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Old 12-21-2004, 10:03 PM   #31
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Looked and didn't see it! Here we go again!

Spinach Dip

1 large tub sour cream (500 ml)
1 pkg dried Knorr vegetable soup mix
1 cup Miracle Whip
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach
1 can waterchestnuts, drained and chopped finely
1 onion chopped finely
1 loaf pumpernickel bread

Mix all ingredients, except bread, chill overnight. Hollow out the bread loaf, pour in the dip. Fashion the evacuated bread pieces to use for dipping.

While I'm here with a cookbook, a couple more...

Salmon Ball

16 oz canned red salmon (using red will give better colour than pink!)
8 oz cream cheese bar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tspn grated onion
1 tsp prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 Tbsp snipped fresh parsley

Drain and flake salmon, remove skin and bones. With cream cheese at room temperature, combine with salmon, lemon juice, onion, horseradish and salt, mixing thoroughly. Chill. Combine pecans and parsley. Shape salmon mixture into a ball, roll in the parsley/nut mixture.

This can be used as a dip, and the recipe is simply and easily halved for a smaller quantity...


Stuffed Mushrooms

1 large package of cream cheese
2 Tbsp paprika
2 tbsp fine bread crumbs
2 tbsp finely chopped onion

Soften cream cheese, and combine all ingredients. Remove stems from mushrooms, and stuff with filler mixture, place "head down" on a baking sheet. Broil for 5 minutes.


Fruit Dip
1 small pkg Philly cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 orange juice
2 tbsp honey

Blend ingredients, adding OJ last, as too much may make dip too thin...Chill before serving, works well with grapes, melons and berries...

I'm sure you'll get some "hits" with a couple of these!


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Old 12-22-2004, 08:00 AM   #32
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ham rolls

Ham rolls
package of sliced ham
one 8oz pkg of cream cheese
horseradish ( not sauce)

mix together soften creamcheese with a heeping tbl. of horseradish more if you like. add a little bit of parsley for color. Then take a slice of ham and pat it with a paper towel to remove any moisture on the ham(helps to spread the cream cheese) then spread a thin layer of the mixture on the ham and roll itupfrom the long side. set aside and keep ding tillyou run out of ham. place them in the refridge and let them get cool again (1hr) and then slice them approx a Inch. and place on a platter. I usually put a toothpick in them with a green olive . I never have any left.

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Old 12-22-2004, 08:04 AM   #33
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another simple one

block of creamcheese
bottle of chili sauce
can of baby shrimp
trisket crackers.(works good for this)

place the block of cream cheese on a plate, mix together the chili cauce and shrimp pour over the
the cheese and place the crackers around it. Simple and never last long enough to worry about spoiling.
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:55 PM   #34
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Thanks so very much!!!!

Pumpkernickle is one of my favorites....and that ham sounds awesome!
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Old 12-24-2004, 11:05 AM   #35
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Yep.......Cheese Balls.....get three different ones to sample....or make your own.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:47 PM   #36
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Bumping this thread up because it is that appetizer time of the year. I was just looking through the appetizer threads and thought some of the new folks would enjoy reading these recipes. In fact, I am making the Bourbon Cocktail Sausages on Christmas day for my dad. They are his favorite.
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:26 PM   #37
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Black Eyed Susans

medium black olives (whole & pitted) (drained)
soft cheese (whatever kind you like with black olives)
pepperoni slices (or another colorful sliced hard sausage you like)
green bell pepper (cored, seeded) cut in long strips
toothpicks or small wooden skewers

Fill the black olives with soft cheese. I use my finger tips to push a little cheese in each one.

Using a toothpick or small wooden skewers, Push a green bell pepper onto the pointed end of the stick. Place a pepperoni slice next to the pepper (the green bell pepper should extend beyond the edges of the pepperoni to give it a leaf look). Place the black olive cheese side up over the pepperoni slice. Now you have a flower.

I have a steamer insert in a microwave dish and I used it to display my flowers by putting the toothpicks/skewers through the holes far enough to secure.

You can also use a shallow cardboard box, cover it with pretty paper and make tiny holes in a pattern of circles.

I took a batch to a social and didn't have any to bring home. The ones I left at home were gone when I got back.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:12 AM   #38
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Here is a quick easy appy and I usually have all ingredients on hand:

Sunset Dip
1 block cream cheese-softened
1 jar salsa
1 package cheddar cheese

Spread cream cheese on plattter, pour jar of salsa over top. Empty cheese on top and spread. Microwave 2-3 minutes - serve with chips.

Brie with crackers is good and my new favorite, asparagus spears wrapped in turkey or proscuitto drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and cracked pepper -roasted in 400 degree oven for 12 minutes - yum. All quick and easy.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:56 AM   #39
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Here are 3 favorites. All can be made ahead of time. The meatballs can be kept in a slow cooker during the event.


1/2c. catsup
1/4c. maple syrup
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4c. soy sauce
1 tsp. ground allspice
frozen meatballs
mix first 5 ingredients, add meatballs and heat to boiling
Reduce heat and keep warm

Fruit ball
4 oz cream cheese
2/3 c. crushed pineapple
6 oz. coconut
1/2 c. sour cream
4 oz. chopped cherries
2 c. chopped pecans divided
Mix all ingredients savinf 1 c. chopped nuts
form into ball and roll in remaining nuts
serve with vanilla wafers

Cheese biscuits

1 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 lb butter
4 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Blend cheese and butter into flour and spices until smooth. roll onto floured surface to 1/4" thick. cut with small sized cookie cutter. Place 1/8" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 mins.

With the biscuits, I use all sorts of differnt shapes depending on the occasion. I've used hearts for weddings, crosses for Easter, christmas trees and stars for christmas. You can get really creative and people tend to be "wow"ed.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:41 AM   #40
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Cheese idea

Originally Posted by jkath
anyone have a cheese idea that isn't sweet or tex-mex without any beer or alcohol?
(need new year's game-night appetizers)
I melt velveeta with a little milk or half-n-half, a bit of butter, cooked diced ham or ground beef or chicken or sausage, and a little prepared horseradish or mustard horseradish to taste. I serve in a small crockpot as a dip with bread, chips, veggies. It can also be used to make a good mac w/ cheese w/ cooked macaroni.

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