Friday, April 24, 2009

Garlic Clam Dip

1 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 garlic powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 7 oz. can minced clams, with juice

---- Preparation ----
1. Combine all ingredients except clam juice. Mix well. If you want a thinner spreadadd some clam juice.
2. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Garlic and Blue Cheese Bread

1 large loaf french bread, slice down the middle
1 8 oz. chunky blue cheese dressing
1 8 oz. whipped butter, softened
2 tbsp. garlic powder
1 cup parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In small bowl combine blue cheese dressing, garlic, and parmesan cheese.
3. Spread each loaf of bread with butter.
4. Spread on blue cheese and parmesan mixture.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Fried Tomatoes

2 eggs
6 large red tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cups olive oil
1 strip of bacon (optional)
3 cups mayonnaise
½ cup mustard, any kind
1 tsp. salt
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup thyme

1. Heat oil in large fry pan.
2. Make egg wash with the eggs, add a little water.
3. Dip tomatoes in egg and then in bread crumbs.
4. Place in fry pan and fry until golden brown on both sides.
5. Set aside on paper towel to remove excess oil.
6. To make sauce, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, onion, salt,pepper, cayenne. parsley and thyme. Mix well.
7. On salad plate place three tomatoes in an arrangement and place alarge tablespoon of mayonnaise in the middle.

Fried Mozzarella with Roasted Pepper Sauce

2 jars roasted peppers
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3 16 oz. pkgs. of mozzarella
2 cups bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten with
1/4 cup of water

1. Slice mozzarella into slices (approximately 15 per pkg.)Dip mozzarella in egg mixture and then into bread crumbs justlike you would to chicken cutlets. Do all pieces of cheesebefore starting to fry, it makes it easier.
2. Heat 1½ cups of oil in large fry pan. Place cheese cutletsin fry pan, do not over crowd. Let brown on both sides watchingcarefully not to melt cheese all over the place.
3. When done set aside on serving platter.
4. In medium sauce pan heat olive oil, roasted peppers, garlicpowder, salt, pepper, water, red wine vinegar and cayenne pepper.When warmed pour mixture into blender and pulse until creamy.
5. The sauce can be poured into small ramekins so all your guestshave their own sauce and are not dipping into the same dish.

Fried Meat Ravioli

1 lb. frozen meat ravioli
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup oil
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp. water
1 jar premade alfredo sauce

1. Combine eggs and water. Dip ravioli into egg mixture and then intobread crumbs.
2. Heat oil in large skillet and fry ravioli until golden brown.
3. Place on papertowel to remove excess grease.
4. Heat alfredo sauce on stove or in microwave. Place in bowl to serve.
5. Arrange ravioli on dish around alfredo sauce.

Five Cheese Baked Ziti

---- Sauce ----
2 large cans crushed tomatoes
2 small cans tomato sauce
2 small cans tomato paste
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. pepper

---- Ziti ----
2 lbs. ziti
2 15 oz. pkgs. of ricotta cheese, skim or whole
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 cups parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded provolone
2 cups crumbled bleu cheese

1. Make sauce first. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1hour or until ready to use.
2. In large bowl combine all the remaining ingredients and mixwell. Add in half the sauce and mix well.
3. When ziti is cooked drain very well and add in to sauce andcheese mixture. Mix well.
4. In 1 or 2 baking dishes pour in ziti mixture and you may wantto add some sauce to the top and garnish with sauce and parsley.
5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Let set in oven for 15 moreminutes and serve.
6. Serve with salad and bread.

English Muffin Crab Cakes

8 whole english muffins
2 6 oz. cans crabmeat
2 tbsp. mayonaise
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 small onion, diced
1 16 oz. pkg. shredded meunster cheese

1. Split english muffins and bake on cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes or until turningslightly brown.
2. In medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Blend well.
3. Remove english muffins from oven and place spoonfuls of crabmeat mixture ontop of muffins.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
5. If you have extra mixture, place in small baking dish and bake for 10 minutes andserve with crackers.

Easy Herb Spread

1 16 oz. whipped cream cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 scallions, minced
1 tsp. mustard
1/2 cup parsley
1/2 cup basil

1. Combine all ingredients well.
2. Place in pretty bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
3. Serve with crackers.

Deviled Eggs Lisa

12 hard boiled eggs
3 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 scallions, finely chopped
6 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tsp. parsley
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and take out yolks and reserve inbowl.
2. Mash yolks and mix in all ingredients except Paprika.
3. Spoon mixture into eggs and sprinkle with Paprika.
4. Serve 3 each for first course or can be used as an appetizer.

Deep Fried Pork Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs. pork chop meat
1 1/2 cups red bell pepper
1 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped garlic
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 stick butter
1 cup flour vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup water
2 cups bread crumbs

------ Preparation -----
1. First in medium fry pan heat butter until melted and add inflour. Mix well and heat until creamy a dark beige color. Addin onions and red pepper and heat for 10 minutes and remove fromheat.
2. In large fry cook pork in about ¼ cup oil. Brown well andremove from heat.
3. In medium bowl combine meat and onion and pepper mixture withhands, be sure to make sure both are cool first. Let sit in therefrigerator for about 1-2 hours.
4. When chilled, roll into small balls. Mix eggs with water andleave in bowl for dipping pork balls. Place bread crumbs inseparate bowl.
5. First, dip pork balls into egg mixture then coat well withbread crumbs. Do this step to all of the meat before starting tocook.
6. In large sauce pot, cover bottom of pot with 2 inches of oiland heat on medium to high. The oil has to high enough to submerse the pork ball. Place as many pork balls in very hot oiland cook for 5-8 minutes, sometimes longer. You will be able totell.
7. In small bowl combine mustard and mayonnaise. To serve placeheaping teaspoon in middle of dish and place pork balls around it.Serve as a first course or appetizer.

Curried Yogurt Dip

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp. hot sauce
pinch of black pepper
2 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. lemon juice1 tsp. sugar

1. Combine all ingredients and blend well.
2. Refrigerate 20 minutes before serving.
3. Serve with vegetables.