Category: Appetizers

Garlic Biscuits

All over my Facebook are feeds about people using biscuits in all sorts of ways. 

So I decided to try and this is what I came up with. I accidentally bought honey biscuits. They are actually awesome. Yay me! Phew… 


Supplies:

  • 1 small lasagna pan
  • Spray butter
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Bowl and spoon for mixing
  • Oven mitts

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of honey biscuits (I used grands) yup I accidentally bought them 😀 (cut each biscuit into quarters)
  • 1 large garlic clove (peel and dice small)
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • Dried oregano
  • 1 cup or more of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Spray butter (pam)

Preheat oven to 350°, spray your pan with butter, set aside.


In your bowl add your garlic.


Then butter.


Then biscuits and oregano. Add enough oregano so each biscuit has some, about 2 tablespoons. Stir till all biscuits are coated.


Place them in your lasagna pan spread evenly.



Bake till golden brown about 20 minutes.


Generously cover with cheese and place back in oven, bake till cheese is melted. Remove from oven and enjoy.

Serve warm.



Next time I will add diced onions and cheese throughout. Then more cheese once browned then marinara sauce for dipping.. Mmmmmm.. 🙂

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Easy Baked Tacos

This is one other food I made for the Superbowl. Tacos are very messy to serve so I tried this. Actually worked out great.

Taco bell makes these flat bottom corn shells, you can get them at your grocery store. Best thing ever!

Fill these will your favorite fillings toss in the oven. Yay! Not so messy tacos! Serve with sour cream. Perfect..

Preheat oven to 350°

Line a lasagna pan with tinfoil for easy clean up.


Place your shells in the pan. You get 10 in one package. Set aside.

Supplies:

  • Fry pan and spoon
  • Large pot to cook rice
  • Cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound package of ground beef (cooked through with no pink and chopped small) salt and pepper your meat to taste
  • 1 package of flavored rice (my son is a huge chicken rice fan, I used that)
  • 2 cups of mexican blend cheese
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • Hot sauce
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • Sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Start layering your shells, rice first.


Ground beef


Next add your corn, diced tomatoes and onions. Then add your hot sauce to taste. Its a favorite in our house so I added a lot.


Next cover with cheese, don’t be shy. The more the better.

Bake in the oven till cheese is melted. Serve warm with sour cream.

Cream Cheese Chicken and Bacon Ring

This recipie actually popped up on my Facebook page, it looked great but I wanted to make it my own so I changed it a lot.

I made this for the Superbowl, kids loved it. Super easy to make and I’m definitely making it again.

Pre heat oven to 350° then grease with butter or spray butter your large round pizza pan, set aside

Supplies:

  • Rolling pin
  • Fry pan and spoon
  • Cutting board and knife

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast (cooked through and pulled apart with a fork)
  • 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper (remove membrane, wash and cut into slender strips)
  • 1/4 sweet onion (cut and sliced the same)
  • 1 garlic clove sliced
  • 1/2 package of thin bacon cooked through then diced
  • 1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
  • 1- 16 ounce package of fresh Italian pizza dough
  • 1 cup or more of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pats of butter
  •  Flour for dusting

Dust your counter top with flour and your rolling pin. Roll out your pizza dough to the size of your pizza pan. Place on your pan.


Cut slits at the center of your dough.


Spread all of your cream cheese.

    In your fry pan using 1 pat of butter, peppers, garlic and onion saute till tender. Use salt and pepper to taste.


    Now spread your chicken on top of your cream cheese.


    Next your bacon and pepper mixture.


    Then your mozzarella.


    Fold each point over and tuck under the opposite side.


    When complete should look like this.


    Next melt your remaing butter and spread over the dough of the entire ring then sprinkle dried oreagano.

    Place in the oven and bake till golden brown and cheese is melted.


    Slice and enjoy, serve warm.

    Ham and Cheese Roll Up

    This was a quick lunch I made the other day. Perfect little roll ups for a party, quick lunch or on the go.

    I made 2 kinds, the first with ham and cheese the other pulled bbq pork I had left over from dinner.


    Supplies:

    • Cookie sheet
    • Oven mitts

    Ingredients:

    • 1 refrigerated can of crescent rolls
    • Sliced deli ham
    • Sliced deli cheese

    Preheat oven to 350°

    Open your crescent roll and divide using the manufacturer guide.

    Layer 1 slice of ham and 1/2 slice of cheese, roll starting from the bottom of the triangle (the widest point).

    Set on your baking sheet. Roll each one in the same manner. 

    Bake until golden brown. Serve warm.

    You can make all kinds. Add onions, turkey, eggs, bacon, diced cooked sausage, pepperoni even bbq. It will definitely be a crowd pleaser and easy to eat. 


