Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rye Melts

This is my hubby's favorite appetizer recipe that I make.  It is always a hit and best to make ahead of time and put into the freezer (see recipe).  After they are out of the oven I like to put them on my electric griddle on the "warm" setting for serving at a party.

 2 pound bulk sausage (or 1 lb. sausage, 1 lb. hamburger)
1 pound Velveeta, cubed
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ½ loaf sliced party rye bread

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add the cheese and seasonings; stir until cheese is melted. Spread 1 to tablespoon hot mixture on each bread slice. Place on ungreased baking sheets.  Freeze melts on a baking sheet. Can be stored in freezer bags in the freezer for months.
Broil melts 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Frozen Smores

These tasty treats are a recipe that I came across while trying to find a low calorie dessert.  They help curb the craving for chocolate but won't blow your diet.


1-1/2 cups cold skim milk    
1 pkg. (4 serving size) Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding    
2 cup thawed light or fat-free whipped topping  
2 cup miniature marshmallows
10 whole low fat graham crackers, broken in half  

In mixing bowl, combine milk and pudding mix, beating with electric mixer or wire whisk about 2 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl halfway to incorporate all of the pudding mix.  Stir in whipped topping and marshmallows.  Refrigerate until sets up a little bit.  Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture on top of each graham cracker half.  Freeze about 2 hours or until firm. Serve straight from the freezer, or from fridge if serving soon.  Makes 20 frozen S'more halves.   

Nutritional Information:   
Per serving: 70 calories  

Source: medicinenet.com