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Showing posts with label Appetizers. Show all posts

HOLIDAY BARK #christmas #snack

Holiday Bark - I decided thát we needed one end Noel áffect this yeár páw nigh the meásure I sáw this yummy chocolátey, groundnut buttery, cándy strip on Táste spotting. I knew thát there wás no wáy I could not form it, so form it I did.
Holiday Bark
Holiday Bark

I enlisted the better of my girl to parentage á hot pán with sáltine cráckers for me piece I het up the cándy potpourri. Thát's right… saltine cráckers. Sounds kindá emotionál, but oh my speech, this block is so yummy. It's álso truly áddicting, so wátch out for thát. You don't impoverishment to be suchlike me, conceáled pieces of this holiday bark in the middle of the night, áfter wáking up to go pee.

I didn't let her protests interrupt me though. I covered the cráckers in the toffy, then in nestling butter, then in umber, ánd then, finálly, in red ánd unripe M&Ms.

Holiday Bark

  • 1/4 pound one sleeve sálted sáltine cráckers
  • 1 cup brown sugár
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup peánut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocoláte chips
  • Chopped m&ms or nuts

  1. Preheát the oven to 400 degrees. Route á 18x13 báking láminátion (one with á lip so there is no leákáge) with lámbskin press.
  2. Locálise áll of the sáltines tásteful sidelong up on the hot line in án symmetricál pláce. There should be meet á immáture locátion between eách fávour for the toffy strátum to course in áround the cráckers.
  3. Tránsmit the sweeten ánd butter to á moil in á substánce sáuce pán. When the áccumulátion is full stewing (not retributive the edges), permit to roil for digit tránsáctions ánd do not impress. 
  4. Pelt the boiling miscelláneá over the cráckers ánd put in the oven for pentád proceedings.
  5. Drápery spoonfuls of the groundnut butter over the cráckers/toffee ánd ábode endorse in the oven for one microscopic.
  6. Open the now melty tyke butter áll crosswáys the cráckers ánd then dot with the brown chips. Sánction into the oven for one distánce.
  7. Páge the chocoláte áround ánd ráin the m&ms or nuts on the brown strátum ánd let composed on the furniture for neárly 20 proceedings. 
  8. Estimáte in the freezer for án distánce ánd then injury isoláted into littlest, bringing filler pieces.

Fried Tortilla with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

CokingAddic These are perfect meatless hand pies for kids or adults. It's an easier and less time consuming version to Pirojki. What could be better? Mashed potatoes are mixed with herbs and cheese - is a really delicious combination. Then it's fried in tortilla. Crispy and scrumptious! 


  • 12 uncooked flour tortillas
  • 2 cups of Mashed Potato
  • 1 tbs minced dill
  • 2 tbs minced green onion
  • 1 med caramelized onion
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of Parmesan or cheddar cheese
  • Salt if needed
  • Black pepper to taste

Make Mashed Potato first than let it cool.

Peel 1 med onion and shop in small pieces. Saute onion until golden color (caramelized).
Mix mashed potatoes with herbs. If potatoes are too stiff add more milk to make em more soft and creamy.

Add cheese of your choice.

 Brush the ends of the tortilla with water.
 Add about 2 tbs of potato filling and spread.
 Pinch the ends with the fork.
Fry on med temp until golden color. 
Fry both sides. Use a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.

I have a recipe Chicken Gyros and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe if any one interested.

Mango Salsa

CookingAddic This sweet, chunky salsa makes a great appetizer or chicken garnish. Mangoes are a colorful, flavorful, and juicy addition to salsa. An interesting contrast in flavors occurs when mango is mixed with lime juice. This is the best time of the year to make your own salsa.


  • 1 mango - peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or green onion
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chili pepper or a dash of cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste

Peel mangoes and dice em.

Cut all ingredients into cubes. Mix with salt, lime and lemon juice.
I skipped on the chili peppers. Just added a few dashes of cayenne pepper. It makes about 2 servings or 1 large one:) Enjoy with your favorite chips :-) 

Delicious Cucumber Subs

CookingAddic These cucumber subs are awesome low carb food. It's made with cream cheese spread.  My sister has a big vegetable garden. Everyday we get a lot of fresh cucumbers. So, we had an idea to make these delicious subs. We all loved em so much. Now these are a big hit with our family's.


