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debbie galo says ...
MU SHU WONTON CUPS (You will need a mini-muffin pan to make the cups. they can be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container makes 24 cups total time 45 minutes 24 wonton wrappers 2 T unsalted butter,melted 4 T plum or hoisin sauce, divided 1 cup pork loin diced 5 T soy sauce divided 3 T chicke broth or water 1 T. sugar 1 T toasted sesame oil 2 t. cornstarch 2 t vegetable oil 3/ cup carrot shredded 3/4 cup red bell pepper cut into strips 3/4 cup scallions,sliced sliced scallinons and toasted sesame seeds prehat oven to 400degrees brush both sides of wonton wrappers with butter; tuck into mini muffin cups. bake 6-8 min o until golden. when cool brush insides of cups usng 2 T plum sauce. mix pork with remaining 2 T plum sauce and 1 T. soy sauce. In another bowl,shisk remaining 4T.soy sauce with broth, sugar,sesame oil,and crnstarch; set aside heat oil in a nonstick skillet over med-high;add pork and saute 3 minutes. stir in carrot bell ppper and scallions, cook 3 minutes then add broth mixture. simmer until sauce i syrupy about 1 min. fill cups with pork mixture garnish wit scallions and sesame seeds
08/04/2010 8:10:58 PM CDT
Kim says ...
Does this need to be an original recipe?
08/04/2010 8:12:18 PM CDT
MARIA says ...
Our family favorite is : GOAT CHEESE - STUFFED MUSHROOMS: Olive oil, for baking sheet 3 slices white sandwich bread 1 small garlic clove, coarsely chopped 1 log (5 ounces) soft goat cheese, crumbled 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes Coarse salt 2 packages (10 ounces each) white button mushrooms, stems removed Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet. In a food processor, pulse bread and garlic until fine crumbs form; set 1/2 cup aside. To food processor, add goat cheese, parsley, and red-pepper flakes. Season with salt, and pulse filling until combined. Spoon filling into each mushroom, and roll filled side in reserved breadcrumbs. Place on prepared baking sheet; bake until mushrooms are tender and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Our friends just love it!! Serve with some white wine....! mmm ..yumi!
08/04/2010 8:24:13 PM CDT
Lynn Bailey says ...
Chili Bean Dip - In Crock Pot heat 3- 15 oz cans chili with beans. Brown 1 1b ground turkey or lean ground beef in skillet with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add 1 - 4 oz can chopped green chili's to meat. Melt 1 - 8 oz package cubed cream cheese (low fat or regular) and a 16 oz package cubed Velveeta cheese into browned meat mixture and stir until melted. Add meat mixture to warm chili and mix. Serve with tortilla chips and nacho rings on the side.
08/04/2010 8:35:06 PM CDT
phyllis ditta says ...
Hazelnut and Fig Crackers with Brie Cheese has been a favorite at my house all summer, perfect for the dog days of August! they were a hit with all ages, my newly graduated engineer grandson, his college student sister, my daughters and son. Yummy!
08/04/2010 8:45:57 PM CDT
debbie galo says ...
Greek Salad Skewers (can use party toothpicks or tiny skewers you have on hand) serves 4 to 6 1/4 english cucumber kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 lb feta cheese cut into 16 small squares 8 pitted kalamata olives,halved 8 ripe grap or cherry tomaotes halved 2 tbs extra virgin oil cut four 1/2 -inch thick diagonal slices from the cucumber and then quarter each slice. set the cucumber pieces on a large serving platter and season with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. top each with a piece of feta and then an olive half. stab a toothpick down to secure it. drizzel wth the olive oil,sprinkle with some more black pepper, and serve. can double triple etc the recipe perfect holiday colors and very easy
08/04/2010 9:00:48 PM CDT
Rebecca says ...
