Appetizers and Beverages Recipes

Potato Skins with Buffalo Chicken

Ingredients: 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 cup water 4 medium russet potatoes (about 6 oz each) 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 1/4 cup non-fat milk 1/4 cup fat-reduced sour cream 2 tablespoons margarine 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 green onions 2 medium tomatoes 4 celery stalks Directions: Center oven rack and preheat […]

Rice Pudding

Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups cooked rice 1-1/2 cups scalded milk (or evaporated milk) 2/3 cup white or brown sugar 3 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 to 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 to 1 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup raisins 3 Tbsp. soft butter Directions: Combine all ingredients. Pour into lightly greased slow cooker. Cook […]

Baked Apples **

Ingredients: 6-8 medium unpeeled baking apples 2 Tbsp. raisins 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (to taste) 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp. butter Directions: Remove core from apples and place in slow cooker. Mix raisins and sugar; fill center of apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on low overnight […]

Simple Fish Tacos

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream (non-fat) 1/4 cup mayonnaise (fat-free) 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped) 1/2 package taco seasoning (package low-sodium, divided) 1 pound cod or white fish fillets (cut into 1 inch pieces) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cups red and green cabbage (shredded) 2 cups tomato (diced) 12 corn […]

Spinach Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 potatoes (baking) 1/4 cup sour cream, light 1/4 cup tofu, silken soft 1 package spinach (10-ounce frozen, thawed and drained) 1/4 cup green onion 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat (grated) 1 garlic and herb seasoning (example: Mrs. Dash) Directions: Thaw the spinach before you cook this recipe! After it thaws, […]

Delicious Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 potatoes (medium, baking) 3/4 cup cottage cheese (low-fat 1%) 1/4 cup milk (low-fat 1%) 2 tablespoons margarine (soft tub) 1 teaspoon dill weed 3/4 teaspoon herb seasoning 4 drops hot pepper sauce 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese (grated) Directions: Prick potatoes with fork. Bake at 425°F for 60 minutes or until fork is easily […]

Turkey Pinwheel Appetizers

Ingredients: 1 package cream cheese, low-fat (8 oz, garlic and herb) 6 flour tortillas (8 inch) 6 slices turkey 3 Roma tomatoes (small, chopped) 3 cups baby spinach leaves (fresh) Directions: Place tortillas on microwaveable plate or paper towel; microwave uncovered on HIGH 10 – 15 seconds to soften. Spread about 2 Tablespoons cream cheese […]

White Bean Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 whole-wheat French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices along the bias 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 cup white onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup canned navy beans, rinsed and drained 2 tomatoes, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Slice the […]

Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain) 4 dried apricots 4 dried figs or dates 1/4 cup pecans 8 stalks celery Directions: Chop dried fruit and pecans. Mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt with a fork or hand mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped, dried fruit […]

Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients: 40 frozen, pre-packaged Meatballs 1 1/2 cups grape jelly 12 oz bottle chil sauce Directions: Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place meatballs in slow cooker. Cover with chili sauce and grape jelly. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours or until meatballs are heated through. Served by themselves or […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients: 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish. Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated […]

Orange Glazed Skinless Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 10 chicken wings (skin removed) 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 cup orange marmalade Directions: Rinse chicken wings and dry on paper toweling. Tuck the wing tip under the larger joint to form a triangle. Heat butter in skillet (200°F on temperature controlled gas burner). Sprinkle wings with seasoned salt and place […]

Sweet and Juicy Raisin Tapenade

Ingredients: 1 cup California raisins 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives (drained) 2 teaspoons walnuts 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 whole grain pita wedges or melba rounds Directions: Place tapenade ingredients in food processor. Run until raisins, olives, and walnuts are finely chopped. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Serve with melba […]

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, […]

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