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Party foods

vegetable pizza
mini pizzas

dried beef dip      herbed cheese spread

crab rollups           shrimp spread 

VEGETABLES       marinated mushrooms           rumaki                   potato skins         stuffed mushrooms


BREADS            pepperoni roll

honey nut granola

stuffed celery        candied popcorn

NUTS                   toasted butter pecans

Meatballs      BBQ meatballs

Sausage    Sausage puffs


Just a tip! Just copy and paste a recipe to notepad and print it out!


2 pkgs. crescent rolls
2 pkgs. 8oz cream cheese
1 pkg hidden valley ranch
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup red onion
1 cup mayo
3/4 cup tomatoes
3/4 cup broccoli
3/4 cup green pepper

Spread rolls on cookie sheet, pinched together. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Mix cream cheese, mayo and dressing. Spread over dough. Chop vegetables (fine), press on top of cream cheese, sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover with saran wrap-DON'T USE FOIL!


Mini Pizzas
1 pkg English muffins
1 jar pizza sauce
1 pkg. mozzarella cheese
your favorite pizza toppings
black olives

Place the muffins on a cookie sheet, spoon on pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake @ 350 until cheese melts.


Dried Beef Dip

2 (8 oz. each) pkgs. cream cheese
2 T. sour cream
2 pkgs. dried beef
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 small bunch green onions, chopped
1 T. Accent

Combine all ingredients and shape into a ball. Serve with assorted crackers.

Herbed Cheese Spread

1 8 0z. pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup miracle whip
2 Tbsp. parsley
2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
1 Tbsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. basil
1 Tbsp. chives
1 garlic clove
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix ingredients till well blended. Serve with crackers or taking a pastry tube, pipe into hollowed out cherry tomatoes.

Crab Roll Ups

4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
2 T mayonnaise
2 T Horseradish
6 Tortillas
1 pkg. crab imitation crab meat
1 red pepper
1 small bunch green onions
1 can black olives, sliced

Mix cream cheese, mayo and horseradish together, then mix in remaining ingredients. Spread out on the 6 tortilla shells, and roll up. Wrap each tortilla shell separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate over night. Cut in 3/4" slices.


Shrimp Spread

2 8oz pkg of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 cans (4 1/4-ounce) shrimp, drained and soaked, as label directs
2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

In a small mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy, gradually beat in lemon juice. Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill to blend flavors, and garnish as desired. Serve with crackers


Marinated Mushrooms

1/2 cup Italian dressing (I use wishbone, Robusto)
2 pounds fresh mushrooms
2 tsp. lemon juice

In large saucepan, heat Italian dressing and cook mushrooms over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add lemon juice. Remove mushrooms and dressing to large shallow baking dish. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, overnight.


16 slices of bacon (uncooked)
1 pound chicken livers, cut into quarters
1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard

Cut bacon slices in half crosswise. Wrap 1/2 slice bacon around a piece of chicken liver and water chestnut slice. Secure with wooden toothpick. When done wrapping, arrange on broiler pan. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar and mustard in a small bowl. Brush over bacon rolls. Broil 6 inches from heat 15 to 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp and chicken livers are done, turning and brushing with soy sauce mixture occasionally. Makes about 32 appetizers
** I make these without the chicken livers, just wrap bacon and water chestnut! **


Potato Skins

4 large potatoes
Velveeta cheese
chopped green onions
crumbled bacon or bacons bits
sour cream

Bake the potatoes and scoop potatoes out (save for making mashed potatoes)Then place on cookie dish, taking slices of the cheese cut in half and place inside potatoes. Broil in oven till cheese melts, then take out and sprinkle bacon and green onions on top while cheese is still hot. Serve with sour cream. Makes 8 potato skins

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

2 pounds medium mushrooms
6 tbsp. margarine
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
2 tbsp. chopped onion

Remove mushroom stems; chop enough stems to measure 1/2 cup. Cook half
mushroom caps in 3 tbsp. margarine over medium heat 5 minutes; drain. Repeat
with remaining mushroom caps and margarine. Combine cream cheese and blue
cheese. Mixing until well blended. Stir in chopped stems and onions; fill
mushroom caps. Place on cookie sheet; broil until golden brown.
Approx. 2 1/2 dozen

Pepperoni Rolls

2 loaves frozen bread dough
1 stick pepperoni (slice thin)
1 large pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
3 lg. green peppers
2 lg. onions
oil or olive oil

Thaw bread and let rise. Divide bread into 3 balls. Sauté onions and green peppers in oil and drain. Roll out dough and spread on pepperoni, onions and green peppers. Sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheese on top and add more pepperoni. roll them up and let rise 20 more minutes. Make slits on top of each roll. Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes. Brush with oil after removing from oven.

Honey Nut Granola

5 cups oats
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup oleo
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
2/3 cup Cup honey
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients, except raisins, mix and bake on lightly greased pan (13x9) @ 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir raisins, and spread onto another ungreased cookie sheet and let cool. Store in cool place or refrigerate.


Stuffed Celery

1 bag celery, cut and cleaned
1 pkg. cream cheese
any small jars of softened cheeses

Cut the stalks of celery down into 2 or 3 pieces, and stuff with different softened cheeses.


Candied Popcorn

4 qt. popped corn
1 cup brown sugar,packed
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup Karo syrup
dash of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. soda
peanuts - optional

Spread popped corn in shallow roasting pan, with peanuts if desired. Combine brown sugar,
margarine, syrup and salt in sauce pan; stir constantly over medium heat until it boils. Let cook 5 minutes over slightly lower heat. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and soda. Pour over popcorn; mix well; bake one hour at 250 degrees, stirring once or twice while cooking. Let cool and break into small pieces.


Toasted Butter Pecans

1 lb. pecan halves (4 cups)
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1/2 stick margarine

In a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, place pecan halves. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cut margarine into small pats and place evenly over the top. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes. Mix well. Serve warm or cold.

BBQ Meatballs

1 lg. Package of cocktail/appetizer meatballs

1 jar grape jelly

1 bottle of chili sauce

Mix jelly and chili together. Pour over meatballs in crockpot and simmer until sauce thickens.

Sausage Puffs

1 12 oz. pkg. bulk sausage - hot or mild

1 lb. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 C. Buttermilk biscuit mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, mix sausage, cheese and biscuit mix until blended. Shape into walnut size balls. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 35 - 45  minutes, or until brown. Serve immediately. Makes approx. 48 puffs.