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Monday, December 8, 2008

BIG GIVE AWAY: $500 Walmart Gift Card


Woohoo!! For those of you who entered my $100 Walmart give away last week... your going to love this! Now you get the chance to win a $500 gift card! Yippee! So, who wants to play along and add a little extra jingle in your pockets this season!?


Nickelodeon and Walmart have teamed up to offer this awesome give away hosted by the ElevenMoms! Because we each get to offer a $500 gift card that means you have lots of opportunities to win (please note: you may only win once). So, after you enter here, check out the Elevenmoms site to see how you can enter other contests!

Okay, on to how you can enter here...

There are a couple of ways to get your name in the hat...

1. With entertaining around the corner (and already happening!) I want to know your FAVORITE recipe for appetizers. We've all got to make that dish to bring and I would love to add to my repertoire. So if you've got a great one, an easy one, a crowd pleaser... leave a comment here telling us how to make your favorite holiday/entertaining appetizer.

2. Follow me on twitter! I'm Centsible Sawyer
And then, post a "tweet" about this give away! Spread the love... and spread the word! Then, come back here and leave a comment telling me that you twittered about this give away.

3. Subscribe to my feed (on the right side bar) and leave a comment saying you've subscribed. If you already subscribe leave a comment saying you already subscribe.

4. Blog about this give away. Then, come back here and comment and leave a link to your post!

5. Email me (my email is the top left corner) and tell me one thing you like about this blog (how is it helpful, what posts do you enjoy most) and one thing you'd like to see here (or not see here!). I want to share more info about myself and the goings-on in the "Centsible Sawyer's" household. However, I want this blog to be a place you can quickly come and soak up all the deals without to much clutter/extra reading. I'm trying to find a balance. What would you like to know that I haven't shared? I'd be glad to share any info... go ahead and ask!

Okay, so that is FIVE ways you can enter!! You can enter one way... or all five ways! Just be sure to leave a separate comment each time you fulfill one of the entry requirements!

The winner of this $500 gift card will be announced on Tuesday, December 16th. So, be sure to get your entries in by Monday, December 15th at Midnight EDT!! I will choose the winner using random.org. Good luck!!

1432 Comments:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites to share is BLT Dip Served with Toast.
1/2 Cup Sour cream
2 Cups Whipped Salad dressing
1 Pound Crispy cooked bacon
Mix that together, let chill in refridgerator over night.
Add 1/2 cup diced Tomatoes right before serving. It is delicious and easy. a.lichtenbarger@yahoo.com

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Anonymous said...

I've subscribed.
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Anonymous said...

You have an email.
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Danelle said...

I'm a subscriber. Thanks. not_a1515@yahoo.com

Mz. Cribb said...

I love anything with tortilla chips...one of my faves is mango salsa:
2-3 mangoes
1 red bell pepper
1 small onion
1 jalapeno - seeds remove unless you like spice
Juice of one lime
Chopped fresh cilantro
Salt to taste

Chop and mix everything all together, or just throw it in the food processor and pulse until chunky (I love my Hamilton Beach one from Walmart - the best $30 I've ever spent). You can use a few canned peaches too to stretch the recipe and spend a little less on the mangoes.

Granna said...

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momCOO said...

Love to make shrimp cocktail- although a bit expensive, it is easy and looks so elegant.

linda said...

1 can corn
1 can black beans
1 slice onion finely chopped
2 jalepenos minced
1/2 c balsamic vinegar
1/3 c olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt & pepper

Great dip - sounds gross but it really is good. prlin at suddenlink dot net

Naomi said...

Bacon wrapped little smokies. Yum. Leave them in the oven smothered in brown sugar for an hour.

Definitely a once a year treat!

Danelle said...

You have and email. not_a1515@yahoo.com

AB said...

Bacon wrapped water chestnuts:
marinate whole water chestnuts in soy sauce for about 15 min,
then wrap half strips of bacon around them and put a toothpick in to secure (soak toothpicks in water for a while to keep them from flaming!),
place on tin foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
Yummy!

