Appetizer & Snack Mix Recipes

Discussion in 'Holiday Cooking' started by snowangel00, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    This one was really good! A hit at Superbowl party earlier this year!

    Roasted Red Pepper Shrimp Scampi Dip

    ½ c. roasted red bell peppers, diced, drained and patted dry

    8 oz cream cheese, softened

    1 T Dijon

    2 cups shredded cheese

    ½ c Parmesan

    1.5 T onion, minced

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 (12 oz) package SeaPak Shrimp Scampi

    1. Preheat oven to 350

    2. Spray 8x8 dish with cooking spray

    3. Combine all ingredients except for shrimp and a ½ cup of cheese in a bowl and mix well. You can also beat with a mixer.

    4. Stir in frozen shrimp scampi

    5. Bake for 20 minutes and stir to distribute the butter and seasonings on the shrimp scampi. Sprinkle on remaining ½ cup shredded cheese and return to oven for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and shrimp is cooked through.

    6. Serve hot with crackers, or even better with toasted baguette slices!
  2. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    On my blog I have a label of appetizers. One year for CIJ I was trying to post one daily. Just thought I would mention it anybody was looking for some.

    Some people said they had trouble going to my blog so not sure.
  3. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    There is a problem with the link that you have posted here.
    Im able to get to yours by following the link on either Pamela or Lucie's.
    PS Im loving your recipe ideas
  4. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    I changed my blog address my adding an s after http Most do not have that but just looking at mine blog it does. If somebody trys it let me know if it works now.
  5. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Nope still not working.
  6. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

  7. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    I dunno! :(
  8. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Try taking out the "/" at the end of .com. Maybe. These things always drive me nuts.
  9. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Did a test run of these this weekend - they were delish! They also lasted a long time in the fridge - can easily make these several hours ahead- they probably would have lasted overnight without any change if I had covered them, oops!

    Cucumber Bites:

    2 cucumbers

    12 cherry tomatoes (or pieces of red bell pepper cut into decorative shapes)

    4 oz cream cheese, softened

    1 T mayo

    3 T ranch dressing

    1 T fresh dill (1.5 tsp dried or ½ T)

    ¼ tsp garlic salt

    Black Pepper for garnish

    Wash, peel and slice cucumber into half inch slices.

    Remove a little of the insides of the cucumber with a half teaspoon measurement.

    Combine softened cream cheese, mayo and ranch. Mix it well until smooth in texture.

    Add dill and garlic salt and mix until just combined.

    Place all the topping into a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe out about ¾ T into each prepared cucumber. (Pat cucumbers dry first or topping will not stick)

    Top with cherry tomato halves or pieces of bell pepper. Sprinkle with black pepper.

    NOTE: Reviewer comments on mixture being too thick? Test and thin if needed with more mayo or ranch or even sour cream...but I did not need to - had perfect consistency for piping!

    I followed recipe and used 2 of the long greenhouse cucumbers cut into 1" or so slices. I ran of of filling to pipe in the "cups" just before my last piece or two.

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