Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

*~ Appetizers ~*

Posted by   + Show Post

           Appetizer Wreath

 Appetizer Wreath Recipe

  • 16 Servings
  • Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • Celery leaves


  • Remove crescent dough from packaging (do not unroll). Cut each tube into eight slices. Arrange in an 11-in. circle on an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to a serving platter; cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and garlic powder until smooth. Spread over wreath; top with broccoli, celery and red pepper. Form a bow garnish with celery leaves. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 125 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

by on Oct. 21, 2010 at 5:04 PM
Replies (41-50):
by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Garlic Pita Chips


Easy chips made with pita breads and garlic.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • 8 medium cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 6 pita breads
  • dried basil or Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan Cheese, optional


Melt butter in small saucepan. Add olive oil and garlic to melted butter and sauté over low heat for 10 minutes. Take care not to brown the butter or garlic. Discard garlic pieces. Split pita breads to make two rounds. Cut each round in half. With rough inner side up, lay pita slices on a baking sheet. Brush entire surface with garlic butter mixture. If desired, sprinkle with a little dried basil or Italian seasoning. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place about 4 inches from the broiler and broil for about 1 minute, until nicely browned. Remove from oven and place on paper towels to drain.
Break into smaller chip-size pieces. Serve with your favorite dip.
by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Barbecued Chicken Wontons

Barbecued Chicken Wonton Appetizers


These tasty little wonton appetizers make interesting party snacks, or serve them as an appetizer before a special meal.


  • 1 cup cooked diced chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 green onions with about 3 to 4 inches of green, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons purchased or homemade barbecue sauce
  • 24 to 30 wonton wrappers
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Barbecue sauce for dipping


In a food processor, a food chopper, or by hand, finely mince the chicken and onions with seasonings. Add 3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce and process or mix well to combine. Put 1 teaspoon of the chicken mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Lightly brush water all around the edge of the wrapper. Fold over and press the edge all around to seal or follow instructions on the wonton wrapper insert for folding. Keep filled wontons covered with a damp dish towel to keep them from drying out, and keep the unused wrappers covered.

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 370°. Fry the filled wontons, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Serve with barbecue sauce.
Makes about 2 to 2 1/2 dozen appetizers.

by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

  • SweetLuciGroup Mod Luci
  • by   on Jan. 15, 2011 at 9:37 AM
  • Some things we like: veggies with onion dip. Cheese, ham and turkey cubes with crackers, hot artichoke-crab dip, bruschetta, meatballs, BBQ wings, teriyaki wings, buffalo chicken dip, salsa and tortilla chips, chili, clam chowder, spinach dip, broccoli balls to name a few.

     We like this, it makes a nice presentation


    Football Cheeseball

    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

    1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

    1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

    1/2 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

    1/2 slice American cheese, sliced into strips

    Mix together the cream cheese, shredded Cheddar, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, and taco seasoning mix in a large bowl. Press the cheese mixture into a ball, turn it out onto a sheet of plastic wrap.

    Use the plastic wrap to press the cheese ball into the shape of a football by flattening the ball and rounding each end. Place the cheese football on a plate, arrange the strips of American cheese like laces on the top of the cheese football. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

    Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM

  • SweetLuciGroup Mod Luci
  • by   on Jan. 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM
  •  Here's a great dip recipe, that might take the place of the wings.

    Buffalo Wing Dip

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

    1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing

    1/2 cup Frank'sSauce or Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce

    1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese

    2 (9.75 ounce) cans Swanson® Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drainedor 2 1/2 cups diced rotesserie chicken or leftover chicken

    Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers


    1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Stir the cream cheese in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with a fork or whisk until it's smooth. Stir in the dressing, pepper sauce and blue cheese. Stir in the chicken.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbly. Stir before serving. Serve with the vegetables and crackers for dipping.
by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM

  • SweetLuciGroup Mod Luci
  • by   on Jan. 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM
  •  Here's an easy wing recipe, it's not spicy, so it might be better for his nervous stomach and  they can stay warm in the oven for hours.

