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Hot Stuffed Mushrooms

24 mushrooms, cleaned
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups crabmeat
1 tsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
2 tsp. parsley
1 tbsp. hot sauce
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tbsp. bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Combine all ingredients except mushrooms.
3. Spoon in mixture to mushrooms and bake for 20 minutes.

Barbecue Cocktail Meatballs

2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/2 bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apricot jam

1. Combine beef, onion, milk, bread crumbs, eggs and salt. Mix well and make into small balls. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
2. In large sauce pan add in barbecue sauce, water and jam. Add in meatballs and let simmer on low for 10 minutes.
3. Serve with toothpicks.

Chinese Chicken Wings

3 dozen chicken wings
3 cups water
1 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup white wine

1. Mix all ingredients together except for chicken wings.
2. Preheat oven to 350F.
3. Place chicken wings in baking dish and pour over mixture.
4. Bake for 30 minutes.
5. Serve with plenty of napkins.

Sesame Chicken

24 chicken tenders
1 cup sesame seeds
4 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tsp. onion powder
2 cups mayo
1 cup honey

1. Grease baking sheet. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Combine dijon mustard, onion powder, mayo and honey. Dip chicken tenders into this mixture and then into sesame seeds.
3. Place chicken tenders on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Peanut Chili Dip

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. honey
3 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder

1. In bowl combine all ingredients until blended well. If mixture seems to thick add more water.
2. Serve with carrots, broccoli, green and red peppers.

Fried Mozzarella with Roasted Pepper Sauce

2 jars roasted peppers
cup olive oil
cup water
cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
tsp. pepper
3 16 oz. pkgs. of mozzarella
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten with cup of water

1. Slice mozzarella into slices (approximately 15 per pkg.)
Dip mozzarella in egg mixture and then into bread crumbs just
like you would to chicken cutlets. Do all pieces of cheese
before starting to fry, it makes it easier.
2. Heat 1 cups of oil in large fry pan. Place cheese cutlets
in fry pan, do not over crowd. Let brown on both sides watching
carefully not to melt cheese all over the place.
3. When done set aside on serving platter.
4. In medium sauce pan heat olive oil, roasted peppers, garlic
powder, salt, pepper, water, red wine vinegar and cayenne pepper.
When warmed pour mixture into blender and pulse until creamy.
5. The sauce can be poured into small ramekins so all your guests
have their own sauce and are not dipping into the same dish.

Fried Meat Ravioli

1 lb. frozen meat ravioli
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup oil
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp. water
1 jar premade alfredo sauce

1. Combine eggs and water. Dip ravioli into egg mixture and then into bread crumbs.
2. Heat oil in large skillet and fry ravioli until golden brown.
3. Place on papertowel to remove excess grease.
4. Heat alfredo sauce on stove or in microwave. Place in bowl to serve.
5. Arrange ravioli on dish around alfredo sauce.

Garlic Clam Dip

1 - 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 garlic powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 - 7 oz. can minced clams, with juice
1. Combine all ingredients except clam juice. Mix well. If you want a thinner spread add some clam juice.
2. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Little Franks with Orange Dipping Sauce

1 pkg. cocktail franks
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup pancake syrup

1. In medium sauce pan heat orange juice and pancake syrup. Bring to simmer and add in cocktail franks.
2. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Serve in pretty bowl with toothpicks.

Mushroom & Sun Dried Tomato Spread

lb. fresh mushrooms
lb. portabella mushrooms
cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
cup green onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves
2 loaves french bread, cut into diagonal slices
1 tbsp. olive oil

1. In food processor or blender puree all ingredients.
2. Toast bread in oven until lightly browned. Place bread on
serving dish or bowl.
3. Place mushroom mixture into bowl. Spread mixture into bread and
serve or have each person do their own.

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