Dips, Spreads and Glazes Recipes

Fluffy Strawberry Frosting

Ingredients 2 egg whites 1/2 sugar 1/2 strawberries, hulled and sliced 2 teaspoons orange liqueur 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions Combine all ingredients in top of double boiler and place over boiling water. Beat with electric mixer 6 to 7 minutes, or until mixture holds stiff peaks. Spread over cake. Makes enough to frost 2 […]

Rhubarb And Gelatin Jam

Ingredients 5 s rhubarb 3 s sugar (more or less, depending on how sweet you like it) 1 small pkg. strawberry, raspberry or cherry gelatin Directions Cut rhubarb in half inch slices. Stir rhubarb and sugar together. Let stand 2 to 3 hours or overnight. The rhubarb juices will be drawn from the plant to […]

Strawberry Soy Spread With Tender Biscuit Bites

Ingredients Spread: 1 (8 oz.) container soy cream cheese, softened 1/4 soy margarine, softened 1/3 strawberry preserves In mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and margarine; mix until fluffy. Stir in preserves. Chill. Biscuit Bites: 2 cups self-rising flour 1 (8 oz.) container soy sour cream 1 cup soy margarine, melted Preheat oven to 350°. In […]

Brownie Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients Cupcakes: 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces 1 1/4 s semisweet chocolate chips (about 8 ozs.) 3 ozs. unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1/2 brown sugar, packed 1/3 sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 all purpose flour 1/3 walnuts, toasted, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Frosting: 1 cup powdered sugar […]

Green Goddess Dip

Ingredients 1 qt. mayonnaise 6 to 8 green onions with sturdy stems 2 or 3 drops green food coloring 5 to 6 sprigs fresh parsley 4 anchovies, chopped Directions Place all ingredients in blender and blend. Serve with fresh vegetables. If you use dried onion or parsley, you may be disappointed.

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Ingredients 1 lowfat plain yogurt 4 ozs. lowfat cream cheese 1/2 cucumber, seeded, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest cucumber and sliced thin mint leaves for garnish (optional) Directions Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; […]

Cocoa Glaze

Ingredients 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 full tablespoons baking cocoa 1 cup 10x confectioners sugar Directions Bring water and butter to boil. Remove from heat; add cocoa immediately. Add sugar and vanilla; stir until smooth. Pour over cake while warm.

Flake Shrimp Dip

Ingredients 1 can small shrimp 1/4 chili sauce 1 tablespoon horseradish 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt few drops of Tabasco sauce Directions Mix all together and refrigerate overnight. Serve with crackers.

Mushroom Spread

Ingredients 12 large fresh mushrooms, diced 1/2 seasoned bread crumbs 6 ozs. butter, melted 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons flour 6 ozs. sour cream 1/2 fresh parsley, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter, add onion, garlic, parsley and mushrooms. Simmer. Sprinkle in flour and bread crumbs. Add sour cream. Simmer […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients 1 cup finely chopped pecans 2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 jar dried chipped beef, shredded 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small green pepper, finely diced 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional Directions Toast pecans […]

Pecan Cheese Ring

Ingredients 1 lb. extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (4 cups) 1 lb. medium Cheddar cheese, shredded (4 cups) 1 small onion, grated 1 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup strawberry preserves, optional Directions Place shredded cheese, onion, mayonnaise and cayenne pepper in large bowl. Stir until well combined. Place 3-inch […]

Tomato Paste Salsa

Ingredients 3 quarts tomatoes, peeled and chopped 4 cups green peppers, chopped (about 2 large bell peppers) 1 (12-oz) jar jalapeno peppers (in vinegar, drained) 1 cup long green chilies, seeded and chopped (about 3 chilies) 3 cups onions, chopped (about 3 medium) 3 cups celery, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 (12-oz.) cans tomato […]

Classic Catch Marinade

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 1/4 dry red wind (like Chianti) 1 cup ketchup 1 3/4 roasted red bell pepper, pureed 1/2 fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon honey Directions saute shallots in olive oil. Deglaze pan with wine. Stir in ketchup and pepper puree. Simmer 5-10 minutes over low heat. Mix […]

Classic Catch Marinade

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 1/4 dry red wind (like Chianti) 1 cup ketchup 1 3/4 roasted red bell pepper, pureed 1/2 fresh basil, chopped 1 teaspoon honey Directions saute shallots in olive oil. Deglaze pan with wine. Stir in ketchup and pepper puree. Simmer 5-10 minutes over low heat. Mix […]

Blueberry Spread

Ingredients 1/2 butter, room temperature 1 cup blueberries 1/2 powdered sugar Directions Place butter in food processor and blend until smooth. Add blueberries and powdered sugar; blend until smooth and fluffy. Pack in covered refrigerator container and store in refrigerator. Makes about 1 cup.


Ingredients 8 to 10 plum tomatoes 1 red onion 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional) 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped salt and pepper to taste Directions Place tomatoes on grill and cook, turning several times until slightly charred. Cool slightly and chop coarsely. Slice onion and grill […]

Strawberry Salsa

Ingredients 1/3 cup apricot jam 3 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered and diced Directions In medium bowl whisk jam, water and cinnamon. Add strawberries; toss gently to combine. Serve salsa over pancakes, waffles, hot cereal or mix into plain yogurt.

Bacon Pecan Sandwich Spread

Ingredients 6 slices bacon 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 cup sharp Chedder cheese, grated 1 teaspoon onion, grated 1/2 mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Combine with other ingredients. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Spread on pumpernickle bread. Texas Pecan Growers Association

Apricot Cheese Ball

Ingredients 1 6 ozs. cream cheese 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 1/3 apricots, diced 1/3 golden raisins 1/3 apricot brandy 1/2 chopped pecans Directions Soak apricots in brandy 2 hours. Drain (save liquid). Mince apricots with raisins. Soften cream cheese. Add pineapple, apricots and raisins. Add brandy (enough to make creamy so it will shape […]

Pepperoni Cheese Ball

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) soft style cream cheese 1 1/4 s Muenster cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs 1 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. pepperoni, finely chopped 1 tablespoon milk 2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper assorted crackers or melba toast Directions In mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, Muenster cheese, pepperoni and […]


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