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Breads & Appetizers

Cheese Biscuits
Needed: 1 jar cheese ( old English sharp is good ), 1 stick butter, 1 cup self -rising flour
Mix cheese and better together well, stir in flour. Form  into balls.  Place on cookie sheet.
Refrigerate for 3- 4 hours or even overnight.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. They won't brown on the top of them.

In A Hurry French Bread
Needed: 2 ( 10oz. ) packages country style or buttermilk biscuits, 1 eggs white, beaten and sesame seeds
Stand biscuits upright on ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly press them together and shape ends to form a long loaf
Brush with egg white and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until brown. Serve warm. From OurCirlcleOfFriends.com

Artichoke Dip
needed: 1 (8.5oz) can artichokes( chopped), 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded. 1 cup Parmesan cheeses.
Stir together well and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees
Sent in by Heather

Crab Dip & Crackers
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, 1/2 bottle cocktail sauce, 1 can crab meat (or frozen if preferred), parsley( optional)
Spread the cream cheese evenly in a pie plate or on a tray.Gently make marks with a fork. Add the cocktail sauce on top.Sprinkle parsley over it. Top with crab meat spreading evenly. Serve with crackers! Easy to make the day before and refrigerate covered overnight.! Peggy

Apple Dip
Needed: 8 oz. lowfat cream cheese, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all together until smooth. Slice your favorite apples to dip in it. Great for all occasions. From Heather

Baked Potatoes every which way    Take your favorite kind potatoes and bake them. Then serve with your favorite toppings. Have a variety for the family to chose from. We like sour cream, bacon bits, broccoli and cheese on ours. the kids like cut up hot dogs and melted cheese on theirs. The sky is the limit and this can even be a meal with all the nutritious goodies added to the potato. From Heather

Super Cream Cheese Potatoes
Needed:  5 lbs. Red potatoes (washed and quartered), 8 ounces cream cheese, 8 ounces sour cream,
1 stick butter, 1 head roasted garlic (see below), Onion powder, rosemary, salt & pepper to taste, Milk, chicken broth or ½ & ½
Boil potatoes until tender. Drain. Add everything by milk and mix well. Use
milk, broth, or ½ & ½ to thin if necessary. Serve immediately. Sent in by Jules Jewelry

Roasted Garlic
Cut the top off of one head of garlic. Put in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Cool. Garlic should be soft. Peel or squeeze out of skin. Put garlic through a garlic press. This can also be used as a substitute for butter on bread.Sent in by Jules Jewelry

Date and Nut Bread
Needed: 1 cup dates, 1 cup boiling water, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup chopped nuts
Dissolve dates and butter in boiling water, blend in egg and let cool. Add
rest of ingredients. Pour into bread tin and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
submitted in "Memory of my Mom" by Submitted by Lois,
owner of http://www.sweetappreciations.com and http://www.Tinybottoms.com

Clams Casino-Appetizers
8 oz can minced clams, 1/2 cup diced onions, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/2 cup bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced green peppers, 4 Tablespoons margarine, 2 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon parmesan cheese, dash Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Brown celery, onions and green peppers in margarine. Stir in flour, cheese and Worcestershire sauce.
Add 1/4 cup bread crumbs, mix well. stir in minced undrained clams. Cool.
Add bacon. Put mixture into clam shells, sprinkle bread crumbs on top and dot with butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
submitted by: Lois, Owner of  .Tinybottoms.com and http://www.sweetappreciations.com

Ez Baked Once Biscotti
Needed : 4 eggs, 1 cup Sugar 
1 cup Cooking oil, 2tsp. Vanilla 
31/2 cups Flour, 2tsp. Baking Power
1/16tsp. Baking Soda
Chocolate Chips/nuts optional (as always;) 
In first bowl add dry ingredients
In another bowl cream sugar,eggs & vanilla-add oil and then mix in dry ingredients. Blend in chips.
Lightly grease cookie sheet, wet hands and pour dough on to sheet making one big loaf.
(dough will look oily and be sticky (hence the wet hands to mold it).
Optional: Sprinkle a cinnamon and sugar mixture on top before backing. Bake 30 minutes at 350. When it cracks on top its done. Slice while warm. Cut loaf in half down the length, and then about 1 1/2" slices down the sides. Enjoy!
Ps I found this recipe quick,EZ and yummy! 
Submitted by: Ellie Dandrea -craftsell.com/flightsofancy/flightsofancy

Christmas Crackers
A Celtic tradition for Christmas dinner. 
Using empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls cut in half, fill with assorted wrapped treats. Roll Tube in brightly colored tissue paper, twist ends and secure with ribbon. After dinner the children break open the crackers by pulling separately on each end, until one of them breaks it open. Submitted by Jennifer Nelson of  www.heartfeltgiftsandgourmet.com

