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Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels

Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels

Ingredients
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, well drained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Garlic powder to taste
Seasoned salt to taste
5 flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
Fresh parsley for garnish
Salsa

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the first eight ingredients until blended. Spread over the tortillas; roll up tightly. Wrap each with plastic wrap, twisting ends; refrigerate for several hours.

Unwrap; cut into 1/2-in. to 3/4-in. slices. (An electric knife works best.) Discard ends. Garnish with parsley. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Recipe found here: Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels

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Mini Chicken Empanadas

Mini Chicken Empanadas

Ingredients
1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
2/3 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
4 teaspoons chopped sweet red pepper
2 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. On a lightly floured surface, roll each pastry sheet into a 15-inch circle. Cut with a floured 3-in. round biscuit cutter.

Place about 1 teaspoon filling on one half of each circle. Moisten pastry edges with water. Fold pastry over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.

Transfer to greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Mini Chicken Empanadas

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Feta Artichoke Bites

Feta Artichoke Bites

Ingredients
1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts
1 cup diced seeded tomatoes
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 loaf sourdough baguette (about 20 inches long)

Directions
Drain artichokes, reserving 2 tablespoons marinade. Chop artichokes and place in a large bowl. Stir in the tomatoes, cheeses, onions and reserved marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cut baguette into 1/2-in. slices. Spread with artichoke mixture. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes or until edges of bread are browned. Serve immediately. Yield: about 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Feta Artichoke Bites

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
Assorted crackers

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and hot sauce until smooth; stir in chicken.

Transfer to an 8-in.-square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake 18-22 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.

Recipe found here: Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
16 cubes part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 jar (24 ounces) Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional
1 jar (8.1 ounces) prepared pesto
16 dinner rolls, split and toasted

Directions
Divide sausage into 16 portions. Shape each portion around a cube of cheese. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Remove to paper towels to drain.

In a large saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce and pesto; bring just to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Add meatballs; heat through, stirring gently. Serve on rolls. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

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Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls

Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls

Ingredients
1 package Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Hot Roll Sausage
3/4 cup all-purpose baking mix
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup seeded, finely chopped fresh jalapeno peppers
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients in large bowl just until blended. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls.
Place in 2 lightly greased baking pans.

Bake 12-14 minutes or until done (160°F).

Serve with toothpicks, if desired. Yield: 18 servings (2 balls each).

Cook’s Tip: Stove-top variation: Do not preheat oven. Mix ingredients and shape into balls as directed. Cook half the sausage balls in large skillet over medium heat 15-17 minutes or until done (160°F), turning frequently. Remove from skillet; place in single layer in shallow pan to keep warm. Repeat with remaining sausage balls.

Recipe found here: Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls

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Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Ingredients
1½ cups GRILLED and small chopped thin cut shoulder steak
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced green pepper
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayo
4 oz. shredded or chopped provolone cheese

Directions
Saute onion and green pepper in olive oil over medium heat. Set aside.

In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, mayo, provolone, and chopped steak. Stir until well combined. Add sautéed onion and green pepper to bowl and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with chips or toasted baguettes.

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