Category: Appetizers

Curried Chicken Balls

From Howard Dixon Ingredients ¼ lb creamed cheese, softened 2 Tablespoons of mayonnaise 1 cup chopped (boiled) chicken 1 Tablespoon mango chutney (chopped) found the jellies and sauces section 1 cup blanched almonds lightly toasted and then chopped ½ teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon curry powder ½ cup grated coconut (the bakers’ sweetened coconut is okay) Directions Chop chicken…

Ranch Hand Round Up

Ingredients 2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained 1 15 oz. can white and yellow corn 1 4 0z. can sliced black olives 1 4 oz. can diced green chilies ¼ cup chopped green olives ¼ cup chopped red onions ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro ½ cup vinaigrette salad dressing Preparation Combine all ingredients Chill overnight

Pickled Okra-Ham Rolls

Ingredients 1 16 oz jar pickled okra 1 oz container whipped cream cheese with chives ½ lb thinly sliced Virginia ham Preparation Drain pickled okra and pat dry with paper towel Spread thinly about 3 tablespoons of cream cheese on one slice of ham. Trim ends of okra and place 2 end to end on ham…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Ingredients 2 cups cooked black beans 1 cup Del Monte fresh summer corn 1 large carrot, sliced 1 rib of celery, sliced 6 tablespoons red onion, chopped 6 tablespoons green bell pepper, chopped 6 tablespoons red pepper, chopped 2 scallions, chopped 9 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 9 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup ⅔ teaspoon oregano ⅔…

Clam Dip

This is the recipe my mother, Evelyn Tucker, used to prepare clam dip.  Just a few ingredients, and remember to buy a family pack of Fritos Scoops!  They’re ideal for scooping up the clam dip and it shouldn’t surprise you that you’ll quickly run out of dip or scoops or both! I have an email…

Salsa

Ingredients Chunky store-brand salsa.  Enough to accommodate the beans and corn Goya canned black beans, rinsed with cold water and dried with a paper towel Canned Del Monte Fresh Cut yellow corn, drained Cilantro.  Remove leaves from stems and chop coarsely Preparation Combine all ingredients Chill for about and hour and serve with Fritos Scoops

Roasted Chestnuts

Ingredients Raw chestnuts Preparation Cut an “X” on flat side of each chestnut using a serrated knife, making sure you cut all the way through the shell.  This keeps the shells from bursting. In a fireplace:  use a long-handled chestnut roasting pan or a popcorn popper. Allow enough room for chestnuts to roast on all…

Cranberry-Jalapeño Salsa

Makes 2 cups.  Preparation time 10 minutes. Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package of fresh cranberries 1 medium navel orange, unpeeled and coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons of crystallized ginger 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup sugar Garnish:  fresh mint sprigs, orange wedges Preparation Pulse fresh cranberries in a…