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Naomi said...

I subscribe through a feed to your blog!

AB said...

I'm already a subscriber!

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Danelle said...

I make chocolate toffee. Always a crowd pleaser.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
Melt in microwave for 2.5 minutes, stir half way through.
Line a cookie sheet with foil, line that with club crackers. Pour caramel mixture on top, bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Pour a package of chocolate chips over it and put back in oven for a minute. Spread chocolate evenly, Pour a package of chopped nuts on top, cool outside (if its cold enough) or in frig and then break into pieces and serve.
Thanks, not_a1515@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I just joined Twitter and added you to follow you. I also "Tweeted"...thanks for doing this giveaway!

I already subscribe to your blog!

AB said...

Sent you an email!

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Anonymous said...

Yummy!

Sausage Balls

3 cups Bisquick
2 Cups grated Cheddar cheese
1 pound fresh ground sausage
Form mixture into 1 inch balls

350
Mix all ingredients. If all dry add a little water. Form 1 inch ball. Bake 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm. This freezes well.

Lisa
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Anonymous said...

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mommustwrite said...

I'm subscribed via Google Reader!

Lilit said...

I'm a subscriber! Thanks!

Miranda said...

My crowd pleasing recipe is Spinch Artichoke Dip, which can be found here: http://www.crock-pot.com/recipedetail.aspx?recipeid=1320

It's my favorite!!

Miranda said...

I'm also already a subscriber!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is:

Peanut Butter Balls

12 ounces peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 cup butter
1 box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package chocolate chips or Chocolate brick (for dipping balls)

Mix peanut butter, butter, sugar and vanilla. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet, place in freezer for an hour. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dip balls into mixture. Cool.

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Emily said...

I blogged about you on my site:

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Thanks!!

Rich, Stacey and Lillian said...

One of my favorite appetizer/desserts for the holiday is cracker toffee candy. You can use either graham crackers, saltines or ritz. Line a 9x 13 pan with crackers, melt 3/4 cups butter with 3/4 cups brown sugar and pour over the top of the crackers. Sprinkle 6-8 ounces of chocolate chips over the top and wait a few minutes until they get shiny, and spread them out. Let it harden (can be in the fridge), break into pieces and enjoy!

Line said...

I'm a subscriber too. I always enjoy getting your tips in my reader :D
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Ceridwen said...

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Kim F. said...

I subscribe through Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rich, Stacey and Lillian said...

I am a subscriber.

allison said...

I subscribed!!
Awesome giveaway
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Nataly said...

I am subscribed to your blog. Your match up lists save me lots of money and time!!! Thanks!!!
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Alaina said...

There is a spinach dip package and on the back has a Hot Spinach and Artichoke recipe that is soo good. I buy a bread bowl and serve it in it.

Yum!

Lori said...

I subscribe to your great blog.

Megan S. said...

Combine the following in a crock pot. Heat and serve with chips or crackers.

2 bricks cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can ortega chilies
1 can chicken
jalepenos to taste

According to guests at our holiday party this weekend, it was the "best dip they've ever tasted." And EASY!!

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Alaina said...

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Megan S. said...

I'm a subscriber!

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BusyMom said...

I twittered about your giveaway. Twice actually, the first time I didn't use your twitter name and thought I should. ABusyMomofTwo is my Twitter identity. Been following you for a while now.

Alaina said...

I have subscribed in Google Reader.

Thanks so much!

debbielynne said...

Frozen meatballs
1 cup catsup
1 cup grape jelly

Put everything in a crockpot for a few hours. Easy & yummy.

deborahcraft at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I subscribed to your blog!

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Alaina said...

I have also emailed you!

BusyMom said...

I follow your blog through Google. I added you as a subscription to my Google Reader - but I think you were already there.

