Appetizers

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.

Holiday Party Submarine

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
Source Estelle Scott (1993)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 minutes

Ingredients

1 lf
unsliced Italian bread
 
leaf lettuce
1
tomato
1⁄2 lb
deli roast beef
1⁄2 c
sprouts
1⁄4 c
olive oil, mixed with 2 T. balsamic vinegar (can substitute Italian dressing)
1⁄3
large purple onion
1⁄2 c
dill pickle slices
1⁄2 c
Aunt Jane's mild pepper rings
1⁄2 lb
mozzarella (shredded)

Instructions

Slice bread lengthwise. Scoop out part of breading from top half of loaf, leaving a layer of white bread inside the shell. On bottom half, layer in this order: lettuce, tomato, beef, cheese, pickle slices, onion slices, pepper rings and sprouts. Drizzle or brush oil and vinegar mixture on inside of top half of loaf. Place toothpicks in sections. Cut and serve.

Cheese Straws

Summary

Yield
120 Straws
SourceAnne Weaver (1972)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
margarine
2 c
flour
1 c
cottage cheese
 
hor d'oeuvre fillings

Instructions

Cut 1 cup margarine into 2 cups flour with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 cup cottage cheese and mix until well blended. Roll out dough on well-floured surface 1/8 inch thick. Cut in 8 x 1/2-inch strips. Roll each strip, with edges overlapping, around paper straws 1/4 inch in diameter (do not use plastic straws). Freezer or refrigerate. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 500° for 5 minutes. Slip off straws. Day before you are ready to use, fill with hors d’oeuvre fillings and heat at 425°. (Dough may be kept in refrigerator well wrapped in wax paper for 1 to 2 weeks.) One-half recipe makes 60. 

Piquant Dip

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceJulia DuPont (2000)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time25 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
black beans, drained (15 oz.)
1 t
vegetable oil
1⁄2 c
onion, chopped
2 clv
garlic, minced
1⁄2 c
tomato, diced
1⁄3 c
mild picante sauce
1⁄2 t
ground cumin
1⁄2 t
chili powder
1⁄4 c
reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1⁄4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 T
fresh lime juice

Instructions

Place beans in a bowl. Partially mash until chunky. Set aside. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté 4 minutes, or until tender. Add beans, tomato, picante sauce, cumin and chili powder. Cook 5 minutes, or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cheese, cilantro and lime juice, stirring well. Serve warm or at room temperature with fat-free tortilla chips. 

Crab Canape

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceConnie Steinhaus (1975)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

6 oz
canned or frozen King Crab meat
1 pk
8-oz. cream cheese
1⁄4 t
Worcestershire sauce
1 T
mayonnaise
1
bottle Cross & Blackwell cocktail sauce
1 t
onion (minced)

Instructions

Combine cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and onion thoroughly. Put in serving bowl or dish. Spread 1/2 to 1 bottle cocktail sauce over cheese mixture. Top with cleaned shredded crab. Garnish with parsley and serve as a spread with assorted crackers.

Dad's Cheese Ball

Summary

Yield
1 Ball
SourceJen Haldeman (1995)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

2 pk
cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 ds
Accent
1 ds
Worcestershire sauce
1 ds
soy
1 ds
Tabasco
6
green onions (finely chopped)
1
chipped beef (large jar)

Instructions

Let cream cheese soften. In blender, shred chipped beef and separate into two. Fold onions and Accent, Worcestershire sauce, soy and Tabasco into cream cheese with 1/2 of the beef. Shape into ball. Roll in rest of beef. Refrigerate. Great on crackers or bagel chips. 

Pate

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceFran Burkett (1974)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
chicken livers
1⁄4 c
chopped onion
8 T
butter
1⁄4 t
salt
 
pepper
1⁄2 c
cooled boiled water or meat stock (if needed)

Instructions

Wash and clean the livers of all tissue. Fry the onion lightly in 2 tablespoons butter. Add livers, salt and pepper and fry with onion for 5 minutes, then cover frying pan and simmer until liver is cooked through. Watch carefully that is does not become too dry. If this does happen, add the 1/4 cup water or stock. Put the mixture with 4 tablespoons butter through a grinder or blender until soft. If it seems too dry, add a little more of the cool water or stock. Pile the liver paste on a plate in a pyramid and garnish with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, softened, forcing it through an icing tube. 

Artichoke Bruschetta

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourceNancy Hartshorn, Main Library (2006)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time2 minutes
Total time17 minutes

Ingredients

1
6.5 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
1⁄2 c
grated Romano cheese
1⁄3 c
red onion (finely chopped and microwaved for 30 seconds)
5 T
mayonnaise
1
french baguette (cut into 1/3-inch slices)

Instructions

Preheat broiler.

In a medium bowl, mix artichoke hearts, cheese, red onion and mayonnaise. Top baguette slices with equal amounts of the artichoke mixture. Arrange slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Broil in the preheated oven 2 minutes or until toppings are bubbly and lightly browned. Also good topped with spinach and tomatoes.

Party Sandwiches

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceHeather Phalen (1978)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

6
French rolls (large)
1⁄2 c
butter
2 T
mustard (prepared)
6 sli
bologna
6 sli
boiled ham
6 sli
salami
6 sli
American cheese (halved diagonally)

Instructions

Split rolls. Blend butter and mustard. Spread on cut surface of each roll. Place one slice of bologna, ham and salami and 2 triangles of cheese on bottom half of each roll. Add top of roll. Wrap each roll tightly in a square of foil. Place on baking sheet. Heat in 450 degree oven for 20 minutes.  

The People's Choice: Quick & Easy Holiday Cheese Spread

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceJudy Panek (1993)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1 c
chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia, not cooking onion)
1 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

Mix ingredients together and place in an oven-proof bowl. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes (overbaking causes cheese to separate). Serve warm with slices (or torn) pieces of French bread. 

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