Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Hard-Boiled Egg Dippers

Ingredients: 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled 4 thin pretzel OR crisp bread sticks 1/4 cup refrigerated ranch OR dill dip Toppers: Bacon bits, finely chopped carrots, finely chopped cucumber Directions: Cut a small X in the larger end of each egg; insert a thin bread or pretzel stick, being careful not to split the egg. Serve […]

Jamocha Milkshake

Ingredients: 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup    1 cup milk 1teaspoon instant coffee    1/2 pint ice cream Directions: Place in blender container blend on high speed until smooth. Makes 2 cups.

Maple Milkshake

Ingredients: 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 pint cream 1 1/2 pints milk 2 scoops ice cream Directions: Mix, pour into glasses and serve.

St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn

Ingredients: 4 quarts popped popcorn 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 8 to 10 drops green food coloring Directions: Place popcorn in a large roasting pan; keep warm in a 250° oven. Meanwhile, in a […]

Corned Beef Pinwheels

Ingredients: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 8 drops green food color 6 green onions, (green part only) 4 flour tortillas, (10-inch) 6 ounces sliced cooked corned beef Directions: Mix cream cheese, horseradish and green food color in medium bowl until well blended and smooth. hop two green onions and […]

Marinated Mozzarella

Ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon minced chives 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese  Directions: In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add cheese cubes. […]

Buffalo Wing Poppers

Ingredients: 20 jalapeno peppers 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 cup diced cooked chicken 1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce Directions: Cut peppers in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact; discard seeds. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. […]

Party Pesto Pinwheels

Ingredients: 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls 1/3 cup prepared pesto sauce 1/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup pizza sauce, warmed Directions: Unroll crescent dough into two long rectangles; seal seams and perforations. Spread each with pesto; sprinkle with red peppers and cheese.  Roll […]

Cheeseburger Mini Muffins

Ingredients: 1/2 pound ground beef 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup ketchup 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese  Directions: In a large skillet, cook beef […]

Cheesy Asparagus Bites

Ingredients: 1/2 cup diced onion 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 4 eggs, beaten 1 pound fresh asparagus, […]

Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes

Ingredients: 8 small red potatoes 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper 4 green onions, chopped 9 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese  Directions: Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-9 minutes or until tender, […]

Cranberry Meatballs

Ingredients: Meatballs: 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup cornflake crumbs 1/3 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 2 tablespoons dried minced onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 pounds ground pork Sauce: 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce 1 cup ketchup 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon lemon […]

Fiesta Appetizer

Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) refried beans 1 envelope taco seasoning 3 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup sour cream 1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 6 green onions, sliced 1 cup (4 ounces) […]

Tortilla Pinwheels

Ingredients: 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 can (4 1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives   1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, well drained 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese   1/2 cup chopped green onions Garlic powder to taste Seasoned salt to taste 5 flour […]

Spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup) 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 tablespoons […]

French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix submitted by Debbie Flinner

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/3 cups French Vanilla flavored powdered coffee creamer 2/3 cup powdered instant dry milk 2/3 cup instant coffee granules In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients and stir until the mixture is well blended. Place mix in a wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar. Attach a gift tag with the […]

Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix submitted by Debbie Flinner

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon powdered instant dry milk 1 cup powdered coffee creamer 1 cup powdered chocolate flavored drink mix 3/4 cup powdered chocolate malted milk flavored drink mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients and stir until mixture is well blended. Place mix in a […]

Raspberry Tea Mix submitted by Debbie Flinner

Ingredients: 2 large boxes raspberry gelatin 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons ginger 1 1/4 cups unsweetened instant tea In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients and stir until the mixture is well blended. Place mix in a wide mouth 1-quart canning jar. Attach a gift tag with the directions on how to prepare […]

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 […]

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