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pam said...

hot beef dip -
1 med onion chopped
2-3 packages budig beef
equal amounts of cream cheese and sour cream
beat together and heat until warm...serve with fritos - guys love it!

pjane38 at yahoo dot com

pam said...

i have tweeted

BusyMom said...

http://abusymomoftwo.blogspot.com/2008/12/giveaway-walmart-500-gift-card_08.html

I blogged about your giveaway here. Two more entries to go. Might have to e-mail and post my recipe tomorrow. It is getting late.

Anonymous said...

my favorite appetizer:

you take a package of cresent roll dough and roll it out on a cookie sheet. You spread a thin amount of cream cheese on it and then spread some Trader Joe's red bell pepper & eggplant spread on top of that. Then take some thinly sliced salami and layer that down. Add some shredded cheese too.

Then just roll up the dough like a spiral and brush butter with a little parmesan on the outside. Bake at 325 for about 15-20 minutes. Watch it closely as to not overcook the dough!

This is so good you have to try it!

thriftyrocks AT yahoo DOT com

elliekarhan said...

This is a recipe for a definite crowd pleaser, AND you can make it the day before and it tastes even better!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spicy-Tortilla-Roll-Ups/Detail.aspx

Enjoy!

elliekarhan said...

I forgot to leave my email from my post about the tortilla rolls: mccamanpublic at- yahoo dot com

Barbara Bilo said...

Spinach Artichoke Dip - my fave!

2 cups parmesan cheese
10oz box frozen spinach, thawed
14oz can artichoke hearts, drained
2/3 cup sour cream
1 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp garlic, minced

1. Thaw the spinach in the microwave and mix with the drained artichoke hearts in a casserole dish. mix in the cheese.

2. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave and combine with the sour cream, mayo and garlic. stir the cream mixture into the spinach and artichokes until everything is coated.

3. bake at 375 F for 20-30 minutes.

elliekarhan said...

I also subscribe by RSS feed.

Janell said...

You are in my Google Reader.
Janell

Janell said...

Cheese Ball

2 8oz packages of cream cheese, softened

3-½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 (1oz) package Ranch Dressing Mix

2 cups chopped pecans


Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, dressing mix in a large bowl. Form 1 large ball or 2 small balls. Roll in chopped pecans to cover the cheese balls. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Janell
www.ymimexico.org

Lipe Family said...

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FacelessGraceless said...

Super, super easy.

1 can hormel chili (no beans)
1 can cheez whiz

Stir together, and warm in crock pot on low heat. Serve with tortilla chips.

Amber said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed. :)

Janell said...

sent you an email
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Anonymous said...

I am following you on twitter!

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likesprinkles said...

This is my new favorite appetizer recipe: http://joelens.blogspot.com/2008/11/spinach-artichoke-appetizer-wreath.html

It's a spinach artichoke wreath. Yum!

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still*learning said...

We love spinach artichoke dip - so yummy served warm with tortilla chips, bread or crackers. How can you go wrong by combining spinach, artichoke and cheese? Doesn't everything taste better with cheese?

likesprinkles said...

I'm also a feed subscriber.

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Bren said...

Subscriber!

The Sayler Family said...

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

1 pkg. Li'l Smokies
1 lb. bacon
brown sugar

Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap around smokie and secure with toothpick. Place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Put about 1 tsp. brown sugar on each one. Bake at 375 until bacon is crisp.

Bren said...

Bruschetta-
Slice baguette. Cover with a little olive oil, chopped tomato, crumbled feta, and fresh oregano (here in Florida, we're often still getting these things from the garden). Broil. Pretty red/green colors, and soooo good.

Heather said...

Meatballs are my favorite!!! I make them nice and easy...I just buy a bottle of Hickory Farms Sweet & Sour Sauce and some frozen meatballs..and tada...great meatballs!

Heather said...

I subscribe!

Brandy said...

My favorite would have to be sausage balls.
Bisquick
Cheddar cheese
sausage

Roll it up and bake, super easy and so yummy.

Heather said...

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Ashley F. said...

