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    Default Favourite party foods -- woohoo!

    Post your recipes here.

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    Okay---well I'll post some. I put a Potato/Salmon recipe in the spud thread that's a great party food. Here's one for Endive Spears stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese. So easy!!!!

    4 ounces soft goat cheese
    2 tablespoons heavy cream, approximately
    1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried, crushed
    1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme, or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
    1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 large head endive, or 2 small heads
    Sweet paprika, optional

    In a medium bowl, cream the goat cheese with the back of a kitchen spoon. Add the cream, rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives, and pepper and mix until smooth and creamy. Add more cream if the cheese is particularly thick. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before assembling.
    Core the endive and separate into spears. Spoon the filling into 20 endive spears, filling each spear about halfway. Assemble on a plate and sprinkle with the paprika, if using. Cover and refrigerate.

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    My kids love this thing I make that I don't really havea name for. They call it 'bringle' It's nice and simple and everyone loves it.

    1 pound ground pork sausage - the hot kind is better
    3 cups shredded cheese - sharp cheddar works really well
    1 loaf of cocktail pumpernickel bread in tiny slices
    tabasco sauce to taste or not

    Mix sausage and cheese together and put a dollop the size of a half walnut on each slice of cocktail bread and bake in the oven at 350 until cheese is melting and sausage cooked through.

    This is a great appetizer to make up ahead of time and keep ready in the fridge. Just microwave for 10 seconds to heat up.

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    ^^Yummy, this sounds good. It reminds me of a dip I make with Spicy ground sausage, velveeta cheese and salsa. Served with fritos!

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    Cheese. Particularly spicy cheeses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonzarelli23
    Okay---well I'll post some. I put a Potato/Salmon recipe in the spud thread that's a great party food. Here's one for Endive Spears stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese. So easy!!!!

    4 ounces soft goat cheese
    2 tablespoons heavy cream, approximately
    1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried, crushed
    1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme, or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
    1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 large head endive, or 2 small heads
    Sweet paprika, optional

    In a medium bowl, cream the goat cheese with the back of a kitchen spoon. Add the cream, rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives, and pepper and mix until smooth and creamy. Add more cream if the cheese is particularly thick. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before assembling.
    Core the endive and separate into spears. Spoon the filling into 20 endive spears, filling each spear about halfway. Assemble on a plate and sprinkle with the paprika, if using. Cover and refrigerate.
    I make something similar to this, only I add pomengranate seeds to it in season. This is a good recipe, and good for you, too.

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    Ruffles, add sourcream and onion dip, not to hard make but addictive enough.
    Im ashamed to say what I did for a klondike bar...

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    I make salmon, crab or oyster dips that are simple and good.

    Oyster Dip

    Drain two cans smoked oysters and mash oysters in bowl
    Add 1 bar cream cheese -- I use low-fat
    4 or 5 chopped green onions and/or chopped parsley
    1 tbsp. extra-hot horseradish or to taste
    Good squeeze lemon juice
    Freshly ground black pepper

    Mix thoroughly and let sit in fridge to cool. You can plop this into a bowl, or form it into a ball. Good on just about anything -- bread, crackers, veggies, potato chips.

    For salmon or crab dip, repeat recipe using those ingredients. It's all good.
    Last edited by pacific breeze; December 12th, 2005 at 01:11 PM.

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    Sounds yummy Pacific! I assume the salmon and crab are the same?

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    ^^ Yes, just switch ingredients and season according to taste. I sometimes add a little dry mustard, too.

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    Here's a dip/dressing my sister created. It's good on salad, but we usually just use it as a dip. Wickedly edible.

    Feta Garlic Dressing/Dip

    1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil (for salad dressing, add 1 cup oil)
    2-3 tbsp. vinegar
    4-5 garlic cloves minced or pressed
    1 tsp. dillweed (or to taste)
    1.5 cups grated feta cheese (goat is best, but any will do)
    1 cup milk or buttermilk
    black pepper to taste

    Whirl all ingredients except mik in a blender or food processor. Slowly pour milk into blender with blender running. As soon as mixture thickens, turn blender off or mixture will separate and become runny. It should be thick and creamy.

    Refrigerate at least one hour to let flavours meld. This dip will keep 3-4 days if kept covered in fridge. It's great with potato chips, veggies -- or even all by itself.

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    PacBre, are you a chef or something?
    Im ashamed to say what I did for a klondike bar...

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    ^^Nope. But my sister was. I just like to cook and eat. There's a thread about me being a chef in the Food and Cuisine forum.

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    There is a good Delia Smith recipe for rather lethal little Bloody Mary Tomatoes. All you need is:-

    9 oz (250 g) baby plum tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes), stalks removed
    7 fl oz (200 ml) vodka
    1 tablespoon sherry
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    a few drops Tabasco sauce
    1/2 teaspoon celery salt (I usually use sea salt as I am not keen on celery)

    To serve:

    1 teaspoon celery salt
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    2 tablespoons sea salt

    All you do is score a little cross on the base of each tomato, then place them in a plastic box cross-side up. Then whisk together the vodka, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and celery salt, and spoon it over them. Put the lid on the box and leave it in the fridge to allow the tomatoes to marinate for two days.

    Before serving, drain the tomatoes and let them come back to room temperature. (You can keep any leftover marinade to use as a base for future batches.) Mix the two types of salt and cayenne pepper together. Arrange the tomatoes on a plate with a bowl containing the salt mixture and invite your guests to dip in a tomato before eating.

    They are delicious, but rather alcoholic. I served them at a party recently and one of my friends, who had recently lost weight but was still drinking as though he was a 16 stone man rather than a 12 stone man, devoured a heap of the tomatoes. By 9pm he fell face first out of the sitting room (there is a step down into the hall), leaving nothing but an eyewatering fart behind him. We had to put him to bed, poor lamb.
    A big boy did it and ran away.

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    Just finished making holiday candy. Most of it was pretty mundane but I thought I would share two favorites.

    Golden Balls

    A bag of marshmallows
    Either a bag of chocolate chips or a pound of candy making chocolate
    A cup of toasted coconut (If you toast it yourself be sure to stir the coconut every few minutes or you'll have a blackened mess on your hands)

    Melt the chocolate in the microwave and with a fork carefully fully dip each marshmallow. Roll the marshmallows in the toasted coconut and allow to harden.

    These are so simple to make but so delicious. The first time I had these was from some fancy gourmet food store. You can also roll them in shaved white chocolate, chopped nuts or colored sprinkles.

    Pecan Pralines

    1 cup dark brown sugar
    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 can sweetened evaporated milk
    1 stick real butter
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 cup pecans

    Combine the sugars, salt, and evaporated milk. Stir over low heat until the sugars dissolves. Make sure to stir constantly so mixture doesn't burn. Cook to the "soft ball" stage (about 15 minutes) then cool slightly. Add butter, vanilla and pecans and beat till creamy. Drop spoonfuls onto a piece of waxed paper.

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