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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps – from Gail’s Kitchen

 When appetizers are needed at a party, try something that’s different and healthier than other types of chips. Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Ingredients: 1 lb. zucchini (about 2 medium-sized) 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan (heaping) 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (heaping) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: Preheat oven to […]

Low Fat Spinach Dip -from Gail’s Kitchen

No matter how much we try to diet, we often fail, especially during holidays or at parties when we are tempted with favorites, such as Spinach Dip. Here’s a recipe from WebMD which offers healthy food choices. Low Fat Spinach Dip This is a light rendition of that colorful and tasty party staple, the spinach-dip-stuffed […]

Swedish Mealballs

Swedish Mealballs These Swedish meatballs are cooked on stove top then finished in the oven, or I’ve found they work well in a slow cooker. The meatballs work for a meal, potlluck, buffet party, or as an appetizer. They’re just plain good. Ingredients: Meatballs: 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs, about 3 slices bread 1/2 cup […]

Jalepeno Popper Dip

This recipe came from my good friend LI author, Carol Steward, http://www.carolsteward.com/ . It’s a great appetizers for friends or family. Jalepeno Popper Dip Ingredients 6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft 1 cup of mayonnaise 4-6 jalapeno’s, chopped and seeded. The seeds will make it fiery […]

Corn Chowder

I love soup and one of my favorite is corn chowder. I particularly like this recipe because it adds the element of potatoes and potato soup is my next favorite. You can ad more corn if you like and I often add a can of cream-style corn to the soup because it adds more flavor […]

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Here’s a recipe from my friend Terry Fowler, an author with Heartsong Presents. This makes a great meal or a tasty appetizer. You can make your own meatballs following the recipe below or if you don’t have time to spare, you can purchase frozen meatballs. Ingredients Meat Balls 1 lb hamburger 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs […]

Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza I had this wonderful appetizer at a church coffee hour and knew it would be a favorite among my friends. I found it on-line and here it is. It’s quite easy to make, and a double recipe makes more than enough for a large cookie sheet and a smaller one. A regular size […]

Avocado Stuffed Eggs

Avocado Stuffed Eggs My niece who lives in California introduced us to this recipe when she was visiting this Easter. If you like guacamole and deviled eggs, you’ll love this recipe. 4 hard boiled eggs 1/3 cup mashed avocado 1 Tbl minced green onion 1 Tbl minced cilantro ½ tsp lime juice salt to taste […]

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar My niece brought us this recipe from California, and it’s become one of our favorites to share with friends and perfect for the holiday season. It’s a great appetizer for parties served with chips or crackers. We use fresh cilantro but if it’s not available you can use the dried herb. 1 can […]

Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup  2 tbsp olive oil 24 cherry tomatoes 6 ripe medium tomatoes on the vine (or any full flavored tomatoes) chopped in half 6 sun-dried tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 red bell peppers, quartered 1 onion, quartered 1 clove garlic 1 pint vegetable stock 1 handful basil 1 handful […]