Place avocado cubes on sticks. Dip
into lemon juice or cocktail sauce. Grated cheddar cheese. Or roll cubes
of avocado in crushed potato chips.
Baked Seafood Salad
Combine first 2 ingredients and vegetables.
Blend next 6 ingredients; stir into seafood mixture. Spoon into 10x6" baking
dish. Combine crumbs and butter or margarine: sprinkle over seafood mixture.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 min. Makes 5 to 6 servings.
1 7-½-oz. can crab meat, drained
¼ c. mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 4-½- or 5-oz. can shrimp, drained
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1-½ c. chopped celery
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¼ c. chopped green pepper
½ tsp. salt
¼ c. onion
¼ c. pimiento
1 cup soft bread crumbs
¾ c. sour cream
1 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
Mash and cream the 3 cheeses well with
half the nuts and half the parsley and the grated onion. Roll bits of the
mixture in the palms of hands to shape a ball about the size of a walnut.
Mix the remaining parsley and nuts and roll each ball in this mixture.
Chill until serving time. Pile balls on large chop plate surrounded by
several kinds of small crackers. Serve with salad, or as Hors D'oeuvres.
½ lb. Old English cheese
¼ lb. Roquefort cheese
3 pkg. cream cheese
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
½ c. finely chopped walnuts
½ c. finely minced parsley
Dash of grated onion
Toast bread rounds on one side in broiler.
Combine mayonnaise, dip mix, and cheese. Fold beaten egg white into mayonnaise
mixture. Spoon onto untoasted side of bread rounds. Bake at 450 about 10
min. or until golden. Serve hot.
12 2" bread rounds
¼ c. mayonnaise
½ packet onion dip mix
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 stiffly beaten egg white
Broil bread rounds on one side; cool.
Spread untoasted side with mayonnaise. Fit a piece of tomato on bread.
Top with 2 tsps. crabmeat, ½ tsp. mayonnaise and a few drops lemon
juice. Broil until mayonnaise puffs and starts to brown. Makes 2 dozen.
24 2" bread rounds
Softened butter or margarine
Salt and pepper
Thin tomato slices
1 6-½-oz can crabmeat, drained
Cream Puffs with Chicken Salad
Creamy chicken salad makes an unusual
filling for tiny cream puffs. Blend 2 tbsp. vinegar with 1 envelope of
French salad dressing mix and 1 cup of dairy sour cream. Stir in 3 cups
each of finely chopped cooked chicken and finely chopped celery, and 2
tbsp. of coarsely chopped walnuts. Chill 2 hrs. to blend flavors. Remove
shallow pieces from tops of 6 dozen 1" puffs, fill with chilled salad and
MARINATED MUSHROOMS: Drain 2 cans
(3-4 oz. each) mushroom crowns. Mix mashed garlic clove, ¼ c. cooking
oil, and 2 tbsp. wine vinegar. Add mushrooms; chill.
CURRIED MUSHROOMS: Drain 2 cans (3-4
oz. each) mushroom crowns. Melt 2 tbsp. butter or margarine in skillet;
add 1-½ tsp. curry powder; add mushrooms and sauté.
MUSHROOM COCKTAIL: Combine ½
cup ketchup, 1 tbsp. vinegar, 2 tsp. horseradish; add 2 cans (3-4 oz. each)
mushroom crowns. Serve in lettuce cup.
MUSHROOM DEVILED EGGS: Add 1 can
(3-4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained, to your favorite deviled egg mixture.
MUSHROOM KABOBS: String marinated
mushrooms on wooden picks with any combination of pickled onions, cheese
cubes, ham or salami cubes.
SMOKY DIP: Mix 1 can (3 oz.) chopped
mushrooms, drained; 1 jar (5 oz.) smoky cheese spread; ½ tsp. celery
seed; 2 tbsp. ketchup; and 2 tbsp. light cream.
STUFFED BROILED MUSHROOMS: Drain
2 cans (3-4 oz. each) mushroom crowns; remove and chop stems; combine stems
with 1 can (24 oz.) deviled ham, ¼ tsp. dry mustard, ½ tsp.
grated onion, and ½ tsp. minced parsley. Fill crowns; broil.
PIZZAS: Separate 1 pkg. refrigerated
biscuits; cut in half. Flatten; press down center. Top with tomato sauce,
mushroom slices, and mozzarella cheese; broil until cheese melts.
Hot Clam Canapés
Drain clams; reserve liquid. Cook minced
onion in the 1 tbsp. butter. Remove from heat. Blend in flour. Gradually
stir in the clam liquid. Add garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and minced
clams. Cook until mixture is thickened. Cool. Remove crusts from bread.
With a rolling pin roll bread thin. Brush bread with some of the melted
butter. Spread a tablespoon of clam mixture on each bread slice. Roll up
as for a jelly roll. Brush each roll with remaining melted butter. Cut
in half. Bake at 425 for 8 min. or until golden brown. Serve hot. Yield:
1 can (7-½ oz.) minced clams
2 tbsp. minced onion
1 tbsp. butter or margarine
1-½ tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. melted butter
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
12 sliced white bread
Hot Crab Salad
(From Judy Marshall)
Mix all ingredients. Top with Ritz cracker
crumbs. Bake at 350 for 55 min. Use a 9 x l3" pan.
1 can crab meat
2 cans shrimp
1 can mushrooms, cut up
4 hard boiled eggs
1 pkg. slivered almonds
1 pint mayonnaise
1 can water chestnuts
2 cups celery
½ green pepper
½ tsp. salt
Hot Hors d’oeuvres with Parmesan
Cut squares of bread or bread rounds.
Toast one side under broiler ahead of time. Mix ½ cup mayonnaise
with very much Parmesan cheese until it is a thick consistency.
Pile an top of bread (toast side down), sprinkle finely chopped onion on
top And toast under broiler until nicely browned. Serve immediately.
Hot Minced Clam Canapés
Do Ahead: Work cream cheese with fork
until creamy. Add minced clams, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire,
paprika and Tabasco. Refrigerate. About 15 min. before serving: Spread
clam mixture on crackers; arrange on baking sheet. Broil 5 min. or until
lightly browned on top.
- 1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 7-½ oz. can minced clams, drained
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. horseradish
½ tsp. Worcestershire
Make delicious cocktail kabobs by
spearing pieces of frankfurter, stuffed olive and watermelon pickle on
small metal skewers. Grill kabobs, turning occasionally until frankfurter
is heated through. For variety, use cocktail onions, strips of bacon, pickles
and sausage pieces.
(From Totie Fields)
Combine all ingredients together, sprinkle
top with potato chips. Bake in large Corning casserole 1-¼ hr. at
350 (or longer).
1 box elbow macaroni, cooked
2 cans cream of cheddar cheese soup
1 can milk, or more
1 can stewed tomatoes
Salt and pepper
Raw bacon, cut up
potato chips, crushed
SALAD: Drain large can fruit cocktail,
2 cans mandarin oranges, sour cream, combine 3 hours before serving. Use
Diet Sour Cream.
Tuna Chow Mein
Set aside ½ c. chow mein noodles.
Combine remaining noodles with next 7 ingredients. Add salt if nuts are
unsalted. Sprinkle reserved noodles over top. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Serves
5 or 6. (Chicken may be used in place of tuna.)
1 3-oz. can chow mein noodles
1 can condensed cream mushroom soup
¾ c. water
1 can chunk style tuna
¼ lb. cashew nuts
1 c. coarsely diced celery
¾ c. chopped onion
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