Category: Appetizers

Sausage Wonton Cups

These are great little appetizers. Cheese and sausage filled cups made from wonton wrappers. Feel free to add bell peppers, olives, a different cheese, or whatever you would like. Enjoy! 1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage 3 green onions, chopped 16 wonton wrappers 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 C. (4-oz) shredded Pepper Jack cheese In a …

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Maple Glazed Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t like chicken wings! These wings have a hint of sweetness, and stickiness to them from maple syrup, which only adds to how delicious they are. Marinating these guys for 4 or more hours allows them to absorb all the great flavors in the sauce making a moist, tender and delicious wing. Enjoy! 2 …

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Smoky Potato Rounds

If you’re like me and love a loaded baked potato you are going to love these potato rounds. Once you have the potatoes baked, these appetizers come together quickly. They will go fast so make plenty! Enjoy! 2 large baking potatoes 1/3 C. barbecue sauce 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese 6 bacon strips, cooked and …

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Black Bean Salsa

Delicious and healthy! Serve Black Bean Salsa with chips, or with grilled chicken and an ice-cold drink this summer for a healthier and lighter meal. If you don’t care for avocado leave it out. If cilantro isn’t your thing you can substitute with parsley. Enjoy! 2 (15-oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (17-oz) …

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Marinated Cheddar Cheese

CHEESE….what can I say I love it! I do eat more than I should, but hey I can’t help it. This recipe calls for mozzarella cheese, but I use sharp cheddar. I need more flavor. I upped the sun-dried tomatoes too, because to me the more the merrier. I have made this with dried herbs …

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Vegetable Cream Cheese

This is such a simple recipe; no need to buy one already made. The recipe comes from the Barefoot Contessa(Ina Garten), where she spread the cream cheese on a bagel and topped it with slices of smoked salmon for breakfast. Slicing the bagels into small bites would also make a great appetizer. I find it …

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Caramelized Vidalia Onion and Blue Cheese Dip

This dip is definitely for the blue cheese lover, but I also love the caramelized onions mixed in. The suggestion was to dip whole wheat pita chips which would be okay, but I had pumpernickel bread and an apple and they were quite delicious! Remember this would be great hot or cold; perfect party food. …

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Cucumber Onion Dip

This recipe is simple and delicious. It only takes a few hours of chilling in the refrigerator and this dip is ready. The flavors come together and make it hard to not have just one more cracker. Great for any party, so enjoy! 1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened 1/2 C. finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber …

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Pimento Cheese Spread

If you have had pimento cheese before and didn’t like it, you have got to try this recipe! This is crazy good! When I would hear “pimento cheese” I always thought of the pimento cheese party sandwiches I had growing up at baby showers and bridal showers. Nothing to rave about, huh? Using the food …

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Lettuce Wraps with Chipotle-Orange Beef

After being at the beach today I wanted to continue our “vacation” vibe, so I made these lettuce wraps and served them with an icy tropical drink. Wow, so good! These are very spicy though, so you will have to adjust the amount of peppers or the adobo sauce if spicy is not your thing. …

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