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Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 8-ounce tubs light or non-fat cream cheese 1 8.5-ounce can crushed pineapple (in natural juice), drained 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt   Directions: Mix all ingredients except nuts. Divide into two balls. Chill 30 minutes for easier handling. Note: Spray hands with vegetable spray […]

Ham and Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1½ cups ground 93% lean ham (about 1/2 pound) 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese 1 tablespoon margarine 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 green onions, chopped (include tops) 1 teaspoon “light” or “reduced-sodium” seasoning blend 1 loaf round rye bread […]

Mexican Bean Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups canned or cooked dried beans (suggested: black beans or pinto) 2 Tbsp. milk 1 tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion, finely diced, or onion powder   Hot sauce (optional) to taste Directions: Mash the beans with a fork. Mix the milk, spices, and beans together in a medium sized bowl. Add hot sauce if you like. Serve with […]

Hummus

Ingredients: 2 cups garbanzo beans ((chickpeas) cooked) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon sesame tahini ((sesame paste) or substitute peanut butter for a sweet taste) 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Mash the garbanzo beans until smooth (if you have a blender, put the beans and lemon juice into it and blend). […]

Corn Dip

Submitted by Betty Glenn of Chester, WV Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese 1 stick soft butter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 can shoepeg corn, drained jalepeno peppers Directions: Mix cream cheese and butter with mixer. Stir in peppers, cheese and corn. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Use jalepeno peppers from […]

Fried Ravioli

Ingredients: Olive oil, for frying 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs or Panko 1 bag store-bought cheese ravioli (about 24 ravioli) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1 jar marinara or spaghetti sauce, heated, for dipping Directions: Pour enough olive oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 […]

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. […]

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