Snacks and Appitizers


You probably have all of the ingredients in you pantry and fridge.  Perfect appetizer for company or movie night.
1 can   Bean dip
1 can   Chopped green chilies (do not drain)
½ cup  Chunky picante sauce
1 pkg.   Grated cheese

Mix all ingredients together excluding the cheese.  Microwave until heated; add cheese; microwave again until cheese is melted.  Serve with Chips.

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

1  15 oz. cn     Corn, drained
1  15 oz. cn     Black beans, drained
1  15 oz. cn.    Black-eyed peas, drained
3                     Green onions, chopped
¼ C.                Onion, finely chopped

1 med.  Green pepper, chopped (optional)
1 lg.        Tomato, chopped
1-2         Jalapenos, seeded and chopped
2 cloves    Fresh minced garlic
½ C.       Zesty Italian dressing
½ C.       Salsa

Add ingredients in mixing bowl and stir.  Refrigerate a few hours or over-night.

Serve with tortilla chips.

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4 (10 oz.) boxed frozen spinach

Cooked and well drained
1 (3 oz.) and 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese soften
1 stick of butter, melted


2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
3 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. seasoned salt

Drain spinach very well.  Mix together cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and salt.  Add spinach, mixing well.  Place quartered artichoke hearts in the bottom of a 9 X 13 in. casserole dish.  Cover with the spinach mixture.  Cover with foil.  Poke holes in the foil with a fork to allow steam to escape.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350.

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Texas Trash
1 Box Cheerios 2 T. Tabasco
1 Box Crispix 1 T. Chili Powder
1 lg. pkg. Pretzels 1 T. Seasoned Salt
2 cans mixed nuts 2 T. Garlic Salt
Pecan halves 2 T. Worcestershire Sause
2 C. melted butter

Mix together cereals, pretzels and nuts in a large roaster pan. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover and back at 250 for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Uncover last 30 minutes.

2 T. Tabasco
1 T. Chili Powder
1 T. Seasoned Salt
2 T. Garlic Salt
2 T. Worcestershire Sause