Category Archives: 13. Snacks

Cheesy Italian Grilled Bread


Get this recipe ready for this weekends cook out.  Lots of flavor and so easy to make.  Bake it in the oven or place it on the grill.


Cheesy Italian Grilled Bread


4 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 pound cheddar cheese spread

1 loaf sourdough French bread

1/4 cup scallions, chopped



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat

Stir onion and garlic in the melted butter until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes

Stir cheese into onion mixture.

Cut bread into slices, leaving them still attached on the bottom of the loaf

Spoon cheese mixture into each slit

Wrap loaf with aluminum foil

Bake in the preheated oven or place on BBQ grill until cheese is melted, about 30 minutes

Sprinkle with scallions and serve


Antipasto Squares


I made this for a snack one night when we were watching a movie.  My husband kept saying how good it was!  This will be our go-to snack for movie nights!


Antipasto Squares


2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1/4 pound thinly sliced ham

1/4 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami

1/4 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese

1/4 pound thinly sliced pepperoni

1/4 pound thinly sliced provolone cheese

1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, cut into thin strips

Fresh basil leaves, sliced

3 eggs

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Unroll one package of crescent roll dough and cover the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan

Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes, Remove from oven

Layer the ham, provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, salami, pepperoni, basil, and red peppers, on top of the dough

In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly, stir in the parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper

Pour 3/4 of this mixture over the peppers.

Unroll the second package of dough, and place over the top of the peppers

Brush with the remaining egg mixture

Cover with aluminum foil, Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven

Remove foil, and bake another 15 minutes, or until dough is fluffy and golden brown

Remove from pan, cut into squares. Serve warm, or at room temperature


* Make sure the ham and peppers are drained well on paper towels before assembling

Swedish Meatball Sauce


This Swedish Meatball Sauce goes wonderful with my Homemade Meatballs.  I served them from a crock pot during the Super Bowl!


Swedish Meatball Sauce

Makes sauce for about 30 Cocktail Sized Meatballs


1 tablespoon butter

1 1/2 tablespoon flour

1 1/2 cup beef broth

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste


Using a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat

Whisk in flour and cook until golden, 4-5 minutes

Slowly whisk in beef broth

Next whisk in heavy cream and bring to a simmer

Add sugar and Worcestershire sauce; simmer until thick, about 6-7 minutes

Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat


Swedish Sauce is now ready to add to your meatballs and serve.

I served my Swedish Meatballs from a crock pot, set to warm, during a family get together.


Sweet and Sour Meatballs


Yesterday I posted my recipe for Homemade Meatballs.  Here is a great sauce to add to them for a sweet treat!


Sweet and Sour Meatball Sauce


1 (12 ounce) jar of chili sauce

1 (14 ounce) can cranberry sauce

1/2 cup grape jelly


Place cooked meatballs in a crock pot

Mix sauce and pour over meatballs

Set crock pot on high for one hour

Reduce heat to low for 3 hours or until ready to serve

If making these for a party, plan on each guest eating at least 4 meatballs



BBQ Chicken Cheese Fries


This is a great snack to eat during your favorite TV show or to hold you over until dinner.


BBQ Chicken Cheese Fries


French Fries

Chicken Nuggets

BBQ Sauce

Cheddar Blend Cheese


Bake French Fries and Chicken Nuggets according to package directions

Place baked French Fries on a Broiler Proof pan

Top with Chicken Nuggets

Drizzle BBQ sauce over French Fries and Chicken Nuggets

Top with cheese

Place under broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly

Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce


You can also use Popcorn Chicken or Chicken Tenders for this recipe



Tomato and Cheese Picks

Cheese and Tomatoes

Invited to a friends house and you want to bring a snack?  This comes together quick and will be a hit!


Tomato and Cheese Picks


Grape or Cherry Tomatoes

Block cheese of your choice


Italian Dressing or dressing of your choice



Wash and dry tomatoes

Slice tomatoes horizontally in half

Slice cheese into approximately 1/4 slices, then into tomato size squares

The easiest way I have found to do these is to lay out the bottoms of the tomatoes, cut side down

Then lay out the cheese

Take a toothpick and push it through the bottom tomato, then pick the cheese

Using your other hand, push the tomato top onto the toothpick

Set aside in a container

Add dressing and let the tomato picks marinade for at least 30 minutes before serving