Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Anti-Vampire Garlic Bites

Ingredients 1/2 of 16-ounce package frozen phyllo dough, thawed to room temperature 3/4 cup butter, melted 3 large heads garlic, separated into cloves, peeled 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove phyllo from package; unroll and place on large sheet of waxed paper. Cut phyllo crosswise […]

Abracadabra Hats

Ingredients 1 package crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls) 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (optional) 16 turkey pepperoni slices 3 to 4 salami sticks, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 cups pizza or marinara sauce Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Separate dough and place individual pieces on work surface. Gently shape each piece into long triangle. Sprinkle triangles […]

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds Directions Preheat oven to 275°. Combine margarine, salt, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and pumpkin seeds. Mix thoroughly and place in shallow baking dish. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Key Lime Barbecue Chicken Wings Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice or Persian lime juice 2 tablespoons liquid smoke 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder 1/4 cup minced sweet onion 4 pounds meaty chicken wing pieces, […]

Baked Tomato

Ingredients 4 large tomatoes, cored, each cut into 3 thick slices 4 large leaves fresh basil 4 sprigs fresh Italian parsley 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 1 clove garlic 1 cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon olive oil Directions Lightly brush some olive oil on a baking pan. Arrange tomato slices, […]

French Onion Chicken and Potatoes

Ingredients 2 medium russet, white or yellow-flesh potatoes or 4 to 5 small red potatoes 2 chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each) or 8 to 10 chicken tenders 1 packet dry onion soup mix 1 cup water 4 slices Swiss cheese 1 cup canned fried onions Directions Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; slice across […]


Ingredients 4 Yukon Gold potatoe?s (about 1/4 lb. each) 2 oz. olive oil 10 oz. shredded corned beef 8 oz. mustard cream sauce (try 1 cup white sauce with mustard added to taste) 4 oz. Russian dressing 4 oz. sauerkraut 4 oz. grated Comte Swiss cheese (a block of your favorite Swiss will do) 1 […]

Bruschetta with Plums and Fresh Basil

Ingredients 1 sourdough baguette (24 inch) 4 oz fat-free cream cheese, whipped 6 cups sliced fresh California plums 1 cup fresh basil Directions Slice baguette into 24 inch-thick pieces. Toast in a 350°F oven until golden brown. Spread each slice of bread with fat-free cream cheese. Slice plums into thin slices. Place several slices of […]

Chick-Peas with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red onion, small, sliced crosswise and separated into rings 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, dried, crumbled 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable stock 1 medium tomato chopped 2 1/2 cups chick-peas, canned, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato bits 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Directions In large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, […]

Good Morning Orange Splash

Ingredients 1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate 1 cup cold water 1 cup milk 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 10 ice cubes Directions Combine first five ingredients in blender; process at high speed. Add ice cubes, a few at a time, blending until smooth. This is a great vitamin C pick-me-up to […]

Jet Swirl Pizza Appetizers

Ingredients 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough 1/4 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced 1/4 pound pepperoni sausage, sliced 1/4 pound provolone cheese, sliced 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease large baking sheet. Roll pizza crust dough into an approximately 10×14 inch rectangle on baking sheet. Layer with […]

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) […]


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