Potato Fans

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I love how these potato fans look on a buffet table.  So elegant yet so easy to make.  Add sour cream and bacon bits for loaded potato fans!  Topped with lots of melted butter and herbs these potato fans add just the right amount of fun to a table.  Perfect for a last minute side dish. Print Potato Fans Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Yield: Makes 8 servingsServing Size: 1 Potatoe Ingredients8 medium red potatoes 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

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Give your guest that warm cozy feeling with these mini chicken pot pies. Creating mini chicken pot pies is so easy when you use Pillsbury Crescent Rounds. These appetizers are creamy and full of chicken and vegetables.  Perfect for any occasion. Every hostess loves an appetizer that can be made ahead.  Next time you make chicken pot pie make a double batch of sauce.  You never know when you might need to whip up a batch of mini chicken pot pies.  That’s what happened to me.  I was planning a party with only appetizers and desserts.  I saw my “extra” … Continue reading

Mini Focaccia Rounds

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Dress up store bought Pillsbury bread stick dough with herbs to make these easy mini focaccia rounds. Print Mini Focaccia Rounds Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 16 minutesTotal Time: 31 minutes Yield: Serves 16Serving Size: 1 Round As easy as opening up can of refrigerated dough.Ingredients2 – 11-ounce cans Pillsbury soft breadsticks 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1 teaspoon instant minced onion 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powderInstructionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix together the rosemary, basil, minced onion, … Continue reading

Fruit & Cheese Puffs

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Make these Fruit and Cheese Puffs for Mom this year!  She will love them and you will love how easy they are to make! I don’t get to be with my family very often but when I do I like to make something special for them.  These puffs were perfect and gobbled down in seconds. These fruit & cheese puffs are crispy and flaky on the outside.  Creamy, Sweet and Savory on the inside! These little fruit & cheese puffs really pack a lot of flavor. They are also easy to make and can be made in advance. That’s something EVERY hostess can … Continue reading

Asparagus Pockets

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A buttery flaky crust with a creamy filling.  The perfect appetizer for Mother’s day, bridal shower, baby shower or brunch. Asparagus Pocket Recipe (makes 8 appetizers) Ingredients 1 – 8 ounce tube of Pillsbury crescent rolls 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon milk 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 tablespoon roasted red peppers, chopped 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped 1 tablespoon bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon seasoned bread crumbs Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Muffuletta Dip

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE WITH A DELICIOUS APPETIZER! If you like the Muffuletta Sandwich then you are going to LOVE this slow cooker muffuletta dip.  Full of flavor and easy to make you can’t go wrong serving this dip at your next party. Print Slow Cooker Muffuletta Dip Prep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 3 hoursTotal Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes Yield: 22 ServingsServing Size: 2 tablespoons A great make ahead appetizer!Ingredients16 ounce jar pickled mixed vegetables 8 ounce cream cheese, cut up 1 cup provolone cheese, shredded 2 ounces ham, finely chopped 1/2 cup kalamata pitted olives, … Continue reading

Cranberry-Apricot Baked Brie

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Serve this appetizer at your next holiday party.  Creamy and full of sweet flavor this recipe can be your “unexpected” dish.  When planning a party you need a couple of easy appetizers this Cranberry-Apricot Baked Brie can be one of them.  You’ll love the creamy center topped with sweet fruit and honey all wrapped up with a crispy flaky crust. Cranberry-Apricot Bake Brie Recipe (8 servings) Ingredients 1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup honey 1-1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme salt and pepper 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed … Continue reading

Bacon & Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are always a hit at any party.  With the addtion of  a few ingredients like smoky bacon, creamy advocado and salty caper juice these deviled eggs are NOT like Mom used to make!  Serve these at your next Holiday party,  on New Year’s Eve or at a Ladies Luncheon. Bacon-Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe Ingredients 12 eggs 5 slices thick sliced bacon, chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 2 teaspoons caper juice or sweet or dill pickle juice 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 ripe but firm avocado, halved, pitted and peeled 2 teaspoons lemon juice black pepper … Continue reading