  • Cucumbers
  • Turkey deli meat
  • Bacon (optional)
  • Cheese (optional)

    Cream cheese spread:

  • 1 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 oz mayonnaise
  • Minced Garlic to taste
  • Fresh dill (or herbs of your choice) 
  • Salt or vegeta seasoning 

Mix together cream cheese,  mayo, garlic, dill and salt. Set aside.
Cut a cucumber down the middle then cut in half. 
Scoop or cut out seeds in the middle. 
Spread a thick layer of cream cheese inside. Add a turkey deli meat on top. Or you can get creative and add bacon cheese etc.

"Lazy Sushi"

CookingAddic Lazy Sushi -seasoned sushi rice topped with your favorite sushi toppings- is great for fun family dinners. If you are craving for sushi, and you can't afford it. Well, here is a good idea: Make lazy sushi!!! I have a few rolled Sushi recipes posted on the blog, even a Fried Sushi too. Hope you will enjoy this post. The idea came from Mom's Dish. 


  • 2.5 cups uncooked sushi rice  "Nishniki"
  • 2.5oz rice vinegar
  • 3 oz mirin sauce
  • 1- 2 tbs sugar

For the filling:

  • Cucumbers
  • Cream cheese
  • Smoked salmon or Crabs
  • Red bell pepper
  • Avocado
  • Canned tuna
  • Mayonnaise 

Seaweed chips snack or sushi nori

Sushi rice "Nishniki" is the best choice (Walmart sells it)

Cook rice according to the package directions. Transfer to the bowl and mix in mirin sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. Set it aside, let it cool.  
Mix canned tuna with mayo. 
Cut all the  fillings in to pieces.  
Lay the seaweed on the plate. 
Add a layer of rice. 
Add your favorite ingredients. 
You can make bowls of sushi too.

Cut seaweed into strips for the top layer.

For the sauce: Mix 2 tbs mayo with a few drops of toasted sesame oil and hot sriracha chili to your taste. I used Avocado Sauce for the topping too.


"Delicious Cabbage Pie"

CookingAddic This cabbage pie is really simple to make and it's delicious. It's a very unusual pie and super scrumptious. I really like the dough in it. My family loved it!!! With only 6 tbsp of flour, this could work on low carb diet.


  • 2 cups of  shredded Cabbage 
  • 3 Eggs
  • 5 tbsp (1/3 cup) Sour Cream 
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise 
  • 6 tbsp Flour 
  • 1 tsp Salt .
  • 2 tsp Baking powder 
  • 1 tbsp  Dill 
  • 3 tbsp green onion
  • Sesame seeds (for sprinkling)

Another good filling for this pie is:

  1.    3 boiled eggs, cut in small cubes
  2.    1 cup of sliced green onion
  3.    Salt, pepper, vegeta
  4.    3-4 tbsp. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Shred cabbage thinly, add salt. Next knead with your hands, so the juices come out.
Add greens and mix. 
Fluff eggs.
Add sour cream and mayo.
Add dry ingredients, mix well.
Pour dough under and over the cabbage. You can mix it a little on top, so it will go through the cabbage.   
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chives.  Bake at 350F for 30 min until golden brown.

Stuffed Bubliki with Meat {Бублики с Mясом}

CookingAddic Bubliki is like little bagels but they are dry. It turns out that bubliki can be used not only as a great addition to the tea, but also to filled  with the meat. I love dried bubliki stuffed with meat from childhood. This dish is a great for family celebrations. Bubliki with meat can be attributed to the appetizer and to a meat dish. Perfectly suited to the children's table. Adults also have great pleasure in eating bubliki and by the way, you get full very quickly.


  • 1 bag of bubliki
  • 1-2 cups milk boiled
  • 1 lb ground beef and pork mixed
  • 1 med onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs heavy whipping cream
  • Salt, pepper, coriander, smoked paprika (optional)
  • Mixed cheese for topping.

Soak bubliki in boiled milk for 10-15 min. In like 7 min turn to the to other side.
Mix meat with ground onion.
Add whipping cream, egg and spices. Mix well.
Bubliki will get plump and spongy. Like in the picture; see the difference.
Fill bubliki with meat. Add cheese on top. 
Bake for 20 min on 350F. 
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