I am trying to figure out some good appetizers to make for the up coming holidays. What are your favorite appetizers at parties, showers, etc.?
sadler -- if you go the recipe exchange forum, there is a recent appetizer/hors doeuvre thread. But here are some that I like.
1 pkg (3 oz.) cream cheese
1 can (4 oz) mushroom stems and pieces, drained and finely minced
2 Tbs diced pimento
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 can (8 oz) refigerated quick crescent dinner rolls
1 egg, beaten
Poppy, caraway or sesame seeds
(I consider the beaten egg and seeds to be optional and rarely use them)
In small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mushrooms, pimento and mustard; blend well.
Separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal.
Spread each rectangle with 1/4 of the mushroom mixture. Starting with long side, roll up, jelly-roll style. Cut each roll into 6 pieces.
Place seam-side down on greased cookie shoot. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with seeds. Bake in preheated 375 oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Note: If you take the crescent rolls out the refrig and let them come to room temp, they will roll out in one big piece and you won't need to press the perforation sections together. Just spread the ingredients over the whole piece and roll up on the long side and slice. When I use a silicone baking sheet, I don't grease it.
I've never baked these ahead, but I bet they would be just fine reheated after a day or two stored in the refrig.
WRAPPED BABY DILLS
Baby dill pickles (dry on paper towel)
Cream cheese (room temp)
Thin sliced turkey or ham
Spread cream cheese onto thin sliced meat. Roll the pickle up in the meat. Add as many layers as you lik. Chill until ready to serve. Cut pickles into 1/4" pieces and serve.
Is that easy or what!
NEIMAN MARCUS DIP
2 C shredded cheddar
1 pkg bacon - chopped - fried - drained
1 small can chopped black olives'1 bunch (about 5) green onions - chopped
Mix first 4 ingredients together and add just enough mayo to hold together. Let sit, covered in the refrigerator over night.
Before serving )bring to room temperature, it will be necessary to add a little more mayo to mix to serving consistency.
Serve with bread pieces or plain crackers. Tortilla chips are a favorite, though.
1 - 15 1/2 oz can salmon, drained and flaked
1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbs grated onion
1Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs prepared horse radish
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
lemon slices for garnish, optional
Combine alll ingredients except parsley and lemon slices. Shape into ball and roll in parsley. Garnish with lemon slices and serve with crackers.
May be frozen in an air tight container.