Well, since MissusGee started the holiday cookies recipe thread, I wanted to start an hors d'oeuvres thread to share, and get some ideas as well.
These are always first to go at the Christmas party I cater every year:
Crostinis with Artichoke Hearts and Sun-Dried Tomato
1 baguette (I usually choose sourdough)
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 pkg cream cheese
1 small bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
1 small jar sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
1 jar artichokes hearts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small bowl, mix cream cheese and chives, cover and put back into fridge; let chill for about an hour to let the flavor of the chives infuse the cream cheese. Slice baguette on a bias in 1/2-inch slices. Place on baking sheet and brush with oil; bake in oven until golden-brown and crispy, no more than 5 minutes. Once baguette slices have cooled, spread with a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture, then top with a half an artichoke heart and a sun-dried tomato.
Simple recipe, but people love it.
And for New Years/Superbowl parties:
Refried Bean Dip
2 cans refried beans
1/2 block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 jar salsa (whatever heat you desire)
1 pkg cream cheese, cut into small chunks
In a saucepot over medium heat, heat beans and add cream cheese until blended; add salsa and heat; all cheddar until melted. Piece of cake.
Serve warm with torilla chips. Guys seem to especially love this recipe for Superbowl gatherings; but as a warning, clear the room.
Would that be the edible boxers?
My favorite is bacon wrapped water chestnuts. Get the cans of whole water chestnuts from the chinese food shelves and simply wrap in one layer of bacon and stick with a toothpick. Bake for like 20 or 30 minutes at 350 and thats it. Everybody loves bacon
I have a Question:
How do you pronounce those words?
Or durves. Once again, the French make no sense.
Bump for Christmas time.
1 small can crushed pineapple, WELL drained
1 small onion chopped fine and drained
half green pepper, chopped fine
2cups walnuts, chopped fine
2 blocks cream cheese, softened
mix first three ingredients into the cream cheese along with 1 cup of the walnuts (using your hands to kind of knead is the best way) mold into a ball with your hands and roll in the second cup of walnuts
chill--the longer you chill it, the better it will taste
mix some ham and chives with some cream cheese, shove in pickled jalapeno halves. stuffed jalapenos, good stuff.
take cream cheese, pour picante over it. aggie dip, good stuff.
take those already made meatballs they sell for spaghetti and stick em in a crock pot with cream of mushroom soup. hell if i know what its called but it's good stuff.
theres just no reason to make munchies harder to prepare than the meal. for instance, in
Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
Texas crab grass
1 small can crab meat flaked, drained
1 box frozen chopped spinach
? cup parmesan cheese
3 scallions, chopped fine
1 stick butter
Need clarification...How much parmesan?
p.s. clever name for the recipe...
Forgive me, California is lacking a bean and cornbread bar on every corner.
Chestnuts in bacon are my favorite.
My girlfriend dips them in BBQ first before baking them, way better!!!!!!
p.s. clever name for the recipe...
Whoopsie! It's 2/3 cup. I guess the special character got lost in translation.
I got the recipe from a friend of mine. It's really tasty! One note - start with half (or less) the butter and work up. It's pretty rich.
Thanks for the hint, I'm taking this to a party Saturday night. Victorian reenactors/Sherlock Holmes era.
I'm sure this will be a hit :)
RICH is Good!
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2 packages of mushrooms (your choice as to what kind)
2 tubs of Veggie Cream cheese.
Separate the Shroom tops for the stems.
Fill the tops over flowing with veggie cream cheese.
Place on a cookie sheet, cr.cheese side up
Broil for 5-10 minutes, until the tops are a little brown
Easy, quick and very delicious.
You can also sprinkle things on the tops of the cr. cheese, like paprika, bacon, anything really.
I do mushrooms a little different, but they are a big hit.
Sautee four cloves of garlic in butter, finely chopped.
Add chicken broth. And more butter.
Add StoveTop stuffing, and enough chicken broth to have the right mushy consistency.
Prep about twenty mushrooms by cleaning and removing stems.
Trim bad end of stems, then finely chop (I use the food processor) the stems.
Add stems to the stuffing mix and stir thorougly.
Lastly, with heat still on, add freshly grated parmesan cheese to stuffing mix. Stir while heating until cheese just starts to melt. Remove from heat.
Lay mushrooms on cookie sheet, stuff with stuffing mix.
Bake in oven at 350 for short time (maybe 10 minutes) then broil for like 3 minutes to crisp tops.
Remove and enjoy immediately.
Get the tiny loaves of rye bread and make miniature ruben sandwiches. Use Boar's Head brand meats and cheeses if you can get them.
I made the Crab Grass dip last week, it was a huge hit!
Definately a 'keeper'