Bean and Cheese Nachos

My kids love these and the best part is that they are so easy! Bean and Cheese Nachos 1 bag corn tortilla chips 1 can refried beans (check the back and make sure there is no lard–go for the fat free) small jar salsa sliced black olives (opt.) Mexican shredded 4-cheese blend scallions (green onions),…

8 Layer Mexican Dip

My husband Mike doesn’t like Mexican food…poor guy! The rest of my family and I love it, and I personally LOVE this 8 layer dip. With all of the textures, colors, and flavors working together it’s sure to add pizazz to your palette. Dig in! 8 Layer Mexican Dip 2 cans refried beans OR Frito-lay…

Homemade Soft Pretzels

My daughter Taylor attempted to make soft pretzels this past year and we were impressed! These delightful, chewy pretzels are every bit as good as the ones you can find at a mall pretzel stand…and cost much less! Mike and I are both from New York State, so we like ours topped with yellow mustard….

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip 2 cups parmesan cheese (try a shredded mix of mozzarella and parmesan) 1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream OR plain yogurt 1 cup light cream cheese 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons garlic, minced OR 2 t….

Becky’s Hot Pizza Dip

Here is an awesome recipe from my good friend Becky Hansen. She brings it often to fun gatherings. It’s hard to stop eating this! Becky’s Hot Pizza Dip 1- 8oz. pkg. light cream cheese 1 t. Italian seasoning 1/4 t. garlic powder 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 c. pizza…

Corn Chip Dip

Corn Chip Dip 2 (11oz.) cans Mexicorn, drained 1 (10oz.) can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, not drained 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 c. mayo or Vegenaise Corn Chips Mix first five ingredients together and chill for several hours. Serve with scoop-type corn chips.

Spicy Pretzels

Here is a great snack recipe to get you started. They taste great alone or dipped. I have given these as treats during the holidays, inspired by my friend Sandra who gave them to me (along with the recipe)! Just put in a decorative bag alongside a crock of cheese for a great gift. Spicy…

Easiest Guacamole (Raw)

Perhaps this recipe appears to be too simplistic but I’ve found that I enjoy this more than guacamoles with all that sour cream and mayonnaise. It has a fresh, clean taste to it, without all that dairy. I like to enjoy a large plate of tortilla chips surrounding the prepared guacamole, salsa, and a few…

Bean Spread

Here is a versatile bean spread you can use as a filling on a sandwich with lettuce and tomato or as a spread on crackers. It’s filling, full of fiber, and economical. If you don’t like celery, try sliced black olives instead. Bean Spread 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 c. cooked)…

Bean and Cheese Nachos

My kids love these and the best part is that they are so easy! Bean and Cheese Nachos 1 bag corn tortilla chips 1 can refried beans (check the back and make sure there is no lard–go for the fat free) small jar salsa sliced black olives (opt.) Mexican shredded 4-cheese blend scallions (green onions),…

Chiles Rellenos

If you’ve never tried Chiles Rellenos, you’re missing out! I first had them at a Women’s Retreat and I couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted. This will be one recipe where you might be challenged in the temperance department! Chiles Rellenos 6-8 long green chili peppers *(Anaheim) 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper (opt.) 1/2…

Easy Black Bean Salsa

Easy Black Bean Salsa 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 c. salsa 1/2 c. corn 1 t. lemon juice salt to taste cilantro as desired Stir in all ingredients and chill in the refrigerator to let flavors mingle. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

Almond Cheddar Appetizers

Almond Cheddar Appetizers 1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons *Worcestershire sauce 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 medium onion, chopped 3/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped 6 **breakfast strips or stripples, cooked and crumbled 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce; stir in cheese, onion, almonds…

Mushroom Pinwheels

“These are perfect appetizers especially for the vegetarians, or to accompany a main meal.” –Linda Sturm Mushroom Pinwheels 1 lb. Mushrooms ground in processor Place in frying pan with: 2 Tablespoons BUTTER 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce ½ teaspoon seasoned salt Saute until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and add: 4 oz. of…

Mushrooms

This is a simple but tasty way to use mushrooms in your cooking. Enjoy the possibilities! Mushrooms Take thinly sliced mushrooms and sauté in a small amount of butter. Add *Worcestershire Sauce and seasoned salt and sauté until all the liquid is absorbed. Spread Italian Bread with garlic butter and place under the broiler until…