Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

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 […]

Easy Vegetable Squares

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. refrigerated crescent rolls (16 rolls) 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/3 mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 teaspoon dried dillweed 1 teaspoon buttermilk salad dressing mix (1/4 of .4 oz. pkg.) 3 cups shredded Cheddar, Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese (4 ozs.) […]

Milk Party Punch

Ingredients 1 quart cold skim milk 3 pints orange sherbet 1 quart lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled Directions Combine milk, sherbet and carbonated beverage. Stir gently.

Italian-Style Fried Rice

Ingredients 8 artichoke hearts, chopped 1 cup onions, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups spinach, shredded 4 cups cold cooked rice 3 tablespoons grated Sapsago or Parmesan cheese Directions In large nonstick frying pan, saute artichokes, onions, garlic and shallots in 1 tablespoon oil until tender, […]

Super Stuffed Eggs

Ingredients 1 (2 1/4 oz.) can deviled ham 8 hard-cooked eggs, chilled and peeled 1 teaspoon parsley, very finely chopped 1 teaspoon piccalilli, pressed dry 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon paprika Directions Slice hard-cooked eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks to bowl and set whites aside. Mash yolks very fine with fork. Add deviled ham, […]

Peanut Butter Milk Shakes

Ingredients 1 pint vanilla or chocolate ice cream 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons peanut butter Directions Place ice cream, milk and peanut butter in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Peanut Stuffing

Ingredients 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 margarine or butter 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves, crushed 1 cup chopped peanuts 8 cups dry bread cubes 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth or water Directions In small saucepan cook celery and onion in margarine or butter until tender but not […]

Cheddar Apple Snacks

Ingredients 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, at room temperature 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese (softened) 1/3 finely chopped pecans 1 tablespoon milk 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3 medium apples fresh lemon juice crackers, if desired Directions Beat cheeses in small mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in nuts, milk and nutmeg. Chill, covered, 3 […]

Rye And Potato Crisps

Ingredients 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 rye flour sunflower oil for greasing Directions Beat potato with wooden spoon until there are no lumps, or press through fine sieve. Add salt and rye flour, kneading to form sticky dough. Break off pieces of dough and roll out as thinly as possible. (You will […]

Bacon Chestnuts

Ingredients 1 lb. bacon 1 can water chestnuts (drained) barbecue sauce Directions Take 1/2 strip of bacon and 1 water chestnut. Roll up and hold with toothpick. Dip in barbecue sauce. Put on broiler pan approximately 10 minutes.

Beef And Cheese Roll-Ups

Ingredients 1 (25 oz.) pkg. dried beef 4 ozs. Swiss cheese (sliced into 8 pieces) 4 dill pickles (cut in half lengthwise) 1/2 mayonnaise Directions Rinsed dried beef. Drain well. Place dried beef slices on each cheese slice. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on dried beef. Place pickle half in center of each; tack and roll. […]

Tortilla Pinwheels

Ingredients 8 ozs. sour cream 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated garlic powder to taste 5 10-inch flour tortillas 8 ozs. cream cheese, softened 1/2 onion, chopped salt and pepper to taste fresh parsley for garnish Salsa: 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies, well drained 1 (4 oz.) can chopped black olives, drained Directions Mix […]

Instant Russian Tea Mix

Ingredients 2 cups orange-flavored drink mix 2 cups white sugar 1/4 instant tea powder 3/4 lemon-flavored instant tea powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves Directions In large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar, tea powder, cinnamon and cloves. Mix well and store in airtight container. To serve, put 3 teaspoons of mix […]

Mexican Coffee

Ingredients 3/4 coffee beans, ground 2 teaspoons cinnamon 6 cups water 1 cup milk 1/3 chocolate syrup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla whipped cream for garnish Directions Put coffee and cinnamon in coffee filter in basket. Add water and brew. In saucepan, blend milk, chocolate syrup and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Combine […]

Tea Spritzer

Ingredients 4 cups sparkling water (seltzer water) 2 cups water 1 cup lemon flavored, liquid sweetened iced tea concentrate 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 granulated sugar 2 cups crushed ice 6 lemon and lime slices Directions Place sparkling water, water, tea concentrate in honey in large pitcher. Stir until combined. Moisten rims […]

Caesar’S Palace Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 lb. large mushrooms 4 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 tablespoon onion, grated 4 tablespoons parsley, minced 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 almonds, toasted and chopped Directions Remove stems from mushrooms. saute caps lightly in two tablespoons butter and lemon juice; drain. Chop stems; saute in remaining butter; cool […]

Hot Wings

Ingredients 12 chicken wings (2 lbs.) 2 tablespoons margarine 2 to 3 tablespoons bottled hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon paprika salt and pepper (optional) Bleu cheese or Ranch dip celery sticks Directions Preheat broiler. Rinse wings and dry off. Cut off tips of wings and throw away. Cut at joints to make 24 pieces. Place […]

Hot Spicy Cider

Ingredients 8 cups apple cider 3 sticks cinnamon 2 teaspoons whole cloves 1 whole nutmeg 1 cup sugar 2 cups orange juice 1/2 lemon juice 1/2 brandy (apple suggested), optional dash Grand Marnier (optional) Directions Simmer cider, spices and sugar together 15 minutes. Add juices and spirits if desired and serve as above.


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