I like to make Pizza Rollups. Instead of rolling up a crecent roll and baking it, spread it out, add mozzerella cheese and pepperoni (or whatever you like!). Roll it up, bake at 350. Serve with marinara sauce. Yummy!

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Ashley F. said...

I subscribe!

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Lisa said...

My favorite appetizer is super easy, but everyone always LOVES it. Just get a block of cream cheese and let it soften a little. Then pour salsa over the top of it and serve with tortilla chips.

Kristen said...

I'm a subscriber!

Samantha said...

I'm a subscriber - and have addicted a few of my friends and family as well! Thanks for all your great tips!

Lisa said...

Following you on Twitter and sent a tweet about the contest. (Lisanthemum)

Emily Jennings said...

Well my favorite, which is super easy is rotel dip. It's just a block of velveeta and a can of rotel thrown in the crockpot until melted. Served with tortilla chips...you can't stop eating it. Mmmmmmmm...wish I had some right now!

Lisa said...

I already subscribe to your feed :o)

Kristen said...

One of our favorite recipes is Jalpenos wrapped with bacon.

Slice jalepenos in half and deseed. Fill with cream cheese. Wrap with half a piece of bacon and secure with toothpick. Bake on brioling rack at 350 for 20-30 min. Very yummy and not too spicy!

aud1inok said...

My all time fav is Spinach Artichoke dip! (Rachel Ray's is fabulous!!!)
Two 10-ounce boxes chopped frozen spinach
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
Half of a small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg (eyeball it)
One 13.75-ounce can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (a couple of generous handfuls)
1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella or scamorza cheese
1 loaf whole grain baguette, cut into bite-size cubes







1. In microwaveable bowl, defrost the spinach in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the spinach in a kitchen towel and wring dry. Tear the spinach into small pieces and set aside.
2. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the thyme and lemon peel. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minutes. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and season with salt, pepper and the nutmeg. Increase the heat to high and cook, whisking often, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the spinach, artichokes and half each of the Parmigiano-Reggiano and the mozzarella. Transfer the mixture to a casserole. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
3. Preheat the broiler. Broil the dip until bubbly and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Serve with the bread cubes.

Kristi said...

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I'm a subscriber.

Heather said...

I am a subscriber.... new to the world of couponing and am so happy wonderful people like you are helping to pave the way for the not so quick and lacking time like myself!

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Linda B said...

1 bottle chili sauce
1 10oz. jar grape jelly
cocktail sausages
Put everything in a crockpot for a few hours. Serve when guest arrive.

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mom2bacon said...

I've adapted this from a Sargento recipe.

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto & Chicken Puffs

1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
½ jar or slightly more of sun-dried tomato pesto
2 cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded
1 can reduced fat refrigerated biscuit dough (the largest/grand size)
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Mix first three ingredients and set aside.
Pat or roll out each biscuit into a 10 inch circle. Put about ¼ cup of filling into center of circle. Pull up the biscuit dough around the filling and pinch to seal. Roll in parmesan cheese and set seam side down on baking sheet. Follow directions to make the biscuits. I believe it is 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

These are pretty big, so to make them into an appetizer use half a bisquit or use a crescent roll triangle and roll up and bake. Everyone loves this and it is someone different that the ordinary fare.

mom2bacon said...

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Kristi said...

Although I love making really fancy appetizers, sometimes around this time in the year you need all the shortcuts you can get! Plus bringing something healthy to a party is always a good idea.

Slice:
Carrots
Celery
Cucumber
Peppers
(or whatever other veggies you want)

One cup sour cream + one package dry ranch dressing

Serve on a fancy holiday platter and voila!

julialynn said...

WOW That is amazing, when is the giveaway? I am putting this on my blog

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Blogversary said...

My favorite appetizer is simple, but my mom got me hooked.

Celery sticks with philly cream cheese.

erin said...

I'm already subscribed. I appreciate all you do! danc4god@hotmail.com

Mrs. Langhans said...

