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Applesauce Sausage
Black Bean Salsa
Cheese Crackers
Clam Dip
Corn Dip
Crab Garlic Parm Mushrooms
Cream Cheese Rollups
Five Star Five Minute Dip
Garlic Salami Pesto Brie
Homemade Hummus
Italian Meatballs
Kerrygold Cheese Salami Cracker
Pickle Crackers
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Taco Cups


Crab Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms 8-10 oz crab meat, minced 3/4 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 3-4 oz cream cheese,softened 3-4 mushrooms, minced 1-2 T onion, minced 2 T garlic, minced 2 T parsley S and P 3/4 cup butter, melted Olive oil Wonton wrappers, phyllo dough or pre-made phyllo cups Mini muffin tins
Add everything but the butter together, cut it with a knife till blended If you are making this ahead of time, stop her,e refrig and continue the next day Add melted butter and mix well Fill muffin tins with wrappers or dough or premade cups Toss mushrooms without stems in olive oil and fill with mixture Drizzle more butter over the tops, but keep it light Bake 22-25 minutes at 350
This makes a huge batch!
We made these and the sausage mushrooms, each disappeared. No one could decide which was was best!
Taco Cups 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes 1 small can mild diced green chilies 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar Wonton wrappers or premade phyllo cups Mini muffin tin
Mix all in order, pop into muffin tins with wonton wrappers or phyllo cups Bake 11-13 minutes at 375.
These disappeared so fast I never got one. Back to page top
Five Minute Dip 1/2 cup green onions chopped 1/2 cup slivered almonds, minced 1/2 cup bacon bits, homemade is best 1 cup cheddar, grated 1 - 1/2 c mayo Mix all well
We laughed when we first saw this recipe, thinking how plain. Not! This is to die for The mayo seems a bit much so I added just a cup, but after a while it gets absorbed and you need more mayo Big party hit, heck my family eats it straight out of the bowl.
Black Bean Salsa by Jena 1 jar Newman's Own Black Bean Salsa 1 can white corn drained 1 small can sliced black olives 1 can diced/chopped tomatoes
Mix well, let it sit overnight, serve with tortilla chips
Homemade Hummus 2 15 oz cans garbonzo beans, drained 6 fat cloves of garlic 1 c tahini sauce 2 Tbl. olive oil 1/4 c water 1/3 c. lemon juice 1 t. salt
Blend all in blender or food processor. Sprinkle with paprika, place a small pool of good olive oil in the center before serving Best if left in frig for a day.
Cheese Crackers This is a very old family tradition, made with bread before crackers were invented.
Grate a good cheddar cheese, onion to taste and add enough mayonnaise to blend. Spread on Saltine crackers and broil till cheese has melted and they are slightly brown. I have to make these in the middle of the night when kids are asleep if I want any at all. Back to page top
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms 1 lb sausage 2 shallots minced 3-5 mushrooms, minced 2+ cloves of garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 c shery or dry wine 1 egg beaten 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated 1/4 cup heavy cream Shake of parsely (abt 3 T) Olive oil Wonton wrappers, phyllo dough or premade phyllo cups Mini muffin tins
Cook and crumble sausage Saute together shallots, mushrooms and garlic, salt and pepper If you are making it ahead of time, stop here, refrig the mixture and continue the next day Add remaining items Fill muffin tins with wrappers or dough or premade cups Toss mushrooms without stems in olive oil and fill with mixture Sprinkle tops with more parsley Bake 22 minutes are 350
This makes a very large batch! Gone so fast I didn't get one of these either.
Cream Cheese Rollups One container cream cheese, softened One package thin sliced bologna One bunch green onions and/or sliced pickles
Cut off the edges of a piece of bologna to make it square Spread a healthy layer of cream cheese on the piece of bologna Roll the bologna around a piece of green onion, or a slice of pickle Cut into bite sizes, use a toothpick to secure if needed. Back to page top
Salsa 2 large tomatoes, diced 4 green onions chopped 1 small can chopped olives 1 small can chopped green chilies 3 Tbl. olive oil 1 1/2 Tbl. white vinegar 1 tsp. garlic salt
Combine all well and frig for a day. The dip gets better if it "sets" for a day Easy as can be and by far the best I have tasted.
Clam Dip One can minced clams One small container whipped cream cheese One small container crumbled blue cheese Good squirt of lemon juice Garlic powder
I get groans from people when they hear "Clam Dip" but the they taste it and change their minds about clam dips. If the dip tastes "clammy" put in more lemon juice. The dip gets better if it "sets" for a day Back to page top
Tapanade 2 large cans black olives, drained 1 large can green olives, drained 2 + fat garlic cloves 1 t olive oil 2 - 3 Tbl capers 2/3 c sour cream
In a blender, combine all but sour cream until everything is a uniform size Add and blend in sour cream by hand
Corn Dip 1 can yellow corn drained 1 can white corn drained 1 small can mild diced roasted green chilis one can mild Rotel one 8 oz package cream cheese softened cumin to taste
Bake 30 mins at 350
Applesauce Sausage 1 package Kielbasa Sausage (2 lbs) cut into 1" pieces 3/4 c brown sugar 1 c chunky applesauce 2 T Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic
Add all and heat. Serve with toothpicks
Garlic Salami Pesto Brie Cut off the tops of as many garlic heads as you have guests. Place each head on a large, square piece of wax paper. Drizzle cut tops with olive oil. Gather all the corners of the wax paper together and close, leaving air inside with garlic head. Microwave on high for 1 minute. If you can't easily pop out a clove with a small fork, microwave for another half minute. Place a wedge of Brie cheese on a plate, microwave for 20 seconds. Cheese should be very soft but not pooling. Cover brie with pesto, preferably homemade. Surround cheese and pesto with slices of Italian salami, set in the middle of the table. Serve each garlic head on a small plate to each guest with an horderves fork.
Warning: incredibly delicious and habit forming Back to page top
Italian Meatballs We serve just the meatballs from the Italian Wedding Soup recipe. They are gone within minutes.
Bread & Butter Pickle Crackers Originally from a very old Modesto restaurant, Ernie's Hide Away Bar and Grill. This simple and horrible souning snack is highly addictive. We have amazed many after we convinced them to try it.
Bread and Butter Pickles, soft butter with garlic powder to taste, saltine crackers. Spread butter on cracker generously, add pickle, shove in mouth. Back to page top
Kerrygold Cheese Salami Cracker
Use dried salami, Kerrygold's Reserve cheddar and sea salt crackers. Goodness.

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