A tasty combination of cheesy, crispy and tender, these tortellinis are an easy but impressive appetizer or snack. Breaded cheese tortellinis are baked until crispy, then served with marinara sauce for dipping (I like to use my own Angie's Bella Marinara with extra herbs.).
WOW - who would have thought that four simple ingredients could be SO good?! My 14-year-old stepson calls these "Italian Cupcakes." This is just the basic recipe. I usually add chopped onion to the meat, and you can ad-lib with anything you have on hand: pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, seasonings, etc. But they are also delicious just like this, and SO easy to prepare! I have a pretty big herd, so I make these often when all the kids are around!
These are an elegant, well-seasoned appetizer for a special dinner, or as part of a light lunch with a salad - and they're not difficult to make. When salting to taste, be careful, as the feta cheese is very salty. The recipe halves easily, or it's fun to stuff the very large portabella caps for a change of pace.
Herby, spicy shrimp with a kick, in a buttery-beer "sauce". Fast, easy and delicious, serve as an appetizer, or a dinner over rice or with lots of crusty French bread to soak up all the tasty, herbalicious sauce!
This is a tangy and sweet sandwich filling that can also be made with lean ground beef or turkey, or be made vegetarian by substituting soy crumbles and vegetarian Worcestershire sauce. It's quick (prep time includes cooking time of roast) and satisfying, and can be frozen to have on hand for a treat anytime.
Put a little "boing" in your shrimp. Avery Island, LA is the home of Tabasco Sauce. The "island" is basically sort of a "salt hill" in the wetlands, formed by ancient deposits. A lot of that salt ends up in your Tabasco Sauce, along with some nice ripe red chile peppers and wine vinegar. It's one of my favorites, and this recipe adds a little Tabasco pizazz to your party.
You guys have got to try this...it's unbelievable! I had heard about this a few years ago from a friend but could never find a recipe for it. Well, I finally found it on the internet. This recipe is by Chef Jonny of Kitsch'N on Roscoe in Chicago. I think my adult guests enjoyed this more than the kids!
This is an easy dip which I'm going to prepare early Christmas Day. I'm always looking for recipes I can prepare ahead of time, since there is so much other cooking on Christmas Day and on other holidays.
This is my sister's dip. She got the recipe while backpacking in Europe a few years ago. She is now forced to make it at every party she has. People smell it cooking and stand drooling by the oven until it comes out! (Many have not been able to wait for the cooling part and burned their mouths to get to it first). You might have to make 2 portions.
**NOTE: Please CHECK the sodium content before you choose a ranch dressing mix, because it will affect the flavor! Some people have complained it is "too salty". Please also make sure you are using only a 1 ounce packet; there are other sizes from various manufacturers. Too much mix throws off the balance of flavors. My sister and I always use the Hidden Valley Ranch Original and we do not have any problems with it :)
You can also substitute half the sour cream for prepared Ranch Dressing and skip the dry mix. It will come out a bit wetter.
This is the best chip dip I have ever had and probably the simplest to make. You can modify this lots of ways by changing the cheese type (I occasionally change it to a Taco Cheese Mix) or adding things to spice it up like jalapeños. It's perfect for when people drop in unannounced because it is so quick and easy to make. Anytime I make this for a party, I end up having to make it 2 or 3 times because it goes so fast.
This wonderful and easy recipe was given to me by a friend. It can become a completely different cake each time you make it, by using different flavors of cake mix & pudding. cooking time includes refrigeration time.
I love Little Smokies and found this recipe in the Burleson Honey Texas State Fair website. The recipe is in honor of the famous rival football game that takes place each year between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns, known as the "Red River Shoot-Out".