Category Archives: appetizers and snacks

Biscuit Dough Pizzas with Kids

Pizzas with Kids:  from Pretend Soup The book includes a recipe for homemade dough, but also says you can use 4 unbaked refrigerator rolls or biscuits, and since we were seriously crunched for time, we cheated and bought a can of biscuit dough.* Tomato sauce Zucchini, diced mushrooms, diced, Parmesan cheese grated mozzarella The directions […]

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Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise

Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise (adapted Lunch Boxes and Snacks: Over 120 healthy recipes from delicious sandwiches and salads to hot soups and sweet treats) 3 five ounce cans of tuna, open and drain (the Boy was insulted when I asked him if he knew how to drain a can of tuna properly) 3 Tablespoons softened […]

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Pickled Eggs

According to the Georgia Egg Commission, the following method of hard-cooking facilitates peeling of ultra fresh eggs.  Make a pinhole in the large end of the egg, place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, and cover with cold water to an inch above the layer of eggs.  Place a lid on the […]

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Artichoke Cheese Squares

Artichoke Cheese Squares 2 tablespoons oil, olive, coconut, or other1/3 cup minced onion (or green onion, snipped)2 teaspoons minced garlic4 eggs 1 jar (10 ounce) artichoke hearts packed in oil – drained and chopped- reserve drained oil to make an italian salad dressing. 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons dried parsley1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/2 […]

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Low-Carb Artichoke dip

1 cup mayo, 1 cup cream cheese, 1 can diced chiles (drained), 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (drained and chopped), and 1 cup shredded parmesan. Bake at 400 degrees until it starts to brown on top.  Combine:a cup of home-made mayo1 cup grated parmesan cheese1 cup cream cheese1 can of diced jalapeno chiles1 jar marinated […]

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Cream Cheese Herb Balls

Neufchatel herb balls 2 rolls Neufchatel cheese2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon each finely chopped parsley, chives, and olives.Salt and paprika to taste. Beat the butter and cheese till creamy and well blended; add the parsley, chives, olives and seasoning. Form into small balls and serve on a bed of lettuce or cress with French or mayonnaise […]

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One-Handed Quiche

Here’s a meal we ate in the car for a few weeks while going to and from Bible study This recipe for biscuits– it’s better than others because it is soft and more workable. The recipe calls for kamut flour, but we use freshly ground whole wheat flour. Line muffin tins with the biscuit dough- […]

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Crackers, a soaked grain recipe (If you like)

From Delores Casella’s A World of Breads Soaked Grain Version:2 cups flour1 t. salt1/4 cup butter1/2 cup sour milk1 large egg Stir flour and salt together.  Cut the butter into the mixture until it is the consistency of cornmeal.  Stir in sour milk.  Cover, leave out overnight, or at least for a few hours (If […]

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Home-made Crackers

This recipe is adapted from Hearth and Home, by Karey Swan, and tastes like wheat thins. 3 cups whole wheat flour 1/3 cup Butter, shortening, lard, coconut oil, or margarine (Margarine is the least healthy alternative) Cut the butter into the flour as for pie crust or biscuits. Blend in:1 cup water (buttermilk is also […]

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Cheese Ball

Cheese Ball Allow to reach room temperature and then mix well: 1 package of cream cheese1/4 pound grated cheddar cheese, preferably sharp (or more)4 Tablespoons finely chopped (even grated) onion (use a Zyliss food chopper or grate onion and cheese together in your food processor)1 teaspoon minced garlic (or more, adjust to taste)1 teaspoon horseradish […]

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