Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Ingredients 1 pound bacon 1 can chunked pineapple (large chunks) 1/2 cup brown sugar Directions Set your oven to 375º. Cut the pound of bacon in half. Put the brown sugar in a shallow bowl. Take a half a slice of bacon and dredge it through the brown sugar. Put a chunk of pineapple on […]

Grandma?s Meatballs

Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds ground chuck 1 1/2 cups oatmeal 2 onions, finely minced 1 stalk celery, finely minced 1 carrot, grated 3 large eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups ketchup Directions Preheat oven to 300°. Mix beef, oatmeal, onion, celery, carrot, […]

Pizza Bites

Ingredients 1/2 batch pizza dough (enough for 1 pizza) Mozzarella cheese (4 oz), cubed Sliced pepperoni (about 20-24 pieces) Topping: Olive oil Italian seasoning Grated Parmesan cheese Directions Preheat the oven to 400º. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan. Divide the pizza dough into 20-24 roughly equal sized pieces. Take one of […]

Buffalo Wild Wing Stuffed Potato Skins

Ingredients 6 small to medium russet potatoes 2 tablespoons butter, softened Sea salt 3 tablespoons butter, melted Cream cheese (4 oz), softened 1/4 cup bottled ranch dressing 3 tablespoons bottled hot pepper sauce 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded Shredded Cheddar cheese Cayenne pepper, ground Garnish: Celery sticks with blue cheese or ranch dressing Directions Scrub […]

Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients 12 fresh jalapenos 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1 teaspoon hot sauce 3 large eggs 1 cup plain, fine-dry bread crumbs 2 teaspoons dried oregano 4 cups vegetable oil Directions Cut a lengthwise slit from stem to bottom of each chile. Make a crosswise incision at stem end, […]

Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

Ingredients 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/8 teaspoon each ground allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg 1 whole wheat pita bread, cut in half 1/2 medium apple, thinly sliced 1/2 medium firm banana, sliced Directions In a small bowl, blend the peanut butter, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread inside pita bread halves; fill with apple and banana slices.

Bubbly Apple Soda

Ingredients 1 (12 oz) can, unsweetened frozen apple juice, thawed 3 juice cans of carbonated soda (7UP works best) Large pitcher Directions Use the empty juice can to measure out the soda. Pour the apple juice and soda together in a large pitcher. Stir and enjoy. Make your own soda with this quick and easy […]

Hot Chocolate Mix

Ingredients 1 pound powdered sugar 2 pounds Nestles Quick 6 ounces Coffee Mate 8 quarts powdered milk Directions Mix all together. Put 1/3 cup milk in mug and fill with boiling water. Handy for a cold winter day.

Chocolate Mousse Three Ways

Ingredients 8 oz. semisweet Bakers® chocolate, chopped 2 (8-oz.) containers whipped topping Basic Chocolate Mousse: 1/2 cup of toasted coconut, slivered nuts, or crushed candy Malted Chocolate Mousse: 1/3 cup malted milk powder 1/2 cup Whoppers candies, crushed Chocolate Amaretto Mousse: 3 tablespoons amaretto liquor Directions Place chocolate in a large microwaveable bowl. Melt in […]

Chocolate Chunks with Pistachios and Cherries

Ingredients 12 ounces bittersweet Baker?s chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup whole milk 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shelled pistachios 1 cup dried tart cherries Directions In large microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate, milk, butter, and salt. Place bowl in microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Remove […]

The Best Cheeseball

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded pepperjack cheese 1/2 green bell pepper, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt Directions In medium bowl combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, Worcestershire […]

Pita Chips

Ingredients 12 pita bread pockets 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried chervil Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each pita bread into 8 triangles. Place triangles on lined cookie sheet. In small bowl, combine oil, pepper, salt, basil and chervil. Brush […]

Mini Crab Cakes

Ingredients 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 large egg 1/4 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel 4 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt Large pinch of cayenne pepper 6 oz. fresh […]

Blue Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients 3 strips bacon 6 large mushrooms 1 tablepsoon butter 1/2 onion, diced 1 clove garlic, sliced 3 oz. cream cheese 3 oz. blue cheese 1/3 cup bread crumbs Directions Cook bacon strips in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy; drain on paper towels. While the bacon is cooking, remove stems from mushrooms. […]

Honey- Spiced Almonds

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cups whole, blanched almonds 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons cayenne 2 tablespoons salt 4 tablespoons sesame seeds Directions Preheat oven to 300°. Heat a large sauté pan on high, and add olive oil. Add almonds to pan, toast for […]

Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients 4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 cup granulated white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup cake flour, sifted 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut Directions In a stainless steel bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the egg whites, sugar, and salt. When this mixture […]

Chickpea Crostini

Ingredients 12 inch loaf of baguette bread 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 1 carrot, cut into small chunks 1 small onion, quartered 2 celery stalks, cut into small pieces 2 sprigs flat Italian parsley 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 teaspoon salt or to taste 2 cups chicken stock or broth Extra-virgin olive oil […]

Heavenly Orange Fluff

Ingredients 2 – 3oz. pkgs. orange gelatin 2 cups hot water 1 small can (6 oz.) undiluted frozen orange juice concentrate 1 lg. can crushed pineapple Topping: 1 cup cold milk 1 sm. pkg. lemon instant pudding 1 – 4oz. pkg. whipped topping Directions Mix gelatin and water in 11 x 7 inch cake pan. […]

Spicy Wicked Witch Fingers

Ingredients 1 sweet red pepper 2 tablespoons flour 2 teaspoons + 1 T. Cajun seasoning, divided 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups cornflake crumbs 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 16, 3/4 inch strips Directions Allow oven to preheat to 350°. Generously grease a large baking sheet. Slice pepper […]

Monster Eye Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 3 cups hot water 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 tablespoon of white vinegar 6 hard boiled eggs, cracked but not peeled 1/3 cup of mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard 1/4 cup of green onions, chopped fine 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced (or substitute parsley) 12 ripe olives, sliced 1 teaspoon ketchup Directions In […]

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