Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Game Day Appetizers

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary: Are you ready for some football.....

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps:

"I can't begin to tell you how amazingly delicious these are, and they're easy to make too! Double bonus! Wait there's more...you only need 4 ingredients! I'm not kidding. Here is the last kicker (kicker, ya get it, football...) This is a Paula Deen recipe and it contains no butter! ..."

Photo: Food Network

Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Adapted from Ina Garten’s “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook”

2 large yellow onions
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise

1. Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds. (You will have 3 cups of onions.) Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt and pepper, and saute for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.

2. Place the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature

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Toasts Two Ways: Sauteed Mushrooms with Camembert and Harissa, Artichoke and Mozzarella

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Mushroom Pinwheels

2 (8 oz.) cans refrigeratedCrescent dinner rolls
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 (4 oz.) can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
1 egg, beaten
1 to 2 tbsp. poppy seeds

Separate crescent dough into 8 triangles; press perforations to seal.

Combine cream cheese, mushrooms and salt, mixing well. Spread this mixture over each rectangle of dough. Roll up jelly roll fashion and pinch seams to seal. Slice logs into 1 inch pieces and place seam side down onto ungreased baking sheet.

Brush each log with beaten egg and sprinkle with seed. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Yield: 4 dozen.