vidalia onion balsamic fig pizza ingredients: pizza dough Stonewall Kitchen vidalia onion fig sauce Dried Figs goat cheese fresh basil leaves optional: roasted garlic powder salt pepper cover cookie sheet or baking sheet with aluminum foil and cover with non-stick spray Roll out home-made or store bought pizza dough thin - preferably to the edges of the pan spread Stonewall Kitchen vidalia onion fig sauce onto dough cover dough with quarter slices of dried figs, fresh basil leaves, and goat cheese lightly drizzle thick, aged balsamic vinegar or balsamic vinegar reduction over the top sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on top of pizza to taste (optional) bake at 400-450 degrees F for 15=20 min or until edges turn brown let cool cut into bite-sized squares and serve warm or cool Pizza Dough: 3 Tbs plus 1 cup warm water 3 Tbs active dry yeast 1 Tbs honey 3 Tbs Olive oil 3 1/4 cup flour salt to taste combine 3 Tbs water, yeast and honey in a bowl, mix well and allow to sit for 10 min. (If yeast does not create a foam layer in the bowl, throw mixture away and start again with new yeast.) slowly combine remaining ingredients together incrementally. knead mixture with hands until it reaches a doughy but not sticky consistency. cover in bowl and let rise 1.5 hrs. Punch down and divide dough into two equal parts. Roll out one ball into dimensions of cookie sheet and begin using!
08/04/2010 9:14:27 PM CDT
Mari Val says ...
2# red creamer potatoes 16 oz container of sour cream (or alternative) 1 to 2 jars of your favorite caviar ( no need for expensive ) cut the potatoes in half and bake until lightly crispy at 350' let cool and top with a 1/2 teaspoon of sour cream and top with caviar to your tastes.
08/04/2010 10:18:06 PM CDT
marlon braccia says ...
People and kids who don't think they like cauliflower, flock to this truly delicious and nutritious finger food. It's easy to make ahead and reheats exceptionally well, so hosts can make Popcorn Cauliflower well ahead and enjoy their guests. Budget-priced, Popcorn Cauliflower qualifies and well under your 50 cents per piece criteria for submissions. Many thanks to you, Whole Foods, for making my shopping all year round a great joy and healthy alternative to other supermarket's processed foods. Viva, Whole Foods! POPCORN CAULIFLOWER Chili Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise 1/4 finely chopped marinated green olives 2T. lemon juice 1T. horseradish 1/2t. chili powder 1/2T. butter 1 large head cauliflower 2 eggs 1/4 cup flour 2T. dulse or flaked kelp 1 1/2T. sesame oil 1t. Dijon mustard 1/4t. sea salt 1/4t. black pepper 1/4t. chili powder 1/4 cup water (as needed) Preheat the oven to 375º. Mix all the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill. Using your fingers, snap off individual cauliflower florets or cut them off with the tip of a sharp knife from the core. Slice any of the florets in half that are 2” round or larger. Place a buttered, glass, baking dish or cookie sheet in the oven to heat, that will fit all the cauliflower in a single layer and allow for space in between the florets, Beat the two eggs together with a fork, in a large, deep bowl. Add the remainder of the ingredients with only as much water needed to form a thick batter that will not quite pour. Toss the cauliflower florets into the mixture and coat evenly. Then spread the battered cauliflower out on the hot baking dish, leaving space between each floret. Bake for 20 minutes or until the bottoms are crusty. Using a thin metal spatula to preserve the coating, turn the cauliflower and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned all over. Serve hot with the chilled chili mayo.
08/04/2010 10:43:49 PM CDT
Joanne Willer says ...
I love small bites! One of my fav bites is sweet which is nice in the sea of savory bites out there. Slice the tops off strawberries so that they sit flat. Then cut two slits at the point of the strawberry (like an X) so that you can open up the strawberry bit - set aside. Whip together 1 package of cream cheese, whip cream, vanilla and some powdered sugar. Pipe the cream cheese mixture into the strawberries and top with a mint leaf. Voila! A lovely tasting and looking sweet bite that everyone enjoys!
08/04/2010 11:35:00 PM CDT
Maya M says ...
2 Very simple , but absolutely delicious small bites that are always a hit. Blue Cheese & Fig Large chunk of blue cheese Fig spread Crackers ( any kind) Put blue cheese on plate,pour fig spread over it. Serve on/with crackers and or fruit like apples/pears. Yummy. Cream Cheese w/ a Kick Block of cream cheese Jalapeño jelly or other spicy/ sweet sauce like Asian sweet chili sauce Crackers ( any kind) Put cream cheese on plate, pour jelly or sauce over it. serve on/ with crackers. Addictive !
