Ranch  Sausage  Wonton  Cups






32 wonton wrappers

  1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage

1/2 pound ground beef

3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

2 to 3 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix

1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe black olives, drained





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Press wonton wrappers into muffin cups.

Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.


In a large skillet, cook sausage and beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.


In a large bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk,

salad dressing mix and meat mixture.


Spoon 2 tablespoonfuls into each wonton cup; top with olives.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.


Serve warm.


Refrigerate leftovers.


Serves 32 appetizers






Crab  Stuffed  Snow  Peas






1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chili sauce or seafood cocktail sauce

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 drops hot pepper sauce

dash pepper

16 fresh snow peas






In small bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, chili sauce, salt, pepper sauce and pepper.


Place snow peas in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 inch of water.

Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 30 seconds for until softened.

Drain and immediately place snow peas in ice water.

Drain and pat dry.


With a sharp knife, split pea pods along the curved edges.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of crab mixture into each.


Refrigerate until serving.



Serves 16 appetizers






Creamy  Deviled  Eggs






2 hard-cooked eggs

1 tablespoon softened cream cheese

4 teaspoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

dash salt

dash pepper







Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set yolks and whites aside.


In a bowl, combine the yolks, cream cheese, mayonnaise, pickle relish,

mustard, salt and pepper; mix well.


Stuff or pipe into egg whites.


Sprinkle with paprika.


Refrigerate until serving.



Serves 2







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