Appetizers and Beverages

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Lime-Ade Slush

Ingredients juice of 2 limes 10 ozs. water 1/3 sugar 1 tray ice cubes Directions Squeeze juice from halved limes. Place juice, sugar, water and ice in blender container. Put lid on tight. Blend until thick slush. Pour into glasses. Serve with straws.

Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

Ingredients 2 recipes Country Cornbread, prepared 1 day ahead and left, loosely wrapped, at room temperature, about 12 cups 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried thyme salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 2 lbs. bulk pork sausage 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 s onions, chopped 6 ribs […]

Mock Champagne

Ingredients 2 liters ginger ale; chilled 3 s pineapple juice; chilled 1 (32 oz.) container white grape juice; chilled Directions Combine all ingredients in punch bowl just before serving. When you want to break out the bubbly, but don’t want the bubbles going to your head, mix up a batch of alcohol-free Champagne.

Nuked Nachos

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) can refried beans (Opt for mild rather than spicy for late-night fare) 1/2 reduced-fat or regular sour cream 3/4 bottled salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish Directions A few big handfuls of yellow corn tortilla chips With large spoon […]

Spicy Chicken Wings

Ingredients Marinade: 1 onion, chopped 2/3 finely chopped scallion 2 garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 pickled jalape?o pepper, or to taste, minced (wear rubber gloves) 1 teaspoon black pepper 6 drops of Tabasco, or to […]

Baked Potato Skins

Ingredients 8 russet (baking) potatoes (about 1/2 lb. each), scrubbed, patted dry, and rubbed with olive oil olive oil for brushing potato skins sweet paprika for sprinkling potato skins fine sea salt or coarse salt for sprinkling potato skins sour cream as an accompaniment if desired Directions Prick potatoes a few times with fork and […]

Low-Fat Homemade Cocoa

Ingredients Here?s a low-fat version of calcium-rich hot cocoa to make at home. 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder 5 teaspoons sugar 2 cups skim milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions Stir together cocoa and sugar in medium saucepan. Add milk and heat slowly to desired temperature. Remove and stir in vanilla. Makes two servings. To make […]

Vidalia Appetizer

Ingredients 5 or 6 medium Vidalia onions 1 cup sugar 1/2 mayonnaise 1/2 vinegar 2 cups water 1 tablespoon celery seeds Directions Thinly slice and divide into ringlets. Soak at least 6 hours in vinegar, sugar and water in refrigerator. Drain off liquid. DON’T RINSE. Toss with mayonnaise and celery seed. Great alone or on […]

Sparkling Punch

Ingredients 2 bottles sparkling white grape juice cocktail, chilled 1 (11.5 oz.) can frozen concentrated cranberry juice cocktail 3 cups cold water 3 (12 oz.) cans ginger ale, chilled Ice Ring: 6 ozs. frozen grape juice concentrate 12 ozs. water 8 or 9 thin lemon slices Directions In punch bowl, combine white grape juice cocktail, […]

Old-Fashioned Chestnut Stuffing

Ingredients 1 lb. (3 cups) fresh chestnuts 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 butter or margarine 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves, crushed 8 cups dry bread cubes 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth or water Directions With a knife, cut an X in shells of chestnuts. Roast chestnuts on […]

Glazed Baked Onions

Ingredients 4 medium onions chicken broth 2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen green peas, cooked 1/2 soft bread crumbs 5 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard butter or margarine, melted pimiento strips to garnish Directions Peel and halve onions. Place in large saucepan in 2 […]

Glazed Baked Onions

Ingredients 4 medium onions chicken broth 2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen green peas, cooked 1/2 soft bread crumbs 5 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard butter or margarine, melted pimiento strips to garnish Directions Peel and halve onions. Place in large saucepan in 2 […]

Homemade Potato Chips

Ingredients 2 medium-size baking potatoes (about 1 lb.), sliced 1/16-inch thick 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon paprika Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease two nonstick baking sheets. Arrange potato slices in 1 layer on baking sheets and bake, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 45 minutes. In small bowl, combine cheese and […]

Heinz’S National Tailgate Recipe Contest Winner Tangy Sportsman Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients 2 lbs. large mushrooms 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 chopped onions 1/2 lb. ground pork sausage 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 2/3 Jack Daniels Original No. 7 RecipeTM Barbecue Sauce (or other barbeque sauce) 4 tablespoons Heinz 57? Sauce 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Remove stems from mushrooms, leaving […]

Beer-Cheese Triangles

Ingredients 2 cups packaged biscuit mix or Homemade Biscuit Mix 1/2 s shredded cheddar cheese (2 ozs.) 1/2 beer Directions In mixing bowl stir together packaged biscuit mix or Homemade Biscuit Mix and shredded cheese. Make well in center; add beer all at once. Stir just till mixture clings together. Knead gently on lightly floured […]

Fried Hominy

Ingredients 1 can or 3 1/2 cups of cooked hominy 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion, grated 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 stick butter or margarine, or more as needed Directions Drain hominy and mix with all ingredients except butter. Shape into 6-8 round, flat patties and fry in […]

Mediterranean Rice

Ingredients 2 1/2 s water 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon curry 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 cup rice 1/2 raisins Directions Bring water, bouillon, butter, curry, turmeric, and salt to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for […]

Chewy Popcorn Balls

Ingredients No doubt about it: Popcorn balls are a treat any time of year. Makes 6 popcorn balls. 3 tablespoons margarine 3 cups mini-marshmallows 1 to 2 drops orange food coloring (optional) 8 cups popped popcorn Directions Remember to wash your hands. Pop corn and measure into large mixing bowl. In medium-size microwave-safe bowl, combine […]

Old Fashioned Strawberry Malt

Ingredients 2 scoops strawberry ice cream 2 tablespoons malted milk powder 1/2 cold milk whipped cream maraschino cherry (optional) Directions Place ice cream in a blender. Sprinkle malted milk powder over ice cream. Add milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry, if desired. Source: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Banana-Strawberry Shake

Ingredients 1 medium-sized banana, chilled 1 cup strawberries, sliced, chilled 2 tablespoons sugar (optional) 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 1/2 s cold milk Directions Place banana, strawberries, sugar and almond extract in blender container; cover. Blend at high speed until well mixed, about one minute. Add milk; blend at high speed one minute more. Pour […]

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