Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

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) […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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