You have to make this! It is a show stopper everywhere I go and it is so easy!

Hot Onion Dip

1 1/2 sweet onion diced
2 cups of mayo
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

In a dish, 350 F, for 30 minutes. Serve with ritz crackers, toast, or chips

Mrs. Langhans said...

I just subscribed through Yahoo

Sara said...

This is one of my most favorite salsa recipes:

Corn Salsa

Ingredients:
1 can black eyed peas (drained)
1 can corn drained (or frozen corn) can be white or yellow
2-4 green onions (chopped)
5 medium tomatoes (diced)
2 avacados (diced)
2-3 Tb fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 package Good Seasoning Italian Dressing (mix as directed)

Directions:
Combine all ingredients with dressing. May chill or serve immediately.

Mrs. Langhans said...

I am posting about this on my blog!

Sara said...

Also, I've just subscribed!

julialynn said...

I Tweeted and Twittered you...just signed up for this one.


Thanks for doing this!!!

LeAnn said...

I am already a subscriber to your blog and I love it!

Jessica said...

Pigs in a Blanket:
Wrap little cocktail weiners in sliced up crescent rolls and bake!

LeAnn said...

Chicken Egg Rolls (got this recipe from a recipe card at Wal Mart)

4 cups purchased coleslaw mix
8oz deli roasted chicken breast, shredded (2 cups)
½ cup sliced green onion
3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
¾ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp garlic powder
1 (16oz) pkg refrigerated egg roll wrappers
Cooking oil
Bottled sweet and sour sauce


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In large bowl toss together coleslaw mix, chicken, onion, soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture across and just below center of each egg roll wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling, forming an envelope shape. Roll egg roll toward remaining corner. Moisten top corner with water; press firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture and egg roll wrappers.

In heavy sauce pan or deep fat fryer, heat about 2 inches of oil to 365 degrees. Fry egg rolls, 2 or 3 at a time, 2 – 3 minutes or until brown, turning often. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in oven while frying remaining egg rolls.
Serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce

My family loves them!

Jessica said...

I'm subscribed!

Gator Mommy said...

My favorite appetizer is Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 pkg of cream cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 cup shredded chicken
1/4 cup Buffalo sauce
1/2 shredded cheese

Mix cream cheese, dressing and chicken together and spread in bottom of 9x9 pan. Top with buffalo sauce then cheese. Bake at 350 until warm. Serve with tortilla chips.

Gator Mommy said...

I e-mailed you.

Liz said...

I'm a subscriber!

Kristina said...

I like to make Pepperoni balls with frozen bread dough and pepperoni slices. I just roll them and bake them in the oven. Everyone loves them, they are easy.

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Liz said...

One of my favorite appetizers that I only get at holiday functions is spinach dip. It's just something I never make, but enjoy tons.

BREE said...

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I made a post on my blog about this giveaway!!

BREE said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed!

Liz said...

I posted in my blog about this give away:

http://lizbeth-faye.blogspot.com/2008/12/in-case-you-didnt-win-100.html

Amy said...

I subscribe through my google reader. amyelybarger(at)hotmail(dot)com

BREE said...

I e-mailed you!!

Anonymous said...

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BREE said...

My personal fave as far as appetizers goes is just easy peasy meatballs!

Buy frozen meatballs...throw them in the crockpot with some grape jelly and a bottle of chili sauce...squirt in some spicy mustard. Cook for about 6-8 hours...yummy!!

julialynn said...

Hi!
I Emailed u!!!

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Liz said...

and I just tweeted about your giveaway:

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Anonymous said...

The best app ever is Spinach Balls from Food Network. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/party-line-with-the-hearty-boys/spinach-parmesan-balls-recipe/index.html

I can eat the whole tray of these!

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Shelly said...

I am subscribed in Google Reader!
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Amanda said...

I am a subscriber! Thanks!

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Rebecca said...

