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Michelle says ...
Vegetable Pizza PREP TIME - 30 Min COOK TIME - 30 Min READY IN - 1 Hr Original recipe yield 1 pizza INGREDIENTS (Nutrition) * 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls * 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened * 1 cup mayonnaise * 1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix * 1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped * 1 cup chopped tomatoes * 1 cup chopped green bell pepper * 1 cup chopped cauliflower * 1 cup shredded carrots * 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese What to Drink? Sauvignon Blanc DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. Roll out the crescent roll dough onto a 9x13 inch baking sheet, and pinch together edges to form the pizza crust. 3. Bake crust for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Once finished cooking, remove crust from oven and let cool 15 minutes without removing it from the baking sheet. 4. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and dry Ranch dressing. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust. Arrange broccoli, tomato, green bell pepper, cauliflower, shredded carrots, and Cheddar cheese over the cream cheese layer. Chill for one hour, slice and serve.
09/30/2009 3:59:15 PM CDT
Jennifer Yuan says ...
Mom's Mushroom Pate ingredients: 4 T unsalted butter (room temperature) 8 ounces chopped white button mushrooms 1 1/2 t chopped garlic 1/4 C chopped scallions (white part only) 1/3 chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a vegetarian version) 4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature) salt and pepper to taste crackers 1. Melt 2 T butter in a saute pan. Add mushrooms and saute 2-3 minutes. 2. Add garlic and scallions and saute. 3. Add stock and cook 4-5 minutes on high heat until liquid has evaporated. Cool to room temp. 4. Combine remaining 2 T butter + cream cheese in a medium bowl. 5. Add mushroom mix, salt and pepper to butter/cream cheese mixture and stir to combine. 6. Chill, or serve at room temperature with crackers. Can be made 1 day in advance.
09/30/2009 3:59:19 PM CDT
Gina W says ...
Take as many hearts of romaine lettuce as you wish and spread them out nicely on a serving platter. Using a pastry bag or teaspoon, add a dollop of herbed goat or other herbed soft cheese in the "spoon" end of the lettuce leaf. Then sprinkle a little chopped roasted pistachio nuts on top of the cheese. It's an inexpensive, simple, yet elegant and very tasty small bite that can be taken to a casual dinner or a fancy holiday party.
09/30/2009 3:59:48 PM CDT
Karen Pearl says ...
Stuffed mushrooms needed: -one container of white mushroom caps or baby bellas (about 15 mushrooms) -one tablespoon lemon juice (I like 365 Organic) - @ 3 tablespoons Panko Japanese style organic bread crumbs -1 tablespoon 365 grated cheese -1 tablespoons of diced organic sweet onion -fresh garlic minced to prepare: carefully de stem mushrooms in a pyrex dish that has been sprayed with Spectrum Organic Olive Spray oil-spinkle a pinch of coarse kosher salt line the de stemmed mushroom caps. rinse all of the stems and chop finely along with sweet onion and minced garlic. mix in bread crumbs and parmesean cheese. then add lemon juice and add a small amount of melted 365 organic butter or olive oil-just enough to make the mixture meld together. add salt and pepper and if desired a tiny pinch of cayenne if you like spice, mix well and spoon generously into mushroom caps making sure each one is mounded high. sprinkle with dusting of Parmesean cheese and bake at 350 degrees until done.
09/30/2009 4:00:29 PM CDT
Cassandra King says ...
Hi simple and affordable small and sweet bite - peel one banana, leave whole - slice top of banana, lengthwise so that it creates a 'V" for entire length of banana, so do not slice all the way down - fill the "V" with organic raisins or dates, just dot them on - over the dates/raisins fill top the "V" with organic cashew or almond butter - now you have a whole banana filled w/raisins/butter mix - place filled banana in freezer for a few hours or overnight until the filling hardens - take out of fridge and slice banana into bite size pieces - for big group, fill and slice lots of pre-filled, frozen bananas - serve in a cool bowl! yummy
09/30/2009 4:00:41 PM CDT
Mackenzie says ...
Heres a yummy fav. That I always make when its freakishly cold. Little Bruchettas! ( with multiple flavors! ) Needed: Olive oil 1 yummy baguette A head of garlic ( peeled and chopped ) 2 Large tomatoes ( you can pretty much go diy on the kinds and style of tomato ) Fresh basil 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Dried or fresh Oregano/Basil for seasoning Also fresh parmigiana for taste ( A good quality aged parmi. gives the best results. Step 1: Slice baguette into 1/4-1/2 in. round disks. Brush sliced baguettes with olive oil, cover with garlic, tomatoes and mozzarella. Step 2: Turn oven on broiler or 450. Place baguettes on a large baking pan or pizza stone; remove when cheese is melted. Top with fresh basil, dried spices and fresh parmigiana. This is so yummy, I always eat this when I'm freezing and hungry!
