Recipes For My Boys: Appetizers
Showing posts with label Appetizers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Appetizers. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fresh Asiago and Pepperoni Beer Bread

We had this Fresh Asiago and Mini Pepperoni Bread for pizza night last week.  It was amazing using Authentic Fresh Asiago Cheese PDO, I received in a sample from a Asiago Cheese Consortium.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Asiago Bacon Potato Wedges

I am still in the mood for Authentic Asiago Cheese!  When are we not, right?  Since I still have a bit of Asiago Cheese leftover from the samples I received, I decided to bake potato wedges for my boys and! They were a hit!   You simply cannot go wrong with potatoes, Asiago cheese and bacon, right?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cold Crab Dip

My hubby's new favorite dip!  It's a cold dip...which means no heating up the kitchen.  A huge plus in these, already steamy, hot days.   This delicious dip would be great with shrimp or lobster if you prefer.  Imitation seafood would also be great.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stuffed Mini Corn Muffins

Thinking of a way to get rid of, I mean use up,  hot dogs leftover from the birthday party for the the twins, I decided to make corn muffins.  Then, thoughts turned to the chili I had leftover to top the hot dogs.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Black Bean Salsa

Who doesn't love snacking?  I know we do and we do it often!  There is just something about eating with hands. Hand reaches to chip, to salsa and dip, to veggies (a least one son's hand does) to hungry mouths that await anxiously.  Snack, snack, smack!  Yes, that was my boys! They tend to get a little overzealous with chips and snacks and anything they can make a loud, mouthy sound with.  I love my boys..but let's keep it quiet, okay?  This lip smacking Black Bean Salsa was just another noise in the bowl app, awaiting my hungry boys.  I adapted the recipe from a can of Bush's Best Black Beans!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BBQ Bacon Dip and Kyvan Amazing #Giveaway

Kyvan products are made with soul and amazing ingredients that are from the heart.  Being a Southern girl, born and raised, I can relate to the love being poured into each bottle of Kyvan's products.  Into each recipe made and shared with family and friends, their is a comfort that says home. Kyvan is owned by Pro NFL player Reggie Kelly.  You can find out about Reggie, Kyan's products and how it all fits with faith, family, love of comforting food and community.  I tried Kyvan's wonderful Sweet BBQ Sauce and was truly delighted!  It is great on everything from classic BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork to Sheila's BBQ Crock Pot Spaghetti and all the dips and sides you can think of, in-between!  I decided to try it on bacon, among so many other recipes.  My oldest ate it by the handful, used it to top pizza, while I added it to bacon ranch potato salad and BBQ Bacon Ranch Dip. Anyway you use Kyvan's products, you will definitely #appreciatethegoodness!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tomato and Cheese Bubble Bread

If you love Fresh Tomato Pie, you will love this!  Soft bubbles of bread covered with fresh tomatoes, bits of onions and cheese, cheese and more cheese!  Oh yes, this is definitely an addition to our pizza night.  I hope you will add this to your's also.  

We love all the freshness of this bread.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spinach Squares

I love spinach but it wasn't until recently that I decided I did.  I despised it as a child and would refuse to eat it, turning up my nose and closing my lips tightly.  Now, I eat it weekly baked or raw, I want it!   One of my twins eats it raw..he loves salads!  The other two boys, well I'm working on them.  Trying new ways.  They'll come time.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eggplant Bruschetta and Pizza

When I told my oldest son I was making eggplant parmesan the other day, he asked me to make him eggplant pizzas.  I am so glad he did!  I made both eggplant bruschetta and pizza.  Both are amazing! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Stuffing Bites

What do you do with all the leftover dressing/stuffing you have from the feast you cooked yesterday?  Make stuffing bites, of course!  You don't even had to wait for leftovers..just mix a box or bag of stuffing according to directions, add whatever you want to it, form into a shape, pan fry or bake.  There you go..simple and perfect!  Great for watching the game, as appetizers for your guest, or just popping in your mouth while wrapping presents!  Enjoy! 

Stuffing Bites

Form leftover dressing/stuffing into shapes.  Spray skillet with non stick spray.  Brown bites on all sides.  Serve with Strawberry Cranberry Sauce or cranberry sauce.  Enjoy!  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Here you go!!!  Something totally different, buffalo chicken with celery and ranch all rolled up into one amazing bite!  You will definitely want to double this!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Greens and Cornbread Bites

Here is something a little different for you.  Greens and Cornbread Bites.  Yep...a true southern snack if there ever was one.  use your favorite Greens, fresh, frozen or canned.  This is a very forgiving recipe.  Adjust all ingredients to your liking.  Hope you enjoy these..

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Red Neck Appetizers..Grilled Cheese Balls

I was looking for appetizers to make for New Year's Eve.  My oldest wanted grilled cheese....well Here Ya Go!  Fun and Good!

