5 Great Appetizers for Every Occasion

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies


 1    pkg. “Lil Smokies” smoked sausages

Bacon-uncooked-cut to wrap around sausages


Brown Sugar

Wrap each smokie in piece of bacon strip-toothpick to hold it.

Place on cookie sheet (lined with foil or clean up is no fun)

Sprinkle generously with brown sugar.

Bake at 375-400° until brown

This is always a big hit!

Olive Nut Spread

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Olive Nut Spread

6          ounces Cream Cheese,  softened

1/2      cup Mayo

2          Tablespoons liquid from salad olives

Dash of ground pepper

1/2      cup chopped pecans

1          cup chopped green salad olives

Combine the cream cheese and mayo in a medium bowl and mix well.

Add the liquid from the salad olives, and the pepper and mix.

Now fold in the pecans and the salad olives.  Best when refrigerated overnight.

Serve with crackers, or on bread


Bean Salsa

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Bean Salsa

2 cans black eyed peas

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can yellow corn, drained

1 can white corn (peg), drained

1 can black olives, chopped

1 can chopped green chilies

3 large tomatoes, chopped

1 ½ tsp. minced garlic

1 bunch green onions, chopped

Half a purple onion, chopped

2 seeded jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

16 oz. Wishbone Italian dressing

Cilantro to taste

Salt to taste

Put in a big bowl.  Make the night before for better flavor.


Buddig Cream Cheese Spread

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Buddig Cream Cheese Spread


 1 package of cream cheese

1 bunch chopped green onions

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 package chopped Pastrami Budding lunch meat


Chop Budding meat into small pieces.  Chop green onions into small pieces.  Mix all the ingredients together using your hands (Moisten hands to keep from sticking).

Serve with crackers.


Slow Cooker Party Meatballs Recipe

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Slow Cooker Party Meatballs




3 lb frozen Meatballs

24 oz Chili Sauce

1½ cup Grape Jelly

2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (optional)


 Add all ingredients except meatballs to slow cooker and stir until mixed.

Add meatballs and stir to coat.

Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Recipe from http://www.mommymusings.com



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