08/04/2010 11:44:37 PM CDT
Sheree says ...
De-constructed French Onion Dip For the potatoes: 2C white vinegar 1LB waxy potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices lengthwise 2T extra virgin olive oil 1tsp sea salt, plus more for seasoning 1/4tsp black pepper Place potatoes in medium saucepan and cover with vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are just fork tender. Let the potatoes cool in the vinegar for 30 minutes. Drain well, then very gently toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Heat the grill to medium high. Grill potatoes until golden on one side, then flip and grill the other side (about 3 - 5 minutes per side). For the onions: 4C (3 large) onions 1-3T water 6 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1tsp balsamic vinegar (optional) 1tsp dry red wine (optional) Combine onions, 1T water plus all other ingredients in a dutch oven. Cook, stirring often and adding water as needed, over medium heat until the onions are dark brown, sweet, and richly flavored (at least 1 hour, maybe longer, depending on onions and how dark you want them. The darker the better, so you may want to do this for a couple of hours. Just make sure they don't burn.) Can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks. Assembly: Potatoes (from recipe above) Sour Cream (1 container, Low Fat or your choice) Onions (from above recipe) Place potatoes on serving tray. Top with a dollop of sour cream and a fork full of onions.
08/05/2010 7:05:00 AM CDT
Jackie says ...
Veggie Sausage Cups 1 package refrigiated wonton squares 1 package soy sausage (ground sausage style)or ground sausage if non veg 1 package cream cheese 1 can of diced tomatoes with chillies 1 small onion garlic salt pepper cut onion in small pieces and cook it until translucent, add crushed garlic and let it cook for 3 mins with onions, occasionally stirring. Add ground soy sausage and let it cook for about 10 mims. Add in diced tomatoes and let it cook with the rest of things for about 10 mins, add cream cheese salt and pepper and stir until all mixed up. Let it simmer for about 5 mins. while that is cooking... sparay mini muffin pan with non stick cooking sparay and put wonton squares in the holes. Put in oven for about 5 mins at 350 degrees or until golden. Put sausage mixture in wonton cups, Enjoy!
08/05/2010 7:06:48 AM CDT
Jackie Berkowitz says ...
Ingredients - 2 bell green peppers Reduced Fat Cream Cheese One thing of fat free sausage Reduced Fat crescent rolls (the kind you bake) Cook the sausage in a pan until it's no longer red, drain the grease. Mix with the cream cheese and melt until the two are thoroughly mixed together (in the meantime, slice the green bell peppers into thick slices.) When melted together, scoop a spoonful of the mixture onto a bell pepper slice then roll up in a crescent roll, place on cookie sheet until all crescent rolls are used. Then heat in oven, following crescent rolls instructions. A delicious, cheap and easy appetizer that has been a major crowd pleaser with all of my friends. Enjoy!
08/05/2010 7:47:31 AM CDT
Barbara Esposito says ...
Fried Stuffed Olives 2lbs of stuffed olives,1/2 cup of plain flour,2 eggs, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs,2/3 cup of vegetable oil for frying...........Blot the olives on paper towels to remove the excess oil. Roll in flour, then dip into beaten eggs and finally gently roll in bread crumbs. Fry in vegetable oil till they are golden. Place them on a paper towel. Serve hot with a side of warmed tomato sauce*****I prefer the olives stuffed with cheese.
08/05/2010 7:54:30 AM CDT
CAROL GAMPER says ...
Small Bites Entry: Belgium Endive Boats Separate leaves of Belgium Endive (alternating white and purple is attractive) on a platter. Place a dallop of herbed cream cheese in the bottom 1/3 of the endive and top with a piece of chive or finely chopped red bell pepper. Quick, healthy and delicious!
08/05/2010 7:55:50 AM CDT
Kate Nichol says ...
