Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bacon-Cheddar Appetizers


For a twist on this recipe... I would like to try a real thin Italian pizza crust or with pizza dough.  I would also use a cookie cutter shape of some kind, not sure what one yet.... maybe a pineapple!  Of coarse I would probably add a couple more ingredients also.  I will let you know how it turns out when I experiment.

recipe that's easy to adjust to your tastes!
TIME prep: 10 min - total: 12 min
servings total: 16 servings
You Will Need
64 TRISCUIT Thin Crisps
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2  cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
1/2  cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits
3  Tbsp. finely chopped onions

Make It

HEAT broiler.
PLACE crackers in single layer on baking sheet.
MIX remaining ingredients; spoon onto crackers.
BROIL 2 min. or until topping is hot and bubbly.
Kitchen Tips    

Trying to pace your eating at a party? Preview your choices and be selective instead of taking some of everything.
Serving Hot Appetizers Safely
Rather than broiling all the appetizers at once, prepare the cheese topping in advance and refrigerate. When ready to serve, assemble and broil trays of appetizers as needed, keeping the remaining cheese topping chilled. This ensures that large amounts of appetizers don't set out at room temperature too long.
Prepare using RITZ Crackers.
You can substituted ranch dressing for the mayo and it was great!!
Servings total: 16 servings

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fleur De Lis Style ~ Bacon Carbonara Appetizers

I was shopping and found these real awesome fleur de lis cookie cutters.  I have this recipe that I'm sharing today, I'm going to use these cookie cutters instead of the traditional style pie shape below.  I think it would make a real nice twist and a great addition to any brunch, tea or get together of any kind!




We loved this recipeI wasn't able to find Italian pizza crust in our grocery store, so I sprinkled a little dried oregano, thyme, and garlic powder on the pizza dough before adding the sauce. It was a favorite at our gathering.... everyone asked for the recipe. 

TIME prep: 10 min and the total:  18 min

servings total:  12 servings, one wedge each

 You Will Need 

2  Italian pizza crusts (6 inch)

1/4  cup refrigerated Alfredo sauce

6  slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

3  Tbsp. chopped red onions

2  tsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan and Romano Cheese

2  tsp. chopped fresh parsley

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Place pizza crusts on baking sheet. Spread crusts evenly with sauce; top with remaining ingredients.

BAKE 8 min. or until crusts are crisp and golden brown.

CUT each pizza into six wedges to serve.

Kitchen Tips

How to Easily Cut Up Bacon

For easy crumbled bacon, use clean kitchen scissors to cut the raw bacon into 1/2-inch pieces, letting the pieces fall right into the skillet. Cook until bacon is crisp.

You can used pre cooked bacon, to make it faster and easier!  I
 usually cook may bacon and then crumble it up, but it can be a little messy this way.


Servings..... total:  12 servings, one wedge each

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Paper Craft Edgers

Wow these paper edgers have really came in handy for my craft projects and everyone else's as well!
These paper edgers can be a necessity for paper crafts projects and other projects.  Those who scrapbook... I'm sure already know about them and have since moved onto bigger and better tools for their scrapbooking projects! 
You can find these paper edges at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann's and such, but they only sell them individually.  They don't have everyone of these edgers in stock, they only have a couple from of each of these sets.   These can get costly if your buying them individually!  
I found a couple of places that you can purchase these set online.  Some are cheaper and some are about the same price but you have a wider variety of designs.  
I found a couple online stores an art supply s Dick Blick an Art Supply Store.
These are about $12.00 a set.


and here is another called Hobby Tool Supply
These are about $29.00 a set.