Grilled Cheese Balls

Sliced Cheese

Spray pan with grease in a spray can.  
Slather a bread with butter.  
Throw it in a pan.  
Top with 2 slices of cheese.  
Top the cheese with bread.  
Check to see if the bottom has browned, if it has...smash the top piece of bread.  
Smear some butter on it and flip.  
Cook until the bottom piece of bread is brown.  
Take out and put on a piece of paper towel. 
Cut into 4 squares,  Trim the know your kids don't like it.  
Take a square and roll into a ball.  

Stick a tooth pick or cake pop stick in it.  Enjoy...Y'all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sausage Cheese Balls

If you have ever been in the south during the winter holidays, I know you have eaten these!  We always called them just "Sausage Balls"  but there is a lot of cheese in them so...Sausage Cheese Balls they are!  I can remember these from way back when.  Seems there were always on the table of snacks when there were get togethers at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  I don't know why they were never fixed in the warmer months of the year.  Something I will have to find out!  Easy to make, Yummy to Eat!   ~smiles~

Sausage Cheese Balls
I made 49 from this recipe.  Mine aren't always the same size for some reason. 

3 cups biscuit mix
1 lb bulk sausage
1-2 lb cheddar cheese 3-4 cups shredded..I used cut up chunks I had and got 3 cups

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray cookie sheets (2)

Toss everything with a fork,  

Mix with hands.  

Shape into walnut size balls. Bake on greased cookie sheets (2) for 15-20 minutes @ 350 degrees.  

 Halfway through,  lift sausage balls up with spatula so they won't stick and turn pan around.  As always, My oven cooks different than yours.  Please adjust time accordingly.
Place a paper towels to absorb grease from the bottom.  Remove from paper towels, place on serving plate and serve with spicy or honey mustard.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin Apple Bites

I made these thinking there would finally have a pumpkin pie I would eat.  I like pumpkin but have never liked pumpkin pie.  These turned out great.  A little pumpkin and apple with cinnamon and brown sugar in a hand held crust.  Very easy to make.  My hubby was eating them as fast as they came out of the oven.  We just love little bites of everything, don't you?

Pumpkin Apple Bites
makes 16-24 (we kept eating the filling so not certain) ;D

1 -2 cups diced apples 
1 - 2 cups diced fresh pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
flour tortillas, I used 6” and got three 2 1/2 - 3” circles  You can use a small mouth jar ring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut your tortillas into circles
Peel pumpkin with a vegetable peeler, dice 
Dice apples.
Toss both with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Heat tortillas in microwave, a few at a time,  for 5 – 10 seconds.
Fit into mini muffin tins.
Add pumpkin and apple mixture.
Cook in a preheated oven for 5-12 minutes.  Until set and tortilla cups are starting to brown.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Black Bean and Corn Taco Bites

A little Spicy.  A little Sweet.  These are perfect for an appetizer, and after school snack or meal.  I love anything to eat that is convenient..especially with my boys.  

Black Bean, Corn and Turkey Bites
makes 24 bites

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 small onion
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1-2 tablespoon minced garlic, to taste..I used 2
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 
sea salt to taste
1 15 oz can black beans, do not drain
1 10 oz can rotel, mild or hot, your preference
1 cup of sweet corn, frozen or canned
corn tortillas, cut in 2 1/2"  to 3" circles

mini muffin pan

Brown meat, drain if needed.
Add onion, cumin, chili powder and garlic to meat and cook onions until translucent.
Add cans of black beans, with liquid, and rotel.
Add corn and simmer until liquid thickens

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

While simmering cut corn tortillas in 2 1/2” - 3" circles. Squares would also be cute.

Once mixture is cooked, heat the circles, or squares of corn tortillas in the microwave, or skillet, for 8-10 seconds (adjust your time if needed) just to heat and make pliable.

Fit in hole of muffin tin and add mixture.

Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 6-10minutes, 
until set and starting to brown.

Take out of tin and plate.  Garnish with shredded cheeses and lettuce, sour cream, green chilies…whatever you top your taco with.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pepperoni Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Do you want something fun and delicious to snack on?  Bread, pepperoni, cheese and a hint of garlic perhaps?  Well, here it is!  Just for you!!!
It was rainy Sunday morning and after baking a loaf Whole Wheat Banana Bread,  I took out a loaf of frozen bread.  Not having anything particular in mind…I kept thinking about the possibilities there were given with a loaf of unbaked dough.   Looking in the refrigerator made it easy to decide…a half a stick of pepperoni and low fat cheddar cheese.  Pepperoni Cheese Pulls (as my oldest calls them) .. oh, yeah!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Suggestions

Happy Labor Day!  I hope and pray Each of you has a Safe and Wonderful Day!  Eating with family and friends and making Beautiful Memories as the Summer Comes to a Close.  But, not in Florida!  It will be hot here for quite some time.  

Here are links to some of our favorites.  Take your pick and enjoy...the choices are all yours!  <3 and Hugs Dear Ones!




Bread...I only have one.  Think I need to work on this one.  :D


Refrigerator Lemon Cake  (pictures are good but the cake is GREAT!)

I'll try to add some more in a bit.  

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