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Debi says ...
Sun Dried Tomato Bites Serves 6 12 Sun Dried Tomatoes 12 Basil Leaves (should be larger then the SDT) Goat Cheese Place 12 Sun Dried Tomatoes(SDT) upside down on a paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Spread 12 fresh basil leaves on a white plate Place Sun Dried Tomatoes(skin side down) on top of the basil Add a 1/4 tsp of goat cheese in the center of the tomato That's it...how easy is that...Enjoy!!! PS: You can use all sorts of cheese with this recipe...my favorite is the goat cheese... Yum!
07/28/2010 12:06:32 PM CDT
Michaela Rosenthal says ...
50 cent small bite party food: NEW POTATOES with BLACK OLIVE TAPENADE with ANCHOVIES Ingredients: 2 pounds very small (50 cent piece size) new white potaotes 1 (6 oz) jar olive tapenade 2 (boneless) anchovies (optional) 2 teaspoons fresh organic lemon juice 2 tablespoons freshly minced Italian parsley Directions: Boil potatoes until just tender. Cool until safe enough to handle then scoop a small hole out of every potato (I use a grapefruit spoon for this). In a bowl, smash together tapenade, anchovies ans lemon juice. Fill potatoes and sprinkle with parsley. Serves 12.
07/28/2010 1:06:45 PM CDT
Gina says ...
I had these at a wedding and went home and experimented, they are super easy and you will get great comments about them. People think they are picking up wienies wrapped in bacon, but once they taste them, they are in love with them. Dates Wrapped with Bacon: Pull bacon to make it slightly longer, wrap a dried date, cut the bacon. This should be about 1/3 of the slice of bacon. I am able to wrap 3 dates with 1 slice of bacon, sometimes even 4. Place the bacon seam side down on a baking dish. Place in a 350 degree oven until the bacon looks crisp. When done place a toothpick in it and plate it. I've experimented and other great variations are slicing the date to make a little pocket and then stuff with a walnut, before wrapping. Another one that was good was stuffing with blue cheese, before you wrap the date.
07/28/2010 2:59:36 PM CDT
The Healthy Apple says ...
Easy Peasy Bean Dip This recipe is so incredibly versatile—it can be used as a spread or a dip! Use it on your sandwich instead of mayo or serve it as an appetizer dip with pita chips. This bean dip also pairs nicely when mixed in tuna salads. Ingredients * 1 cup Navy Beans * 1 cup Great Northern Beans * 3 Tablespoons 365 Brand Salsa * 1/2 cup Peas (cooked and softened) * 1 mined Scallion * 3 teaspoons Fresh Cilantro * 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries * Your Choice of Dippers: Veggies, Pita Bread, Organic Blue Corn Chips or Tortilla Chips Directions Mix all of the above ingredients together in a food processor; blend until desired smoothness. Serve with your choice of Dippers! Enjoy this healthy, inexpensive recipe.
07/28/2010 4:36:44 PM CDT
Erin Shepherd says ...
Apple, Caramelized Onion and Brie Croustini's! Thinly slice several yellow onion and caramelize in a sauce pan with olive oil and salt until browned, mellow and sweet. Place a heaping spoon of caramelized onions on top of some crispy baguette slices. Place a thin slice of brie on the onions and top off with a sweet apple slice (such as Fugi or Gala). Simple and so very delicious!
07/28/2010 5:11:34 PM CDT
Jessica says ...
Sweet & Sour Meatless Meatballs These are super easy to make, a nice vegetarian option & ADDICTING! I've made these many a times and the meat eaters have no idea there's no meat in them. They're delic! 1 bag meatless meatballs (24 per bag) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle chile sauce 9 ounces grape jelly Whisk together the chili sauce, lemon juice and grape jelly. Pour into slow cooker (or saucepan) and simmer over low heat until warm. Add meatballs and simmer on lowest setting until cooked through (about 20-30 minutes)
07/28/2010 5:41:58 PM CDT
Marissa says ...
Bruschetta bites made with a slice of baguette, a smear of roasted garlic, another smear of goat cheese and a slice of sun dried tomato.
07/28/2010 5:44:53 PM CDT
Ralph Williams says ...
This is an old-world favorite around our place. We learned it when living in Ukraine: Savory Squash Zuccini or yellow squash (sliced) flour, seasoned with salt & pepper Fresh Garlic, chopped Mayonaise Slice a zucchini squash or yellow squash into 1/4 inch slices, dip in seasoned flour, fry until browned and then chill for several hours in the fridge. Shortly before serving, put a dab of mayonaise on each slice, then sprinkle with chopped or grated garlic.
