Category Archives: APPETIZERS

Mixed Fruit-Dip

Mixed Fruit-Dip is an easy and quick snack or appetizer recipe that takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. It is best used for large gatherings or events and holiday crowds. SUMMARY: Strawberries, kiwi fruit and bananas are sliced and served with a dip made with: apricot preserves, yogurt, cream cheese and cinnamon for a very creamy dip served with fruit. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 12 servings. Mixed Fruit-Dip will be loved by all of your familymixed-fruit-dip, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups sliced apples
1-1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese
6 packets stevia sweetener
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

Halloween Eggs

Halloween Eggs is an easy recipe for a large gathering. It makes (24) servings and would fit in well for children’s Halloween parties at home or school. Ingredients include: hard-boiled eggs, cream cheese, dill pickles, tomatoes and black olives. Summary: The stuffed eggs are decorated with the cut-up vegetables to resemble little devils. This will make a very attention-getting presentation for your event. This is also a very healthy, low fat, low calories, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Halloween Eggs will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.halloween-eggs

Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

12 hard boiled eggs
(2 oz) Neufchatel cheese, softened
1/4 cup light Ranch salad dressing
2 Tbsp chopped Kosher dill pickles
1 tsp hot sauce
1/4 tsp paprika
6 grape tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
3 small pitted black olives, halved lengthwise & sliced crosswise

Key Lime Mousse Treats

Key Lime Mousse Treats is an easy, quick (20) minute, No-Cooking recipe for a delicious treat or dinner party dessert. This would would work well for a coffee break at work or a large holiday or party gathering also. Summary: Key Lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese and whipping cream are mixed together and piped into phyllo shells. These are so easy to make and will be an instant hit when served. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 30 servings. Key Lime Mousse Treats will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(4 oz) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, (such as Eagle Brand)
1/4 cup Key lime juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
2 (1.9 oz) packages frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
Fresh raspberries and lime wedges, optional

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip is an easy and quick (10-15) minute recipe for any large gathering, such as a holiday or any special event. Ingredients include: Blue Cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise , lemon juice and scallions. It is also well seasoned and then all ingredients areĀ  combined together for a creamy and delicious dip. A perfect dip which works perfectly for cut-up veggies. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy andĀ  Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Blue Cheese Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.blue-cheese-dip

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
(4 oz) blue cheese crumbles
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp all-purpose seasoning
Freshl cracked black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 scallion, minced

Jalapeno-Crab Dip

Jalapeno-Crab Dip is an easy and delicious slow cooker recipe for a hot and spicy seafood appetizer. It is best used for large gatherings, game-day crowds and/or holidays. It takes only about (2) hours from start to finish. This can also be prepared (1) day in advance and heated up just before serving. Ingredients include: Fresh crabmeat, jalapeno peppers, siriacha sauce, cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, onions and bell peppers. This is also a very healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (28) servings. Jalapeno-Crab Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.jalapeno-crab-dip

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, chopped
1 tsp sriracha hot sauce
1/2 tsp Old Bay Seafood Seasoning
2 cup fresh crabmeat
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Jalapeno pepper slices, for garnish
Pita chips for dipping, optional