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Chutz
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   Posted 2/27/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok everyone...get out those favorite recipes and let's go for broke on this one. How about appetizers? Anyone have a knock-em-dead recipe that will not only wow everyone who tries it but is easy to make. We're all about easy in the kitchen... smilewinkgrin

We have a family tradition at Christmas time for an appetizer and it was my dad who started it. We call it the Hot Oreydourvie things. OK, I'm going to digress here...what in the world is that goofy word anyway???...lol ... Hors d'oeuvres. No one can spell it and it means different things to different people. So, goofy me had to go look it up.
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hors· d'oeuvre (pronounced or-DURV) is a noun. A small portion of a tasty food served as an appetizer before a meal or as at a cocktail party. From the French, and literally means "outside of work".Hors d'oeuvres is a French term for an appetizer. They can be olives, canapes, or pigs in a blanket. They are served before the beginning of a meal. They are a cold item of finger food (served on a platter), that could typically be consumed in one to three bites. (Canapes are hot items of finger food.)
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OK, enough of being in that cul-de-sac. There's another silly word! tongue So, back to our family recipe. This is so easy you won't believe it. Can be done in a large saucepan or a crockpot on low. The ingredients are....

1 package of little smokies sausages, a pound or two of meatballs (homemade or store bought), a jar of green olives of your choice(drained), a can or 2 of ripe olives(drained), a can or two of mushrooms (drained) and a bottle of Italian salad dressing(I think dad always used Kraft but I've used others with the same results). If you go heavy on the other ingredients you may need more than one bottle of the salad dressing. Add enough to almost cover the 'goodies'.

Put it all in your chosen vessel and warm thoroughly. That's it. You won't believe how good it is. Sometimes I can find the little smokies that have cheese in them...yummm. You could add artichoke hearts if you want or anything else that sounds good but we just stick with the basics.

What is your best appetizer recipe?

Chutz
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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White Beard
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   Posted 2/27/2010 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

It is Horsey-dooovers smilewinkgrin

Chutz
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   Posted 2/27/2010 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   
lol...OK friend! You got me on that one!!

Chutzie
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/27/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
OK! one of our favorite's, and everybody always ask for the recipe to it, is our ever famous Sausage Dip!

1lb of Jimmy Dean Regular flavor Sausage
1-Pint of Highland Brand french Onion Dip, and it must be Highland Brand, or it is not the same! Really! Believe me on this! :)
1-10oz Small can of Mild Ro✮Tel
1-8oz of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Softened

Brown the sausage, and drain well
Add all ingredients to a crock pot
The Ro✮tell does not need to be drained
Try to keep the recipe true, but you may add black pepper, and maybe just a smidgen, of Garlic to it.

Although the recipe is simple, it makes for a wonderful appetizers! This is the beauty of it, in that it is easy to make, and has a wonderful flavor too!
We use the Scoops Chips to dip with! Great with Celery and carrots as well!

one last note: We often double this recipe for party's, and it will take 1 bag of Scoops per single recipe.
Cost:$14 or so for the double Recipe.

Enjoy!

SE
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 2/27/2010 11:20:44 AM (GMT-7)


Chutz
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   Posted 2/27/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Good sounding recipe, SE...but what's the RO*TEL? Nothing I've heard of in the Northwest.

Chutz

By the way...I only use GBB Sausage. It's my personal signature sausage I make from the pig. ;-)
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/27/2010 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Stuffed Mushrooms
 
Basic Recipe:
12 Large button mushrooms
1/2 cup cream cheese softened
2 cloves garlic saute'ed in 1tsp. butter
1 shallot, chopped and saute'ed (optional)
2 Tbsp. chives, chopped
 
          Filling - option 1
 
1 can crab
1/2 coup gouda cheese, smoked & shredded
 salt & pepper to taste
 
          Filling - option 2 (favorite)
1/4 cup spinach, chopped
1/4 cup artichokes, chopped
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
 
1. Prepare basic recipe: Add saute'ed garlic and shallot to the softened cream cheese. Add the chives, salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients for either the crab or the spinach and set aside.
 
2. Rub mushrooms gently clean. Remove stalks.
 
3. Stuff mushroom and place in a pie pan.
 
4. Top with cheese and bake 12-15 mins @ 375 until mushrooms are soft. (high altitude 20 - 25 mins @ 350)
 
Now no sharing!
hehe
 
*huggs*
  dani
 

 

 

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/27/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The Ro✮Tell is in the tomato section of the stores, and is really diced tomatoes, and a little chopped green pepper, and chopped onions. Kinda of a Mexican blended tomato thingy! :) How was that! :)

Now get to cooking!

SE
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skeye
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   Posted 2/27/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhh, I don't want to overshadow Dani's post, but her recipe reminded me of my favorite stuffed mushroom recipe. They are just so good that I have to share. It's pretty self-explanatory:

You stuff the caps of button mushrooms with fresh chopped sautéed spinach, caramelized onions, and goat cheese. Mix the stuffing together, then stuff & heat in the oven until the goat cheese browns (about 20 min). They are AMAZING!!!

You can also substitute kale for the spinach if you want to be extra healthy, but honestly, the spinach is better. smilewinkgrin

Skeye

Post Edited (skeye) : 2/27/2010 8:32:47 PM (GMT-7)


privey
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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Artichoke Dip
1 cn water pkd artichokes small/med drained

3-5 cloves garllic pressed or minced

1 pkg grated parmesan cheese

1 to 1 1/2 c. grated monteray jack cheese

mayonnaise to make spreadable



Empty drained artichoke hearts into a bowl and mash with a fork or chopper until fine

Add garlic; cheeses; mayo salt and pepper to taste.



Gets better as it sits and blends.



It is a family favorite here. turn
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