De and Mi

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Apple Berry Salsa and Cinnamon Chips June 17, 2012

Filed under: Appetizers — De and Mi @ 1:34 am

Baked Cinnamon Chips


Eight 7” tortillas

2 Tablespoons cinnamon mixed with 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray tortillas with water. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix over tortillas. Cut into chip-sized wedges. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool completely.

Apple Berry Salsa




medium Granny Smith apples


pint strawberries, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)


kiwi, peeled and diced


small orange


tablespoons packed brown sugar


tablespoons apple jelly or apricot jam


Baked Cinnamon Chips


Peel, core and slice apples using Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer. Coarsely chop apple slices using Food Chopper. Dice strawberries and kiwi using Chef’s Knife. Place fruit in Small Batter Bowl.

Zest orange using Zester/Scorer to measure 1 teaspoon zest. Juice orange using Juicer to measure 2 tablespoons juice. Add orange zest, juice, brown sugar and jelly to fruit mixture; mix gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Spoon into serving bowl. Serve with Baked Cinnamon Chips.

Yield: 3 cups (16 servings)


Lindsey’s Recipe for Suzie’s Salsa September 20, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers — De and Mi @ 4:53 pm

My niece Lindsey brought a large batch of this delicious salsa to the 7th Annual Ole Open.  I’ve also seen recipe’s similar to this called Cowboy Caviar.

Mix together:
3 tomatoes
3 avacados
2 cans of shoepeg corn,drained
2 cans of blackbeans rinsed and drained
1 small red onion diced

Combine the following ingredients in a separate bowl then add to mixture above:
the juice of one lime
4 Tablespoons cilantro
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt

Serve with tortilla chips.

Enjoy, Mi


Artichoke Dip June 21, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers — De and Mi @ 6:12 pm

Posted Especially for Jen – a blast from my NordicTrack past.

2/3 cup Cardini’s Caesar Dressing
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
2/3 cup (2 oz) shredded swiss cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (I like Franks)

Mix well and stir in:
One 14 oz. can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup diced tomato

Bake 40 – 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve with crackers or bread.

Enjoy! Mi


“Hoochie Wings” June 15, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers — De and Mi @ 9:52 pm

These wings are AWESOME – thanks Shawn and Cherre – ENJOY!

The “Hoochies” recommend buying Purdue Chicken Wings from Costco; 5 in a pack but cut them into two – better deal than buying at your local supermarket.

Combine Frank’s Red Hot Wing sauce and a stick of butter (melted)
Coat the wings
Place in a pan lined with aluminum foil and cook at 200-250 degrees for 4 hours turning 1/2 way through and re-coat
Put under broiler at the end to crisp them up

Serve with Blue Cheese dressing and celery sticks.


Spicy Cocktail Meatballs by Mary Nolan February 15, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers — De and Mi @ 6:14 pm


For the meatballs: 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons adobe sauce (from can of chipotle peppers in adobo)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


To make the meatballs: In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the canola oil. Shape heaping teaspoons of the mixture into 1-inch balls. In a Dutch oven, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, wiping pan in between, saute the meatballs, turning frequently for even browning, until cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Place on a paper towel-lined plate. 

To make the sauce: Heat oil in the same Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper and cook 1 minute. Stir in the remaining ingredients and reduce heat to low.

Add the browned meatballs to the Dutch oven and toss gently to coat with sauce.


Homemade Pizza Rolls January 30, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers — De and Mi @ 5:21 pm

This is a hearty appetizer or a great kids lunch when served along with a salad and fruit.

1 can refrigerated pizza crust 
    I use Pillsbury thin crust but thick crust works well too
8 oz mozzarella cheese cut into 12 pieces
48 slices of pepperoni

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Unroll dough, and starting at center roll out into a triangle roughly 12″ x 18″. Cut into 12 squares.  each square with 2 slices of pepperoni, 1 piece of cheese and then 2 more pieces of pepperoni. (Cheese is sandwiched between pepperoni slices). Wrap dough round filling and pinch to seal. Place seam side down on baking sheet.

Bake 12-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with warmed pizza sauce. We like plain Ragu best.