Category Archives: #appetizers&sides

Jalapeno bites

0 sugar calories ~Shopping List~ 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half lengthwise 1 Tbsp creamy goat cheese 1 Tbsp cream cheese 1 Tbsp Parmesan, grated 1 Tbsp tomato, chopped 1/2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 4 slices bacon 4 toothpicks ~To do~ Preheat oven to 375F.  In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, tomato, and cilantro.  Fill the jalapeños with the cheese mixture.  Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with 1 slice of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.  Place stuffed and wrapped jalapeños in a small baking dish, sandpit in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy.

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Sharon’s dressing

~ Shopping List ~ Martha White’s white cornmeal mix (you’ll be making 2 9″ skillets for the full recipe) 1/4 cup sugar 5-6 slices of white bread Sage (dry) Poultry seasoning Salt Pepper 1 Large Onion 1/4 cup butter or margarine Turkey stock (if you are making this with Turkey use the stock generated during cooking.  If not, any stock will work.  You will need enough to make your mixture “soupy” but not so thin that it does not set during baking.) ~ To do ~ Make cornbread according to directions on the package (add sugar before cooking). Toast the bread. Crumble the cornbread and bread together into a very large bowl (should resemble bread crumbs).  Add at least 1 tablespoon each of poultry seasoning and sage.  You will adjust to taste later.  Add salt and pepper.  Mix together.* Up to the above points may be done the same day […]

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Provençal White Bean Dip

~ Shopping List ~ 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 head roasted garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil The leaves of 1 stem of fresh rosemary The leaves of 3 stems of fresh thyme ~ To do ~ Add all the ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth. * To roast garlic, slice off the top quarter of the garlic, wrap in foil, and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Then, squeeze out all the flesh.

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Squash casserole

~ Shopping List ~ 3 cups squash, roughly chopped 2 eggs 1 medium onion 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar) 1 tablespoon milk 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups Ritz Crackers ~ What to do ~ Boil or steam squash and onion until tender (if boiled, drain water after it is cooked).   While waiting for squash to cook, heat butter in frying pan, crush crackers and cook in butter until browned, set aside.   When squash is cooked, mix all ingredients except crackers together and pour into  a greased baking dish.   Top with crackers and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.

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