Appetizers and Beverages Recipes


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 […]

Hard Boiled Eggs with Ham and Cheese

Ingredients 8 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and sliced 4 slices cooked ham, cut in thin strips 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated 1 tablespoon butter, melted Seasonings to taste 3 cups thin white sauce White Sauce 1 pint milk 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup flour Directions Mix hard boiled eggs with white sauce. Add […]

Cinnamon Quesadilla

Ingredients 3 tablespoons cream cheese 2 (8-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas 2 teaspoons brown sugar Pinch of cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling Directions Spread cream cheese in an even layer over one of the tortillas. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, then top with second tortilla to form a sandwich. Melt butter […]

King Cake (a Cajun/ Creole recipe)

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups sifted cake flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup water 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk 3 tsp. baking powder ?1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 8 egg whites Tiny china or plastic baby doll (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Grease and flour a 10-inch fancy tube […]

Salt-and-Pepper Chips

Ingredients Olive oil nonstick cooking spray 12 wonton wrappers 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. coarse salt Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Using a sharp knife, cut wonton wrappers diagonally to form 24 triangles. Arrange the triangles in a single layer on […]

Slow-Cooked Sausage Bites

Ingredients 1 ½ cups bottled barbecue sauce 2/3 cup orange marmalade ½ tsp dry mustard 1/8 tsp ground allspice 12 oz cooked bratwurst, cut into ½ in slices 12 oz cooked kielbasa, cut into ½ in slices 8 oz small cooked smoked sausage links 1 8oz can pineapple chunks, drained Directions In a 3 ½ […]

Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

Ingredients 9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex® or Wheat Chex® cereal (or combination) 2 cups bite-size pretzel twists 2 cups bite-size cheese crackers 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels and crackers. In small […]

Mushrooms Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomato

Ingredients 24 mushrooms (about 2 1/2 pounds), stems removed and chopped fine, reserving 1 cup, and the caps left whole 12 oz. sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, reserving 4 T. of the oil, and tomatoes minced 1/3 cup finely chopped shallot 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic Pinch of crumbled dried thyme 3 tablespoons heavy […]


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