Goat and Cream cheese stuffed peppers with tomatillo sauce. Using green and red jalapenos for a festive Christmas look...cut in half and remove seeds & membrane, blanch 10 seconds in boiling water to soften (do not over soften. Roast pine nuts. Mix goat cheese and cream cheese over low heat. Stuff peppers with cheese mixture. Drizzle with tomatillo sauce and pine nuts and serve. For sauce: sautee' tomatillos and chopped onion. Blend with chicken or vegetable stock to desired consistency and add cilantro.
08/05/2010 8:52:05 AM CDT
Rita says ...
Easy and really good: 1. Sweet mini peppers 2. Shredded cheddar cheese (or any other one you like) 3. Sour cream 4. Real mayonnaise Cut off tops from peppers, save. Mix cheese with mixture of sour cream and mayo (50/50) until cheese is all coated and a nice sticky consistency. Stuff each pepper with cheese using a teaspoon, making sure that you press the cheese mixture in very well. Cap each pepper with initially cut off top. This can be served as a whole mini pepper, or cut crosswise into colorfull wheels. Delicious! You can serve them
08/05/2010 9:02:58 AM CDT
Jill says ...
Salty and Sweet Sticks Take a canteloupe and scoop out as many melon balls as possible. Then, cook up some bacon and break into small pieces and place 1 melon ball and 1 part of bacon on a toothpick and wiola! enjoy!
08/05/2010 9:10:29 AM CDT
Christine N. says ...
Elegant and fun dessert, "Mini Berry Pie": An organic vanilla wafer cookie as the base; spread lightly with whipped cream; place half a strawberry onto the whipped cream; top the strawberry with a puff more of whipped cream; top it off with a few blueberries.
08/05/2010 9:20:06 AM CDT
Cecilia says ...
Here is my recipe for mini tacos that you can make with pulled pork or rotisserie chicken: http://onevanillabean.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/mini-pulled-pork-crispy-tacos/
08/05/2010 9:33:44 AM CDT
chocolate-covered katie says ...
Fudge Babies: * 1 c walnuts (120 grams) * 1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates (230 grams) * 1 tsp vanilla extract * 3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder 1. Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food processor, Magic Bullet, etc. 2. Roll into cutey-pie little balls. Other flavors (such as Tirmisu and Snickerdoodle) here: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/baby-making/
08/05/2010 9:57:28 AM CDT
Monica says ...
ROASTED GARLIC SPREAD ON TOASTED SESAME CRACKERS (OR ANYTHING ALIKE) CHOP OFF EACH END OF THE GARLIC CLOVE IN ITS ENTIRETY.. DRIZZLE WITH OLIVE OIL. WRAP WHOLE GARLIC CLOVES INDUVIDUALLY IN ALUMINUM FOIL.. BAKE IN OVEN FOR 45 MINS ON 350 DEG. SERVE ON PLATTER WITH CRACKERS... EACH GARLIC CLOVE CAN SERVE 4-5 PEOPLE. SUPER EASY, NO MESS, EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL.
08/05/2010 10:53:00 AM CDT
Carin says ...
"Brownie-Bites" (Raw, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free) 15 pitted dates 1 c almonds (or nut of your choice) 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1 Tsp water (or more if needed) Extra unsweetened cocoa powder and/or coconut for rolling the "brownies" into 1. Process dates, almonds, cocoa powder, and water in food processor until blended and sticky. 2. Wet your hands, and roll mixture into little balls. 3. Roll balls into unsweetened cocoa powder or coconut. 4. Eat and enjoy!
08/05/2010 10:59:35 AM CDT
sk says ...
Blue-cheese potato chips: Boil 6-8 of any kind of potato (baby redskin or new potatoes are yummy), when cooked, slice and then toss in olive oil and season with a bit of salt and pepper, roast in a 425-450 oven for 20 minutes, halfway through cooking time crumble any kind of blue cheese (gorgonzola, stilton, etc, from Whole Foods amazing selection) until golden and melted. Top with a single leaf of any fresh herb (rosemary, flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, chives, etc) for a taste of summer in the middle of winter) and serve.
08/05/2010 12:48:14 PM CDT

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