09/30/2009 4:00:44 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
My favorite holiday small bite to make is Bacon Wrapped Dates. So simple to make! 1 pkg dates, pitted 1 pkg bacon 1 bottle Maple Syrup. Toothpicks (soaked first) Pit the dates, wrap each one with a strip of bacon, I usually add a soaked toothpick to each to keep them from unraveling. Place on a cookie sheet, and drizzle with Maple Syrup. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15- 20 mins, or until bacon is done. So delicious!!!
09/30/2009 4:01:24 PM CDT
ben stern says ...
My idea of the perfect cheap small bite is the traditional "Pig in a blanket". It does not get any cheaper, tastier, or easier to prepare and clean than this, not to mention that this is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and oh, so traditional for the holidays and entertaining. All you do is buy a package of your favorite hot dogs, cut them into about 1.5 inch pieces, and wrap them in ready made croissant dough (or biscuit dough, if you like a less sweet taste), place on a sheet of tin foil on a cookie sheet in the oven, and bake according to package instructions. In about 15 minutes from start to finish (including clean up), you have the ultimate cheap small bite. Serve with a variety of mustards for dipping. You can also substitute the hot dogs with ham, cheeses, or ham and cheese. No muss, no fuss, and no leftovers!
09/30/2009 4:02:51 PM CDT
Robin says ...
My easy shortcut appetizer is bruchetta. I buy one of the fresh baguettes. I cut the baguette into small rounds. Brush with olive oil and place on baking sheet to toast it. Meanwhile I open a can of diced tomatoes that have basil and garlic in it (often marked as "italian recipe" tomatoes). When the bread is slightly brown and crunchy, I spoon some of the tomatoes on the top and garnish with parmesean cheese. I can make it in 10 minutes, it is incredibly inexpensive, and everyone loves it.
09/30/2009 4:03:06 PM CDT
Catherine says ...
I take a spinach tortilla & toast it over the gas flame Then spread thinly with goat cheese Top it off with a skim layer of fig jam Cut it like a pizza into bite size pieces Each tortilla goes a long way Happy Eating!
09/30/2009 4:03:58 PM CDT
Kim says ...
I am a fan of spicy and simple. An appetizer that is a big hit at parties and always the first to go is the following: Take Jalapenos and cut them in half and remove the seeds. Mix together cream cheese and a bleu cheese (or a gorgonzola) and fill each half with the cheese, then wrap each jalapeno in a bacon strip and bake on 350 for about 20 minutes. They can be served on a platter with toothpicks.
09/30/2009 4:04:15 PM CDT
Kathy Skou says ...
This is one of my favorite app for guests, and it's SO EASY!! I use a jar of cranberry pepper jelly (available in the Cheese section), an 8oz bar of cream cheese and assorted 365 crackers. Soften the cream cheese a bit, then top with the cranberry pepper jelly, spreading all over the top and sides of the cream cheese. Put a spreading knife in and voila! Guests can spread it on their crackers. I always have to make 2, it goes that fast. Enjoy!
09/30/2009 4:04:31 PM CDT
Nancy Jonas says ...
My small bite offering is a new favorite: Sliced Prosciuto spread with boisin herb flavored cheese wrapped around approximately three blanched aspergus spears.
09/30/2009 4:04:45 PM CDT
Kelly Wells says ...
I like to make a very easy, inexpensive pretzel recipe when I have friends and family over. Simply take the following: - One 15 oz. bag of pretzels (I like regular, braided ones, but you can also use sticks) - One envelope dry ranch dressing - 2 tsp garlic salt - 1 tsp cayenne pepper - 1 tsp lemon pepper - 1/3 cup vegetable oil First place pretzels in a sealable plastic bag, then mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. After they are well mixed add them to the pretzels in the plastic bag, seal-up and shake (this is a great time to ask the kids to shake it up for you, as long as you have it well sealed up). Let this marinate at least an hour (the flavors get better the longer it sits, so overnight is perfect). Place in a festive bowl and serve!
09/30/2009 4:04:48 PM CDT
Denise Swayne says ...
Slice a very thin tip off of a cherry tomato so it will stand up. Scoop out a little of the inside then replace that with any kind of herbed cream cheese. People gobble these up and they are pretty arranged on greens.
09/30/2009 4:04:48 PM CDT
Judy says ...
3 oz of cream cheese covered with (green) jalopena jelly and 3 oz of cream cheese covered with red pepper jelly artfully arranged on a plate with crackers makes a festive holiday appetizer "bite."
09/30/2009 4:05:18 PM CDT
Yvette S. says ...
Roasted Pecans. Simple and easy. Can be done salty or sweet. I love taking the pecans, drizzling a little butter (or substitute), then add a little garlic salt, mix and put in oven until toasty. If you prefer sweet, use a cinnamon sugar or whatever your preference. YUM:) Can also be put in a gift tin for little presents.
09/30/2009 4:05:19 PM CDT
Kelly J says ...
