Pass the Dip……

by | Nov 29, 2011

It is snowing in TN, well if you can call it that, there may need to be a few more flakes to really qualify as “snowing” but it’s there just the same! ¬†ūüôā ¬†Here are a few recipes that can help with the holiday rush as well as a great Crab Dip good for any get together!

Crab Dip

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Ingredients

  • 1 package¬†(8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup¬†chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons¬†minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons¬†mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon¬†Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon¬†Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon¬†salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon¬†pepper
  • 2 cans (6 ounces¬†each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 2 tablespoons¬†capers, drained
  • Dash¬†hot pepper sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients; stir in crab. Cover and cook on low for 1-2 hours. Stir in capers and pepper sauce; cook 30 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with crackers.¬†Yield:¬†2-1/3 cups.
Baked Mostaccioli

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces¬†uncooked mostaccioli
  • 1/2 pound¬†lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can¬†(14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can¬†(6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup¬†water
  • 1 teaspoon¬†dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬†salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon¬†pepper
  • 2 cups¬†(16 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon¬†dried marjoram
  • 1-1/2 cups¬†(6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup¬†grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook mostaccioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain if necessary.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese and marjoram; set aside. Drain mostaccioli.
  • Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the mostaccioli, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Top with cottage cheese mixture. Layer with remaining mostaccioli, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (dish will be full).
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350¬į for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.¬†Yield:¬†6 servings.
Salad

Ingredients


  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup¬†white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup¬†olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons¬†minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon¬†sugar
  • 1 teaspoon¬†salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon¬†cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup¬†half-and-half cream

  • SALAD:
  • 1 tablespoon¬†butter
  • 1 cup¬†pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon¬†sugar
  • 2 medium pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups¬†torn leaf lettuce

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, chives, sugar, salt and cayenne; whisk in cream until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat; stir in pecans and sugar. Cook and stir until pecans are toasted and coated with sugar. Remove pecans to paper towels to drain and cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pear slices, lettuce, pecans and 1/3 cup vinaigrette and toss to coat.¬†Yield:¬†4 servings.
I hope you have a blessed day!  Stay warm!
God Bless,
Janet Scott