Taco Tidbits

6 tablespoons butter 2 to 3 tablespoons taco seasoning 8 cups Corn Chex 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Place butter in 7x11x2-inch microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 60 to 70 seconds or until melted. Add taco seasoning. Stir. Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2Continue reading “Taco Tidbits”

Caramel Popcorn

8 cups popped corn 3/4 cups brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Optional: 1 cup peanuts Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place popcorn (and peanuts) on a large baking sheet. Place brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a largeContinue reading “Caramel Popcorn”

Spinach Dip

10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry 16 oz container sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe mix Optional: 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped Optional: 3 green onions, chopped Directions: Combine all ingredients; chill about 2 hours. (Pretty sure this a Knorr brand recipe.)

Salmon Party Spread

8 oz cream cheese 16 oz can salmon, drained and flaked 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon grated onion 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 1/4 teaspoon salt Parsley Directions: Mix all ingredients except parsley. Refrigerate 8 hours (no longer than 4 days). Sprinkle with parsley.

Four-Cheese Pimento Dip

3 oz cream cheese 8 oz (2 cups) extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 8 oz (2 cups) extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded 4 oz (1 cup) Gruyere cheese (or Swiss Cheese) 1 cup mayonnaise 4 oz jar diced pimento, drained 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1 smallContinue reading “Four-Cheese Pimento Dip”

Pretzel Salad

2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels 2 tablespoons and 3/4 cup granulated sugar, separated 3/4 cup margarine, melted 8 oz low-fat cream cheese, softened 8 oz whipped topping 6 oz package strawberry gelatin 2 cups boiling water 2 cups frozen strawberries Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix pretzels, 2 tablespoons sugar, and margarine. Press intoContinue reading “Pretzel Salad”

Fruit Pizza

(Granny’s Note: I made this for bible school–kids loved it.) 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup powdered sugar, separated 8 oz low-fat cream cheese 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Fruit (use your favorites; strawberries, peaches, bananas, apricots) 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch Directions:Continue reading “Fruit Pizza”

Lemon Bars Deluxe

2 cups and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, separated 1/2 cup (plus extra) powdered sugar 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups granulated sugar 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut in butter. Press into 9x13x2-inchContinue reading “Lemon Bars Deluxe”

Chicken Log

16 oz cream cheese 4 tablespoons steak sauce 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1-1/2 cups ground cooked chicken (or pulled chicken) 1/3 cup ground celery 1/8 cup and 1/8 cup fresh parsley, separated 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds Directions: Mix cream cheese, steak sauce, curry powder, chicken, celery, and 1/8 cup fresh parsley. Form into aContinue reading “Chicken Log”