Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Guest Post - Crab and Cheese Triangles by Bonny from The Domesticated Princess

Hello! My name is Bonny, and I'm the Domesticated Princess! I'm a former English teacher who has been blessed by becoming a stay-at-home-mom who, with three school-aged sons involved in sports and scouts along with a precious two-year-old daughter, rarely seems to stay at home for long. I'm so excited about guest posting today on The Mandatory Mooch and hope you'll enjoy my recipe enough to check out my blog where you'll find plenty of other recipes along with tutorials for crafts, sewing, and projects. Today, I will be sharing with you one of my all-time favorite appetizers: Crab and Cheese Triangles! 
One of the benefits of sharing your best recipes with friends is that if you happen to misplace your recipe, it's always just a phone call away. That's what happened to this particular recipe once I decided to share it with all of you. I had already purchased the ingredients because I have that part memorized, but when I got home to pull out my recipe card, I couldn't find it anywhere. It had simply vanished. I panicked for a moment because this is such a delicious recipe that the thought of having to figure out the proportions correctly seemed daunting, but then I remembered I had shared this recipe with my BFF years ago. In fact, she and I have most of each other's favorite recipes, which has come in handy more than just on this occasion.  I've had this recipe almost as long as I've known my best friend. While she and I go back to our early high school years, I got this recipe from a college room mate our junior year. I don't know where my room mate found this recipe, but it became our staple at wedding showers and football parties because everyone loved it. We tweaked it a little bit at the beginning, but the end result is something that almost 20 years later, my friends and guests still love.

With NFL playoff games beginning, I know there will be a lot of football parties going on over the next month, so I wanted to share something that has always been a hit among both men and women. Like I said, we've used this one not only while hosting Superbowl games in college but also for wedding and baby showers. It's just that versatile and that yummy, so if you have a party you are hosting or if you've been asked to bring along party food, give this recipe a try. I promise; it'll be a huge hit! Just don't ask me how many calories are in it. With a whole stick of butter, we just don't need to know!  



Crab & Cheese Triangles

Ingredients:
5 oz Old English Sharp Cheddar Cheese spread
1 stick margarine
1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise  
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
7 oz. fake crab meat  
6 English muffins


Steps:  
1. Preheat oven on high broil.  
2. Melt margarine (I put my stick in the glass mixing bowl I use and set it on defrost on my microwave for one minute.). Mix with cheese spread and mayo.  


3. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  
4. Chop up crab meat and stir into mixture.  
5. Cut open muffins and spread mixture on top of all 12 slices. I've discovered that using an ice cream/cookie dough scoop works very well at ensuring an equal amount per muffin.  



6. Place on cookie sheet and broil for 12-14 minutes on middle rack.   
 
7. Cut each muffin into fourths and serve. If you have a pizza cutter, those work perfectly to quarter up your muffins. 

 
Yields 48 pieces (which serves 8-10 guests)

So, do you have any occasions where you'll want to make these Crab and Cheese Triangles? If so, I'd love to hear about them.  Just swing by TheDomesticatedPrincess.com and let me know. While you are there, you can learn how to create a Weekly Menu Planning Board and check out all my easy weeknight favorite recipes. Thank you again, Nichi, for allowing me the opportunity to meet all your lovely readers! 
  

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