Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

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.

Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

1/2 pound red potatoes, diced 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced 1/4 pound purple potatoes, diced 2/3 cup black olives, halved 1/3 cup green onions, chopped 1/3 cup celery, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 […]

Broccoli Pie

1 prepared 9-inch pie shell, unbaked 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese 2 eggs, beaten 1 small (2.8 ounce) can french fried onion rings Optional ingredients: 1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped and sauteed 1/2 pound chopped ham 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 […]

Sweet and Crunchy Cream Cheese Spread

1 cup small-curd cottage cheese 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup raisins In medium bowl, combine all ingredients using a spoon or electric mixer; mix well. Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight. Serve with toasted bagels, toast or muffins. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Fruit and Yogurt Elbow Salad

1 (13.25 oz) box elbows 1 1/2 cups low-fat vanilla or Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cups fruit (apples, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes, kiwi, etc., cut into bite-size pieces) 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (optional) 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted Cook pasta according to package ; drain. Rinse with […]

Asparagus Salad

1 bunch fresh asparagus, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped Zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 8 radishes, cut into matchsticks Prepare a grill to medium-high heat, or preheat an oven to 400. […]

Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip

1 container (16 ounces) low-fat plain yogurt 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, drained 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash cayenne pepper 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 green onions, chopping white and green parts separately Combine red peppers and artichokes. Pat dry with a paper towel. Add […]

Cajun Crab Cakes

1 pound crab meat, well drained 1/4 minced onions 3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions 2 egg whites 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup crushed oyster crackers 1/4 cup mayonnaise Jalapeno Tartar Sauce: 1 jalapeno pepper minced 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons minced onions […]

Appetizer Meatballs

2 cups ketchup 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1/4 teaspoon pepper Dash garlic powder Dash cayenne pepper 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs In a Dutch oven, combine the first nine ingredients Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; […]

Savory Italian-Style Wisconsin Cheese Ball

Cheese is a party and snack time favorite, but it doesn’t have to be boring. This recipe adds pine nuts and a blend of Italian cheeses for a savory treat.

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