    Ham


    Bbq pulled pork, these are my favorite. 😀

    Smoked Provolone and Turkey Pinwheels

    With the holidays just around the corner these will be a great addition to your favorite appetizer menu, they can be brought to your next get together or party any time of the year. You can plan ahead the night before, just cover and place them in the refrigerator until your ready to put them in the oven. 

    Served warm this hearty pinwheel can even be served as a lunch or dinner complimented with a side. Layers of smoked provolone cheese, turkey, fresh tomato and green onions with a poppy seed sauce are the perfect ingredients to please everyone. 


    Supplies:

    • 1 large cookie sheet
    • Cutting board and knife
    • Rolling pin
    • 1 sauce pan and spoon
    • Spatula
    • Oven mitt
    • Serving platter

    Ingredients:

    • 1 – 16 oz package of fresh pizza dough rolled to the size of a rectagle
    • 1 large ripe tomato crisp sliced thin
    • About 8 stalks of green onions sliced thin
    • 1/2 pound of deli meat, smoked honey turkey breast sliced thin
    • 12 slices of smoked provolone cheese
    • Flour for dusting
    • 1 stick of butter
    • 2 tablespoons of honey mustard
    • 3 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
    • Spray butter (pam)
    • 1 egg, beat into a bowl (this is your egg wash)

    Preheat oven to 350°. Spray the butter on the cookie sheet.


    Using your cutting board and knife carefully slice your vegetables thin, this makes your rolling easier. 


    Dust your rolling pin and counter with flour and roll your pizza dough till you get a large size rectangle. About the same size as your cookie sheet.


    Next layer your turkey, cheese, tomatoe and onions. Start from one end and as tightly as you can begin rolling your dough. Once you have reached the end use a little egg wash under the dough so it will to stick together. Dust the roll with flour to keep it from sticking to your hands while cutting.


    Now carefully slice you roll into 1 inch sections. Place on your prepped cookie sheet.

    In your sauce pan combine your butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and poppy seeds. Cook on low till butter is melted and sugar has disolved. Stirring constantly you don’t want the sugar to burn.


    Drizzle your sauce over your pinwheels, use all. Bake in the oven till golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to your serving platter. Serve warm.

    Serves about 12.


    Garlic Knots

    Garlic knots, they honestly speak for themselves. How can anyone resist fluffy white dough, baked golden brown, soaked in sweet butter with garlic and then topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese. These knots are absolutely devine, so easy to make, you can’t eat just one. They will be the hit of any party so be sure to make plenty.

    Supplies:

    • Baking sheet
    • Rolling pin
    • Butter knife for slicing dough
    • Sauce pan and spoon for stirring
    • Oven mitt
    • Serving platter

    Ingredients:

    • 16 ounces of fresh Italian pizza dough
    • 1 stick of butter
    • 1/4 cup of minced garlic
    • 1/4 cup of grated fresh parmesan cheese
    • Spray butter (pam)
    • 1/4 cup of flour for rolling your dough

    Preheat your oven 350°. Spray your baking sheet with your spray butter.


    Dust your clean counter top and rolling pin with flour, next roll your dough to about the size of a medium pizza. 


    Next slice your dough in 1/4 inch slices and about 5 inches long. When you tie your dough it will strech a little so you can get a full knot. 


    Now tie each strip of dough into a single knot. They don’t need to be perfect. You should get about 20 knots. It depends on how far you rolled your dough, next place them in your baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or golden brown. Do not over cook. In your sauce pan combine your butter and minced garlic. Heat on low till melted, stirring constantly. 


    Once your knots are golden brown place them on a serving platter. Drizzle your butter and garlic over top then garnish with cheese.

    Serves about 20

    Jalapeno Cream Cheese Poppers

    It’s about that time of year again when we are looking for something quick and easy to bring to a friends house to watch the game, holidays are around the corner, your headed to a family gathering or a party and you want to bring something to impress. These will do it for sure. The combination of the spicy pepper, smooth cream cheese, sweet onions and crispy bacon will fill your mouth suprising delicious flavors that work perfectly together. This recipie is my moms, she makes them every time we get together. I’m extremely excited to share her recipie with you. They are so simple and quick to make. You will love them as well as your family and friends.


    Supplies:

    • Baking sheet with a wire insert
    • Bowl for mixing and spoon
    • Cutting board and knife

    Ingredients:

    • 12 or more jalapeno peppers, cut long wise, clean out seeds and membrane, rinse, pat dry (choose peppers without woody stripes, they are milder)
    • 1 – 8 ounce package of soften cream cheese
    • 1 full table spoon of dried minced onion (you may add more onion if desired)
    • 1 package of bacon (do not use thick slices) cut each slice in half

    Preheat oven to 375°

    In your mixing bowl combine your cream cheese and onion, mix very well. Spoon your mixture into your peppers, then wrap each filled pepper with a 1/2 slice of bacon. Place on your wire rack. Once all your peppers are filled bake until bacon is crispy, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

    Serves 24