Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Summer Squash Quesadillias

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Handful fresh basil leaves
Handful fresh curled parsley
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Large handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 red pepper, grilled, then diced
1 large summer squash, grilled, then diced
8 soft taco size tortillas

Place cheeses, basil, parsley and garlic into a large mixing bowl.  Quarter the cherry tomatoes and add to bowl, mix together.

Grill red pepper and squash slices.  Dice and mix into cheese mixture.

Fill each tortilla with filling, fold in half and grill until crispy.  Let cool and then cut into triangles before serving.

Categories: Appetizers, Vegetables

Grilled Potato Skins

May 3, 2009 Leave a comment

2 large baking potatoes
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 green onions, chopped
Sour Cream

Cut each potato lengthwise into four wedges. Cut away the white portion, leaving 1/4 inch on potato skins. Place skins on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Combine the butter, rosemary, salt and pepper. Brush on both sides of potato skins.

Grill potatoes, skin side up, uncovered over direct medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn potatoes and position them over indirect heat; grill 2-3 minutes longer. Top with cheese. Cover and grill 2-3 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bacon and onions. Serve with sour cream.

Categories: Appetizers, Grill

Veggie Pizza

December 18, 2008 Leave a comment

2 pkg crescent rolls
2 pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp garlic salt or powder
1 tsp Lawrys seasoned sat
1 tsp dillweed
chopped broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and black olives

Put crescent rolls in jelly pan, slice small holes so it does not rise. Bake 11 minutes at 375. Cool completely.

Mix cream cheese, mayo, garlic salt, lawrys and dillweed. Spread over crust.

Spread 1/2 to 2/3 cups broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and black olives over dip, press in.

Categories: Appetizers, Snack, Vegetables

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

December 13, 2008 Leave a comment

2 packages (8oz each) cream cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1 can artichoke hearts
10 oz package chopped spinach
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic
1 cup Italian cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp basil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mozzarella

Beat cream cheese and mayo. Drain and chop artichoke hearts. Thaw and drain spinach. Add all ingredients except mozzarella cheese to cream cheese and mayo. Top with mozzarella. Bake in 9″ dish at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Categories: Appetizers

Grandma Vi’s Meatballs and Sauce

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

3/4 cup water
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup water or apple cider
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
4 1/2 tbsp sugar
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green pepper

Blend all meatball ingredients. Form small meatballs. Place in baking pan. Mix all sauce ingredients together. Pour sauce over meatballs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Categories: Appetizers, Beef