Chicago Dip

This recipe came from Cheryl Behan

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg of chopped spinach thawed and drained
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped (reserve ½ for topping)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pkg or cream cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley (fresh or dried)
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 small roma tomato chopped.

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and pour into 2 or 3 pie plates and bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 35o degrees or until bubbly and edges start to brown. Remove from oven and top with green onions and chopped roma tomatoes. Serve immediately with warm nacho or pita chips or torn pumpernickel. This recipe may be halved

Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • ½ cup salad dressing or mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
  • ¼ cup chopped pitted ripe olives
  • ¼ cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried whole oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried sweet basil
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 baguette bread loaf
  • 1/3 cup hard margarine or butter softened

Directions

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in small bowl
  2. Cut baguette into 1 inch slices. Divide and spread margarine on 1 side of each slice. Place, buttered-side up on ungreased baking sheet. Divide and spread tomato mixture on bread slices. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 min. until hot and cheese is melted. Serve warm, Makes about 24 appetizers.

Black Bean Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 mango peeled and chopped ( or canned corn)
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce

Directions

  1. combine and chill for 1 hour

Betty White’s Chicken Wings

The smell while these sticky wings bake in the oven in amazing.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Arrange wings in shallow baking pan. Heat butter, soy sauce, sugar, water mustard and garlic powder if using, until butter and sugar melt.
  2. Cool: pour over wings and marinate at least 2 hours, turning once or twice.
  3. Bake in same pan at 375 for 1 1/4 hour to 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally.
  4. Tip – use the plumpest chicken wings you can find; if your market only has the normal scrawny ones, don’t cook longer than 75 minutes.
  5. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • ½ cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced (about ¾ cup)
  • 6 bacon slices crisply cooked, drained and chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • 1 tsp sugar

Directions

  1. Mix and chill for 3 hours