Hacienda Dip
Needed: 2 - 8 oz. Packages of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup salsa, dash of onion and your choice of chips, crackers or veggie sticks ( celery, cucumbers, zucchini and/ or carrots)
Mix  then spread the cream cheese, salsa and salt in a microwave bowl or pie plate until well blended. Microwave onhigh for 3- 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated, remembering to stir every 1/1/2 - 2 minutes. Makes about 2 cups and sever with the veggies or crackers. 
Submitted by Sara


Soups & Salads

Easy Macaroni Salad
Needed: Bag of small macaroni noodles, long onions, black and green olives, mayonnaise& small amount of milk ( small shrimp optional) Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Rinse and put in bowl. Add mixture of mayonnaise and milk. Cut olives into slices and add in. Clean and slice long onions and add them. Add optional shrimp and chill. Easy to make the day before.~ www.PenneyLanesTowneSquare.com

Crab Stew
Needed: 1 can potato soup, 1 soup can of milk, 1 ( 7 1/2oz.)  can crabmeat, 4 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup sherry * optional!
Heat soup and milk together. Add flaked crabmeat, butter ( and optional sherry)
Heat to just boiling point.

Favorite Spaetzle Chicken Soup
2 cans (48 ounce each) Chicken Broth (Low Sodium is OK.), 2 chicken bouillon cubes, 2 bay leaves,
Handful of baby carrots, 2 sticks celery, chopped, 1 onion, chopped
Put all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour.
Chicken breasts can be put in as well. Remove chicken from soup, chop and replace before serving.
Sent in by Jules Jewelry

Needed: 2 eggs, beaten, 1 ½ cups flour, ¾ cup water, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder
Combine ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour batter into Spaetzle maker move basket back and forth allowing dumplings to fall into the boiling chicken soup (above). After spaetzle floats, it is done.
* You can strain out spaetzle, fry in butter and top with a cream sauce if you would like.
Sent in by Jules Jewelry

Cucumber and tomato salad
Needed: 2 whole tomatoes, 1-2 cucumbers and 1 red onion. Bottle Italian dressing.
Slice tomatoes, cucumbers and re onion and place in bowl. add Italian dressing on top and chill in frig. before serving. Great to add to any buffet style meal. Submitted by HomeSpunShoppes.com

Pea Salad
Needed: 1 can peas, 1 boiled egg, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 small onion ( diced) , 1 teaspoon sugar and1 t. white vinegar.  Cut egg into pieces
Mix all together and put in frig until ready to serve Submitted by Sara  

Dry Dip Mixes

For the Dry Dip Mixes below Just follow these easy steps!
Preparation: For a Great Tasting dip mix for chips and vegetables, mix together one tablespoon of mix with 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.Keep Refrigerated.
Use the dry dip mix as seasoning for meats, vegetables, etc.


Chives & Onion Dip Mix

Combine & Mix in a plastic bag or air-tight container. 
Makes about 10-15 preparations of dip.

8 Tbs. Chives
4 1/2 Tbs. Chopped Onion
2 Tbs. Garlic Salt
2 Tbs. Granulated Garlic
1 1/2 Tbs. Celery Seed
1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Spinach & Chives Dip Mix
Combine & Mix in a plastic bag or air-tight container.
 Makes about 6-10 preparations of dip.

6 Tbs. Dried Spinach
4 Tbs. Chopped Onion
2 Tbs. Chives
1 1/2 Tbs. Parsley
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Celery Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Granulated Garlic


Bacon & Chili Dip Mix

Combine & Mix in a plastic bag or air-tight container. 
Makes about 7-10 preparations of dip..

5 Tbs. Chopped Onion
5 Tbs. Bacon Bits
1 Tbs. Granulated Garlic
2 Tbs. Chili Powder
2 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Cayenne
1 tsp. Salt


Dill Dip Mix

Combine & Mix in a plastic bag or air-tight container. 
Makes about 6-10 preparations of dip.

6 Tbs. Dill
2 1/2 Tbs. Parsley
3 Tbs. Chopped Onion
3 1/2 tsp. Celery Salt
1/4 tsp. Salt

** Remember-For a Great Tasting dip mix for chips and vegetables, mix together 
one tablespoon of mix with 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream.
 Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.Keep Refrigerated.
Use the dry dip mix as seasoning for meats, vegetables, etc.


Cucumber Dip Mix

Combine & Mix in a plastic bag or air-tight container.
 Makes about 5-7 preparations of dip.

3 Tbs. Cilantro
3 1/2 Tbs. Crushed Dried Cucumber
1 1/2 Tbs. Chopped Onion
1 Tbs. Parsley
1 1/2 tsp. Celery Salt
1/2 tsp. Granulated Garlic
1/2 tsp. Salt



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