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Farmers' Almanac Appetizers

Salsa

Salsa

Its fast, simple, and will make your mouth water!

March 2007
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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs can be served as an appetizer or at dinner with steamed rice and a vegetable.

March 2007
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Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies

Ingredients 2 cups cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flour 1egg 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons grated onion   Directions Sift together dry ingrdients. Beat egg; add buttermilk and onion. Add to dry ingredients; mix well. Drop by tablespoons into hot cooking oil. When done, they will… Continue Reading »

January 2007
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Sweet & Sour Smokeys

Sweet & Sour Smokeys

Ingredients 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons dry mustard 3 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 cup pineapple juice 2lbs miniature hot dogs or smokey links 1/2 cup cider vinegar Directions Combine all ingredients, except hot dogs in fondue pot; mix well. Bring to a boil. Add hot dogs; reduce temperature…. Continue Reading »

October 2006
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Popcorn Party Mix

Popcorn Party Mix

Ingredients     2 qt. freshly popped popcorn                            2 cups salted peanuts 3 cups bit-size toasted wheat square cereal       1 cups butter or magarine (2 sticks) 2 cups round oat cereal                                    3 cups thin pretzel sticks                                  1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce    … Continue Reading »

September 2006
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Shrimp Dip

Ingredients 1lb shrimp                                  1/4 cups mayonnaise 1 (3oz) pkg. cream cheese           Salt & Pepper to taste juice of 1 lemon                           Dash of Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, minced                   Dash of Tabasco sauce 10 green onions, minced  Directions Chop cooked shrimp. Mix cream cheese, lemon juice and garlic. Beat until smooth. Add shrimp, onions and mayonnaise… Continue Reading »

September 2006
Listed under: Appetizers, Seafood
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Hot Buttered Nuts

Ingredients 2lbs. pecans 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons salt  Directions Spread pecans evenly on 2 large shallow baking pans. Dot with butter. Bake at 300 F. for 10 minutes. Stir pecans, distributing butter evenly. Sprinkle with salt; stir well. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer or until pecans are lightly toasted. Cool. Store in… Continue Reading »

September 2006
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Parmesan Potato Skins

Parmesan Potato Skins

Ingredients 4 large baking potatoes 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, melted ¼ teaspoon onion salt Directions Scrub potatoes and wipe on a light coating of salad oil. Prick with a fork. Bake 50 to 60 minutes in a 400 degree oven or until potatoes are soft. Cool slightly. Cut each potato in quarters,… Continue Reading »

September 2006
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Sausage Pinwheels

Ingredients 2 cups Bisquick 1lb sausage 1/2 cup water  Directions Mix  1/2 cup water with Bisquick to form dough. Divide dough in half; place each half between sheets of waxed paper. Flatten dough with hands to form rectangles. Spread half the sausage over each rectangle. Roll as for jellyroll. Refrigerate until chilled. Slice into 1/4… Continue Reading »

September 2006
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