Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Spinach Dip

New Year's is here, and I am making spinach dip. LOVE IT. I know almost everyone has a recipe for this, but in case you don't... YOU DO NOW!

1 pkg Frozen chopped spinach
1 C mayonnaise
1 C sour cream
1 pkg Knorr's vegetable recipe mix
1 t. dill weed
1/2 C. chopped parsley
1/2 C chopped green onions

Thaw spinach and squeeze water out. Mix all ingredients together. Serve in a bread bowl or some such thing. I like a sour dough bowl, I like the extra zing. My MIL uses a Hawaiian bread bowl, but personally, I think it is too sweet.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Recipe--Taco Spread- appetizer

Ready for another appetizer for your Christmas party, or anytime really? This one is good, I had it at a party during the summer and just had to have the recipe for it. It is so easy to prepare.

1 small container sour cream
1 pkg cream cheese
1 pkg taco seasoning mix

Mix with electric mixer until creamy. Spread on shallow sheet pan. top with assorted taco toppings that you like ie.....

Black olives
Whatever floats you boat

Then sprinkle with a small amount of chili powder. Serve with tortilla chips.
***Of course you can make it low in fat by using fat free or low fat sour cream and cream cheese.***

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Recipe--Crab stuffed Mushrooms

Just in time for Christmas or New Year's, here's a great appetizer recipe that is sure to please.

1 lb Mushrooms, washed and stemmed. Small ones work better
1/4 C. imitation crab meat, or the real thing is great, chopped very fine
1 t. garlic, or to taste
1/4 t garlic salt or plain salt
1/4 C mozzarella cheese, very finely chopped
3 T Parmesan cheese
1/4 C Italian bread crumbs
1/4 C mozzarella cheese (for garnish)
1/4 C melted butter

Mix all ingredients except mushrooms, garnish cheese and butter in bowl. Stuff washed mushrooms, (gently pack down). Place in pan and add butter. Bake @ 375* for 35 min or so until shrooms are tender, and tops are light brown. Garnish with mozzarella cheese and bake another 5 min.
Now this is the problem. I am a dumper kind of cook. I just dump ingredients and adjust as I go, so this may not be exact. I suggest you nuke a teaspoon of stuffing in the microwave first and taste to make sure it meets your standards. Adjust spice, salt... etc as needed. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Let me know how they turn out for ya. By the way, I have made them with lobster meat also, and they are yummy that way too.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

And the Winnner Is.............

My first giveaway is over, and I had a wonderful time with it. The cookie votes have been tabulated and the results are....
#1--Chocolate Chip

#2-Oatmeal, write in's of oatmeal with choc chips ranked high

#3-Mexican Wedding
Other--I think this would be the above mentioned oatmeal w/choc chips

#4--Peanut Butter

If you are thinking of giving your neighbor's, friends, family cookies, you might want to keep this in mind.

And for the what you are all waiting for......The winner of the measuring cups and 1/2 of Amish cinnamon. Sunnymommie! She said" I love cinnamon cookie. They are yummy."

Send me your email, or address and I'll get your prize off to you.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Recipe--"Red Lobster" cheese-garlic biscuits

Someone at work years ago gave me this recipe, and I have been in heaven ever since. These are my favorite, I am such a garlic freak. I should have been Italian. Sorry I don't have a picture, my family delved into them to fast to take the picture. that's how good they are!

2 C. Bisquick mix
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese-heaping
2/3 C. milk
1/4 t. garlic powder *not garlic salt*


1/2 t. garlic
3/4 t/ parsley

Mix all ingredients except butter & garlic. Drop by spoonfuls onto an greased cookie sheet. Bake @ 450* for 8-10 min. Mix garlic into melted butter & brush on top. (personally, I take something and just put the biscuit into the butter, swirl it around and take back out.)