Savory Beef & Horseradish Log 2 packages cream cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon heavy cream, half & half or milk 2 packages dried beef (rinsed to remove excess salt & dried on paper towel then minced finely or processed in food processor) 2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish (or to taste) minced fresh parsley assorted crackers Allow cream cheese & butter to come to room temperature, add cream and mix well with a blender on medium speed until all ingredients are well incorporated. Add in dried beef and horseradish, mix on low until just incorporated. Place the mixture in a line on a sheet of plastic wrap and use the wrap to roll the mixture into a log shape ( narrow enough so a slice will fit nicely on a cracker) Refrigerate until firm. To serve, place on a platter surrounded by assorted crackers and completely cover the top of the log with the minced fress parsley.
09/30/2009 4:05:53 PM CDT
Sally says ...
Here's a tasty and healthy holiday appetizer that even children can help make. Snappy Holiday Cheese Ball 2 pounds sharp yellow cheddar - grated 1 medium organic Vidalia/Sweet onion - minced 1 cup walnuts or pecans - chopped 1 tablespoon organic mayonaise Mix all the ingredients abover well, form into a round, then form a well in the center. Refrigerate until cold. Then fill the center with the red pepper jelly and serve with the crackers and the celery, which can be filled with the cheese mixture. This is so easy, and everyone loves the unique and cheerful colors. 1 jar red pepper jelly 1 package whole grain crackers organic celery stalks
09/30/2009 4:06:10 PM CDT
Laura H says ...
For all the bacon lovers... Rumaki 2 cans water chestnuts, whole, drained 1 lb bacon 1/2 c brown sugar Toothpicks Marinade 1/2 c vegetable or canola oil 1/2 c soy sauce 4 T Ketchup 2 T vinegar 1/2 tsp pepper 4 cloves garlic Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl and transfer to a large zip lock bag. Add water chestnuts to bag. Refrigerate for one hour. Thaw bacon and cut into 2 inch strips. Transfer water chestnuts into a bowl and discard the marinade. Pour brown sugar into a separate shallow bowl. Wrap water chestnut with the bacon and secure with a toothpick. Roll in the brown sugar. Broil 2-3 min each side until crisp.
09/30/2009 4:06:15 PM CDT
Lauren C. says ...
Deviled English Cucumber Bites...Cut 2 English cucumbers in half that you have removed the outter peels from, hollow the small seeds and centers out of the cucumbers and set on the side. Prepare in a bowl, 10 cage free roughly chopped, hard boiled eggs, 1/4 cup mayo, 1/8 cup whole foods fresh buttermilk ranch, minced onion (to taste)and fresh ground pepper & sea salt to taste. Mix in a bowl until smooth and creamy. "Stuff" both cucumbers (4 halves) with the egg mixture. Top with finely chopped red pepper and ground paprika and cut stuffed cucumbers into bite sized pieces. Serves 20+ for about .35 cents/serving. Enjoy, they are delicious, healthy, low carb and vegetarian. Can be made vegan by substituting cooked, extra firm tofu for the eggs ,Veganaise for the mayo, and vegan ranch dressing.
09/30/2009 4:07:37 PM CDT
Robin says ...
@ Gail Schoppert I make those sausage bites as well and you are right, they go fast at parties. I mix in Tony Chachere's seasoning to give it a little spice.
09/30/2009 4:08:01 PM CDT
Miranda says ...
Every Thanksgiving, my aunt makes these Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons as an appetizer and they are a huge hit with my family. Plus they are fun to make! 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese 1 can crab meat, drained 2 T flour 3 scallions, minced 1/4 tsp onion powder 1 egg, beaten oil for deep fryer Wonton Wrappers Finely mince the scallions. Combine with cream cheese, crab meat, and flour. Beat the egg in a small bowl - this will be used to brush the edges of the wonton wrappers before folding, and helps to keep them together. Place large tablespoonfuls of the crab mixture in the center of each wonton skin and brush edges with egg mixture. Fold over to form a triangle, then press edges together to seal. Bring the two side edge corners of the triangle to the middle and press these together to form a ring. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a large, heavy bottomed pan, sufficient to cover the wontons. Fry wontons until golden, turning once, about 2-3 minutes. In order to avoid lowering the temperature of the oil, do not attempt to fry too many at once. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels and serve.
09/30/2009 4:08:27 PM CDT
Nancy Jonas says ...
My new favorite "small bite" is: Sliced prosciuto, spread with boisin herb flavored cheese wrapped around approximately three blanched aspergus spears.
09/30/2009 4:09:27 PM CDT
Sue Clarke says ...
When I make this cheese dip people rave. It is always gone quickly and everyone wants the recipe. It is very simple. Grate 2 cups of gyure cheese and mix with 2 cups light or fat free mayo and one medium onion sliced and each slice quarted. Put into oven safe dish and bake for 45 minutes on 350 or until slightly browned and bubbly. Serve with pita chips, Stacy chips or melba toast.
09/30/2009 4:09:37 PM CDT

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