Appetizers

Jean's Corn Dip

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceLucy Tammen (1990)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

10 oz
sharp cheese, grated
4 oz
Parmesan cheese, grated
2 c
sour cream
1 c
mayonnaise
1 t
onion, grated
1 cn
shoe peg white corn, drained (12 oz.)
 
Seasoned salt to taste

Instructions

Combine ingredients. Can be made ahead of time.  

Notes

It’s good as a dip or as a topping for baked potatoes.

Avocado Salsa

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceTerri McKeown, Main Library (2006)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

1
avocado (peeled and diced)
4
small tomatoes (diced)
1
small red onion (diced)
1
green pepper (seeded and diced)
1 clv
garlic (minced)
 
salt (to taste)
2 T
red wine vinegar
1 T
olive oil
4 dr
Tabasco sauce

Instructions

Combine the vegetables in a medium bowl. Mash the garlic with salt in a small bowl. Add the vinegar, oil and Tabasco sauce. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Quick & Easy Asparagas Roll-Ups

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceMary Szymkowiak (1994)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

1 bn
asparagus spears ((approx. 3/4 lb. bundle))
1 pk
sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1⁄3 lb
cooked ham (sliced into 3- to 4-inch strips)
1 pk
crescent rolls
1 cn
cheddar cheese soup (optional)

Instructions

Wash asparagus and trim off ends; cut spears in half. Steam asparagus briefly to soften. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles on cookie sheets that have been lined with foil. Place one or two ham strips on dough triangle, top with 2 short asparagus spears and a pinch of cheese. Roll mixture up in each dough triangle and pinch edges to hold. Bake in 375° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

If desired, prepare soup according to directions on can and drizzle over rolls just before serving.   

Notes

These can be served as hors d’oeuvres or with soup or salad as a quick supper. I usually make 2 batches. Leftovers make great snacks or lunches when warmed in the microwave.

Pigskin Party Spread

Summary

Yield
1 Football
SourceDorothy Bowser (1972)
Prep time2 hours
Cooking time
Total time2 hours

Ingredients

2 cn
deviled ham (4 1/2 oz.)
1 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1⁄2 c
soft blue cheese
1⁄4 c
soft butter
1⁄4 c
chopped stuffed olives
1⁄4 c
walnuts, chopped
 
Pimiento strips
 
Crackers or potato chips
 
Butterfly Crisps (Tarpy's)

Instructions

Blend cheeses, butter, olives and nuts. Form into football shape. Spread ham over cheese to resemble football. Chill well. Garnish with pimiento strips for lacings and cream cheese for stripes at each end. Serve with crisp crackers or potato chips. 

Notes

This would be especially good for New Year’s Day parties. 

Party Sandwich

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1992)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1 lf
French bread (14 oz.)
3 T
softened butter
1⁄2 lb
thinly sliced cooked ham
1 pk
sliced Swiss cheese (6 oz.)
3 T
Thousand Island dressing
1⁄4 lb
thinly sliced turkey
1⁄4 lb
thinly sliced salami
1⁄4 c
melted butter
1 T
toasted sesame seed

Instructions

Slice bread horizontally into three equal layers, using an electric or a bread knife. Spread first layer with 1 1/2 tablespoons softened butter and top with a layer of ham and Swiss cheese and half of the Thousand Island dressing. Top with second layer of bread that has been spread with 1 1/2 tablespoons of softened butter. Top with turkey, salami, remaining dressing and third layer of bread. Combine melted butter and toasted sesame seed and brush on top and sides of loaf. Place loaf on baking sheet and bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Slice diagonally to serve. Serves 6 to 8. 

Party Food

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceDorothy Bowser (1975)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time25 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
mayonnaise
1⁄4 c
onion (finely chopped)
2 T
parsley
1 lf
rye party bread
 
Swiss cheese

Instructions

Mix together mayonnaise, onion and parsley. Spread on sliced party rye and add layer of Swiss cheese to each slice. Heat at 350° until cheese melts. Serve hot and enjoy. 

Mexian Dip

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceMary Austin (2002)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 cn
Hormel chili without beans
1 pk
Mexican shredded cheese

Instructions

Spread cream cheese in a microwave pan. Layer chili, then shredded cheese. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla chips. 

Crab Stuffed Potatoes

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceKay Jones (1995)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time50 minutes

Ingredients

4
medium or large baking potatoes
1 T
margarine
1⁄4 c
milk
1⁄4 c
plain lowfat yogurt
 
white pepper (dash)
1⁄4 c
minced green onions (add up to 1/2 c to taste)
1 cn
6-1/2-oz. crab meat
1⁄4 c
mozzarella cheese (grated)

Instructions

Bake potatoes (1 hour at 400° or microwave and then put in oven to dry skins). Halve lengthwise and scoop out potato. Reserve skins. In bowl, mash hot potatoes with margarine, milk, yogurt and pepper. (I use a portable mixer.) Stir in onions. Fold in crab meat. Fill skins with mixture. Sprinkle in cheese. Put on cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes.

DiAnn's Cheeseball

Summary

Yield
1 ball
SourceDiAnn Iverson (1977)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
chipped beef
2 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 bn
green onions

Instructions

Chop onions and chipped beef. Mix with cream cheese (the hands work best!). Mold in ball and decorate with nuts, olives, etc. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Curry Dip

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceBillie Stillinger (1975)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
mayonnaise
1 T
curry powder
1⁄2 t
garlic salt
1 t
tarragon vinegar
1 t
horseradish
1 t
green onion

Instructions

Blend together. Will keep indefinitely in refrigerator. 

Notes

For cold vegetables

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