Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

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!

Mushroom- Onion Tartlets

It’s getting chilly outside and these mushroom tarts are hearty and savory! Perfect for fall!

Juice Recipe: Rise and Shine

If you want a healthy alternative to coffee, why not try this juice?

Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Try this savory butternut squash soup with bacon. It’s perfect for a chilly fall day!

Chicken Bacon Wraps with Corn Salad

Everything is better with bacon, right?

Garden Fresh Salsa

1 pint cherry or roma tomatoes 3 to 4 peaches 1/2 white/yellow onion 1/2 small red onion 2 banana peppers 1 yellow bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 clove garlic 1/4 bunch cilantro (fresh) 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Lime juice (fresh), to taste Salt and pepper, to taste Wash all vegetables, let dry. […]

Eggplant Salad with Almonds and Feta Cheese

2 large eggplants, about 2 pounds Salt 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon minced garlic Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 ounces feta, crumbled and divided Heat […]

Mini Bacon and Blue Burgers

1 pound ground beef 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped Leaf lettuce 8 mini rolls or buns 1 head roasted garlic (optional) 1/2 cup mayonnaise Freshly ground pepper to taste Divide ground beef into 16 equal pieces and shape into flat patties. Combine blue cheese and bacon; place 1 […]

Steamed Green Beans with Lemony Vinaigrette

Lemony Vinaigrette: 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons fat-free yogurt 1 tablespoon chives or green onion with green top, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon each, salt and black pepper 1/2 cup canola oil or safflower oil In a small bowl combine parsley, lemon juice, yogurt, and chives. Set bowl on […]

Sweet and Nutty Trail Mix

1 cup raw walnut halves 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup raisins 1 cup dark chocolate chips Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Toss together until well combined. Scoop 1/4-cup servings into sealed baggies.

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