what food do you bring to parties?

Rosie - posted on 06/28/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my grandma is turning 90 on july 5th. we're combining a 4th of july party and her birthday party, and we were told to bring something. can you give me a recipie for some really good to bring to a party? some dessert recipies too!! thanks!!

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Mmmm......Black Bean Salsa!

Salsa
Canned black beans (drain well)
Corn
Cilantro (finely chopped)
Lemon juice
Grated cheese (optional)

Sorry, I don't know the exact measurements......I just fill a bown 3/4 of the way with salsa and add the rest by looks! lmao

And everyone loves my spinach dip......if you're interested I can send you the recipe? I don't have it handy at the moment!

Charlie - posted on 06/28/2010

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I always make tiramisu , a coffee , liqueur dessert .





Easy tiramisu

Preparation Time



5 - 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)



* 500g mascarpone cheese

* 2 tbs caster sugar

* 400mls freshly brewed strong coffee, cooled

* 2 tbs Tia Maria or Kahlua (optional)

* 1 250g pkt savoiardi biscuits

* 80g good-quality dark chocolate, grated





Method



1.



Beat the mascarpone and caster sugar in a medium mixing bowl with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Set aside.

2.



Combine the coffee and Tia Maria or Kahlua (if using) in a large bowl. Dip 1/2 the savoiardi biscuits quickly into the coffee mixture and then arrange over the base of a 1.25-1itre (5-cup) serving dish or six 250mls (1-cup) individual serving glasses. Spread half the mascarpone mixture evenly over the biscuits. Dip the remaining biscuits into the coffee mixture and then arrange in a single layer over the mascarpone layer. Finish with a layer of the remaining mascarpone mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

3.



Sprinkle with the grated chocolate just before serving.



Notes



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Note: +6 hours chilling time.

Sharon - posted on 06/28/2010

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Salsa
Banana peppers
Jalapeno peppers
sweet onion
cilantro
roma tomatoes
seasoning salt
garlic
chili powder

coarsely chop the tomatoes, toss them into a colander to drain while you chop everything else.
deseed the peppers, discard seed and chop (unless you like spots of unholy spicey heat)
mince garlic
medium fine chop onion
finely chop the cilantro (I do this because so many people have a hard time with large pieces)

Add everything to a bowl and gently turn & toss - later after all the salsa is gone you can marinate chicken in the juice left over, bake it or pan fry, its awesome!

Japanese Gyoza - similar to chinese potstickers

ground beef
raw egg
gyoza wraps - round is traditional, square is fine
ginger
garlic
onion
cabbage
soysauce
sugar

cook the meat, make the meat into fine granules, sprinkle meat w/ soysauce, sprinkly lightly with sugar, mince onion, garlic, ginger and fine shred the cabbage. spoon the filling carefull into the center of the wraps, use the raw egg to moisten the edge and fold, then crimp and seal. Deep fried is the favorite way to prepare but you can healthfully steam it too.

dip into soysauce with chili oil, or soysauce w/seamee oil, garnish soysauce with thin sliced green onions. I usually mix soysauce, chili oil, chili powder, sesamee oil and top with greenonions

veggie/spinach dip - its a mix by knorr - its fanfuckingtastic and everyone raves about it. I don't know how no one else knows about it? My secret is using frozen spinach, defrosting it, and squeezing the ever loving shit out of the spinach until its virtually dry before mixing it in.

Chinese cheese/crab puffs

cream cheese,
gyoza wraps (OH YEAH! They're also called wonton wraps) square is traditional for this
some artificial crabmeat
green onions

the key to making them taste like the stuff you get in the restaurant is to use VERY little crabmeat and VERY little green onion,

mince the heck out of the crab and onion, add to the creamcheese, spoon into wonton filling, seal with rawegg, fold and crimp and deep fry.

I think thats it.

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Blueberry Salsa



2 lbs of blueberries

1 medium red bell pepper

1 medium red onion

1 jalapeno

1 tbs cilantro

2 tbs lime juice

pinch of salt



chop and mix. cover and chill for 1 hour.

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....m'ok...lemme go find it!

Ok, I'm back...that took longer than I thought

500ml Sour cream (16oz. container)
500ml Mayo
500ml Cream cheese

1-2 pkgs Frozen spinach (thawed and drained, sqeezed dry)

1 pkg Knorr Vegetable soup mix (can also sub Knorr Leek soup mix....also yummy....or if you're making a double batch do one of each of the soup mix)

Diced green onions

OPTIONAL

Water chestnuts (chopped)
Grated cheese
Bacon (I sometimes fry up a lb of bacon and chop it up and throw it in...up to you!)

The cream cheese is the biggest difference.....I've never seen a recipe call for it and it makes a WORLD of difference. Everyone always asks me why it's so good and I refuse to tell them! Haha! Mmmm.....my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Oh, and don't forget to get a bread bowl or chips!

LaCi - posted on 07/01/2010

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My granddad is 80 on july 5th! lol also celebrating on the 4th. :D

I still dunno what I'm bringing though lol I'll figure it out saturday.

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Broccoli Salad

3 bunches broccoli cut small
1 lb bacon chopped and fried
1/2 - 1 cup raisins
1/2 - 3/4 cup sunflower seeds (pine nuts are also good)
1 medium onion chopped fine

- mix everthing togehter in a bowl

Dressing

1/2 cup mayo
1/3 - 1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cider vinegar (you can use white vinegar)

- mix together and pour over broccoli mixture. If you're not using the dressing right away, put mix in a mason jar and keep refridgerated until ready to use.

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hmmm...just read back over the posts...I need to make a correction on my recipe. It's not 2 lbs of blueberries, it's 2 cups...gqtm!

Lady - posted on 06/29/2010

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Really easy tuna and rice;

boil the rice then rince with cold water
chop up an onion or some spring onions
mix up the onion, tinned tuna and rice with (in the UK we use salad cream but not sure you have that over there) So I would probably use half ranch dressing half mayo.
You want it to be a little sticky but not too sloppy.

Easiest and tastiest party food I make - I know your not a huge fan of cooking :-)

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