A great dip is one I received from my grandma, Alabama Dip:

1 large block of Velveeta
1 lb. cooked hamburger
1 lb. cooked hot sausage
1 can crm of mushroom soup
1 can Rotel
1 medium jar of salsa

It's so much more exciting (and tastier) than regular Velveeta and Rotel!

Gretchen Magruder said...

my standard party appetizer is Salami Bread.
1 egg
2 t basil
1 t garlic powder
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
sliced salami

I make a sweet bread dough in my bread machine, roll out on a floured surface. Beat egg and seasoning and use as a wash over rolled out dough. Layer with salami and cheddar cheese, then roll like cinnamon rolls, tucking the ends in. Bake at 325 for about 45 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

Gretchen Magruder said...

I subscribe to the feed - - love it!!

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

I subscribed! :)

Gretchen Magruder said...

you've got me hooked on CVS pharmacy, and I love the Meijer Deals every week!

julialynn said...

Here is a YUMMY recipe

Popcorn Chicken With Rice
(*I like to put the rice in a cupcake liner or one of those little paper condiment bowl-things, you can buy @ the grocery, then put the chicken on top!)

Ingredients:

4 Chicken breasts
1-2 tbs.Cajun powder
Basmati rice ( or what you like)
1/2 c. veg.oil

Instructions
Pound the chicken breasts and chop up into small, tiny pieces.
Put oil into the frying pan and then the chicken pieces and stir over medium heat.
Before the chicken becomes white, shake on Cajun powder to taste.Keep cooking until well prepared and crisp.
Serve on top of rice (again, your choice)
*Optional- you can set out dipping sauce for the chicken, like BBQ, honey mustard, ect...
I like soy sauce with this, I make it as a dinner sometimes. This is a versatile recipe!

Julia
jcarter462@yahoo.com

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Our family's favorite appetizer:

Black Bean Salsa Dip

2 packages (8 oz. each) light cream cheese (nuefchatel), softened
3/4 cup light mayo
3 tablespoons Pantry Southwestern Seasoning Mix (from Pampered Chef - no substitutes!! This IS the flavor.)
2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced, divided
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 can (4.25 ounces) chopped, ripe olives, drained
3/4 cup salsa (Garden Fresh Salsa is our favorite.)
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (8.75 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
2 bags of Tortilla chips

Combine cream cheese, mayo and Southwestern Seasoning mix until smooth. Using a cake decorator with a star tip (or a Hefty one-zip plastic bag) fill with 1 cup of the cream cheese mixture; set aside.

Spread remaining cream cheese mixture over bottom and halfway up sides of Oval Baker (or any other small/med. dish you have).

Slice green onions; set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish. Finely dice bell pepper. In a bowl, combine remaining green onions, bell pepper, olives, salsa, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, black beans and corn; mix well.

Spoon half of the salsa mixture over cream cheese layer. Pipe half of the reserved cream cheese mixture in a zigzag pattern over salsa layer. Top with remaining salsa mixture. Pipe a decorative border around edge of bowl using decorator (or you can go crazy and pipe whatever type of design you'd like). Sprinkle with reserved green onions.

Serve with Tortilla chips. We also love Fritos Scoops with this dip, because they're a nice heavy duty chip. They mean business and they don't crack under pressure. This is a serious dip!

Remember: I don't recommend any substitutes for the Southwestern Seasoning mix! It will not taste the same. I can not stress that enough. Happy Holidays!

~ Jennifer Josephson

Marin... said...

I love the Kraft website's artichoke parmesan dip. SO easy to make, and YUMMY!

Marin... said...

I am already a subscriber :)

Deanna said...

A great dip to go with veggies or chips:
1 cup Mayo
1 cup buttermilk
1 handful of cilantro
1 Ranch dressing pkt
2 tomatillos
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno
Blend in blender

Marin... said...

I emailed you as well :)

Deanna said...

I'm a subscriber.

Gina said...

I love Sausage Wontons.

