Archive for the 'Appetizers' Category

Apple Cheddar Sausage Balls with Dijon-Balsamic Glaze

Apple Cheddar Sausag...

Apple Cheddar Sausage Balls These sausage balls are an excellent addition to your holiday buffets! They are a wonderful combination of sweet and savory and with the addition of the grated apple are very tender and moist. I’ve made these for an appetizer as well as for brunch...
Blue Cheese & Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms

Blue Cheese & W...

Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Basil Soup Do any of the rest of you buy those big tubs of blue cheese crumbles at Costco? I do every now and then and always wonder why I’ve bought that much after I’ve used only about half of it! As I was thumbing through old Pillsbury holiday...
Pub Cheese Spread

Pub Cheese Spread...

Pub Cheese Spread Well we’re on to New Year’s Eve goodies now that Christmas is over. This is a recipe that my brother-in-law, Ed, introduced to the McLaughlin clan at least 25 years ago. He learned how to make it from his mother, Viviene. The horseradish gives this cheese...
Super Bowl Recipe Round-Up & Sugar N’ Spiced Pecans

Super Bowl Recipe Ro...

Sugar N' Spiced Pecans With the Super Bowl coming up in a few days, I thought I should post a recipe for munching on during the game (or in my case the commercials). You can really use any nut that you like or 4 cups of mixed nuts if you’re not a fan of pecans. If you’re...
Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath

Spinach Dip Crescent...

Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath This recipe proves that holiday baking doesn’t always have to be sweet. I was looking through some of my old Pillsbury Holiday cook booklets . . . you know, the kind they sell in the checkout lane at the grocery store. I found directions for making...
Greek Black Bean Salsa

Greek Black Bean Sal...

Greek Black Bean Salsa We’re rapidly moving toward graduation open house season! Is everyone ready?? I first tasted this salsa at the high school graduation open house for one of our former neighbors and really liked it. My thanks to Carla for sharing the recipe with me. Last...
Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates

Bacon Wrapped Almond...

These are a smokey, salty-sweet delightfully decadent appetizer!! Sorry I didn’t get a picture of these all cooked up and ready to eat! I forgot to take a picture before we headed out the door to the party. I did take one part way through the cooking process, though, so you’ll...
Baked Brie with Dried Cherries and Thyme

Baked Brie with Drie...

Baked Brie with Dried Cherries and Thyme New Year’s Eve celebrations always need a tasty cheese dish. This one not only tasted great but is also elegant looking and because you use frozen puff pastry is a snap to make. I took this to a Christmas dinner party for an appetizer...
Green Chile Cheesecake

Green Chile Cheeseca...

OK, I couldn’t help myself . . . when I saw this recipe for a savory cheesecake I just had to try it! After all, I have the springform pan so why not? This is from the 2002 Pillsbury Holiday Appetizers & Desserts cook booklet. I found it among some other cookbooks and...
Green Olive Cheese Ball

Green Olive Cheese B...

Green Olive Cheese Ball My son-in-law loves chopped green olives mixed with cream cheese and then spread on crackers. His grandmother used to make that when he was little so I think it conjures up many good memories for him. He wanted me to make Rotel dip for our tailgating venture...