Homemade “Zer Guht” Sauce

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds Roma tomatoes 2 red bell peppers 2 medium yellow onions  5 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 1 bunch cilantro, large stems trimmed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS Slowly add all but the olive oil to a food processor until finely chopped. Then, in a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high…

New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp

Makes 4 servings. 20 large (16/20) shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon plus 5 teaspoons green onions, chopped 2 ounces dry white wine 1 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic 4 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce 1 teaspoon Tabasco 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon paprika Using a large skillet, heat a bit of oil on high…

Ranch Sausage Stars

1 package wonton wrappers 1 package breakfast sausage (original) 1 small can sliced olives 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack (shredded) 1 cup ranch dressing 1 red bell pepper (chopped) In a muffin tin press on wonton wrapper in each cup.  Spray lightly with oil.  Brown sausage, drain adn pat…

Sausage Cheese Balls

3 cups Bisquick Original or Reduced Fat baking mix 1 lb bulk pork sausage 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves 1/2 tsp parsley flakes Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease bar pan.  Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.  Place in bar pan. …

Shrimp Cocktail

1 quart tomato juice 1 12-ounce bottle shrimp cocktail sauce 2 cans 4 1/2 oz small shrimp, drained 2 cups finely diced celery 1/2 green pepper, finely diced 1 green onion, finely diced 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tbs lemon juice 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbs Vinegar 1 1/2 tsp horseradish 1/4 tsp garlic salt…

Christmas Cheese Ball

3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese 1 4 1/2-ounce package bleu cheese 1 1 1/4-ounce wedge Roquefort cheese 1/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese 3 Tbs. soft butter 1/4 tsp garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove, crushed) 1/4 tsp onion salt 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans Let cheese stand at…

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

24 large mushrooms 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup parsley, minced 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated salt and pepper to taste 2 Tbs. onion minced 1/4 cup sherry few drops of lemon juice 3 Tbs. butter 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs bread crumbs Wash mushrooms and remove stems, leaving caps intact.  Sprinkle a few drops…

Petite Meatballs in Sour Cream Sauce

1 lb ground beef 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 Tbs minced onion 1/4 cup sour cream 2 Tbs butter The Sauce: 3/4 cup sour cream 2 Tbs sweet pickle relish 1 tsp horseradish Mix together lightly: beef, salt, pepper, allspice, onion and the 1/4 cup sour cream.  Shape into one inch balls,…

Tomato Juice & Crab Cocktail

1 can crab meat (shrimp may be substituted) 1 large can tomato juice 1 small bottle ketchup Juice of 1 lemon 1 can grapefruit and juice (Shavers), cut in small pieces 3 Tbsp. sugar Dash of Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste Mix and refrigerate From Maude Marian Barker Bevan.  This is the shrimp…

Spinach Dip

1 package (10 oz) frozen, chopped Spinach, thawed and drained 1 16-ounce sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 1 package KNORR Vegetable Soup and recipe mix 1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts, drained and chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1. In medium bowl stir spinach, sour cream, mayo, soup mix, water chestnuts and green onions until…

Chili Con Queso

1 3-pound package Velveeta type cheese 2 cloves garlic mince 1 medium onion chopped 1 6oz-can mild green chilies chopped 1 3poz-can jalapeno peppers 1 quart water 1/4 cup corn starch Combine water, onion and garlic in a large crock pot.  Cut cheese into chunks and add to water mixture.  Simmer until cheese is melted…

Warm Blue Cheese, Bacon & Garlic Dip

7 slices bacon, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounce cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup half and half 4 ounce blue cheese crumble (1 cup) 2 Tbs. chopped fresh chives 3 Tbs. chopped smoked almonds (1 oz.) Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-heat until almost crisp, about 7 minutes.  Drain excess fat from…