Test Kitchen Take 2

Earlier, I mentioned that my mom and I were testing out some recipes for an upcoming event later this month now.  Well… that event is my grandma’s 94th birthday!  It’s a pretty big deal.  She love snacks and sweets, so thats what we’re basing the menu around.  We think we’ve got it pretty well narrowed down now – finalized tonight.

We perfected the bacon wrapped smokies recipe from before… our changes were spot on.

We also made BBQ mini quiches, and my favorite spinach and artichoke dip:


BBQ Mini Quiches

What to gather:

1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls

1 lb of hamburger

your favorite BBQ sauce

1/2 cup of shredded cheese

What to do:

Spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Cut the crescent dough into smallish squares – flatten the squares, and place in the muffin pan, so that the dough comes up the sides of each hole.  Do this until you’ve filled  the pan.  Brown the hamburger and drain. Add enough BBQ sauce so that the meat is covered/mixed well, and then add a little more :], you want it somewhat wet.  Spoon the meat mixture into the waiting crescent filled muffin holes.  Sprinkle with the cheese.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.


This is a recipe that my mom used to make often (or I think its close to the recipe) and so we decided to add it to the menu!  It’s a winner!


Paula Deen‘s Artichoke and Spinach Dip

What to gather:

1/2 of a 10oz package of frozen spinach (thawed and drained)

2 cans of artichoke hearts (drained and mashed)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

What to do:

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased casserole dish.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes.  She recommends serving with bagel chips.

If Paula endorses it… you know it’s good!

The image above is a slight variation on the recipe I’ve got written here.  I was unable to get the exact recipe from the cookbook (featured here) and so went online and found one that was almost the same… just with different measurements and the addition of the cheese on top.  It was still great!


And through it all I wore an apron, which is a first for me and my kitchen experiences.  This one is from one of my favorite shows, and was available at the state fair this year!

Hot Dish anyone?!


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