Baby Shower Appetizers
Who doesn't love appetizers? These appetizer recipes for baby showers are perfect finger food that isn't too heavy but won't leave your guests suffering from sugar overload with only cupcakes as the main course.
CRAB MEAT BACON ROLLS
1/4 cup tomato juice
1 (6 1/2 or 7 1/2 oz.) can crab meat (drained and flaked)
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
9 slices bacon (cut in half)
Mix tomato juice and egg.
Add crab meat, bread crumbs, parsley, lemon juice and seasonings. Mix thoroughly.
Roll into 18 fingers, about 2 inches long. Wrap each roll with 1/2 slice bacon; fasten with toothpick.
Bake in oven at 350-400 degrees until bacon is lightly brown. Makes 18 rolls.
8 oz. dairy sour cream
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies, well drained
1 can (4 oz.) chopped black olives, well drained
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onion
5 (10 inch) flour tortillas
Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly. Divide the filling and spread evenly over the tortillas; roll up tortillas.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap, twisting ends; refrigerate for several hours.
Unwrap; cut in slices 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Discard ends.
Lay pinwheels flat on glass serving plate. Leave space in center of plate for small bowl of salsa if desired.
Makes about 50 pinwheels.
BAKED BRIE AND ROASTED GARLIC
4 lg. heads garlic (at least 2 1/2 inches in diameter)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
4 (4 oz.) wheels brie, toasted baguette slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove all but one layer of skin from garlic; do not expose flesh.
Arrange garlic tightly in small baking dish. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Cover with foil.
Bake until garlic is very tender, 75 to 90 minutes.
Preheat broiler. Score large X in top of each wheel of cheese.
Set each in small baking dish. Broil until browned and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately with garlic and toasted baguette slices.
Makes 8 servings.
QUICK PIZZA SNACKS
8 oz. can Pillsbury refrigerated quick crescent dinner rolls
1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Casino brand natural Muenster cheese
Fresh oregano, if desired
(Or 100% natural Kraft shredded low moisture part-skim Mozzarella cheese).
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from can in rolled sections; do not unroll.
Cut each roll into 12 slices; place cut side down, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon sauce on top of each slice; sprinkle cheese over sauce.
Return to oven; bake 3 to 5 additional minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Garnish with oregano. Serve warm. 24 snacks.