatoes 1 tablespoon diced pitted kalamata olives 1 (8 oz.) jar marinara sauce, warmed Directions Heat oven to 375°. Remove rolls from bag; thaw 10 minutes. With thumb, make indentation in center of each roll. In medium […]

Triple Chocolate Crunch Shake

Ingredients 2 chocolate cookies broken into pieces 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 2 scoops chocolate ice cream, softened 1/3 of milk Directions Garnishes: whipped cream, candy sprinkles Place all ingredients except garnishes in blender. Cover and blend 30 seconds or until smooth. Garnish blended mixture with whipped cream and sprinkles. Makes 1 serving.

Fuzzy Navel

Ingredients 1 whole or 2% milk 1 orange juice 1/2 peaches, sliced 2 scoops vanilla or peach ice cream Directions Combine ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy. Ashley Heim Mercer County Dairy Princess

Mexican Stuffed Eggs

Ingredients 1/4 chopped toasted pecans 8 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 mayonnaise 1/4 salsa 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped 1 tablespoon sour cream Directions Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set whites aside. In small bowl, mash yolks and combine with all other ingredients. Stir well. Fill egg whites with yolk […]

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