Take Me To Your Party Appetizer Ideas

Here are are two quick, easy recipes you can take to any party.

Tortilla Roll-Ups

1 pkg. medium soft tortillas
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tsb. ranch dressing mix
3 tsb. chopped jalapeno peppers
Small can sliced black olives
6-7 slices ham, sliced but not tooooo thin

Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, peppers and olives together. Spread on tortillas, top with ham slice. Roll up, using more of the cheese mixture as “glue” if needed. Chill. Cut into 4-6 pieces. These are a nice party food since they can be made early in the day and never get soggy or weird. I have had quite a few versions of these, but the addition of the jalapeno’s and black olives make these very nice.

Isn't Bacon the Best Food Ever Dip

18 oz. pkg cream cheese
2 jars Old English Cheese Spread (not refrigerated but in that same area of the store)

1/4 c. bleu cheese, crumbled

1/4 c. milk
1 clove minced garlic
2 tsb. chopped fresh parsley
3 green onions chopped, with green parts too
1/4 c. smoked almonds, ground in your mini chopper. (If you don’t have one of these, go out and get one right now. It chops nuts, parsley, celery, etc. It's a thrill!)
5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled – fry on the stove or bake (it gets too hard in the microwave)

In a saucepan heat cream cheese, bleu cheese, cheddar spread, milk and garlic until cheeses are blended and melted. Make sure the heat is set to medium and watch this closely - the cheese will melt pretty quickly. Once it's blended, stir in onions, parsley, almonds and bacon.

Serve with sliced French bread or crackers. I like this recipe so much – you can put it in a pretty casserole dish and reheat in the micro just until it is warmed through.

Hmmmmm....Bacon Dip

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