‘Couple Days to Go!

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Mind you, I’m NOT a football person, but I know some of your will be hosting parties

Been having some fun with my various recipe sites attempting to find you some tasty, different/not always used recipes – think I’ve found a few good ones!

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Buffalo-style Deviled Eggs

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled/
cut in half lengthwise
2 T. blue cheese salad dressing
2-3 tsp. buffalo wing sauce
1 T. blue cheese crumbles

In small bowl combine egg yolks,
blue cheese dressing & wing
sauce; mix well. Fill egg yolk
halves with mixture & place on
a platter. Sprinkle tops of eggs
with crumbled blue cheese. Cover
with plastic wrap & refrigerate until
ready to serve. Serves 6

(recipe: mrfood.com)
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Make-Ahead Bacon/Cheese Bites

1 C. Bisquick baking mix
1/2 C. processed cheese spread
1/2 C. (2 oz) finely shredded Cheddar
cheese
2 T. read bacon bits
1/3 C. club soda

Preheat oven 450 degrees F.
Spray two rimmed baking sheets
with nonstick spray. In medium
bowl beat all ingredients except
club soda, until well mixed. Add
club soda & beat until well
combined; let stand 5  minutes.
Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls,
2 inches apart, onto sheets. Bake
7-10 minutes until golden. Serve
immediately. Makes 24

(recipe: mrfood.com)
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Easy Pretzel Wraps

1/2 (8 oz) container soft cream cheese
1/2 C. ( 2 oz) finely shredded sharp
Cheddar cheese
1/2 – 1 T. minced, pickled jalapeno
pepper slices*
pinch garlic powder
20 thinly sliced deli roast beef slices
20 (3 inch) honey wheat pretzel rods

Stir together first 4 ingredients in small
bowl until well blended. Spread about
1 tsp. mixture on one side of each
slice roast beef; top each with 1 pretzel
rod & roll up. Serve immediately or chill
up to 1 hour. Serves 6

*you can usually find these in the
Hispanic section of most grocery stores

(recipe: mrfood.com)
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Super Sweet/Salty Chips

1 (12 oz) bag semi sweet chocolate
chips
1 (9 oz) bag Ruffles original potato
chips

Add chips to 1.5 quart or larger crockpot.
Cover & cook on Low 30-40 minutes until
melted, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
Choose the best looking chips from the bag.
Dip half of each chip into chocolate,
tapping chip on side of crockpot to remove
excess chocolate. Place dipped chips on
waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Place
sheet of chips in fridge until chocolate is
firm. Serve (refrigerate any leftovers)
Serves about 10

(recipe: themagicalslowcooker.com)
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Veggie Pizza Appetizer

2 (8 oz, ea) cans crescent dough sheets*
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. sour cream
1 generous tsp. dried dill weed
1 tsp. dried or fresh chives
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 C. broccoli florets
1/2 C. red bell pepper, chopped small
1/2 C. carrot, chopped small
1/2 C. cucumber slices, quartered

(Optional): any shredded cheeses
you might like, as topping

Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
Unroll crescent rolls & press into bottom &
up sides of 15 X 10 X 1″ baking pan, making
sure to seal any seams. Bake 11-13 minutes
until golden brown; cool on wire rack
completely (about 30 minutes).
In small bowl mix cream cheese, sour cream,
dill, chives, onion & garlic powders until
smooth. Spread in an even layer over cooled
crust; top with veggies & serve immediately
or refrigerate until ready to serve.

*If you can’t find crescent dough sheets you
can use crescent roll dough, being careful
to seal seams.
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Smothered French Fries

1 lb. (half of 32 oz pkg) Ore-Ida
Golden Fries
1/4 C. sour cream
1/4 C. Ranch salad dressing
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C. crumbled blue cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked/crumbled
2 green onions, sliced

Bake french fries accordg. to pkg.
directions. Mix sour cream, dressing
& garlic until blended. Place fries on
a platter; top with sour cream mixture,
cheese, bacon & onions. Serves 6

(recipe: Kraft recipes)
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Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

1 (12 oz) pkg. frozen mac & cheese,
thawed
1 egg
1 T. water
1 C. Italian bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 C. vegetable oil

Using a small ice cream scoop or
teaspoon, shape mac & cheese into
1 inch balls & place on waxed paper-
lined baking sheet. Freeze 2 hours or
until firm.
In shallow dish beat egg & water. In
another shallow dish combine bread
crumbs, garlic powder & pepper. Heat
oil until hot in deep saucepan over
medium heat. Dip frozen balls into
egg wash & then roll in bread crumbs.
Fry ball in small batches, 3-5 minutes
until golden brown & center is hot.
Drain on paper towel-lined plate &
serve immediately. Makes 22

(recipe: mrfood.com)
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Mini Garlic Monkey Bread Dippers

1 (16 oz) tube refrigerated buttermilk
biscuits
6 T. butter, melted
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. Italian seasoning
1/3 C. Parmesan cheese, grated

a jar of spaghetti or marinara sauce,
for dipping

Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin
tin with nonstick spray. In medium
bowl combine melted butter, garlic,
Ital. seasoning & 1/4 C. Parm;  mix
well. Using a knife, cut each biscuit
into 1″ pieces & place in the bowl.
Gently toss to coat evenly. Place
4-5 biscuit pieces in each muffin cup;
sprinkle tops with remaining Parm.
cheese & bake 9-12 minutes until
golden brown. Serve with warmed
spaghetti or marinara sauce.
Serves 12

(recipe: tiphero.com)
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Chicken Zucchini Poppers

oil, for frying
1 lb. ground chicken breast
2 C. grated zucchini (leave
peel on)
2-3 green onions, sliced
3-4 T. cilantro, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Mix ground chicken & other
ingredients (except oil for
frying) in large bowl. Heat a
large skillet on medium-high
heat & add oil. Using a spoon,
scoop out 8-10 nugget-sized
pieces into the hot oil. Cook
5 minutes on each side; then
place on a paper-towel lined
plate. Can be eaten plain
or with a dipping sauce of
your choice.

