Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Boo Beverage

Ingredients: 2 cups orange juice 2 cups milk 2 pints orange sherbet 4 medium ripe bananas 2 cups whipped topping 18 miniature semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In four batches, process the orange juice, milk, sherbet and bananas in a blender until smooth. Pour into glasses. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or […]

Green Lagoon Punch

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups water 4 drops purple assorted neon food colors and egg dye Clear clean disposable vinyl glove (nonpowdered) Rubber band 1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1/4 teaspoon green assorted neon food colors and egg dye Directions: To make the hand, mix 1 […]

Homemade Spiced Cider

Ingredients: 8-10 apples, quartered 1/2-3/4 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cinnamon or 4 cinnamon sticks 4 tablespoons allspice Directions: Place apples in large stockpot. Fill with enough water to cover apples. Add sugar. Tie up spices in cheesecloth, and add this to apples and water. Boil 1 hour, uncovered. Simmer two hours, covered. Let cool. Remove […]

Apple Cooler

Ingredients: 1 quart apple cider 2 cups apricot nectar Juice of 6 limes 2 liters club soda Directions: Combine cider, nectar, and juice. Pour over ice into 6 tall glasses. Fill glasses with club soda.

Honey -Glazed Snack Mix

Ingredients: 8 cups Crispix cereal 3 cups miniature pretzels 2 cups pecan halves 2/3 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup honey Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, pretzels and pecans; set aside. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in honey until well blended. Pour over cereal mixture and […]

Pizza Rolls

Ingredients: 1 jar pizza sauce 3 packages crescent rolls 1 tablespoon dried onions, minced 1/4 teaspoon dried garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed  2 cups Mozzarella, Romano and Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl mix pizza sauce, onions, garlic and Italian seasoning. Let set for 10 minutes or until […]

BLT Bites

Ingredients: 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup chopped green onions 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley Directions: Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain. […]

Peach Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 large peach, sliced and unseeded 1/2 cup of peach yogurt 1/2 cup of whole milk 6 ice cubes Directions: Blend the peach slices with the ice cubes and milk first until slushy texture is formed. Then add the yogurt and blend for another minute on low setting.

Extreme Chocolate Frappe

Ingredients 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 cups milk 1/4 cup light chocolate syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 containers (6 ounces) lowfat chocolate, vanilla or plain yogurt 4 ice cubes Bittersweet chocolate shavings, optional Directions Mix together sugar and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup milk to sugar mixture; […]

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Ingredients 1 (12-ounce) package reduced-fat Mozzarella string cheese 1 egg 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 8 tablespoons panko (Japanese) bread crumbs 1/2 cup prepared marinara sauce, warmed (optional) Directions Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Remove cheese from […]

Cold ‘n Creamy Tropical Smoothies

Ingredients 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks 1 cup half and half or fat free half and half 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin orange segments, drained 1 (6-ounce) container coconut-flavored yogurt or your favorite flavor yogurt 1 banana or mango, peeled, sliced 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice, if desired Toasted coconut, if desired Directions Combine […]

Marinated Feta

Ingredients 1 (8-ounce) piece feta Cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine or rice vinegar 1/3 cup kalamata olives, halved 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup yellow pepper, diced 1/2 cup English cucumber, sliced and cut into quarter rounds 1/3 cup grape tomatoes 1/3 cup hard salami, diced […]

Cottage Cheese Tart

Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 6 ounces (4-6 slices) thick-sliced bacon 1 cup bulb onions, sliced 1 cup kale, ribs removed, thinly sliced 1 cup cottage cheese 1 egg, beaten Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup (2 ounces) asiago cheese, shredded Directions Preheat oven to 400°. On lightly floured surface, roll puff […]

Waldorf Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Ingredients: For Lemon Yogurt Dressing: 1 container (6 ounces) nonfat lemon yogurt 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar For Waldorf Salad: 2 cups diced, unpeeled red apples 2 cups diced, unpeeled green apples 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 ounce crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 1/2 cup toasted, chopped […]

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese

Ingredients: 1/2 pound bacon, sliced 12 small red potatoes, halved Olive oil 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup goat cheese, plain 4 tablespoons green onions, sliced 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3 tablespoons dill, snipped, plus dill for garnish 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions: Heat oven to 450°. In large skillet, cook […]

Pizza Bagel Snacks

Ingredients: 2 bagels, halved 1/3 cup pasta sauce 1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese Toppings of your choice Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Halve two bagels, and top them with the pasta sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and melted. Suggestions for toppings are thin […]

Baked Pork Egg Rolls

Asian cuisine is so tasty. Try these easy pork egg rolls. They work well as appetizers!

Parmesan Panko Potato Balls

Panko crusted potatos? Sure, why not?!

Party Meatballs

Meatballs are a staple of any gathering. Try this recipe for something different!

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Are you looking to spice things up during fall functions? Try this pumpkin pie dip. It’s so simple even the kids can make it!

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