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Restaurant Style Smooth Salsa

A smooth, restaurant style salsa. When in season, we’ll always substitute fresh tomatoes and cilantro from our own garden. A can of Rotel (your favorite variety) is always welcome too! Basic Ingredients 1 – 14.5 …

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Emeril's Ham and Cheese BitesEmeril's Ham and Cheese BitesEmeril's Ham and Cheese Bites

Emeril’s Ham and Cheese Bites

A simple, stylish, hors d’oeuvre that is easy to make with sharp cheddar and smooth Swiss.

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Sausage Stuffed Jalapeno PoppersSausage Stuffed Jalapeno PoppersSausage Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Sausage Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Imagine that, an innovative Popper recipe without bacon! Savory sausage makes these poppers jump.

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Hot Cheese and Onion Souffle DipHot Cheese and Onion Souffle DipHot Cheese and Onion Souffle Dip

Hot Cheese and Onion Soufflé Dip

This is a great all-purpose appetizer. From an elegant dinner party to munchies for the game it’ll do it all. It’s the best tastes of French Onion Soup and Onion Dip in one. And be …

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French Quarter CheeseFrench Quarter CheeseFrench Quarter Cheese

French Quarter Cheese

A quick and easy appetizer for a tailgaiting party or any get together. It’s one of the most popular appetizers served at Lee Ann Miller’s, Miller House Bed and Breakfast in Ohio’s Amish Country. Ingredients …

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Sriracha and Honey Chicken TendersSriracha and Honey Chicken TendersSriracha and Honey Chicken Tenders

Sriracha and Honey Chicken Tenders

Ingredients: For the Chicken 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders (or cut up breasts) 1 cup Cabot plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon worchestire sauce 1 tablespoon sriracha 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup …

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Hot Jalapeno Crab DipHot Jalapeno Crab DipHot Jalapeno Crab Dip

Hot Jalapeño Crab Dip

Trust Emeril Lagasse to always kick it up a notch. In 2000, he brought this crap dip to Good Morning America. He kicks it up with jalapeños and his own, homemade mayonnaise. His toasted crouton …

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Puff Pastry JalapenosPuff Pastry JalapenosPuff Pastry Jalapenos

Puff Pastry Jalapeño Poppers

I’ll need these jalapeño recipes when the garden starts kicking out all the jalapeños later in the year. This one looks yummy! Ingredients 12 jalapeños, halved and seeds removed 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets) …

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Cheesy Bacon BombsCheesy Bacon BombsCheesy Bacon Bombs

Cheesy Bacon Bombs

These little bombs explode with flavor! Ingredients 1 can (8ct.) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits 32 1/2″ to 3/4″ cubes of mozzarella cheese 2 lbs. of applewood smoked bacon (1 slice per Bomb) thin bamboo …

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Bacon Wrapped Lime Chicken JalapenosBacon Wrapped Lime Chicken JalapenosBacon Wrapped Lime Chicken Jalapenos

Bacon-Wrapped Lime Chicken Popper Stuffed with Jalapeño

If you plant jalapeños like we do, there comes a point in the summer where you wonder, “What the heck am I going to do with ALL those jalapeños?!” Well here’s what we do with …

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Hot Mayonnaise Glazed ScallopsHot Mayonnaise Glazed ScallopsHot Mayonnaise Glazed Scallops

Hot Mayonnaise Glazed Scallops

A great special occasion hor d’oeuvre from Chef and author, Emeril Lagasse, during a 1999 appearance on Good Morning America. Ingredients for Scallops 12 large scallop shells (available at gourmet stores) (or) 24 small scallop …

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Sesame Chicken Nuggets with Ginger Dressing

Parties are great fun for the guests, but not always for the host. By the time you’re through worrying about food, drinks and everyone’s coats, the party’s over! During the 1996 holiday season, Good Morning …

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Swedish Meatballs and Gravy

Whether served as an Appetizer or a Main Dish dinner, these are seriously good. The sauce is creamy and beefy, and the pops of onion in the meatball itself is wonderful. Ingredients Meatballs: 6 tablespoons …

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Caramelized Salmon In New Potatoes

We can always count on Emeril Lagasse for incredible treats and so did ABC’s Good Morning America. In 1999 he showed up with these tasty tidbits. These make for an impressive hors d’oeuvre whether it’s …

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Bacon Rotel Cups

When I ran across this recipe I was looking for something simple and great for a high-roller event at the Symphony. Stumbled on to this and from that day forward it has become a must-have …

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