Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Ginger Ale Citrus Cooler

Ingredients 2/3 sugar 2/3 water 1 grapefruit juice 1/2 orange juice 3 1/2 s ginger ale, chilled 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice Directions In large saucepan, cook and stir sugar and water over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil; boil 5 minutes. Cool. Stir in grapefruit and orange juices. Cover and refrigerate […]

Ginger Ale Citrus Cooler

Ingredients 2/3 sugar 2/3 water 1 grapefruit juice 1/2 orange juice 3 1/2 s ginger ale, chilled 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice Directions In large saucepan, cook and stir sugar and water over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil; boil 5 minutes. Cool. Stir in grapefruit and orange juices. Cover and refrigerate […]

Cranberry Pistachio Toppers

Ingredients 1/2 dried cranberries 1/2 port wine or white grape juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened* 1/2 chopped pistachio nuts, toasted** 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper crackers Directions In small saucepan, combine cranberries, wine and honey. Bring to simmer. Cook about 5 minutes or […]

Asian Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder seasoning (available in the Asian section of most supermarkets) 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 3/4 plum sauce for dipping vegetable oil cooking spray Directions With sharp knife, cut sweet potatoes into strips three or four inches long and 1/4-inch thick. Line baking sheet with aluminum […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 pkg. button mushrooms 1 lb. ground turkey meat 1/4 of chopped onion 3 s (1 1/2 each) grated cheese, including mozzarella and parmesan black pepper seasoning salt garlic powder to taste Directions Wipe mushroom tops off with a wet towel and pick out the stems. In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, cook […]

Quaker Coleslaw

Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cider vinegar 1/4 water 1/2 sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream 1 medium cabbage, shredded Directions Combine first 7 ingredients in top of double boiler; bring water to boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until mixture thickens. […]

One Fun Egg Roll

Ingredients 1 tablespoon water 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 broccoli, finely diced 1/2 onion, finely diced 1 carrot, finely shredded 2 s cabbage, finely shredded 1 green pepper, finely diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cooked […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients 24 whole fresh mushrooms 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Clean mushrooms […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients 8 to 10 large mushrooms 1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon oil dash of salt dash of pepper dash of cayenne pepper 1/4 Monterey Jack cheese, grated Directions Remove stems from mushrooms and dice. Heat oil in skillet. saute diced stems with garlic until softened. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in seasonings and cheese. […]

Watercress Canpes

Ingredients 1 nonfat yogurt 2 scallions, minced 1 teaspoon dillweed 12 slices whole-grain bread 2 s cucumbers, thinly sliced 4 s watercress sprigs 12 radishes, thinly sliced Directions Spoon yogurt into strainer lined with cheesecloth. Place over bowl and allow to drain until thick, about 4 hours. Transfer to small bowl and stir in scallions […]

Banana Ice Milk

Ingredients 1 banana, sliced 1 1/2 s skim milk 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon In blender, puree banana slices with 1/2 cup of milk, vanilla and cinnamon. With motor running, slowly add remaining milk. Freeze mixture in standard ice cream maker. If you don?t have an ice cream […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]


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