07/28/2010 6:08:29 PM CDT
Marie Smedley says ...
CHERRY TOMATOES WITH COTTAGE CHEESE & CHIVES - Cut a 1/4 inch-deep plus (+) sign on top of each cherry tomato. - Spread apart as much as you can without "breaking" the whole tomato. - Top each with low-fat cottage cheese (if you use regular, it drips all over the place) as much as you can without it falling over the sides. - Sprinkle with chives. - Refrigerate a few hours until guests arrive. *These are very time consuming but very, very delicious, healthy, and crowd-pleasing! Stack them close together on a white plate/serving platter...the red tomato, white cottage cheese, and green chives look great at Xmas, but great for any Holiday! Pop them into your mouth...they're the first "snack" to vanish from the table. I make alot of these...sometimes it takes me 4+ hours to make, depending on how many guests will be arriving. Enjoy!
07/28/2010 6:13:22 PM CDT
Ralph Williams says ...
Ukrainian Egg & Cheese salad: 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 or 2 cups of grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella or edam) Mayonaise Several cloves of fresh garlic, chopped Melba toast or crackers Mix together chopped eggs and grated cheese (approximately equal quantities) with enough mayonaise to make it stick together nicely. Add 4 or 5 cloves of fresh garlic (I use enough to give it a bit of a burn) Serve on a piece of melba toast with a sprinkle of paprika or a sprig of parsley
07/28/2010 6:16:09 PM CDT
Marie Smedley says ...
SWEET CHERRY PEPPERS STUFFED WITH ANCHOVIES - One jar of Sweet Cherry Peppers. - Remove stem and seeds from each pepper (I rinse them under cold water to be sure all the seeds are gone). - Turn upside down to drain on paper towel. - Stuff each pepper with as many anchovy filets to fill each pepper "cup." Serve cold. *These can be prepared ahead of time and put in refrigerator. Just cover with plastic wrap or tinfoil to prevent dryness. A healthy Omega-3 snack. The sweet & salty combo is delicious anytime, not just holidays. Enjoy!
07/28/2010 6:24:13 PM CDT
J. Renee says ...
Quick Bruscetta Dip: take one can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes (liquid drained). Combine in a bowl with 1 TBL olive oil and 1 1/2 TBL balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt & pepper. Stir in 2 TBL fresh, chopped basil leaves. Cut a loaf of french bread into thin slices (about 1/4 inch thick) - brush with olive oil and toast in the oven until browned and crispy. Serve tomato mixture in a bowl and arrange slices of bread around it. You could also use slightly thicker slices of bread, toast them, then put the bruscetta dip on yourself to serve.
07/28/2010 6:26:18 PM CDT
Connie Bowers says ...
Goat Cheese Munchies 1 cup goat cheese 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in oil Hand full of fresh basil Clove of garlic Salt Pepper and onion powder if you like Soften and whip goat cheese with a fork to break up Finely mash garlic in some salt sprinkled on a chopping board Mince tomatoes finely Tear basil into small pieces Add all to the goat cheese and whip with a fork to a spreadable consistency using some oil from the tomatoes if necessary. Serve with any cracker or bread that is toasted and it’s great. Can be thinned and used as a vegetable dip. I like it on baked potatoes or as the cheese on a spinach pizza.
07/28/2010 6:39:50 PM CDT
Maredith says ...
Goat Cheese & Balsamic-Honey Crostini 1/2 c honey 1/3 c water 3 1/2 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar 6 to 8 ounces fresh goat cheese 12 slices baguette-type French bread, cut diagonally about 1/2-inch thick, toasted In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Combine honey and water; bring to a boil. Let simmer for approximately 10 minutes until total amount of liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Stir in balsamic vinegar and let cool. Spread goat cheese thickly on toasted bread. Drizzle with balsamic-honey syrup and serve.
07/28/2010 6:56:30 PM CDT
Sahnya says ...
Nutty Date Medjool Dates - cut in half lengthwise and pit removed Almond Butter Raw sliced almonds Cut dates in half (lengthwise) and removed pit. Add 1/2 tsp almond butter to center and top it with sliced raw almonds. Store in refrigerator and serve at room temperature. Different nut butters and nuts can be used as well. For a variation, chop and mix all ingredients until well blended (1 tsp of almond butter and 1 tsp of almonds for every date). Wet hands and roll out small balls, then wrap each in a small square of wax paper and twist the ends to make it look like a carmel or taffy candy. Delish. Easy. Healthy. Inexpensive. .... bliss!
