20 October, 2018

Mariner's Fondue | Rival

This is a slight variation from the Rival recipe using "cheddar cheese." Other similar recipes use  2 cups grated sharp process cheese.

Mariner's Fondue ingredients (8)
Makes 10-12 Appetizer Servings (about 1.5-quart)

For Dip:
2 (10.75-oz.) cans cream of celery soup
1 cup cooked crab
2 cups white cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup chopped cooked lobster
1 cup chopped cooked shrimp
Dash of paprika
Dash of cayenne pepper

For Serving:
1 French bread loaf

Mariner's Fondue Directions
In a 2.5-quart slow cooker, combine all dip ingredients. 

Cover, and cook on High setting until thoroughly melted, about one hour. Alternatively, cook on Low setting until thoroughly melted, about three to four (3 -4) hours.

Slice French bread into 1-inch cubes and cover with foil tightly until serving time. 

To serve, turn heat to Low setting. Then, spear bread cubes on fondue forks and dip into the Mariner's Fondue.

02 September, 2018

Pat's Baked Triple Veggie Dip

This is one of my new favorite dip recipes. Pat says you may serve this dip either warm or cold.

Pat's Baked Triple Veggie Dip ingredients (7)
Makes about 6 to 8 appetizer servings

For Dip:
1.5 cups grated Parmesan cheese (divided use)
1 (1-lb. 3-oz.) can asparagus spears, drained well and chopped
1 (10-oz) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
1 (8.5-oz) can artichoke hearts, drained well and chopped
1 (8-oz) tub Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup mayonnaise (may substitute mix of 1/4 cup each of plain yogurt and sour cream OR 1/2 cup sour cream)

For Serving:
Crudités OR 
Three Little Pigs Imported Petits Toasts OR Nabisco Wheat Thins

Pat's Baked Triple Veggie Dip Directions
Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Mix well 1/4 cup of the Parmesan with the drained and chopped vegetables, cream cheese spread, and mayonnaise (or its substitute).

Lightly apply nonstick cooking spray (such as PAM) to the inside of a 2-quart baking dish before spooning dip mixture into it. Then, top with the remaining 1.25 cups Parmesan cheese.

Bake in the preheated 375ºF oven until warmed through and the the top is lightly browned, about 35 minutes.

Serve with crudités or crackers shown above.

25 November, 2016

Menu: Christmas Season Pizza Night

Items on this menu which can be prepared in advance are denoted by #. Alternatives are suggested to help tailor the menus to your family's preferences.

We have tried and enjoy serving items marked with an asterisk (*).

Christmas Season Family Dinner
or Dinner Party
Menu for 12

One appetizer

Greens salad#  or  Small bowl of soup#  or  pasta

Five assorted pizzas

Carbonated beverage#

Frozen dessert# with cookie#

Choose one Appetizer

or Antipasto Kebabs# (like this or this# or that#)

or Eggplant Dip or Spread with * Pita Chips#

Choose one or two Sides
* Tossed green salad#

Meat Combo Pizza
(Like Pepperoni, Italian sausage, Onions, Green peppers, 
Mushrooms and Black olives)

Include one single meat pizza

* Pepperoni Pizza (Could be kid-friendly on English muffins)

or * Italian Sausage Pizza or Bacon Brussels Leek Pizza

And one meatless pizza
* Margherita Pizza

or * Veggie 
(Like Green peppers, Red onions, Mushrooms,
Green olives and Roma tomatoes)

And one white sauce
* Spinach Alfredo Pizza

or Five Cheese Pizza which could be a Snowman Pizza!
(Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, Provolone and Mozzarella)

Choose one or two Beverages

* Spa Water# or * S. Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water#

Or * Soft drinks# 

Or Beer# or Prosecco#

Choose two or three Desserts

* Breyers® Gelato Indulgences™ Tiramisu#

And/Or choose one store-bought fruit sorbet
Raspberry or Peach or * Mango Sorbet#

And choose one cookie
* Christmas cookies#

or Store-bought cookie like * Biscotti# or Amaretti#