Monday, April 26, 2010

Crab Toast

1 can (8 oz.) crabmeat, well drained (can use fresh)
¼ tsp. garlic powder or ½ tsp. minced
1 jar Old English cheddar cheese
1 ½ tsp. mayonnaise
6 English muffins

Mix together crabmeat, garlic, cheese and mayonnaise. Spread on English muffin halves and place on a cookie sheet. Place under broiler until cheese is bubbly. Serve with cocktail sauce.

Think With Your Taste Buds - Use 1( 3 oz.) block of cream cheese, softened and ¼ cup of room temperature shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice instead of Old English. Use 1 container of soft serve cream cheese flavored with chives or add your own seasonings to soft serve cream cheese. Change the bread to rye or use bagel thins. This makes a great appetizer or brunch item. You can also use tuna, salmon or even chicken in place of the crab.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chicken Pretzel Casserole

1 bag (10 oz.)Pretzels, broken up (I use Snap, the window looking kind)
1 stick of butter, melted
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped into bite size pieces
1 Tbl. dehydrated onions (optional)
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Remove pretzels from bag using your hands. You don't want the excess salt that is in the bottom of the bag. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Spread evenly into pan and bake 20-25 minutes. Serves 4-6

Think With Your Taste Buds - I topped mine with French fried onions. You can also add extra cheese, some walnuts would make a nice addition. You might even add some chopped celery.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Baked Potato Ground Beef Casserole

4 potatoes, cubed and cooked
1 lb. ground beef, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 med. Onion, finely chopped
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 Tbl. Minced chives
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl combine potatoes and ground beef. In another bowl combine remaining ingredients, add to potato mixture and gently toss to coat. Transfer to a baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake 20-30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serves 6

Changes – Use chicken or bacon instead of ground beef. Add mushrooms and/or minced garlic for added flavor. Reserve ½ cup cheese to add to during the last 5 minutes of baking.