Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Wassail

Ingredients: 2 qt. apple juice 1 pt. cranberry juice 3/4 cup sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp. allspice 1 sm. orange 5-8 whole cloves Directions: In a large crackpot, combine juices and sugar. Mix well. Add cinnamon sticks and allspice. Poke cloves into the orange and add to mixture. Cook on high for 1 hour, […]

Cool Veggie Pizza

Ingredients: 2 cans  (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  Miracle Whip 1 tsp.  dill weed 1/2 tsp.  onion salt 1 cup  broccoli florets 1 cup  chopped green pepper 1 cup  chopped seeded tomato 1/2 cup  sliced pitted black olives (optional) 1/4 cup  chopped onion Directions: […]

Spinach Ranch Dip

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1  carrot, shredded 1/2 cup  finely chopped yellow peppers Thin multigrain snack crackers Directions: Mix sour cream and dressing in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in vegetables. SERVE with crackers.

Party Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs

Ingredients: 2 lb.  uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined 24 small  fresh mushrooms 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large  red onion, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 1 large  zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 3/4 cup Italian dressing 2 Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp.  each zest and juice from 2 limes, divided 3/4 tsp. […]

Asian-Style Turkey Bacon Appetizers

Ingredients: 8  uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined 16  snow peas 8 slices uncured turkey bacon, cut crosswise in half 1/2 cup Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing 1/4 tsp.  crushed red pepper Directions: HEAT oven to 400ºF. CUT shrimp lengthwise in half. Place 1 shrimp piece on each snow pea; wrap with bacon piece. Secure with wooden […]

Barbecue-Bacon Party Spread

Ingredients: 2 pkg.  (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1 pkg. fully cooked bacon, chopped 1 small  tomato, chopped 1/2 cup  chopped green peppers 3  green onions, sliced 1 cup  KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese Directions: SPREAD cream cheese onto platter. DRIZZLE with barbecue sauce. TOP with remaining ingredients.

Party Ham Sandwiches

Ingredients: 24 baked dinner rolls, cut in half 1/2 cup mayonnaise 12 oz. smoked ham deli slices 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) sharp cheddar cheese, sliced 1/2 small  red onion, cut into 24 thin slices 2 Tbsp.  butter, melted 1 Tbsp.   dijon mustard 1 tsp.  poppy seeds Directions: HEAT oven to 350ºF. PLACE bottom halves […]

Pinwheel Mini Sandwiches

Ingredients: 3  flour tortillas (10 inch) 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp.  yellow mustard 6  slices american cheese 9 oz. turkey breast deli slices 9 oz. smoked ham deli slices 3 large lettuce leaves Directions: SPREAD tortillas with mayo and mustard; top with remaining ingredients. ROLL up tightly; cut each roll into 8 slices. Secure with […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 28 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened 18 oz. pkg. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onions 1 Tbsp. chopped red bell peppers 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. lemon juice Dash ground red pepper (cayenne) 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted Directions: BEAT cream cheese and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended. […]

Old Fashioned Eggnog

Ingredients: 12 medium egg yolk 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar 4 cups or 1 liter of whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 tsp ground nutmeg, or adjust to taste 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Place the egg yolks and white sugar into the blender. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mix […]

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