(recipe: tiphero.com)
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Ham & Cheese Roll-ups

1 tube refrigerated pizza
dough
3/4 lb. deli ham, thickly sliced
12 slices Swiss cheese, thickly
sliced

Glaze:
1/2 C. butter (1 stick)
2 T. brown sugar
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. poppy seeds

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9 X 13″ baking dish with
nonstick spray. Flour a cutting
board & roll out pizza dough. Using
a rolling pin, roll dough to roughly
12 X 18″. Place Swiss cheese across
the dough; once covered with cheese,
lay ham slices on top. Gently roll up
dough – when you reach the end use
your fingers to seal up the edges by
pressing. Slice the roll into 1 inch
slices & place into pan ON THEIR
SIDES. In a sauce pan combine all
glaze ingredients & heat over
medium heat, stirring until it becomes
a glaze-like consistency. Using a pastry
brush, brush tops of slices. Bake slices
25 minutes.

(recipe: tiphero.com)
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Philly Cheese Steak Dip

1 T. vegetable oil
3/4 lb. flat iron steak
salt/pepper
1 C. diced onion
1 C. diced green bell pepper
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. mayonnaise
4 oz. shredded sharp Provolone cheese,
plus extra for topping

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Heat a skillet over high heat; add oil then
place steak in pan. Sprinkle with salt/
pepper & sear 4-5 minutes per side until
browned. Flip steak over & cook 4-5
minutes on second side*, remove
from pan & let rest 5-10 minutes before
cutting. Saute onion & peppers in pan
until tender, about 5 minutes. Cut steak
against the grain into thin slices, then
dice the slices. In medium baking dish mix
cream cheese, mayo. & Provolone;
stir in diced steak & onion mixture. Spread
in an even layer & bake 20-25 minutes
until cheese is starting to brown on top.
Serve with toasted baguette slices or
rolls.

(recipe: tiphero.com)
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Crab Appetizers

1 pinch paprika
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. thinly sliced green onions
1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. mayonnaise
1 can drained crab meat
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 pkgs. refrigerated biscuit dough

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with
nonstick spray. Divide rolls in half &
press each into the cups. Combine
in a large bowl Wors. sauce, onions,
Chedd. cheese, Parm. cheese, mayo,
crab & cream cheese; mix well &
spoon a teaspoon of mixture into
each tin then sprinkle tops with
paprika. Bake 15-20 minutes until
light brown.

(recipe: tiphero.com)
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Blue Cheese/Bacon Stuffed
Mushrooms

1/3 C. bread crumbs
3 oz. blue cheese
3 oz. cream cheese
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/2 diced onion
1 T. butter
6 large mushrooms
3 strips bacon

Cook bacon strips on medium heat
in large skillet until crispy; remove
& drain on paper towels. Remove
mushroom stems & chop. Add butter
to the skillet; when melted, stir in
garlic, onion & mushroom stems; cook
& stir frequently until onions are
caramelized (15-20 minutes).
Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Spray a small baking dish with
nonstick spray. Once onion mixture is
a deep brown color, place in a blender
along with bread crumbs, blue cheese,
cream cheese & bacon. Blend on Low
until roughly chopped & combined
evenly. Stuff the mushroom caps
with this mixture & place them in
the baking dish. Bake 10-15 minutes
until light brown & bubbly.

(recipe: tiphero.com)
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I have more than I can put on one
post, so guess I’ll have to add more
in another blog post tomorrow! Lots
of them sound really tasty – hope
some of you can use them!

Our weather is doing it’s “MICHIGAN-
land of weird weather” thing again:
today most of the snow is gone but
the temperature was 25 when I got up!
I did the required grocery shopping and
was pleasantly surprised – it wasn’t
windy, so it didn’t really FEEL that cold.
You know me & the ‘being frugal’ – was
happy to cash in on CVS coupon for
25% off entire purchase; that coupon
along with their sale AND a manufacturer’s
coupon (for one item) and several other
sales items netted me almost a $10 savings!
YAY! I love when that works!

This Sunday I signed up for snacks in my
Sunday School class and decided to take
the ‘easy’ way out (for part of it, anyway) –
the local store had some really good-
looking frosted cinnamon buns so I bought
them to go along with my banana bread.
(I have at least 8 bananas that need to be
used up – plus about 15 in the freezer!).

That’s about ‘it’ for today – have to pick
up grandson a little later on – who knows
what FUN he’ll have planned for me today!

Enjoy your day – and don’t wear yourself
out! (words I need to HEED, myself!) hehehe

Hugs;

Pammie

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  1. Enjoy your day with the grandson. I really have nothing planned here.


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