Appetizers

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

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceBeth Davis, Lane Road Library (2006)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
Frank’s Louisiana-style hot sauce
1 t
Tabasco sauce
1 T
Worcestershire sauce
2 T
butter (divided)
 
carrots sticks, celery stalks, fat-free, lite, or high test blue cheese dressing (optional)
1 lb
boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch chunks)

Instructions

Combine the hot sauce, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Place in a glass mixing cup, cover and microwave until warm; add 5 teaspoons of butter.

Melt the remaining teaspoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook until brown, about 8-10 minutes. Add the pepper sauce mixture and cook for about a minute longer, tossing the chicken to coat. Serve with the carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing.

This is easy to make and has all of the flavor of wings without the calories, fat and mess. It’s great for a buffet. If you want it hotter you could add more hot pepper sauce and pinch or two of cayenne, but this is plenty spicy.

Beef Stick

Summary

Yield
5 rolls
SourceCindy S. Koehler (1982)
Prep time72 hours
Cooking time8 hours
Total time80 hours

Ingredients

5 lb
hamburger meat
5 t
Morton TenderQuick salt
2 1⁄2 t
mustard seed
2 1⁄2 t
cracked black pepper
1 t
hickory smoke salt (I sometimes substitute this for Season-All salt)

Instructions

Mix together; put in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Once a day for 3 days, mix again and refrigerate. On the fourth day, mix again and shape into 5 rolls. Lay on broiler rack of oven and bake at 140° to 150° for 8 hours.  

Notes

Makes a super hors d’oeuvre with cheese and crackers!

Deviled Cream Cheese Spread

Summary

Yield
1 Cup
SourceBeverly Ervine (1984)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
cream cheese, softened (3 oz.)
1 cn
deviled ham ((2 1/4 oz.))
1 T
onion, minced
1 1⁄2 T
Thousand Island dressing, commercial brand (up to 2 tablespoons)
1 t
lemon juice
1 t
dried parsley flakes
2 dr
hot sauce (optional)
  ds
garlic powder

Instructions

Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Serve with crackers. Use to stuff celery or spread on finger sandwiches. Yield: about 3/4 cup.

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