1 lb. crumbled sausage

1 pkg. wonton wraps (in tofu section)

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1 pkg. Ranch buttermilk dressing mix

1 small can chopped black olives

1 chopped green bell pepper



Brown sausage, drain. Prepare Ranch dressing according to package. Add 1 cup dressing mix, cheeses, olives and pepper to sausage. Place wonton wrappers in mini muffin pan and bake 5-8 min @ 350 until lightly browned. Fill cups with mixed ingredients and heat in oven until cheese melts.

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Kathy said...

I love to make and eat spinach dip and not the store bought kind!
1 bread round hollowed and toasted
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1 Knorr's leek soup mix
1 can water chesnuts chopped fine
1 cup mayo
3/4 cup sour cream

Super easy, super good!

Gina said...

Crabby Christmas Dip
-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
-8 oz pkg.imitaion crab meat
-1/2 cup cheddar or colby cheese(finely shredded)
-1/4 cup red pepper, finely chopped
-1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
Blend, food process, or hand mix cream cheese till creamed. Then add rest of ingredients. If too thick, may add small amount of milk to get to desired consistency. Serve with you favorite veggie or cracker.(This is perfect for x-mas with the red green peppers in it!)

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susan said...

I love making baked brie for an appetizer during the holidays. Just wrap a brie wheel with cresent roll dough and top with preservers - bake for 20 minutes and you have instant gourmet!

Liz said...

I love this appetizer, especially around Christmas time.
Ham Dip

1 lb deli ham
8 ounce cream cheese softened
6 sprigs spring onions
salt
pepper

Combine all in a food processor or chopper. When all mixed together, serve chilled with crackers or chips.

I also like to pour pickapeppa sauce(found near salad dressing @ Wal-Mart.) over an 8 ounce block of cream cheese. Then just slice and spread on crackers! Yum :)

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Lolly said...

A recipe that I love (got it from a family member) is cream cheese fruit dip. It is SO easy. Just take one part brown sugar to two parts cream cheese and mix! Yum!

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Anonymous said...

i love to make mini wrapped hot dogs.

hillshire farm mini hotdogs
pillsburycresent rolls

cut cresent rolls and wrap up mini hotdogs
place on baking sheet
bake at 350 for 20 min

serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping


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Christian Frugal Mama said...

My favorite appetizers are the Turkey Pockets from the Kraft Food and Family magazine/website. You can find all the details there! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

1 cream cheese bar pour 1/2 jar strawberry jam. Serve with crackers.
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This Little Hen said...

These are SO yummy they are chiken wraps!
1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan. Bake 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

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Amy said...

I am subscribed to your feed! And I love to serve Caramel Apple Dip as a tastey appetizer!

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I am an avid reader of your blog and subscribed and signed up my office as well.... thanks so much for all you do

lisa neicen said...

The best appetizer I make each year is also the most simple every!!

It is an italian cream cheese spread with italian bread squares.

THe bread is self expanitory.

The spread is simply one 8oz cream cheese softened and 1 packet of dry italian seasoning mix (Hidden Valley etc...) mix together and spread on bread crackers etc...

Sure to be a quickie but a goodie!!

Stephanie said...

One of my favorite recipes to make is Spinach Rolls:

Lay out some Pillsbury crescent rolls and spoon some spinach dip (any kind - homeade or store bought) onto the center of each roll. Roll up and bake as directed. Serve with more spinach dip for dipping.

These have never lasted more than 5 minutes in my house!

Stephanie said...

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Heather said...

My favorite appetizer is Mini Shrimp Dip. Mix one package of cream cheese with a little sour cream and spread it on a plate - about 1/4 inch thick. Then pour bottled cocktail sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture. Add a can of drained, rinsed mini shrimp. Refrigerate for about an hour and serve with crackers. Yumm...

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Southerner said...

