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A collection of recipes for when you are entertaining and want to start things out right or want to serve a delicious snack. Either way we have you covered with some tasty and fun to make appetizer recipes. Hope you enjoy them.

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 container (6 oz) French vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and peanut butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in yogurt, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt on low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips for garnish, if desired.

East Side Mario’s Garlic Home Loaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Loaf Italian or French Bread
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the bread in half, horizontally or leave it whole. Personally, I like leaving it whole, as I find the loaf absorbs the flavor of the garlic butter mixture.
  3. Press the garlic (or chop fine if you do not have a press). Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley together in a small bowl. Spread the garlic butter mixture over the top of the bread, or bread halves. Place on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven. If you want to add some parmesan cheese, now is the perfect time. Sprinkle some parmesan over the bread and return to oven on the highest rack. Broil on high heat for 2-3 minutes until the edges of the bread begin to brown and the cheese (if added) begins to bubble. Watch carefully while broiling as the bread can easily burn.
  5. Remove from the oven and let the bread cool for a minute. Remove from the pan and serve whole, or make 1-inch thick slices. Serve immediately.

Cream Cheese Wonton Nachos Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salsa con queso
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 12 cream cheese wontons
  • 4 tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 3 Thai basil aioli (recipe follows)
  • 2 teaspoon togarashi
  • 2 teaspoon Furikake
  • 3 Thai chilies, sliced

Directions:

In small bowl, mix together Sriracha and queso and drizzle on top of wontons. Then layer Chili Garlic Sauce and Thai basil aioli. Sprinkle with togarashi, Furikake and Thai Chilies.

Thai Basil

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1  garlic glove

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to two days ahead for flavor to develop.

Turkey Waldorf Bites Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (1.9 oz each) frozen mini fillo shells (30 shells)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries
  • Additional fresh tarragon leaves or celery leaves, if desired

Turkey Waldorf Bites Recipe

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
  2. On ungreased cookie sheet, place fillo shells. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, orange juice, chopped tarragon, salt and pepper. Stir in turkey, apple, onion, celery, cranberries and toasted pecans. Divide mixture evenly among shells. Garnish with additional tarragon.

Bacon-Ranch Cheese Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 20 slices bacon
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix (milk recipe)

Directions

  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon in batches until crisp; drain on paper towels. Cool; crumble bacon.
  2. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, dressing mix and 1/3 cup of the crumbled bacon.
  3. Shape mixture into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls; roll cheese balls in remaining crumbled bacon. Place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour.

The Grey Cup (and CFL Playoffs) Party Survival Guide

It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a massive Grey Cup party or having a few friends over to root for your team in the semi-finals, you want good food.  I pulled together 50 recipes to help you host the best CFL party ever.

The Grey Cup (and CFL Playoffs) Party Survival Guide

  1. Cheese-Stuffed Bread Sticks Recipe
  2. Mini Crab Cake Bites Recipe
  3. Crab Cake Bites Recipe
  4. Garlic-Herb Breadsticks With Creamy Parmesan Dip Recipe
  5. Blue Crab Dip Recipe (Joe’s Crab Shack)
  6. Cheese Garlic Sticks Recipe (Red Lobster)
  7. Blooming Quesadilla Ring Recipe
  8. Seafood Nachos Recipe (Chi-Chi’s)
  9. Chili Con Queso Recipe (Chi-Chi’s)
  10. Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
  11. Guyanese Cheese Rolls Recipe
  12. Bruschetta Recipe
  13. Baked Parmesan Dip Recipe
  14. Slow-Cooker Spicy Queso Dip Recipe
  15. Bacon Ranch Layered Spread Recipe
  16. Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip Recipe
  17. Norwegian Lefse Recipe
  18. Sriracha Veggie-Cheese Balls and Sauce Recipe
  19. Slow-Cooker Spicy Queso Dip Recipe
  20. Crab Puffs Recipe
  21. How to make an awesome charcuterie board
  22. Cheese and Knots Recipe
  23. Hot Pizza Dip Recipe.  This has become a new family favorite
  24. Homemade Antipasto and Crackers Recipe
  25. Bacon Ranch Layered Spread Recipe
  26. Baked Mozzarella Bites Recipe
  27. Lasagna Party Ring Recipe
  28. Shrimp Salad Rice Wrapper Rolls Recipe
  29. Smoky Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe
  30. Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs Recipe
  31. Buffalo Chicken Calzones Recipe
  32. Lobster Slider Recipe
  33. Crab Puffs Recipe
  34. Imitation Cheese Sticks from Pizza Hut Recipe
  35. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Hot Dog Recipe
  36. Pizzadilla (Quesadilla Pizza) Recipe
  37. Guacamole Recipe
  38. Aussie Cheese Fries Recipe
  39. Slow-Cooker Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe
  40. Blue Cheese Dip with Vegetables Recipe
  41. Double-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
  42. BLT Dip
  43. Bruschetta Pizzaiola Recipe
  44. Super Bowl Nachos Recipe
  45. The Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
  46. Bacon Ranch Layered Spread Recipe
  47. Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwich Recipe
  48. Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip Recipe
  49. Irish Nachos Recipe
  50. Chicken Fajita Quesadilla Recipe

Using these recipes will guarantee that your party is at least as good if not better than the game.

Smoky Maple-Glazed Turkey Breast Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bone-in whole turkey breast (5 to 6 lb), thawed if frozen
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Smoky Maple-Glazed Turkey Breast Recipe

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix butter, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Using fingers, carefully loosen skin from turkey breast. Rub butter mixture under skin.
  2. Place turkey breast, skin side up, on rack in roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of breast and does not touch bone. Roast uncovered 30 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, mix syrup, orange juice and mustard. Brush one-third of mixture over turkey.
  4. Roast 50 minutes to 1 hour longer, brushing twice with remaining syrup mixture, until thermometer reads at least 165°F. Cover with foil; let stand 15 minutes for easiest carving.

Sausage Snack Wraps Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 48 fully cooked small smoked sausage links
  • Ketchup, if desired
  • Prepared horseradish, if desired
  • Yellow mustard, if desired

Sausage Snack Wraps Recipe

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Separate dough into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle into thirds lengthwise. Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point. On ungreased cookie sheet, place rolls point side down.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ketchup, horseradish and mustard.

Hot Crab Parmesan Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, cartilage removed and flaked

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients except crabmeat, almonds and crackers in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in crabmeat.
  2. Spread crabmeat mixture in ungreased pie plate, 9×1 1/4 inches, or shallow 1-quart casserole. Sprinkle with almonds.
  3. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with crackers.

Sausages in Beer Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Cooked Polish Sausages
  • 1 c  Beer (alcohol or non-alcohol)
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/4 c  Vinegar
  • 1/4 c  Brown sugar
  • 1/4 c  Mustard
  • 1 tb Horseradish

Directions

  1. Cut cooked sausages into 1/2 inch slices.  In skillet combine sausage and beer.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch.  Stir in vinegar, horseradish and mustard. Add to sausages. Cook and stir until bubbly.  Keep warm and serve warm using toothpicks.