Valentine’s Day Appetizers

Holidays & Special Occasions Valentines Day Valentine’s Day Appetizers

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    • #269173
      rtebalt

      I thought I might do a meal of appetizers for me & Hubbie this year for Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d post them here… 🙂
      Not that I am going to make ALL of these, but I thought I’d post all of the recipes I’m mulling over. Maybe they will give someone else ideas.

      🙂

      Bacon Onion Pinwheels
      10 slices oscar mayer center cut bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
      1/2 cup finely chopped onion
      1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
      2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
      2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls Make It

      PREHEAT oven to 375°F.

      Mix all ingredients except crescent rolls.

      UNROLL crescent roll dough; separate into a total of 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations together to seal. Spread bacon mixture evenly onto dough; roll up, starting from one of the short ends.

      Cut each roll crosswise into 4 slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly.

      BAKE 15 minutes or until golden brown.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      SubstitutePrepare as directed, using oscar mayer turkey bacon.shopping tip for groceriesalways check the sell-by and expiration dates when purchasing groceries. the sell-by date is the last date on which the product should be purchased, whereas the expiration date is the last date on which the product should be consumed.

    • #409102
      rtebalt

      Petite Quiche

      pastry for 1-crust 9-inch pie
      1 cup KRAFT Shredded Swiss Cheese
      1 Tbsp. flour
      2 eggs
      3/4 cup half-and-half
      1/4 tsp. salt
      1/8 tsp.

      pepper
      4 slices oscar mayer bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

      make it
      preheat oven to 325°F. Divide pastry into 24 balls; press 1 ball onto bottom and up side of each of 24 miniature muffin pan cups.

      TOSS cheese with flour in medium bowl; set aside. Beat eggs, half-and-half and seasonings with wire whisk until well blended. Add to cheese mixture along with bacon; mix well.

      Spoon evenly into pastry-lined cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

      BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      Take a ShortcutRoll pastry to 10-inch square on lightly floured surface. Line 8-inch square baking dish with pastry, placing it across bottom and 1 inch up sides of dish. Pour egg mixture into pastry shell.

      Bake at 325°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned. Cut into squares

    • #409103
      rtebalt

      TRISCUIT® Pizza

      24 TRISCUIT Crackers
      1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
      1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
      1 tsp. dried oregano leaves

      Make It
      TOP each cracker with 1 tsp. each of the spaghetti sauce and cheese; sprinkle evenly with oregano.

      PLACE 6 of the topped crackers on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 8 to 10 sec. or until cheese is melted.

      Repeat with remaining topped crackers.

      SERVE warm.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      SubstituteSubstitute dried basil leaves or Italian seasoning for the oregano.

    • #409104
      rtebalt

      Double Berry Cheesecake Bites

      1 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA Blueberry Light Cream Cheese Spread
      1 honey maid honey graham, broken crosswise in half (2 squares)
      2 strawberries, sliced

      Make It
      spread half of the cream cheese spread onto each graham square.

      top with strawberries.
      kraft kitchens tips
      jazz it upprepare as directed; sprinkle with baker’s angel flake coconut or planters nuts.substituteprepare as directed, using softened plain philadelphia cream cheese.

    • #409106
      rtebalt

      BBQ Chicken Wings

      2-1/2 lb. chicken wings
      1 cup kraft original barbecue sauce

      make it
      heat oven to 450°F. Cut wings at joints; discard tip sections.

      PLACE chicken in 15x10x1-inch pan.

      BAKE 35 min.; drain. Brush with sauce; bake 10 min. or until done.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      Special Extra: Add 4-1/2 tsp.

      hot pepper sauce, or 1 Tbsp. chili powder and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder to the barbecue sauce before brushing onto wings

    • #409107
      rtebalt

      Bruschetta

      1 loaf (1 lb.) French bread or baguette, cut into 24 slices
      1/2 cup prepared good seasons italian dressing mix
      1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
      2 large tomatoes, chopped
      2 green onions, sliced

      Make It
      PREHEAT broiler. Place bread slices in single layer on baking sheet. Broil 2 min.

      on each side or until golden brown on both sides.

      MIX dressing and cheese. Remove 1/4 cup of the dressing mixture; set aside. Spread remaining dressing mixture evenly onto toast slices.

      COMBINE tomatoes, onions and reserved 1/4 cup dressing mixture; spoon onto toast slices just before serving.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      Special Extra: Stir 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves into tomato mixture before spooning onto toast slices as directed.SubstituteSubstitute 2 drained cans (14.5 oz. each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes for the chopped fresh tomatoes.

    • #409109
      rtebalt

      TRISCUIT Turkey “Club”

      24 TRISCUIT Crackers
      3/4 cup chopped lettuce
      1 cup chopped cooked turkey breast (about 6 oz.)
      3/4 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Swiss Cheese, divided
      2 Tbsp. grey poupon country dijon mustard
      1 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
      1/3 cup chopped tomatoes

      Make It
      arrange crackers in single layer on large microwaveable plate; top evenly with lettuce.

      mix turkey, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the mustard and mayo; spoon over lettuce. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and the tomatoes.

      microwave on high 10 to 15 sec. or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      SubstituteSubstitute miracle whip light dressing for the kraft light mayo reduced fat mayonnaise.

    • #409110
      faxonfive

      Now these are some really nice appetizers ….!!

    • #409111
      rtebalt

      Stuffed Mushrooms

      2 cups stove top stuffing mix for chicken in the canister
      1 cup hot water
      16 large mushrooms (about 1 lb.)
      3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
      1/2 of a small green pepper, finely chopped
      1/2 of a small red pepper, finely chopped
      2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

      Make It
      PREHEAT broiler. Mix stuffing mix and hot water in medium bowl; cover. Let stand 5 min.

      REMOVE stems from mushrooms; chop stems. Cook and stir mushroom caps in 3 Tbsp. butter in large skillet until lightly browned. Arrange in shallow baking dish.

      ADD stems and peppers to skillet; cook and stir until tender. Stir into stuffing. Spoon into mushroom caps; drizzle with 2 Tbsp.

      melted butter.

      BROIL 5 to 7 inches from heat 5 min. or until heated through.
      Kraft Kitchens Tips
      To HalveCut all ingredients in half. Prepare as directed

    • #409112
      rtebalt

      If anyone has any other appetizer ideas, feel free to add them here. Thanks!

    • #414536
      JennyCup

      This is my favorite quick appetizer. We had a lovely Italian couple over for dinner one night and they brought this dish and a dessert. I quickly asked for the recipes for both dishes as they were fabulous.

      The ingredients are not exact…just kind of eyeball it. This is a similar dish to brushetta.

      Crostoni:
      .

      Ingredients:

      – Mozzarella Cheese-Slices, shredded, or chunks
      – French Bread-Sliced
      – Tomatoes-Chopped into chunks
      – Olive Oil
      – Salt, pepper and oregano

      Preparation:

      – Place sliced French bread on cookie sheet and put in the oven (~375F) until it gets a bit crispy.
      – Chop tomatoes into small chunks and mix them in a small bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano to taste or as you like it.
      – Put the tomatoes mix on the French bread and top with some mozzarella cheese. Put it in the oven (~375F) again until the cheese melts.

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Holidays & Special Occasions Valentines Day Valentine’s Day Appetizers