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  • Slow Cooker Mexican Dip
    Slow Cooker Mexican Dip is an easy recipe for a spicy-hot, bean dip appetizer which requires a (1-1/2 Quart) slow cooker. Total recipe time: 3-1/2 hours. This recipe is best suited for holidays, game-day crowds or any large gathering. Ingredients Include: Italian sausage, refried beans, onions, salsa, chiles and tortilla chips. This could be a […]
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    Healthy Grilled Lamb is an outdoor grilling recipe for a “Leg of Lamb” using a gas grill. and smoked with apple wood chips. NOTE: It requires at least (4) Hours of marination time and is well-seasoned with black pepper, salt, fresh mint and garlic. This would be a great option for a holiday gathering, such […]

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postheadericon Slow Cooker Mexican Dip

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Slow Cooker Mexican Dip is an easy recipe for a spicy-hot, bean dip appetizer which requires a (1-1/2 Quart) slow cooker. Total recipe time: 3-1/2 hours. This recipe is best suited for holidays, game-day crowds or any large gathering. Ingredients Include: Italian sausage, refried beans, onions, salsa, chiles and tortilla chips. This could be a great option for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Cinco de Mayo. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (24) servings. Slow Cooker Mexican Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: (3-1/4) Hours
Total Time: About 3-1/2 Hours.
Equipment needed: (1-1/2) Quart Slow Cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

(4 oz) uncooked turkey Italian sausage links,
casings removed

1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped
1 (15 oz) reduced-fat refried beans
3/4 cup shredded 2% Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup salsa
(1/2 of 4 oz) can diced green chiles, undrained
2 Tbsp shredded 2% Monterey Jack cheese, (optional)
1 (9 oz) bag scoop-shaped baked tortilla chips
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postheadericon Vegetable Escabeche

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Vegetable Escabeche is a sweet and sour pickling recipe traditional to Spain. It is a very detailed and time consuming recipe which includes a refrigeration time of at least 24 hours. Traditionally served at large gatherings, holidays and events as an appetizer with a beer or cocktail. Ingredients include: Bell peppers, vinegar, brown sugar, red onion, cauliflower, and mushrooms and well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol (0mg), low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Vegetable Escabeche will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 48 Minutes.

Cooking Time: About 30 Minutes.
Refrigeration Time: (24 Hours or up to 1 Week)

INGREDIENTS:

2 large red bell peppers
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, halved, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
1 small head cauliflower,
cut into tiny florets (about 4 cups)

(1 lb) mushrooms
6 large garlic cloves
2 sprigs, fresh thyme
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postheadericon Chicken Enchilada Dip

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Chicken Enchilada Dip is a delicious and easy slow cooker appetizer or snack recipe that is best used  for holidays and large gatherings. It takes only (20) minutes to prepare and (3-1/4) hours to cook. Ingredients include: Boneless chicken, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, black beans, corn, onions and tomatoes. It is also well seasoned. The difficult part is waiting for it to cook! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings with a (1/2) cup serving size. Chicken Enchilada Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3-1/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (about 2 medium)
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, stemmed
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp salt
(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz) bar reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp sliced scallions
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
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postheadericon Deviled Avocado Eggs

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Deviled Avocado Eggs is a great appetizer recipe for a different style of the classic deviled-egg. Summary: The egg yolks are mixed with chopped and mashed avocado, fresh lemon juice, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and chilled. A simple and delicious recipe which can be used for any large gathering, holiday or event. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints) (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (12) Servings. Deviled Avocado Eggs will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

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INGREDIENTS:

(6) Hard-boiled eggs
1 medium-size avocado, peeled, pitted,
diced small

3 Tbsp light mayonnaise
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
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postheadericon Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms is an easy and delicious appetizer/and or snack recipe for a large gathering, holiday, event or game crowd option. It takes less than (1) hourto prepare and cook. Ingredients include: Fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, Asiago cheese and pizza sauce. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (20) servings. Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

pepperoni-stuffed-mushrooms

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

20 large fresh mushrooms (1 lb total), cleaned,
stems and gills removed

3 tbsp pizza sauce
(5 oz) Asiago cheese, cut into 20 (3/4″) cubes
5 slices pepperoni, quartered
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