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midnitecreations
12-28-2012, 08:01 PM
My young cousin is having a house warming party. She's looking for some easy and fun receipes. She's just starting out and is a fairly new cook. Loves to cook and is willing to experiment, but so far has an extremely limited ideas. I feel like I'm writing a match making profile here! lol. Anyway, if you guys have any suggestions, I'd love to pass some on to her, right after I try them too!! Thanks.

loobylou
12-28-2012, 08:05 PM
Is she looking for finger food ideas? I like to make sushi. It's a perfect bite-size food and always disappears quickly

midnitecreations
12-28-2012, 08:16 PM
If you know how to make sushi, help me out! My son is addicted to it, and I've got no clue. As to my cousin, yes, she's looking more for finger food. Not too much furniture in her flat and she won't have too many places people can sit and eat.

iloveflipflops
12-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Layered Nacho Dip

1 pound ground beef
Pkg taco seasoning
8 oz sour cream
4 oz chopped black olives, drained
14 oz can tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
lettuce, shredded

Brown beef, drain. Mix in half taco seasoning with meat. Put in bottom of round pie plate. Mix other 1/2 taco seasoning with sour cream. Layer on top of beef. Next layer with olives, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce on top.

Serve with tostidoes.

Paula Carden
12-28-2012, 09:50 PM
Layered Nacho Dip

1 pound ground beef
Pkg taco seasoning
8 oz sour cream
4 oz chopped black olives, drained
14 oz can tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
lettuce, shredded

Brown beef, drain. Mix in half taco seasoning with meat. Put in bottom of round pie plate. Mix other 1/2 taco seasoning with sour cream. Layer on top of beef. Next layer with olives, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce on top.

Serve with tostidoes.

Sounds very yummy!

midnitecreations
12-28-2012, 10:42 PM
Thank you Sherri. I'll have to make this just for my own hubby and youngest DS!

RubberLady603
12-29-2012, 09:32 AM
Layered Nacho Dip

1 pound ground beef
Pkg taco seasoning
8 oz sour cream
4 oz chopped black olives, drained
14 oz can tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
lettuce, shredded

Brown beef, drain. Mix in half taco seasoning with meat. Put in bottom of round pie plate. Mix other 1/2 taco seasoning with sour cream. Layer on top of beef. Next layer with olives, tomatoes, cheese and lettuce on top.

Serve with tostidoes.

Ooooh! That sounds so good!

cindi
12-29-2012, 10:32 AM
spinach artichoke dip
1 pakage frozen spinach thawed and water squeezed out
1 block cream cheese
1 can artichoke hearts-chopped
1 clove gaRlic, crushed
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

beat cream cheese until smooth, add all otheer ingredients, place in a pie plate and bakr at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until all cheeses are melted. serve with tortilla chips..so yummy
:)

RubberLady603
12-29-2012, 02:39 PM
Another good one Cindi! You guys are making me hungry!

midnitecreations
12-29-2012, 03:16 PM
cindi, that sounds really yummy! I may have to try all these at some point just so I guide her correctly, you know!:D;)

logcabincreations
12-29-2012, 03:45 PM
Since she is just starting out, maybe she can do some easy things too like a platter of raw veggies and dip; or cheese tray with pepperoni and crackers; or a couple varieties of cheeseballs with crackers. Here are two of my favorite cheeseball recipes:

DRIED BEEF CHEESEBALL

2 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 small jar of dried beef, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Mix cheeses, onion and worcestershire sauce. Form into ball and roll in chopped beef. Refrigerate several hours for all flavors to blend.

PINEAPPLE CHEESE BALL

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, or mixture of green and red bell pepper
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
2 cups chopped pecans, divided

Mix all ingredients and 1 cup of the pecans. Form into ball. Roll in remaining 1 cup of pecans. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

loobylou
12-29-2012, 05:20 PM
what about pigs in blankets? cocktail weiners wrapped in flaky pastry (buy the sheets in the freezer section). They are not very "sophisticated" but they always disappear really fast at parties. If you want to fancy them up you can spread mustard lightly on the pastry before you roll it up, and sprinkle poppy seeds over before baking in a 350F oven for 15 minutes.

midnitecreations
12-29-2012, 05:34 PM
Wow, you guys really have some good receipes. I'll pass all these on and see which one she wants. She seems to be far more social than I thought and has groups of friends dropping in as early as tomorrow, so some of these easy cracker dips will help her out. Thank you

cindi
12-29-2012, 07:12 PM
for the spinach artichoke dip..i use a small crockpot at parties so it stays hot.
also fiesta dip is yummy

1 pound ground beef- cooked and drained
1 large brick velveeta cheese
1 can rotel diced tomatoes with chillis

melt velveeta in the microwave, add ground beef and can of rotel ..mix all up and again use a small crockpot to keep it warm..serve with tortillas..yummy
:)

ngreek
12-30-2012, 05:32 PM
Since you said she is nt much of a cook. McCormicks has different packages for hot wings and hickory wings. All you do is put the wings in the bag and shake.. then bake. They are pretty good and quick and easy.

midnitecreations
01-01-2013, 02:18 AM
Thank you Cindi and Nicole. I think she should be able to manage these.