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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recipe Wednesday! PARTY HEARTY with these quick appetizers...

My two NO-FAIL recipes for feeding folks FAST at a party! You can prep both ahead of time and cook when ready. The ingredients are simple and cheap, the results are yummy. Make a lot - and enjoy all of your holiday get-togethers!
COCKTAIL DOGS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +++INGREDIENTS: *2 pkgs. hot dogs, cut into quarters *1 cup ketchup *1/2 cup sweet relish *1/2 cup brown sugar +++DIRECTIONS: Place the hot dogs in a rice cooker or saucepan. (We use a rice cooker, because it switches to a warm setting to serve.) Mix together the ketchup, relish and brown sugar, and pour over the dogs, stirring to coat. Heat through, and serve warm with toothpicks or skewers for grabbing.
MINI CRAB CAKES~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (makes 25, can double - we do!) +++INGREDIENTS: *2 Tbsp green onions or fresh chives *2 Tbsp mayonnaise *1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce *1/2 tsp salt *1/4 tsp cayenne pepper *3 eggs, lightly beaten *1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs *16 oz. real or imitation crabmeat, flaked +++DIRECTIONS: (Preheat oven to 350 F.) Mix green onions, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and cayenne pepper; stir well. Add in eggs and bread crumbs; add crabmeat and blend until mixed. Shape mixture by tablespoonfuls into 25 patties and place on an oiled baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve on a plate garnished with thin lemon slices, and if desired, with cocktail sauce or remoulade. (If you prebake them, warm them again by microwaving them lightly until just warmed.) ******************************************************************************************************************************************* “At every party there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” ~Ann Landers