Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Festive Fruity Flavored Milk

Ingredients 1 cup fat-free skim or 1% low-fat milk 2 tablespoons apricot, blackberry, raspberry or strawberry fruit syrup Directions For each cup of milk, stir in 2 tablespoons fruit syrup. Try experimenting with different brands of fruit syrups until you find one that provides the perfectly pleasing color to your milk. Fruit syrups are available […]

Choco-Nana Milk Mixer

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk 1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O® Brand Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 medium banana peeled, cut into chunks Directions Pour 2 cups milk, pudding mix, peanut butter and banana into container with tight-fitting lid and shake until well blended, or put […]

Iced Coffee with Milk

Ingredients 2 cups low-fat milk* 2 cups freshly brewed coffee, cooled Sugar substitute, to taste Directions Stir together 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of coffee. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight until frozen solid. Pour remaining milk and coffee into 2 tall glasses. Sweeten to taste with sugar substitute and […]

Chilled Banana Latte

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free creme de banana syrup 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free coconut syrup 1 cup fat-free milk 1 shot of espresso Ice cubes Directions Mix syrups and cold milk in 20-ounce chilled stainless steel pitcher. Froth milk with whisk until airy and light. Add a shot of espresso and pour over ice. Serve […]

Caribbean Milk Cooler

Ingredients 2 cups fat-free or low-fat milk 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon coconut extract 2 tablespoons sugar Ice cubes Mint sprigs (optional) Directions In a blender container, combine all ingredients except ice cubes and mint and blend on high speed until frothy. Pour into four tall glasses filled with […]

Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients 1 banana 2 cups (16 oz) fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon coarse sugar (optional) pomegranate seeds (optional) Directions Wrap peeled banana in plastic wrap and freeze 3 hours or until frozen. Unwrap banana, break into chunks and place in a blender with the yogurt and juice. Cover and blend until […]

Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients 3 cups sugar 2 cups water 1 cup lemon peel strips (about 6 lemons) 3 cups lemon juice (about 14 lemons) 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled Directions In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring to a boil. […]

Purple Cow

Ingredients 1 cup (8 oz) vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons frozen grape juice concentrate, slightly thawed 3/4 cup club soda or mineral water Directions Combine yogurt, milk and juice concentrate in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Fill three tall glasses with ice. Add 1/2 cup grape mixture and 1/4 cup club […]

Fruity Lemonade

Ingredients 2 cans (12 oz each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 2 cans (12 oz each) frozen fruit punch concentrate or juice concentrate of your choice, thawed Ice cubes 3 quarts club soda, chilled Directions In a large bowl or pitcher, combine lemonade and fruit punch concentrates. For each serving, pour 1/2 cup of the mixture […]

After-School Strawberry Shake

Ingredients 1 pint strawberries, hulled 3 whole strawberries for garnish 2 medium bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 1/2 cup strawberry or fat-free plain yogurt Orange juice (4 oz)  1 teaspoon light honey 3 cups ice cubes Directions In a blender, combine all the ingredients except 1 1/2 cups of the ice cubes and […]

Italian Broccoli Puffs

Ingredients Cream Puffs: 1 cup Water 1/2 cup butter, unsalted (1 stick) 1/8 teaspoon oregano, ground 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 cup flour 3 tablespoons Parmesan or romano cheese, divided 5 eggs Broccoli Filling: 1/2 cup Parmesan or romano cheese 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground 3 cups broccoli, […]

Picnic Fruit Punch

Ingredients 8 cups cranberry juice 3 cups pineapple juice 3 cups orange juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 liter ginger ale, chilled 1 medium navel orange, sliced Directions Combine the juices in a large container. Refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in ginger ale and orange slices.

Corn Stuffing Balls

Ingredients 12 cups bread cubes, dried 2 cups celery, chopped 1 cup onions, chopped 1 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup butter, melted 1 can sweet corn, cream style Sweet corn (16 oz), whole kernel 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup milk 3 eggs, beaten Directions […]

Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Quiches

Ingredients 1 can (12 fluid oz) evaporated milk 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups (8 oz) shredded mild or sharp cheddar cheese 2 cups chopped, frozen broccoli, thawed and drained 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and […]

Cheesy Pecan Roll

Ingredients 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 2 teaspoons steak sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 cup finely chopped cooked chicken 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1/2 cup ground pecans Crackers Directions In a bowl, combine cream cheese, steak sauce, salt and garlic powder until smooth. […]

Pickled Eggs

Ingredients 2 cups white vinegar 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons mixed pickling spices 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon salt 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled Directions In a medium saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Place […]

Scotch Eggs

Ingredients 1 pound bulk pork sausage Salt and pepper to taste 6 hard-cooked eggs 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes Directions Divide the sausage into six portions; flatten and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Shape each portion around a peeled hard-cooked egg. Roll in beaten egg, then in cornflake crumbs. Place on a […]

Eggs-tremely Good Egg Dip

Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon onion juice 2 teaspoons prepared Dijon mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon liquid hot sauce 6 hard cooked eggs 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 (4 oz) jar whipped pimento cream cheese Dash of white pepper Directions In a food processor or blender, combine juices, mustard, mayonnaise and […]

Fiesta Party Puffs

Ingredients Dough: 1 cup water 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes) 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 eggs Filling: 6 eggs, hard-cooked and chopped fine 1 cup black bean and white corn salsa (or salsa of your choice) 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 6 green onions, diced 1/4 teaspoon fresh […]

Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 14 hard-cooked eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 oz) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or green onion tops Directions Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove yolks […]

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