07/28/2010 7:00:49 PM CDT
Grace Alfieri says ...
Eggplant involtini - makes 10 2 Eggplants sliced and grilled Goats cheese Basil leaves Extra virgin olive for drizzling Slice and then salt the eggplants for 30 mintues then rinse and brush eggplant slices with olive oil and grill. Cool the eggplants, spread goats cheese thinly on the eggplant slice and add a basil leaf. Roll them up and drizzle olive oil.
07/28/2010 7:18:30 PM CDT
Cheri says ...
Sweet and Crunchy Holiday Blues Terra Blue Potato Chips Crumbled Blue Cheese Honey Chopped Walnuts Sprinkle cheese over chips. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
07/28/2010 7:26:08 PM CDT
Carrie says ...
Zesty Cheese Balls - Mix together 4 oz. of fresh goat cheese and 4 oz. of cream cheese. Using a small melon baller, make small cheese balls. Chill. Chop equal parts fresh chives, basil, and parsley finely. Add the zest of one lemon and a pinch of coarsely-ground black pepper. Take cheese balls and roll in lemon/herb mixture. Serve alone or with crackers.
07/28/2010 8:16:32 PM CDT
Barrie Sanchez says ...
Bacon-Cheese Crostini with Almonds 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), cut into 36 slices 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1 green onion, chopped Dash salt Additional toasted almonds, optional Directions Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, almonds, bacon, onion and salt. Spread over bread. Bake for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with additional almonds if desired. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.
07/28/2010 9:11:11 PM CDT
Lisa Herndon says ...
Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Nori Wraps Take a teaspoon of 365 smoked salmon and a tablespoon of chevre style goat cheese and place on half of a sheet of Nori seaweed - add sriracha for hint of spicy (optional) wrap and quick easy small bite that is gluten free :)
07/28/2010 10:09:26 PM CDT
susantroche says ...
So easy - Mediterranean Salad letuce wraps: Spread a spoonful of Whole Foods Mediterranean Salad in the middle of large lettuce leaves, such as Romaine and red lettuce. Gently roll them up and fold each end. People love this at a party, it is tasty and not messy to eat.
07/28/2010 10:47:02 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
Mexican Vaselote (street corn snack) 2 cans sweet corn 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 tbsp salt Drain corn well, heat a heavy bottomed skillet over high heat. When skillet is hot add corn. Cook stirring often until corn is lightly browned (if some pieces get a little charred this is good as it adds to the flavor!). When corn is light brown, add in butter and salt. Stir often until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Add Ins: Salt, Sour cream, Mayonnaise, Queso fresco, Lime juice, Chili powder, Tabasco sauce I would recommend that each person serve themselves so that they can add whichever ingredients in whatever quantity they would like. My favorite combination..... For each individual vaselote, put 1 spoonful of mayo or sour cream in the bottom of a small dish or glass. Top with one cup of corn. Top corn with more mayo/sour cream, queso fresco, chili powder and a bit of salsa and about 2 tsp of lime juice. Mix well. Top with a bit more queso and chili powder. Serve.
07/28/2010 11:35:47 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
Easy and versatile: Pita Crisps Two Ways Sweet 2 pitas cut into strips or triangles 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 pinch salt Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Put pita strips in a bowl with melted butter and toss to cover. Mix sugar, spices, and salt together. Add to pita strip mixture and toss to coat. Spread crisps out on the cookie sheet and bake in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until sugar is carmalized, turning once half way through baking time. Savory 2 pitas ~1/4 cup olive oil A few sprigs rosemary Sprinkle of thyme Sprinkle of basil Coarse ground sea salt Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (sound familiar??). Brush pitas with olive oil. Cut pitas into strips or triangles. Spread out on the cookie sheet and season with rosemary, thyme, and basil. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for about 20 minutes, until light golden, turning once half way through baking time.
07/28/2010 11:38:05 PM CDT
Erin from Long Island says ...
every Xmas I make hummus with sundried tomatoes or red peppers and some green herb (varies with what else is served). It is always a hit! I have made corn tortillas (the herb that year was cilantro and the red came from bell peppers) as well as rosemary/thyme crackers (the green was parsley and the red was sundried tomatoes. I am sure if the red/green isnt your thing, black olives and purple basil would be awesome!
07/29/2010 6:13:10 AM CDT
Traci Stites says ...
Baby bagel halves, topped with a smear of cream cheese, slice of tomato, top with square of swiss cheese, salt and pepper. Bake in oven at 350 til cheese melts. YUMM
07/29/2010 7:56:31 AM CDT

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