Posts Tagged ‘Appetizer’

Cheddar Apple Pie Dip

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

I am so happy that Fall is upon us and that I finally get to enjoy all of my favorite things about Fall cooking. One of my favorite combinations for fall eating is cheddar and apples. If you haven’t tried this before, it is the perfect balance of sweet and savory and they all come together in this Cheddar Apple Pie Dip.

Diced on top of this dip is a mixture of red and green apples that have been tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and coarsely chopped walnuts. The layer underneath offers a surprise of cheddar cheese mixed with cream cheese and sour cream, cooked until hot and bubbly.

This appetizer can be served with cinnamon pita chips or cinnamon & raisin bagel chips if you lean more towards the sweet or a hearty wheat cracker if you lean more towards the savory. I like to platter these two options together and let my guests choose their favorite for dipping.

Allow this appetizer to set up for ten to fifteen minutes before serving to allow the flavors to merry together and to let the dip set up.

This appetizer is a potluck and tailgate winner that is sure to surprise your guests with this delicious combination of flavors.

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Cheddar Apple Pie Dip
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Serves: 12
 
A delicious combination of apple and cheddar perfect for your Fall entertaining.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 each: red and green apple, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) low-fat cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream
  • Assorted crackers for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  3. Add apples and walnuts; toss until evenly coated. Set aside.
  4. Mix cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in medium bowl. Add sour cream; stir until well blended. Spread into 9-inch pie plate; top with apple mixture.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Serve with your favorite crackers for dipping.
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Roasted Corn Salsa

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

If there is one food that I love, it is a delicious fresh salsa. Today I wanted to share with you the world’s most delicious roasted corn salsa that is the perfect dish to take to your next potluck or tailgating event.

The unique flavor in this salsa comes from a unique process of broiling the corn under your oven’s broiler until the corn gets a beautiful brown hue to it, imparting a roasted taste within each bite of your salsa and adding another layer of flavor to this simple dish.

Fresh chopped tomatoes, roasted corn, and parsley are tossed with just a little red wine vinegar, olive oil, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to create this unique and easy appetizer.

Serve this fast & easy dish with your favorite tortilla chip. I guarantee that wherever you bring this dish, it won’t last long!

Roasted Corn Salsa
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Serves: 8
 
A fresh and healthy salsa made from roasted corn, tomatoes, parsley, and a few other pantry ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 onions, diced (optional)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce (depending on how spicy you like your salsa)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat a broiler or prepare a charcoal fire and let burn to a gray ash.
  2. Place corn on a broiling pan or grill set about 6 inches from heat source.
  3. Cook, turning often, until kernels have softened and are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then cut off kernels from each ear (you'll have about 3 cups).
  4. In a large bowl, combine corn kernels, tomatoes, onions, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce. Add parsley and stir well. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. Serve with your favorite tortilla chip.

 

 

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Spinach Balls

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Spinach Balls

2- 10 oz packages frozen spinach
1 package chicken-flavored stuffing mix
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup butter, melted
Salt & pepper to taste

Do-Ahead: Cook spinach according to instructions, drain in a sieve, use back of a wooden spoon to press the spinach against the sieve to get as much moisture as possible out In a bowl combine the spinach, stuffing mix,cheese, eggs, butter, salt& pepper Mix thoroughly& roll into small balls 3/4 to 1″ size. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze.

Event Day: To serve place frozen balls on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned If you are doing them fresh or thawed only bake for 7-10 minutes. Serve hot.