Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

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 […]

Savory Fresh Apricot Bites

Ingredients 4 oz, fat-free cream cheese, softened 12 fresh apricots, halved 1/4 cup, pistachios, finely chopped Directions Stir cream cheese until smooth; pipe or spoon into apricot halves. Sprinkle tops with pistachios. Serve as an appetizer, snack, or dessert.

Zucchini Chips

Ingredients 2 large zucchini (24–28 ounces) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Thinly slice zucchini on the diagonal, about 1/8? thick. Place slices in large bowl and toss well with oil, salt, and garlic powder (if using). […]

Herbed Tomato Juice

Ingredients 25 lb. ripe tomatoes (about 75 medium) Bottled lemon juice or citric acid Fresh dill, parsley or basil 6 (32 oz.) quart or 12 (16 oz.) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set […]

Blueberry (or Blackberry) Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup apple juice 1 cup fresh or frozen berries (your choice) 1 banana Directions Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Makes 3 -1 cup smoothie drinks. Can freeze in popsicle molds or paper cups to make 4 servings. Karen Dillon, Dillon Fruit Farms Between […]

Sunny Citrus Cooler

Ingredients 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate 6 cups ginger ale, chilled Orange slices, optional Directions In 1 gallon pitcher, combine pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate. Add ginger ale and mix well. Serve over ice. Garnish with […]

Best Lemonade Ever

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups white sugar 8 cups water 1 1/2 cups lemon juice Directions In small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir […]

OVEN-BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

Ingredients 1 – 1 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (preferably the easy release kind). Peel sweet potatoes. Cut into strips that are about 1/2 inch wide on each side. Place […]

Breakfast On the Run Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit (berries, peaches or banana) 6 oz. low-fat yogurt (vanilla or complimentary flavor for fruit) 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1 envelope vanilla instant breakfast drink mix (optional) 6 ice cubes Directions Place all ingredients but ice in blender and process until smooth. Add ice and blend again. Makes 1 […]

Double Strawberry Milksicles

Ingredients 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberry halves in syrup 1 cup low-fat milk 1/2 cup fat free strawberry frozen yogurt or strawberry sorbet 1 popsicle tray (holding eight 2.5-ounce popsicles) 8 popsicle sticks Directions Partially thaw strawberries. Place partially frozen strawberries with liquid in blender. Add milk and frozen yogurt or strawberry sorbet. Cover; […]

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake

Ingredients 1 cup of fat-free or 1% low-fat chocolate milk 1/2 cup frozen banana slices 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth and creamy. Serve in tall glass or on-the-go drink container.

Barbecue Green Bean Bake

Ingredients 6 bacon strips, diced 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen cut green beans, thawed Directions In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Sauté onion in drippings […]

Strawberry Sherbet

Ingredients 4 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced 4 cups sugar 2 2/3 cups milk 2/3 cup orange juice 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional Directions In large bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; let stand for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until very juicy. Process in small batches in blender until pureed. Strain seeds; pour strawberry juice into […]

Zippy Potato Chunks

Ingredients 4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 envelope herb and garlic soup mix 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce Blue cheese or ranch salad dressing Directions Place potatoes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine butter, soup mix and pepper sauce; drizzle over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, […]

Luscious Fruit Platter

Ingredients 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cut into wedges 1 1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries 1 1/2 cups cubed seeded watermelon 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 medium firm banana, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 […]

Dandelions with Hard Boiled Eggs

Ingredients 2 pounds dandelions, washed, cleaned 4 eggs 1 cup milk, scalded Seasonings to taste Directions Boil dandelions in salted water for about 20 minutes. Drain off water. While dandelions are boiling, place eggs in separate pan and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drain off hot water from eggs and replace with cold […]

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