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Lauren in OH Nov 19, 2009 07:09 AM

I'm going to a party for a big college ball game this weekend. The host is deep-frying a turkey and I'm trying to think of a fun appetizer/snack to bring. Somehow none of my salsa or dip ideas appeal to me. It should probably not need to be kept piping hot because I'm not sure I'll have access to an oven at his house. Anyone have any suggestions of tings that have been big hits? Also, probably no red meat since we have some who won't eat it. Thanks!

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    Diane in Bexley Nov 20, 2009 07:53 AM

    Buckeye Recipe:

    1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
    16 oz confectioner's sugar
    1 cup smooth peanut butter
    1 tsp vanilla

    Mix all 4 ingredients and refrigerate for 2 hours. Form into small balls, a well rounded tablespoon. Refrigerate another 2 hours.

    Chocolate Coating:
    12 oz semi sweet choc chips
    1/4 cake paraffin (wax,)

    Melt choc and wax over hot, not boiling water and mix well. Using toothpick, spear each ball and dip 3/4 of the way into chocolate mixture. Leave a spot uncovered so it resembles a buckeye. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool and harden.

    Hye Rollers

    Pita bread, use any flavor you like, regular or whole wheat
    cream cheese at room temp to seal
    any combo of toppings: lettuce, tomato, chopped olives, lunchmeat, grated cheese, finely diced onions, finely diced avocado

    Put thin layer of cream cheese on pita bread. Arranged desired topping, pressing on edges to seal well as you roll up. You can also use toothpicks. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours so the filling won't ooze out. Just before serving, slice into pinwheels and arrange on plate.

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      Diane in Bexley Nov 19, 2009 10:47 AM

      C'mon Lauren, I am pretty sure you are in CMH and going to the OSU vs. Mich party. It has to be Buckeyes, although probably everyone at the party will bring them. For those not "in the know", the Buckeye is the state tree and yields an inedible nut. However, a delicious candy is made locally of peanut butter and chocolate. Let me know if you need a recipe.

      Things you can serve at room temp - 7 layer Mex dip with tacos, hye rollers (rolled pitas cut in circular slices stuffed with all sorts of goodies), hummus in various flavors with pita chips, candied salami on mini rye or pumpernickel, deviled eggs (don't knock them, they will be gone in 10 seconds), mini blintz appetizers, small Swedish meatballs. Let me know if anything appeals and you need recipes. GO BUCKS!

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        Lauren in OH Nov 19, 2009 11:13 AM

        Of course it is the Buckeyes game, but I am supposed to bring an appetizer. I am hoping there will be Buckeyes to eat, though. I like the Buffalo dip ideas. I was having a complete mental block on that dip. Thanks for the other ideas, too, Diane! I've never heard of hye rollers. Those sound good, too.

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          valerie Nov 19, 2009 11:34 AM

          Diane, would you please post your Buckeye recipe? I was at an event (here in NY) recently and someone made them. I swear they were the most delicious things that I have tasted in a while (and my husband and daughter will agree to that too!). I searched around and found several recipe variations on line, but I wasn't sure which one to try. So a tried and true recipe would be great!

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            Diane in Bexley Nov 20, 2009 07:58 AM

            Buckeye Recipe:

            1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
            16 oz confectioner's sugar
            1 cup smooth peanut butter
            1 tsp vanilla

            Mix all 4 ingredients and refrigerate for 2 hours. Form into small balls, a well rounded tablespoon. Refrigerate another 2 hours.

            Chocolate Coating:
            12 oz semi sweet choc chips
            1/4 cake paraffin (wax,)

            Melt choc and wax over hot, not boiling water and mix well. Using toothpick, spear each ball and dip 3/4 of the way into chocolate mixture. Leave a spot uncovered so it resembles a buckeye. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool and harden.

            Hye Rollers

            Pita bread, use any flavor you like, regular or whole wheat
            cream cheese at room temp to seal
            any combo of toppings: lettuce, tomato, chopped olives, lunchmeat, grated cheese, finely diced onions, finely diced avocado

            Put thin layer of cream cheese on pita bread. Arranged desired topping, pressing on edges to seal well as you roll up. You can also use toothpicks. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours so the filling won't ooze out. Just before serving, slice into pinwheels and arrange on plate.

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              valerie Nov 21, 2009 04:10 AM

              Thanks!

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          dagwood Nov 19, 2009 08:43 AM

          A couple of things I've made that have been big hits:

          BBQ shrimp....just coat shrimp in your favorite spicy BBQ sauce and then grill or broil until done.

          Chicken cups: wonton skins pressed into mini-muffin tins, parbaked, then filled with a mixture of shredded chicken, black beans, corn, spicy peppers, onion, maybe some taco sauce, etc. Make your own yummy filling to your liking.

          A fun take on buffalo wings: buffalo chicken lettuce cups. Cook chicken thighs in a slowcooker with hot sauce and chicken broth until tender, then shred, adjust seasonings if needed, and fill boston lettuce leaves with chicken, then drizzle with blue cheese dressing. I made this for a superbowl party last year and it was a huge hit.

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            Val Nov 19, 2009 07:59 AM

            Bonnie's Buffalo Chicken Dip is a hit at every football-related function I've ever been to...do you need the recipe?

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              Emme Nov 20, 2009 08:16 PM

              Second and Third this.

            2. Uncle Bob Nov 19, 2009 07:43 AM

              Raw Oysters....Boiled Shrimp (Peel um and eat um)

              Fun!!

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