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 […]

Monster Mash Guacamole & Spicy Shrimp Dip

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp.  olive oil 1/2 lb.  uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped 1/2 tsp.  chipotle chile pepper powder 1/3 cup  red enchilada sauce 3 Tbsp.  chopped cilantro, divided 3  fully ripe avocados (1-1/4 lb.), mashed 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1 can  (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed 2 […]

Ghoulish Punch

Ingredients: 2 cups  boiling water 1 pkg.  (8-serving size) Lime Flavor Gelatin 2 cups  cold orange juice 1 bottle  (1 liter) seltzer, chilled Ice cubes 1 pt.  (2 cups) orange sherbet, slightly softened 1  orange, thinly sliced 1  lime, thinly sliced Directions: STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes […]

Mummy Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1 pkg.  (16 oz.) frozen pizza dough, thawed 1  egg, beaten 2 sticks Mozzarella String Cheese 2  black olive slices 1 cup Light Sour Cream 1/4 cup  KRAFT Lite Ranch Dressing 1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1  green onion, sliced 1/2 cup  finely chopped red peppers 1/4 cup Grated […]

Baked Pumpkin

Ingredients: 1 pumpkin (small, peeled and cut into cubes) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place pumpkin cubes in a baking dish and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Cover pan with foil and bake until soft. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Ingredients: 1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding 1 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice 1 tub  (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed Directions: Mix pumpkin, dry pudding mix and spice in large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

Ingredients: 1/4 cup peanut butter
 1 Tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt Directions: Mix peanut butter and orange juice until well mixed.  Stir in yogurt.  Mix until smooth. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting to serve. Great with bananas and […]

Corn and Pepper Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes or roma tomatoes 2 ears corn 1 each red or yellow bell pepper 1 each portobello mushroom 1 each jalapeno or banana pepper ¼ bunch Basil 1 each zucchini 2 cloves garlic 1 each shallot To taste salt and pepper Olive oil Directions: Wash all vegetables, let dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cut ears of corn in half lengthwise, […]

Pumpkin Patch Caramel Corn

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup peanuts, roasted (no skins or salt) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup candy corn mix 1/4 cup light corn syrup 2 cups miniature pretzels 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 12 cups popped popcorn Directions: In a hot air popper, pop popcorn until you […]

Cheese & Corn Chowder

Ingredients: 2 cups diced POTATOES 1 cup sliced CARROTS 1 cup chopped CELERY 1/2 cup chopped ONION 1 can CREAM STYLE CORN 1 /4 teaspoon PEPPER Any SEASONINGS you like 1 cup WATER 1 1/2 cups NONFAT MILK 1/2 cup SHREDDED CHEDDAR or AMERICAN CHEESE Directions: Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and seasonings in pan. […]

Almond Honey Crunch

Ingredients: 1 cup – slivered almonds 1/4 cup – honey 1 Tablespoon – butter 1 Tablespoon – grated orange peel salt 2-1/2 cups – corn flakes Directions: Combine almonds, honey, butter, orange peel and salt in heavy frying pan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until almonds are golden. Remove from heat. Add corn flakes […]

Perfect Hot Cocoa

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder Dash salt 1/3 cup hot water 4 cups (1 qt.) milk 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Miniature marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream (optional) Directions: Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. […]

Southwest Salsa Rice Bites

Ingredients: 3 cups cooked brown rice, cooled 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese 4 eggs 1 16-ounce jar medium (or hot) thick and chunky-style salsa 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup crushed corn or tortilla chips Additional salsa and sour cream for garnish (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

Italian Rice Fritters

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked rice 3 cups milk 1 cup granulated sugar Grated zest of two lemons 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs, separated Vegetable oil Directions: Combine rice, milk and sugar in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until milk is absorbed, 15 to […]

Applesauce Ambrosia

Ingrediants: 1 can (16 oz.) applesauce
 2 bananas, sliced
 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges
 1/2c toasted slivered almonds
 1/2c flaked coconut
 32 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt Directions: Whip yogurt with a wire wisk. Add applesauce. Gently fold in remaining ingredients. Chill and serve. Serves 6

Maple Cider Punch

Author´s note: Whip up a batch of citrusy, sparkly punch for sipping while carving jack-o´-lanterns. Make a toast to the fun and frolic of Halloween. Kids can help measure and stir the ingredients. Ingrediants: 1 cup orange juice
 3 tablespoons maple syrup
 4 cups apple cider, chilled
 1 cup ginger ale, chilled
 Ice cubes Directions: […]

Grilled Apples

Ingrediants: 4 baking apples
 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
 2 Tbsp. sugar
 Aluminum foil sheets Directions: Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie […]

Ginger Churros with Caramel Apples

Recipe Provided By Chef Alexandra I. Lopez, The Food Diva Churros: 1 cup water
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 ¼ tsp. salt
 1 tsp. sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3 eggs
 3 cups corn oil
 1/4 cup sugar, for dusting
 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for dusting Carmel Apples: […]

Caramel Apple Pizza

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter,softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons canola (or vegetable) oil 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Topping: 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream […]

Spiced Peach Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons white vinegar 2 cups water 1 tablespoon whole cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 2 packages (3 ounces each) peach or orange gelatin 1 can (29 ounces) peach halves Directions: In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar and water. Tie cloves and cinnamon in a cheesecloth bag; place in the […]

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