    Barbecue Wings
    2 doz. chicken wings, cut up
    1/3 cup honey
    1/3 cup mustard
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 cup ketchup
    1 cup brown sugar

    Mix and heat all ingredients but chicken. Stir until all well blended. Pour into a pan or roaster. Place chicken wings on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Turn wings over and bake another 30 to 45 minutes. Turn oven heat to lowest setting until serving. Can stay in warm oven up to 4 hours after baking

by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM

  • SanDiegoMaxMom
  • by   on Jan. 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM
  • Depending on how hungry we are and what game it is (we live on the West coast, so first game is at 10:00 am) it varries.

    Popcorn with melted cheese or hot sauce


    Mini meatball subs

    Spinach Dip or Humus

    Mississippi Sin (Make 2 because 1 is not!)


    Mississippi Sin

    1 French Bread or Italian Bread Loaf (the wider the better)
    2 c shredded cheddar cheese
    2 c chopped ham (or shredded chicken or ground beef or sausage)

    ½ c chopped green onions
    1 8 oz sour cream
    1 8 oz cream cheese
    ¼ c green chopped green chilies
    few jalepenos 

    Hollow out the loaf of bread by cutting the top of loaf and removing it (try to keep in one piece and don't discard --this is placed back on top).
    Mix all ingredients in bowl. Scoop into the bread-place top back on and wrap in foil two times. Bake at 325° for 1 hr 20 minutes.

    Serve with chips, crackers, tortillas.


by on Jan. 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM

  • VanBurren
  • by   on Jan. 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM
  •  Here's my wings:

    Keep a small deep pot of 1 cup teriyaki sauce and 1 cup honey warm on low on a burner on your stove.  Heat veggie oil in large pot and drop wings in.  Cook until wings are cooked through and browned.  Remove with slotted spoon and immediately drop into warm sauce mix.  Cover well and remove from sauce onto plate.

by on Jan. 22, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Posted by 
 (Group Mod Luci) on Jan. 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Buffalo Wings

oil for deep frying 
1/4 cup butter 
1/4 cup hot sauce 
1 dash ground black pepper 
1 dash garlic powder 
1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
1/4 teaspoon paprika 
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
10 chicken wings

Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375. Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a large glass bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.

Fry wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place wings in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together. Serve.

by on Jan. 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Five Cheese Salami Stromboli

Five Cheese Salami Stromboli recipe

what you need

1 lb. refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 cup  flour
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 cup  KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
12 thin salami slices, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1   egg
1 Tbsp. water

make it

HEAT oven to 400ºF.

DIVIDE dough into 4 pieces. Roll out each piece into 7x5-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface.

SPREAD 2 Tbsp. sauce onto each dough rectangle, leaving 1-inch border around all sides. Top evenly with half the cheese, salami and remaining cheese. Roll up each rectangle, starting at one short end. Pinch edges and ends together to completely enclose filling.

PLACE, seam-sides down, on baking sheet covered with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. Beat egg and water; brush onto dough.

BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown.

by on Jan. 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Crab-Filled Crescent Wontons
These Asian-inspired appetizers start with flaky crescent roll pastry wrapped around a quick cream cheese and crab filling.
Prep Time: 20 Min
Total Time: 35 Min
Makes: 24

can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup chopped cooked crabmeat
tablespoon chopped green onion (1 medium)
to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
egg white, beaten
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough on work surface (if using crescent rolls, pinch seams to seal); cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.
  • In small bowl, mix cream cheese, crabmeat, onion and red pepper. Spoon about 1 teaspoon crab mixture 1/2 inch from 1 corner of 1 square. Starting with same corner, fold dough over filling, and tuck end tightly underneath filling; continue rolling to within 1/2 inch of opposite corner. Lightly brush exposed corner with egg white. Roll moistened corner of dough over roll; press to seal. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with egg white. Repeat with remaining squares and filling.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
Bake 12 to 17 minutes.
Nutritional Information:
1 Serving (1 Wonton)
  • Calories 50
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
  • Calcium ;
  • 0 Starch;
  • 0 Fruit;
  • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
  • 0 Skim Milk;
  • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
  • 0 Milk;
  • 0 Vegetable;
  • 0 Very Lean Meat;
  • 0 Lean Meat;
  • 0 High-Fat Meat;
  • 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
  • 0;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)