Tortilla Pizza Roll Ups
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Serves: 6
 
Finger food for Teens and get togethers.
Ingredients
  • 1 package mini tortillas (usually 6 per package)
  • 1 jar of pizza sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag of shredded mozzarella cheeze
  • pepperoni
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • grated parmesan cheese (optinal)
  • toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Lay the tortillas on a flat surface and spread each with 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce, up to ½-inch away from the edge.
  2. Reserve any remaining sauce and place in a dipping bowl.
  3. Spread cheese and pepperoni down the center and sprinkle with garlic if desired
  4. Then roll each one up and stab a toothpick through it to hold together
  5. Rub a little oil on each one for better browning.
  6. Place on a sheet pan lined with foil and bake at 450 for about 7 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted
  7. After removing from oven may sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  8. Cut in half
  9. Serve with the remaining pizza sauce as a dip
Notes
I have seen packages with 24 mini tortillas. The recipe is easy to double. The best part about these is that you can make them the day before (without baking) and refrigerate. Then all you have to do is bake them before the party. May replace the mozzarella cheese with a package of 4-cheese pizza cheese

 

 

Raspberry Chicken Wings
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Serves: 8
 
Great finger food for any gathering.
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless raspberry jam
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 package (5 lb) frozen chicken wings, thawed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the jam, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and crushed red pepper over low heat, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil and turn off stove. This burns easily so keep stirring for a while.
  4. Place wings in a large bowl, add half of the raspberry mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, place wings in pan. Discard marinade.
  6. Place on the baking sheets and bake for 40 minutes turning once.
  7. In the meantime, slowly bring reserved raspberry mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens (about 10 minutes). Turn the wings and brush with the remaining jam mixture.
  8. Bake for 10 more minutes or until no pink remains in the chicken and the sauce glazes the wings.
Notes
Sauce burns easily. Keep an eye on it and keep stirring. For a change, you might want to try this with apricot jam instead of raspberry.

Apricot Wraps
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Serves: 14
 
Great party finger food for teens and adults!! Sweet, salty and nutty flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 ounce) package of dried apricots
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • 1 pound sliced proscuitto ham
  • ¼ cup plum or apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Fold each apricot around an almond.
  2. Cut proscuitto ham strips into thirds, wrap a strip around each apricot and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place on two ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pans.
  4. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until proscuitto ham is crisp, turning once.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine jelly and soy sauce, cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes or until warmed and smooth.
  6. Remove apricots to paper towels to drain. Serve with sauce.
Notes
The original recipe calls for 1 pound sliced bacon. If you use the bacon add 10 minutes to cooking time. (Teens seem to prefer the bacon -- it is also cheaper to buy than the proscuitto ham) For a variation: You may use dried pineapple, water chestnuts and bacon.

 

Beef and Pickle Wrap
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • Small jar of Mini Dill Pickles
  • Soft spread Cream Cheese in container
  • 4½ ounces thin-sliced beef
  • toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Drain pickles and pat dry
  2. Take two slices of the beef and spread cream cheese on them
  3. Lay one slice on top of the other
  4. Take a pickle spear and put it in the middle of the roast beef slices and roll them up
  5. (It goes beef, cream cheese, beef, cream cheese, pickle
  6. Stick a toothpick in the middle to keep it together
  7. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor
  8. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve
Notes
If the beef is sliced too thin it will tear when you try to spread the cream cheese

 

Pecan Cheese Mini Balls
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Serves: Depends on how many you make.
 
Cheese and pecan balls on a toothpick. Great for parties. Teens love these!!
Ingredients
  • Jar/Can of cheese spread in any flavor desired (for example, Cheddar-Style Spread, Hickory-Smoked Cheddar, Cheddar Horseradish or Port Wine-Cheddar)
  • 1 pound bag of toasted pecans halves, finely chopped
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Spread finely chopped pecans on a dish or large platter
  2. Take a teaspoon of the cheese spread
  3. Place it into your palm and make a small ball out of it
  4. Roll the cheese ball in the pecans
  5. Skewer on the toothpicks
Notes
Make a lot of these. Teenagers just gobble them up!!

 

Cheese Onion Pennies
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Serves: 6
 
These are delicious!!!!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 25 rounds of white bread cut out with a 1¾ inch canape cutter (may substitute a small glass and cut around it)
Instructions
  1. Blend the mayonnaise, cheese and onion in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Spread about 2 teaspoons on each round, and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly.
Notes
These may be prepared in advance and frozen. Defrost thoroughly before broiling or they will be soggy.