An interesting change from guacamole, served directly on tortilla chips or crackers.
Add more hot pepper sauce for a bigger kick if you want!
You can leave it plain or add one of the suggested toppings below.
From Food and Drink Magazine.
Everyone loves these almonds and they're very easy to make. I always use less cayenne and Tabasco than called for but if you like heat use the full amounts. Store in a freezer bag in the freezer. Great for hostess gifts!
These balls are so quick and easy to make. They make a nice addition to the baked goodies that you give as gifts. Make these about a week before you want to serve them as they mellow and the sharp strong alcohol taste blends in more with the other ingredients. Store in a tin with a tight lid. This year I couldn't find the Vanilla wafers so I used chocolate and I like them even more. To form the balls I use two teaspoons as the dough is quite moist. I store them in the freezer - they don't go hard and they are so good ice cold
There are 2 recipes already posted for party mix that use the crock pot. This is different and the one that I made many years ago, lost the recipe and finally found it again in all places a cookbook that I have had for ever--Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes. Great for snacking or holiday gift giving.
Tourtiere is a French Canadian meat pie that is traditionally served on Christmas Eve. I first ever had these at the home of a French Canadian friend..I have been making them at Christmas time as a make ahead appetizer for years now. It can be made into one individual pie, but I prefer the individual tarts..I freeze these individually on cookie sheets and then vacuum seal in my bagger or can be stored in a plastic container.
Elegant way to serve cheesecakes - makes 12 beautiful little mini cheesecakes! Delicious and low fat! You can't ask for anything more!! You can replace the ricotta by cottage cheese. If you only have large marshmallows, use scissors to cut into smaller pieces. Adapted from a R. Reisman recipe.
I had a few slices of cocktail rye bread left over so I threw this together. Make it as hot or as mild as you like. I forgot to take a picture of the one I made it looked so good I ate it! I made these again this time taking a picture however I used "Rug Roggebrood" snack squares (see photo) this is a very heavy almost black dense bread - the squares however want to fall apart and the flavor of the bread is too heavy it takes over the cheese and sun dried tomatoes flavor. I recommend that you stick to the light pumpernickel or even flattened 9 grain bread. I made these single layer and that works as well.