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Some hostesses offer extra snacks and I have included some favorite recipes which may appeal to your group. These may be placed next to the beverages near the head table, where players can help themselves in between rounds of play.



Pink Party Punch

1 gallon of cranberry juice
1 6-ounce can of frozen pineapple juice
1 quart of 7-UP or gingerale

Combine together and serve with ice.


Hot Mulled Cider

Greet your guests to the wonderful aroma of mulled cider as they enter your home. I like to serve this during the holidays.

2 cinnamon sticks
2 orange halves, studded with whole cloves

Add to ½ gallon of cider.
Heat almost to boiling or make ahead of time in a crockpot.
Serve in mugs.

Leslie's Wonton Appetizers

This recipe makes 30 delicious treats. Combine the following ingredients:

1 cup ranch dressing
1 small can chopped black olives
1 chopped red pepper
1 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese

Spray muffin tins with oil.
Line each muffin cup with one wonton.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
Add filling to each cup.
Bake for 5-7 minutes more at 275 degrees.  

Cheese Ball

2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
1 4-ounce package of shredded chedder cheese
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 cup chopped nuts
Blend cheeses and soup mix with mixer.
Form a ball and roll in chopped nuts.
Serve with crackers.


Chocolate Cookies

½ cup margarine
1 egg, beaten
5 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
1½ cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream margarine and sugar. Add egg, then dry ingredients, and vanilla. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 26 cookies.  


½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup shortening
1½ cup sugar
2 eggs
2 and ¾ cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, 1 and ½ cup sugar and the eggs.
Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt.
Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, into balls.
Mix 2 Tbsp. sugar and the cinnamon.
Roll balls in this mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.
Immediately remove from baking sheet.

Makes 6 dozen  

Cake Mix Cookies

1 pkg. any flavor cake mix
1 8-ounce cream cheese
¼ cup butter or margarine
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
sugar for topping

Beat cake mix, cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and egg until creamy.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle with sugar and press down.
Bake at 375 degrees for eight to ten minutes.

Makes about 36 cookies  

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

2 pints cherry tomatoes
1 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. of milk
1 tsp. onion salt

Wash and spoon out centers of cherry tomatoes.
Drain upside down on paper towel.

Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mayonaise, milk, and onion salt with fork until well blended.

Spoon into pastry bag with large plain tip, or plastic bag with corner snipped off. Pipe into tomatoes. Chill.

Makes about 36 tomatoes.


Stuffed Celery

5 celery stalks, rinsed
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup raisins
1 Tbsp. powered milk
Mix powdered milk with peanut butter.
Spread on celery stalk.
Top with raisins.
Cut each celery stalk into 2 or 3 portion sizes.


Fruit Pizza

1 pkg. of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
½ cup sugar
2 tsps. vanilla extract
Fresh fruit, such as, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and bananas.

Roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough onto ungreased pizza pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or untill crust is lightly browned.


Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla untill creamy.
Spread on cooled crust
Arrange fruit onto frosted crust and chill.

Slice with a pizza cutter and serve.


Party Mix

There are many versions of this snack, here is one I like.

¼ cup butter or margarine
11/4 tsp. seasoned salt
2 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cups Cheerios cereal
2 cups Corn Chex cereal
2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
2 cups Rice Chex cereal
2 cups Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
1 cup thin pretzel sticks
1 cup peanuts or mixed nuts

Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Melt the butter in a large roasting pan.
Stir in seasoned salt, and Worcestershire sauce.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir until evenly coated.
Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool, and store in airtight container.


Pita Crisps

Pita Crisps are good with spreads or dips, or just by themselves.

8 pita pockets
1 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Separate the pita pockets into 2 rounds.
Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut each pita pockets into six wedges.
Combine the melted butter, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt.
Brush pita pieces with the melted mixture and place on baking sheet.
Bake until crispy, 25 to 30 minutes.


Pimento Cheese Spread

16 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
1 jar (3 ounces) pimentos, drained
½ cup mayonnaise

Blend half of the cheese cubes, all of the pimentos, and mayonnaise in blender.
Blend in remaining cheese cubes and chill.
This is good on pita crisps, crackers, and celery.


Low Calorie Dip

1 pint cottage cheese
1 cup grated low fat cheddar cheese,
2 Tbsp. grated green bell pepper
2 Tbsp. grated onion
2 Tbsp. horseradish
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
pinch of salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well.
Refrigerate until ready to serve with crackers and raw vegetables.