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« on: December 10, 2005 01:13:14 PM »

Hey guys,
I have a birthday comming up this Thursday and to "celebrate my escape from the womb", as my friend Lawrence so elequently puts it, I am having a cocktail party on Friday.  I was wondering what wonderful recepies your craftsters had.  Any help would be wonderful!  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2005 10:00:50 PM »

did you mean recipes for nibbles or the actual cocktails?

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005 10:10:22 PM »

I'm assuming you mean food...so I have some recipes for you. 

Quick Chocolate Truffles:

   1 pkg. (200g)  Chocolate Wafers, crushed (these are like an oreo with out the icing (one side))
   1 300mL can sweetened condensed milk 
   1 cup Chocolate Chips
   1/4 cup margarine, melted
   Chocolate chips, cocoa, icing sugar, ground nuts, or chocolate sprinkles, garnish 
  COMBINE crumbs, condensed milk, chocolate chips and margarine. 
  CHILL until firm enough to handle, about 1 hour.
   SHAPE into 1-inch (2.5cm) balls; roll in cocoa, icing sugar, ground nuts, or sprinkles.
   STORE in airtight container in refrigerator.


Bite Sized Cheese Balls

 2 pkg. (250 g each) Cream Cheese, softened
 1 pkg. (200 g) Kraft Double Cheddar Shreds
 1 tsp. garlic powder
 Dash ground red pepper 
 1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper (in jar, or char you own under broiler until black, place in covered bowl to "sweat" then peel and chop)
 1/4 cup chopped green onion
 Plain Crackers (Ritz)
  BEAT cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic powder and ground red pepper until well blended. Divide in half. Add roasted red peppers to one half of the cream cheese mixture and green onions to the other half; mix each half until well blended. Cover. 
  REFRIGERATE 2-3 hours to allow the flavours to blend.
  SHAPE cheese mixtures into 1-inch balls. Roll in one of these options: finely chopped nuts, Kraft Double Cheddar Shreds, paprika, sesame seed or chopped fresh parsley. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005 07:51:18 AM »

Chop up 8 oz of mushrooms small, throw in a pan with butter, garlic, thyme, salt & pepper. A couple tablespoons of minced onion or shallot is also good. Cook it down, add a splash of sherry and a couple tablespoons of sour cream and set aside. Get yourself some puff pastry sheets and cut 2"-3" circles. Place a dollop of mushroom stuff in the middle, top with another circle, brush with egg, and bake 'em at 400 for about...20 mins.

Best stuff ever.

« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2005 07:04:38 PM »

This  is really easy and the results are great! I usually serve it with tortilla chips and french bread slices. There is never any leftover.... Sad I guess I should be happy about that, but it is sooooo good.


1 pkg.  (8 oz) Frozen Spinach, defrosted
1 can (13 oz) Artichoke Hearts, non-marinated, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pkg. (16 oz. total) Cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy cream (or milk)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the spinach, artichokes, garlic, cream
cheese, cream, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack and Parmesan in food processor.  Place in
oven safe dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup Monterey Jack.  Bake covered for
15 minutes, remove cover and bake 10 minutes longer.  Excellent in a crock
pot for parties.

« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2005 07:27:59 PM »

Not sure if you want appetizer recipes or "adult beverage" recipes, so here goes:

Rich Cheese Wafers
1 cup softened butter
2 cups grated sharp cheddar
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Cream butter and cheddar, work in flour that has been sifted with cayenne.  Wrap dough in foil and chill one hour.  Roll dough 1/4 inch thick cut into 11/2 inch rounds and bake on buttered cookie sheets until golden at 350 about 15 min.  Let cool.  Make Filling:  1 1/2 cups
grated sharp cheddar 1/2 cup softened butter, 1-2 tablespoons sherry, salt and cayenne to
taste.  Spread on each wafer, top with parsley or a second wafer as a sandwich.
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2005 07:55:11 PM »

                      RECIPE FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY

 1    full measure of friends
 1    dash of aquaintances
1-3  portions favorite spirits per measure and dash
      enough nibblies to go around
 1   full evening's worth of groovin tunes

take first two ingredients and mix thoroughly
sprinkle liberally with third and fourth ingredients alternately while constantly applying fifth.  Allow to set at room temp while continuing to mix and sprinkle for several hours.

yields one evening's worth of a good time Wink
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005 11:37:46 PM »

Cataway, how cute are you?  I love that.

And to everyone else, thanks these are awesome suggestions!  Any drink recipies in addition to the food would be awesome too!

« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2005 11:53:51 PM »

Favorite in the winter...Bailey's Irish cream and hot chocolate. Peppermint Schnapps is good in hot chocolate too! Grin

« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2005 06:58:59 AM »

I had forgotten about this...we used to put apple cider in a crock pot and heat it, then add cinnamon schnapps right when everyone arrived.  the easiest spiced/spiked cider ever.  I just found a bunch of yummy snack recipes last night...did you ever specify if you needed food or drink recipes?

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