I have a lot of favorites!
Sausage balls,mini smokies wraped with biscuit dough,7 layer dip with chips,tortilla bites, but my new favorite... buy the Orville Redenbacker popcorn oil (near the popcorn) and you need 12 oz. I mixed half of it with half regular oil because I am cheap like that. Put a bag of salted pretzels in a bowl. Sprinkle on a package of dry Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix. Pour on the oil. Stir. Put a lid on the container and everytime you walk by turn it, flip it, shake a little. I let it sit two days- after the first it was still a little greasy to grab a handful. They dry out more in another day. EVERYONE loved them at the party.

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Penni said...

I am now following you on twitter and "tweeted" about this giveaway--AWESOME!! :)

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Penni said...

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The Panni Family said...

My most fav appetizer is Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts.

Wrap a water chestnut in a small piece of bacon. place in oven on 375 until bacon is cooked. towards the end, drizzle your fav bbq sauce over the top and there you have it!

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Ashley said...

What about something sweet?
You could take both sweet and salty...

Holiday Peppermint Bark:

-2 bags (or bricks) White Chocolate Chips (or could use dark/milk chocolate)
-12 Candy canes
-11 X 17 sheet
-Parchment Paper

-Melt Choc. over double boiler & stir often
-Crunch candy candes in a bag & Pour over melted choc.
-Pour into 11 X 17 pan with parchment paper
-Chill until firm 30 mins
-Break into uneven pieces

Another fav-
Stuffed & Wrapped Jalapenos

Easy: Cut open/ clean out jalapenos, stuff with cream cheese and crushed pineapple.
Wrap with bacon and a toothpick.
Cook on 350- 20ish mins.

Penni said...

My FAVORITE appetizer isn't exactly holiday-ish, but I love guacamole and this is my favorite way to make it...

Ingredients:
4 large avocados
1 cup purple onion, diced
cilantro (to taste)
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 orange
1 lime
salt & pepper (to taste)

Combine avocados, purple onion, cilantro, and Roma tomatoes and mix together; then squeeze orange and lime to add the juice from each to the mix; then add salt and pepper

Enjoy!!

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HeatherLow said...

Ham & Cheese Crescent Pinwheels
Take a container of crescent rolls and roll it out into one big flat piece. You might pinch around the lines. Take a block of cream cheese and spread over the dough. Then layer swiss cheese and ham. Roll it all up into one big log and cut it into circles. Lay them flat on a baking sheet and bake as if they were crescent rolls. They are pretty and yummy!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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AnnofCarrie said...

My favorite quick appetizer:
1/2 brick of velvetta cheese (cubed)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chillies (drained)
1 lb. hamburger browned
Add together in crockpot and let melt, or microwave (stirring frequently). Serve with tortilla chips. You can even put this all together the night before and then just heat & serve.

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Emma and Jackson's Mom said...

My favorite appetizer is a block of cream cheese with roasted raspberry chipotle sauce then use wheat thins to scoop it up! Yummy.

Emma and Jackson's Mom said...

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Tiffany said...

We don't usually do appetizers, so we just nibble on the cookies and candy until dinner is ready. But this year I'm trying a recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip. We'll see how that goes!!!!
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Diana said...

Everyone loves my beer cheese dip - it's just 8oz of Velveeta, 8oz of cream cheese, and a 1/2 a can of warm beer ... Mix it up on the stove then dump it in a little crock pot and eat away with warm fresh bread (or buy French bread from the store). Delic!

Diana said...

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Chris in TN said...

I like to keep things simple (and stress free) so I go with a simple yet yummy cheese plate. Slice various flavored cheeses, pepperoni, grapes, and apples, into bite size pieces and arrange with cracker on an elegant serving platter.

You can add just about anything you like.

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Chris in TN said...

Just sent you an email!

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labbymom said...

Awesome giveaway! Love your site!

aka "THE WARDEN" said...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2-3 Cooked BSChx Breast chopped up
1 brick cream cheese
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 cup cheese shred *Mix all well
*Bake 350 for 20 min eat w/tortil chips. Yummmmm

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