Archive for Appetizers and Snacks

August 20th, 2014

Corn Butter: 3 Ways

Corn Butter

 

We are headed into the last stretch of summer – do you have plans for labor day?  Maybe a last big summer fling?  Corn on the cob is such a staple for summer parties and has always been my favorite.  I loved picking corn out of the field and seeing it on the table for dinner.  No matter how you fix it, grill it, boil it, bake it – these flavored Corn Butters will definitely turn that corn into a party!    I’ve included three that will spice up your fun!

 

Corn Butter

 

This is so easy and so yummy.  

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August 7th, 2014

Skinny Jalapeño Dip with Grilled Summer Veggies

Skinny Jalapeno Dip with Grilled Summer Veggies

 

Just because we want to eat a little more healthy and make some good food choices doesn’t mean we have to give up fabulous food.  This Skinny Jalapeño Dip is bursting with fresh jalapeño , cilantro, and garlic, but is made with Greek Yogurt so YES go ahead and dip in!

You can serve it with any crudités or chips, but I highly recommend some grilled summer veggies.  I used yellow squash, zucchini, and some mini sweet peppers, but you could also grill some mushrooms, asparagus, or eggplant.  Enjoy – there is no guilt here!

 

Skinny Jalapeno Dip

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July 30th, 2014

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

 

A fruit plate is always a welcome appetizer – it’s just so fresh and beautiful. Of course having something to dip that fruit in makes it even more wonderful.

This Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip only takes minutes to mix together and you’ll love being able to prepare  it up the night before.  Just add fresh fruit and enjoy!

 

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

 

 

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

Ingredients

1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, room temperature

1 jar (7 ounce) Marshmallow Fluff

1 can ( 11 ounce) mandarin oranges, drained (reserve liquid*)

Directions

Whip the cream cheese  with an electric mixer

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July 28th, 2014

Zucchini Corn Cakes

Zucchini Corn Cakes   Summer and it’s abundance of fresh produce makes it so easy to fix simple and delicious light meals.  These fresh Zucchini Corn Cakes are perfect for any meal, any time of the day.  They are so fresh and so simple to make, plus they store wonderfully in the fridge for a simple lunch or light dinner.   Make a big batch and keep them on hand –  They are actually good warm or cold, so you can just grab one out of the frig on the go.   The crunchy corn and fresh garden flavors make a wonderful treat.   Zucchini Corn Cakes   I like to

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July 16th, 2014

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

 

Hot days call for cool measures.  These Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles are as cool and refreshing as they are delicious!  The beautiful colors supplied by mother nature just call out to you to take a big bite!

Your kids are going to love to make them and to eat them {that is of course, if you decide to share…}

 

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

 

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

Ingredients

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons sugar

3 cups seedless watermelon, cubed

8 kiwis, peeled and diced

In a small saucepan, make a simple syrup by heating the water and sugar  until sugar is dissolved.  In

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