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|Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers and Snacks|
|Written by San Fernando Valley Sun|
|Thursday, 09 December 2010 03:50|
(Family Features) With the holiday season right around the corner, no family get-together is complete without mouthwatering appetizers and snack favorites like cocktail links. Quick and easy to prepare, these crowd-pleasing appetizers and snacks can be found everywhere from cocktail parties to holiday tables across the country.
Popular with kids and adults alike, the classic cocktail links in a crock pot are always a hit at social gatherings and also make for the perfect solution for inbetween meal cravings. While the traditional recipe includes a package of cocktail links, a can of chili sauce and a small jar of grape jelly, offer up a twist on the traditional holiday season staple by preparing cocktail links in a variety of ways.
Here are a few ideas for preparing cocktail links. For a protein snack or appetizer, use Hillshire Farm® Turkey Lit'l Smokies®,made with turkey and has 2/3 less fat*.
Wrapped up in:
Barbeque sauce&apricot jelly Worcestershire, brown sugar & ketchup
And try this delicious recipe from Hillshire Farm:
Fiesta Appetizer Bites
Preheat oven to 400°F. Open package of Hillshire Farm Turkey Lit'l Smokies and drain off any liquid. Combine chili powder and cumin in a small bowl; add sausages and toss to coat evenly.
Cut a thin slit partially through each sausage. Place one cheese strip inside slit of each sausage.
Place filled sausage on one end of tortilla strip; roll up and secure with toothpick. Place wrapped sausage on a large, lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sausages.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until sausages are hot and cheese is melted. Serve with salsa if desired.
Cook's Tip: Save time by stacking tortillas before cutting into strips.
For more great snack and appetizer recipes, visit www.GoMeat.com.
*Than regular smoked sausage based on USDA data for pork and beef smoked sausage.