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Appetizers, Dips & Snacks

                                                     EZ Nachos Italia

                  Tired of the usual Nachos then try this, a delicious twist on an
                   old favorite.

                1 Bag of Tortilla Chips
                1 jar of Pasta Sauce
                1-2 Cup Mozzarella
                1/2 cup parmesan
                  10 Pepperoni, cut in half
                  olives, for  garnish (optional)


                  Pre-heat oven  275*

                  Cover baking sheet with foil add chips , once oven is ready add chips to
                  oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile add pasta sauce to a small pot and warm                         
                  to desired heat. Remove chips from oven andplace on plates
                  Spoon sauce over Tortilla chips amount as desired, sprinkle  w Mozza,
                  Parma and sprinkle a few pepperoni slices. Garnish with Olives  if desired.


                   For a meatier Nacho, add 1/2 cup cooked ground beef to the sauce
                   Sauce, when  heating thru!

                                                                                    Keep it Easy!
                                                                                  Yvonne Doñate

                 Added    January  9,  2016

                                  Manly Meaty Mini  Pizzas


            If your man is a manly man and loves meat. Here is a new Gameday
            snack sure to please that manly pallet, while he is watching the big                                             
            game of whatever sport he's into.  Best of all, using pre-cooked meat
            It takes just 10 minutes and a skillet , no oven required. AND they are
            naturally gluten-free.


            8 sausage patties, pre-cooked
            1 jar pasta or pizza sauce
            1 pack Pepperoni
            1 pack of Mozzarella
            1 Parmasen (optional)

              Cook the breakfast sausage patties in a skillet for about 3-5 minutes       
              When one side is cooked add a spoonful of sauce,  sprinkle w Cheese,
              and a half of Pepperoni, and sprinkle with Parm...
              Warm in the microwave on a micro safe plate for about 30 seconds
              Should they get cold.

                                                                                    Keep it Easy!
                                                                                    Yvonne Doñate

              Added January  1,  2016  New Year Day's


Easy Fiesta Game Day Dip


(((Are you ready for some football)))!  I shouldn’t have to tell you what day it is. Here is an easy to put together Gameday snack, you and the men in your life will love. This will become a gameday favorite.
Tomato and lettuce topping give this Game day Favorite a little more crunch and texture, and doesn’t the color look appetizing.Yum!

1, 8oz block Cream Cheese, softened
8 oz. of Salsa, your pick on Spicyness
1 tablespoon of onion Powder

1 cups of Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Tomato, Chopped
1 cups of shredded lettuce

NOTE: I use bag shredded lettuce, don't forget to rinse it. 

In a bowl, mix the first 3 ingredients, cream cheese may need to sit out for an out for an hour or 2, to be softened. I cut it, in small squares to make it soften faster. Once mixed together, spread in a brownie sized pan. And refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Then sprinkle the Shredded Cheese, tomato, and lettuce , cover and refridgerate until served. you can top with lettuce right before serving for freshness. 

TIP: Drain the rinsed lettuce on a paper towel after rinsing, to get rid of excess water. 

Serve with Tortilla chips


Go Team GO! 

Added Sept 7, 2014