Thursday, December 31, 2009

Apps for the New Year

And no, I'm not talking about apps for your phone...this is a food blog remember?  But in all seriousness, it's New Year's Eve and you better believe I have an app for that.  (two, in fact)  Check out some of the tasty treats we'll be enjoying at my place.

The first is one that I'm sure many of you have had in the past...

Mini Rye Bread Pizzas

1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 lb. sausage, cooked and drained (I used salsiccia)
2 Tbls. ketchup
1 loaf party rye bread
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic salt

Brown and drain sausage and set aside.  In microwave melt cheese, then add ketchup.  Stir in sausage and spread on rye bread slices.  Sprinkle with oregano and garlic salt.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or freeze and bake straight from the freezer for 15 minutes.

We're also having this of my favorite appetizers that my mother-in-law makes.

Sausage Stars

1 lb. sausage, cooked and drained (again, I used salsiccia)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 pkg. fresh wonton wrappers (find these in the produce section...go figure)

Press wonton wrappers into mini-muffin tin pan.  Bake for 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Cook and drain sausage.  Combine all ingredients (except wonton wrappers) in a bowl.  Remove baked wontons from tin and place on a cookie sheet.  Fill with sausage mixture and bake for 5 minutes or until bubbly, or freeze and bake later for approx. 10 minutes (bubbly).

Happy New Year's Eve to all my readers!  Hope it is fun and safe for all of you.  Here's to a delicious 2010!


  1. Thank you for posting both of these. Two of my favorite apps!!

  2. Oh my gosh, Lauren! After checking out your blog for the very first time today, I'm pretty sure I just gained five pounds reading this post. Keep them coming!