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Appetizer Idea for Picky (Eater) Host

Discussion in 'Recipes and Tips' started by jenniepc, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jenniepc

    jenniepc Novice Member

    I have a show this Sunday and am having a hard time finding an appetizer recipe for the host other than the Chicago Hot Dog Bites. This is the information she sent me:

    I dont like white sauces, except I will dip my veggies in ranch sometimes. No whip cream, sour cream, def no mayo. I also dont like onions and peppers and spicy foods.

    Any suggestions?
    Apr 16, 2012
  2. pchockeymom

    pchockeymom Veteran Member

    Suggest she pick something her GUESTS will like then have her make something herself that SHE would like!

    Of course, you can do chicken your way with the sauces to taste. And demo various fruits and veggies for the cool & serve. No need to dip if you don't want to.

    Remind her that just because she's picky doesn't mean all her guests will be;)
    Apr 16, 2012
  3. Telynn

    Telynn Member

    The Easy Elegant Appetizers on CC fit the bill and show off several items of ours. The phyllo cups and the pesto pinwheels have been great hits and fit her pickiness.
    Apr 16, 2012
  4. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

    I'm a picky eater so I understand her concern. Try this one. It's a fav. and can be made using the new consultant kit.

    Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Chews
    2 cups quick oats
    1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided
    ¾ cup packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. Baking soda
    1 cup butter or margarine, melted
    1 cup butterscotch caramel ice cream topping
    ½ cup chopped pecans
    1 pkg. (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels

    1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray Rectangular Baker with nonstick cooking spray. Combine oats, 1 ½ cups of the flour, brown sugar, and baking soda in Classic Batter Bowl. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of baker. Bake 15 min.
    2. Combine ice cream topping and remaining ¼ cup flour in Small Batter Bowl; whisk until smooth using Stainless Steel Whisk. Drizzle over bottom of crust; carefully spread to edges using Large Spreader.
    3. Combine pecans and reserved crumb mixture in small bowl. Sprinkle crumb mixture and chocolate morsels evenly over caramel mixture. Bake 15-18 min. or until golden brown and bubbly. Remove to Cooling Rack. Cool Completely. Cut into bars. Yield 24 bars.
    Apr 16, 2012
  5. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Apple Bundles (Delightful Desserts)
    2 med. Granny Smith Apples 1 pkg. (11 oz) reg. Bread sticks 1 med. Orange
    1 tbs. Butter or margarine, melted ½ cup sugar ½ tsp Korintje Cinnamon (or your own Cinnamon)

    Preheat oven to 375. Peel, core and slice apples with Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer; cut slices crosswise in half. Unroll dough; separate at perforations to form 12 strips. Place 3-4 apples slices at the end of each strip of dough and roll up. Arrange bundles in Deep Dish Baker. Zest 1 tsp orange rind with Lemon Zester/Scorer; set aside. Juice orange to yield 1/3 cup juice; pour into bottom of Deep Dish Baker, but not over bundles. Brush melted butter over bundles. Mix zest, sugar and cinnamon; spoon over bundles. Bake 25-30 min or until golden brown. Cal 130, Fat 2.5, Carb 25, protein 2, sodium 200, fiber less than 1g. Diabetic exchange: 1 starch, ½ fruit (1 ½ carb) *May be served warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

    The Pampered Chef ®
    Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies

    1 pkg (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
    1 pkg (18-21 oz) brownie mix (plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies)
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
    1 cup salted mixed nuts, divided
    5 rolls (1.7 oz each) milk chocolate-covered chewy caramels, divided (40 pieces total)
    Vanilla ice cream (optional)

    Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly brush Large Bar Pan with vegetable oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush. Chop 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate morsels using Food Chopper. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar; mix well. Fold in chopped chocolate; pour batter into bar pan, spreading evenly using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.

    Chop nuts using Food Chopper. Combine half of the nuts and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar; sprinkle evenly over brownie batter. Bake 20-22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Meanwhile, using Utility Knife, cut 16 caramels into quarters. Place remaining 1/2 cup chocolate morsels in Prep Bowl; microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring after each 20-second interval. Spoon melted chocolate into resealable plastic bag; set aside.

    Remove bar pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Immediately press remaining 24 caramels evenly into brownie in four rows of six caramels each. Sprinkle quartered caramels and remaining nuts over brownies. Trim corner of chocolate-filled bag with Utility Knife; drizzle chocolate evenly over brownies. Cut into squares; serve warm using Mini-Serving Spatula. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

    Yield: 24 servings

    Nutrients per serving: Calories 300, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 4.5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 135 mg, Fiber 2 g

    © 2009 The Pampered Chef used under license.
    Apr 16, 2012
  6. jenniepc

    jenniepc Novice Member

    I had totally forgoten about Apple Bundles - OMG they are sooo good!
    Apr 17, 2012
  7. EmilyStraw

    EmilyStraw Member

    I think you should go with what the host wants, even if she is picky. What good does it do her to host a show if she doesn't like the food?
    Apr 17, 2012
  8. How about the mini ham puffs from the All the best cookbook? I have hosts that love them. I even hd one person that was a guest who was vegetarian. Ask me to leave oput the ham. So prior to putting the ham into the mixture I filled 2 cups for her. I thought it sounded odd that way but she really liked them
    Apr 17, 2012
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