World Cup Appetizers Day 7

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Yes I skipped Friday…but I had a really good on that day too. Have a look at it for a sweet idea. Today I have good one that is sure to please…enjoy!!

 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

Ingredients

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the chicken, ham, and egg in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Gradually add bread crumbs until the mixture loses its stickiness and can be easily formed into balls.
  4. Form the chicken mixture around the cheese cubes, forming 2 inch balls. Place on a plate.
  5. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry the balls until the outsides are golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  6. Drain on paper towels, and place in baking dish.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is soft, about 20 minutes.
  8. Cool briefly before serving.

 

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Recipe Friday – Blueberry Upside Down Mini Cakes

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Here is a good recipe that I have done before not only with blueberries but with pineapple and strawberries too. It’s a good sweet treat as well a delicious breakfast…Enjoy!!

 

BLUEBERRY UPSIDE DOWN MINI CAKES: 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  2. Butter six 4-inch ramekins and place in a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  3. Mix blueberries, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons white sugar together in a small bowl.
  4. Microwave 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl until melted, about 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in brown sugar. Spread equal amounts into the bottom of each ramekin.
  6. Divide the blueberry mixture evenly into the ramekins.
  7. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup white sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy.
  8. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing after each addition.
  9. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  10. Add flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt; stir until combined.
  11. Mix in milk.
  12. Spoon batter into the ramekins over the blueberry mixture.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.
  14. Let cool in the ramekins for 5 minutes.
  15. Run a knife around the edges of the cakes; invert onto a plate.

World Cup Appetizers Day 5

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What World Cup!!! Gotta love this game!!! Can’t wait for the rest of the games coming up!!

What I got for you today is a little bit of a twist on the egg roll. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

 

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Ingredients

 

Directions

  1. Rub 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over chicken breast. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook chicken approximately 5 minutes per side, until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in green onion and red pepper.
  3. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until tender.
  4. Dice chicken and mix into the pan with onion and red pepper.
  5. Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until well blended and tender.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese so that it melts.
  7. Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth. Microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until hot and pliable.
  8. Spoon even amounts of the mixture into each tortilla. Fold ends of tortillas, then roll tightly around mixture. Secure with toothpicks.
  9. Arrange in a medium dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer. Freeze at least 4 hours.
  10. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  11. Deep fry frozen, stuffed tortillas 10 minutes each, or until dark golden brown.
  12. Drain on paper towels before serving.

World Cup Appetizers Day 4

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Ahh….so we have had a few amazing games!! Everyone has been playing great and have been some amazing plays. Today I have a great meatball recipe for everyone to tantalize your tastebuds….Enjoy!!

 

Cajun Appetizer Meatballs

Ingredients

 

Directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix thoroughly the ground beef, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion, bread crumbs, milk, and egg.
  3. Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until there is no pink left in the middle.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the barbeque sauce and peach preserves.
  6. When meatballs are done, place in a serving dish and cover with the barbeque sauce mixture. Toss to coat.

World Cup Appetizers Day 3

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Here in my 3rd post for some goodies to have at your World Cup party. Food will always unite any group no matter where you are. Hope you enjoy!!

Mexican Cream Cheese Rollups

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, green olives, black olives and green onions.
  2. Spread cream cheese mixture in a thin layer onto each tortilla. Roll up tortillas.
  3. Chill about 1 hour, or until the filling is firm.
  4. Slice chilled rollups into 1 inch pieces.
  5. Serve with salsa for dipping.

 

World Cup Appetizers Day 2

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For my second appetizer post I would like to add a little zest to the food. One of my favorites that I have used for different occasions and this no exception would be Sausage Jalapeño Poppers. I absolutely love these!! The spice is just enough without being too much. Enjoy!!

 

Sausage Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place ground sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
  3. Drain sausage and place in a medium bowl. Mix with the cream cheese.
  4. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds.
  5. Stuff each jalapeno half with equal portions of the sausage and cream cheese mixture.
  6. Wrap with half slices of bacon. Secure bacon with toothpicks.
  7. Arrange wrapped jalapenos in a large, shallow baking dish.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until the bacon is evenly brown.

 

World Cup Appetizers Day 1

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Well with the games on for the next few weeks I thought I might as well do a few posts of appetizers that you can fix if you have people over to watch the games. Whereas most of the games are on early in the morning there are a few that will be on in the mid-day. So from today till the end of the World cup I will post some easy appetizers and “finger foods” for everyone to enjoy.

 

Chicken Flautas

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cooked and shredded
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar picante sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 36 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine the shredded chicken, picante sauce and ground cumin. Mix together.
  3. In a small skillet heat vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  4. Place a corn tortilla in the oil for 1 to 2 seconds on either side to soften. 
  5. Repeat with all of the tortillas (if possible, have someone help you do this). Place tortillas on paper towel to soak up some of the oil.
  6. Put 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture in the center of a tortilla and sprinkle some cheese on top.
  7. Roll up tortilla and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, seam side down. Repeat with all of the tortillas until chicken mixture is gone.
  8. If there is any cheese left over, sprinkle it over the rolled tortillas.
  9. Bake tortillas in the preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes or until tortillas are a little crispy and golden brown.